Valmet's Helsinki Shipyarc., as the culmation of a two-year research program, recently tested a new type of ducted propeller with the tug Matari off the coast of Savonlinna. The new type duct is said to be a new generation propulsion solution for Arctic vessels operating in ice.
The task of designer ships, which are increasingly fuel efficient as well as environmentally friendly, is the marine industry's constant challenge, today and forever. While hull designs and propulsion systems continually evolve, a new development from Knud E.
Con-Tech Power Systems of Pearlington, Miss., marked a significant milestone, when it was selected to supply the entire list of electrical control components required for the Logistic Support Vessel (LSV) construction program at Moss Point Marine, Inc.
Based in Rauma, Aker Finnyards recent history is indicative of the changes, which continue to sweep the Finnish maritime scene. Finnyards is owned 100 percent by Norwegian interests, part of Aker Yards, an international shipbuilding group comprising
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
Kvaerner Eureka of Seattle, Wash., Marine Equipment Division, is offering a 20-page, full-color brochure titled "Marine Equipment Review," featuring products marketed by the company. The following chapter headings taken from the contents list
A Japanese shipbuilder has unveiled a concept for constructing a nine-story, first-class hotel on a barge that could then be towed to any coastal area in the world. Nippon Kokan (NKK) reports it has solved all of the technical problems involved in the construction of the floating hotel,
Daniel Weiler, vice president and general manager of JJH Inc.'s Washington office, a leading naval engineering firm located in Crystal City, Va., has announced the addition of several key people to his staff. Robert J. Riggins has been appointed to
The headquarters of Western Gear Corporation, a Bucyrus-Erie Company subsidiary that has been situated in Lynwood, Calif., since the early 1940s, has been relocated to South Milwaukee, Wise., in a consolidation move that is expected to ease and
Universe Tankships (Del.), New York, N.Y., a division of National Bulk Carriers, has installed a microcomputer "NTC Ship Manager" software system furnished by Nautical Technology Corp., also of New York City. The multiship office system provides a fully integrated,