The well-known Cousteau Society oceanographic research vessel Calypso recently underwent a major refurbishing at the Merrill Stevens Dry Dock Company in Miami, Fla. The vessel's engineers and mechanics installed two Cummins KTA19- M diesels, along with Twin Disc reduction gears,
Two power plant barges, NAPORCOR Power Barges 3 and 4, built for the National Power Corporation (NPC) of the Philippines, were completed recently at Hitachi Zosen's Osaka Works and subsequently towed to their destination. These barges, the same
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., recently delivered the 65-foot, 76-person ferry MTV Super Emerald to the Commonwealth Marine Leisure Corporation in Saipan. The vessel, boldly painted in red, white and blue will be used to ferry passengers to the Saipan Grand Hotel on Tinian Island,
"It is exciting to see our vessels coming and going through the harbor. I particularly enjoy that fact that we appear to be one of the busiest, and best looking fleets on the water," says Island Tug and Barge Ltd. President Bob Shields of the view from his harbor side office in Vancouver, BC.
The leading players in their respective fields of the marine business - engine manufacturer Wartsila NSD and cruise line Carnival Corporation — have joined forces to develop a smokeless dieselelectric propulsion system for cruise ships. The solution
When the world's largest vehicular floating bridge was completed recently at Seattle, a newly built, Cummins-powered vessel—Driftwood II—was on hand to begin serving as the concrete structure's tender. Performing bridge maintenance, backup firefighting
The official keel-laying ceremony of Hull 725 was held recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Hull 725, a 396- foot tank barge is being built for Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corp. of Staten Island, N.Y. Attending this ceremony were Comdr.