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New Chief Seattle Fireboat Provides High-Speed Response

The Seattle Fire Department in Washington recently completed the training of crews for its new 26-knot fire boat, the Chief Seattle. With three Detroit Diesel 16V92TI engines rated at 1,000 shp at 2,300 rpm, driving both propellers and fire pumps,

 

The Repowering Of QE2— The Largest Diesel Power Station Afloat

Editor's Note: This article is based on a paper presented by Werner Oehlers, senior engineer and sales manager-marine engines, MAN B&W Diesel GmbH, at a recent Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers-New York Metropolitan Section joint meeting.

Trinity Marine Group Awarded $5-Million Contract To Build Two Washington State Ferries

The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded a $5-million contract to build two high-speed 112-foot, 250-passenger ferries for the Washington State Department of Transportation. The all-aluminum vessels are based on Trinity's proven monohulled designs

Lockheed Launches U.S. Navy Dock Landing Ship 'Germantown' Ahead Of Schedule

Lockheed Shipbuilding Company, Seattle, Wash, recently launched the U.S. Navy dock landing ship Germantown (LSD-42) five weeks ahead of schedule. The 609-foot amphibious assault ship was christened by Mrs. Barbara Kelley, wife of Gen. P.X. Kelley, Commandant of the U.

Muller Appointed Assistant VP-Operations At Moran Towing

William P. Muller has been appointed assistant vice president of operations of Moran Towing & Transportation Co., Inc., according to Thomas E. Moran, chairman and chief executive officer of the company. Mr. Muller, who will be based in company headquarters in Greenwich, Conn.

Furuno Electric C o m p a ny Acquires ISR In Europe

Furuno Electric Company, Ltd. of Nishinomiya City, Japan, recently announced that they have concluded an agreement with Sait Electronics S.A. of Belgium to acquire International Skibs Radio A/S (ISR) of Denmark, a subsidiary of the Sait Group.

DOT Regulations Prohibit Dumping Plastics At Sea

"By halting the discharge of plastic waste from ships, we are taking a major step to protect the world's marine environment," said Secretary of Transportation Samuel K. Skinner recently in announcing an interim final rule that prohibits the dumping of plastics,

New Literature Describes Broco Underwater Cutting And Welding Systems

Broco, Incorporated, Rialto, Calif., is offering a new four-page fullcolor brochure describing the "Broco Underwater" line of underwater cutting and welding equipment. The new literature fully describes and illustrates the features and benefits of

REDUCING FUEL COSTS

Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines Though the recent failure of the OPEC nations to agree on limiting crude oil production may eventually result in lowering fuel costs somewhat, fuel expenses

Crude Oil Washing Of Cargo Tanks

The advent of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) not only brought a new dimension in cargo handling, it also brought a new dimension to tank washing. Water washing of cargo tanks of these large vessels requires tremendous volumes of water. For this

 
 
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