German engineers have strengthened the Schottel offering through the development of a propulsor which melds technical design and performance features of the company's proprietary, azimuthing Rudderpropeller series with those of electric podded drives.
As a response to the marine market's demand for higher power concentrations and increased plant reliability, deliverable at competitive cost, the new offering from Rolls-Royce is stimulating fresh interest within a conservative shipping industry in gas turbine-based solutions.
The H-3 Research & Development Group, Ltd. of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has announced the design of its new super fast patrol boat developed by Edward H. Heinemann, world-famous and innovative designer of airplanes and fast patrol craft. The H-3 (shown above) is a water jet,
Swede Ship's Norwegian yard, Westamarin A/S, Mandal, is delivering an all-aluminum reefer catamaran to shipowner Godstrans A/S, Honefoss. The 164-foot-long by 46-footwide "Thermoliner" will mainly be used for transportation of fresh fish from Scandinavia to ports in the English Channel,
The largest Spanish flagged RoPax ferry, named Fortuny, has been delivered by IZAR's Puerto Real shipyard to the Spanish shipowner Trasmediterranea. The contract for the construction of this ferry was landed by Puerto Real yard, formerly part of Astilleros Espanoles group, on July 30, 1999.
The three ferry boats that carry thousands of commuters and visitors daily across San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Larkspur will soon have completely new propulsion drive systems for which Philadelphia Gear Corporation is manufacturing special gearboxes.
—Literature Available Townsend Car Ferries Ltd. of the U.K. has selected Sulzer ZA40S medium- speed diesel engines, which will be built by CCM Sulzer of Mantes, France, for its large cross- Channel, passenger/vehicle ferries. Ordered from Schichau Unterweser AG in West Germany,
The Acadian Marine group of companies based in New Orleans, La., has announced the signing of contracts valued at $18 million and its construction plans f o r several 350-foot "Clipper-Class" feeder containerships. The Acadian Group recently inked
The p a t r o l h y d r o f o i l missile ship USS Taurus (shown above), first of five PHMs under construction for the U.S. Navy, was launched recently at the Seattle facility of Boeing Marine Systems. The vessel was christened by Mrs. John D.
A Patrol Boat Symposium sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Flagship Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers will be held Thursday and Friday, March 13-14, at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Va. Vice Adm. Benedict L.