Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has introduced a new Omnitunnel Jet Module™ designed specifically for workboats, fishing vessels, barges, and dredge applications. The new model OJ-M450 is aimed at the conventional thruster market,
Permanently on station along a 100-mile stretch of the Orinoco River in Venezuela, one of the world's largest, hardest-working dredges, the 23-year old Icoa, works day and night to keep open a 300-foot-wide channel for deep-draft vessels bringing iron ore out from the mines of Venezuela.
It could be clubbed "the new classic." The idea of creating a comfortable passenger vessel encompassing old world classic decor — as per the famed ocean liners of the early 20th Century - while instilling modern safety and mechanical requirements, as well as sophisticated amenities.
The West German firm of Schottel has held a number of presentations in Italy, France and England, at which the company demonstrated to numerous shipping experts the advantages offered by the Schottel Pump-Jet under practical conditions. The outstanding
Spain's Astilleros Espanoles SA was recently awarded a five-vessel construction contract by Cuban shipping companies and a two-ship contract by a Swedish firm. Under the Cuban contract, Empresa Navegacion Mambisa, the largest shipping line in Cuba,
As the business of providing power to marine vessels around the world continues to consolidate into the hands of fewer, larger companies, one of the more active companies — Wartsila Corporation — recently gave more insight into its long-term strategy as "The Ship Power Supplier.
As we enter 1986, marine engineers and shipowners have available the largest selection of diesel engines ever—low-speed, mediumspeed and high-speed machines; two-stroke cycle and four-stroke cycle designs; crosshead-piston and trunk-piston designs;
As early as the 1950s, controllable- pitch propellers accounted for a substantial and steadily growing share of the propeller market worldwide. KaMeWa AB in Sweden claims to hold some 30 to 50 percent of today's CPP market, and has delivered to date more than 4,000 C-P propellers.
TANO Marine Systems, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the propulsion control system and central alarm and monitoring system for the U.S. Coast Guard's prototype Heritage Class Patrol Boat (WPB). TANO was awarded the contract by MTU North America,
Members and guests of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, for their annual spring meeting. A technical session at which two papers were presented was held at the Officers Club,