Seeking to vastly expand its propulsion range and the types of vessels, which it serves, MTU has introduced a new group of engines dubbed the 8000 series. The first engine of the Series 8000 with a cylinder output of 410 kW and a nominal speed of 1,150 rpm will be available as of April 2001.
A novel technique using two of Seaspan's submersible heavy-lift vessels was used to launch a Petrobas drilling rig at the U.I.E. yard in Cherbourg, France. The 11,000-ton Petrobras XVI, measuring 302 by 226 by 130 feet, with the 160-foot derrick erected,
Reintjes presented its IPP System (Integrated Propulsion Package), jointly developed with Lips, for the first time in Germany more than two years ago. It marked the largest product offensive in the history of the company, and marked a vast expansion of its propulsion prod- ucts,
The United States' first commercial surface effect ship (SES), t h e Speed Command (shown above) of Command Marine, Inc. of Lafayette, La., became operational recently and is exceeding design and performance expectations, according to James Mello, president of Command Marine.
The Vickdock system of submersible drydock for small craft originally catered to vessels of up to 300 tons displacement. Due to worldwide inquiries, the range of models with lifting capacities of 20, 30, 50, 100, and 300 tons has now been increased to include units of 500 and 1,
Image Marine will build a liveaboard adventure vessel for North Star Cruises. North Star Cruises took delivery of its first live-aboard, the Image Marine-built True North, in January 1999. With capacity for 28 passengers in 14 cabins, the 34.5
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently signed a contract with Lake Champlain Transportation of Burlington, Vermont, for the construction of an automobile/ passenger ferry. The vessel will have a length overall of 180 feet, beam of 43 feet 6 inches, and depth of 12 feet.
Tacoma Boatbuilding Company's Northern Line Division has been awarded a $210,000 contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the manufacture and testing of a 9- foot-diameter propeller hub assembly, according to a recent announcement by B. James Lowe, president and chief executive officer.
Stena Line announced that its brand new ferry Stena Hollandica entered service in the Hook of Holland-Harwich route. In October 2000 Stena Line had already introduced her sister ship Stena Britannica. According to the shipowning company, the Stena
As a result of problems in the main propulsion system during the first seven years of operation of the icebreaking car ferry, Ambrose Shea, H.M. Tiedemann & Company, Inc., 295 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Conn. 06830, was engaged by the Canadian Department