Fuel Savings Alone Can Justify New Engine Investment At the New Orleans Work Boat Show in January, Caterpillar Engine Division announced new and improved diesel marine propulsion system products and support programs designed to help operators reduce
Gary S. Grimes, who joined General Dynamics 11 years ago as a management intern, has been named general manager of the corporation's Quincy Shipbuilding Division. In announcing the appointment, P. Takis Yeliotis, General Dynamics' executive vice president-marine, said that Joseph H.
The fiberglass excursion and charter fishing vessel Nautilus II was completed recently by Westport Shipbuilding, Inc. of Westport, Wash., and delivered to Meatball Bait Company of San Francisco. Designed by naval architect Jack Sarin of Bainbridge Island,
—Brochures Offered— The repowering of three of San Francisco's commuter ferries are saving their owner, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter of a million dollars a year in fuel costs, according to their manager.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently issued a proposed list of significant changes to regulations to improve the lifesaving equipment carried by T-boats (passenger boats less than 100 tons in weight operating in coastal waters). The changes were prompted
David Higgins, executive director of the Marimed (maritime medicine) Foundation in Honolulu, has announced the signing of the initial contract for the construction of a 150-foot, three-masted topsail schooner. The vessel will be outfilled with
Offshore Industries of Edmonds, Wash., is offering a free brochure on the patented Danish "Lemvig Lift," which can have a 300-ton vessel out of the water and onto the yard deck in 20 minutes or less and move it on a cushion of air to anywhere in the working area.
The Copenhagen-based yard Burmeister & Wain, recently delivered the Petrobulk Jupiter, the 11th ship in a series of Panamax product tankers. The vessel has gone on time-charter to Shell International Marine Ltd. for a period of five years. This
Scale Reproductions, Fairhope, Ala., recently installed an Auto CAD system for designing. The computer, which will be used in production of scale models, will be able to use the computer files of the shipyards and designers. Blue prints can also be traced with a large digitizing table.
The Great Congress St. & Atlantic Steamship Company, Ltd., Boston, Mass., has signed a contract with Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., for construction of a 75-foot steam launch of traditional turn-of-the-century lines. Designed by Halsey Heereshoff of Bristol, R.