Krupp Ruhrorter Schiffswerft, Duisberg, West Germany, has completed two of four pusher tugs ordered by the Central Water Transportation Company Ltd., Onitsha, Nigeria. The new tugs, Lau and Baro, were shipped recently from Rotterdam to Nigeria on the deck of an oceangoing vessel.
Hinge-Ship is designed as a multi-functional and convertible vessel, which will help ship owners and operators meet a variety of needs in a safe, efficient and costeffective manner. The following are details of the vessel types designed to date.
The Atlantic Companion, first of five giant RO/RO-containerships scheduled to enter Atlantic Container Line's U.S. East Coast-U.K. Northern European service in 1984 arrived in New York on her maiden voyage recently, ushering in what ACL calls "a new era in North Atlantic shipping.
The 68,082-dwt bulk carrier Century Hope was delivered recently at the Tamano Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company, Ltd. to the Kowin Shipping Company of Hong Kong. The bulker has an overall length of 730.68 feet, molded beam of 105.
The development of a standardized general cargo ship to help meet the future requirements of the U.S. merchant marine would yield substantial benefits to ship operators, shipbuilders and the Government, according to a study released recently by the Maritime Administration.
Southside Marine, Inc., Tampa Bay, Fia., has announced the establishment of a branch facility at Newport News, Va. .Tim Brennan, president of SMI, stated recently that the new branch will result in savings to SMI clients in the Tidewater area since
Wartsila NSD has recently completed shipboard trials with the new Wartsila NSD PropacRudder. and results are promising, according to the manufacturer. The innovative propulsion system, originally introduced a little more than a year ago, was designed to reduce propulsive power requirement,
An eight-page booklet published by Sandusky Foundry & Machine Co. of Sandusky, Ohio, is devoted to applications of Sandusky centrifugal castings to the shipbuilding industry. The booklet, written for marine designers, illustrates Sandusky centrifugal castings
Hollming Ltd. and Rauma-Repola Oy, two Finnish marine companies, have joined forces to make the best use of their trade names. In the future, the production of Aquamaster propulsion units and Rauma-Repola winches will take place under the same roof.
Keel-laying ceremonies were held recently at Twin City Shipyard in St. Paul, Minn., for the 3,850-cubic-foot, suction hopper dredge Ouachita being constructed for Gulf Coast Trailing Company of New Orleans. The 300-foot vessel will incorporate many state-ofthe- art features unique for U.