Italian prowess in the field of passenger vessel design, outfitting and technology is near legendary status in the international marine community. Even as the grip on these high-value, niche vessels loosens — largely due to cost-cutting competition
A paper titled "The 'Skaugran' Class 42,400-dwt RO/ROs," was presented by R. Keith Michel of the Herbert Engineering Corporation, San Francisco, at a recent meeting of the Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in San Francisco.
The S/S Ponce (shown above) left Sun Ship Inc. recently after undergoing a 22- month, $30-million conversion at the Chester, Pa., shipyard. In the unusual project, which began in July 1979, a new hull section was spliced into the center portion of the rollon /roll-off (RO/RO) trailership,
Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pa., a subsidiary of Banner Industries Inc., has announced that the first marine steam engines specified for a coal-fired vessel in more than 30 years will soon power a Polish - owned ferry engaged in trans-Baltic service.
MAN B&W Diesel Group has revised its 32/40 engine series. Mainly, the engine's soot concentration was reduced under the visibility limit almost over the whole load range. At the same time, the fuel consumption sank. The company received two orders
Acadian Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of Apex Resources — an affiliate of the Berger Group, Lake Success, N.Y.—has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the purchase and reconstruction of the 17,525-dwt RO/RO vessel Atlantic Bear.
Winthrop A. Wyman and J. Terrence Hammer have been appointed president and executive vice president-general manager, respectively, for American Heavy Lift Shipping Company (AHL), a jointly owned venture of Gulf Oil Corporation and Hansa Lines of Bremen, West Germany.
The Maritime Administration recently acquired the roll-on/rolloff vessel Atlantic Bear at a federal auction held in Norfolk, Va., with a bid of $17.5 million. The vessel was owned by Pacific Far East Line, Inc., which went bankrupt in 1978. The
The second in the series of unique rigid connecting tug-barge combinations built in Galveston, Texas, was christened in December. The M/V Seabulk Magnachem, and its barge SCC 3902, were built for Hvide Shipping of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., which will operate
FBMA Babcock Marine has agreed with ferry operator Dae A Express Shipping Co. of Pohang, South Korea, for the construction of a 171 ft. (52 m) Tri- Cat fast passenger ferry. The award is subsequent to the successful acquisition by Babcock Engineering,