New Generation Crude Carrier One of the first U.S.-owned tankers built in the world to conform with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the 95,000-dwt Patriot was delivered earlier this year to Conoco Shipping, a subsidiary of Du Pont. Built by South
Alfred (Al) Maceiras has joined National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., as a shipyard Division salesman, William A. Creelman, president of the company, announced recently. Mr. Maceiras was previously associated with Diesel Engine and Fabricating Company, Inc.
After a year of negotiations, Aalborg Vaerft in Denmark recently signed a contract for the construction of seven Standard Flex 300 vessels for the Royal Danish Navy. The contract provides an option for an additional nine vessels of the same type.
The great advantages of efficiently and reliably cleaning diesel fuel and lube oils are well recognized, and Centrico, Inc. of Northvale, N.J., offers a wide range of Westfalia Oil Purifiers for this purpose. Westfalia Oil Purifying Centrifuges are
BMV Maskin A.S. has introduced a new heavy fuel burning diesel engine for marine propulsion and auxiliary use as well as for shore side power generation. This new engine, designated the B type, has been undergoing intensive testing at the Bergen Diesel factory since September 1984.
—Literature Available According to a recent announcement, Perkins' range of light commercial marine diesel engines have been given a new look. The engines, comprising 16 different units, will now be marketed as Power Prestige. This range includes
Owners of older models of heavyduty diesel engines often encounter problems in obtaining spare parts because in some cases the original engine builder is no longer in business, or has made a calculated decision to discontinue the design. In either instance,
Trinity Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., was recently awarded contracts from Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Hicksville, N.Y., to build two, 467-foot, ocean-going barges with double hulls to meet the OPA 90 requirements.
"The Daniel McAllister has been a historical boat in this firm for the reason that I am going to tell you right now. She was built, to my recollection, around 1906. I think she was built in Athens, N.Y., on the Hudson River. She ran for 26 years as a coal burner steam tug,
A new brochure detailing applications of differing sizes of keyless OK couplings is available free from SKF Steel Couplings of Avon, Conn. The four-page brochure, printed on heavy, silver-coated stock, contains illustrations of the OK coupling connections on a marine vessel's shaft lines,