The fall meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, was held at the Continental Regency Hotel in Peoria, 111., on October 12, 1978. Ninety-five r e g i s t e r e d members and guests attended the meeting.
Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines For The World's Merchant Fleets While fuel costs continue on their upward spiral, and fuel quality continues to decline, the manufacturers of marine diesels have been busy designing new engine types and redesigning older model lines.
Colt I n d u s t r i e s , Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, Beloit, Wise., has been awarded an $11.5- million "transfer of technology" contract by Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La. for a new series of Pielstick large diesel engines.
Faced with current marine market conditions—an outlook that indicates at least several years of continued low activity in new construction and repowering projects—what strategy should a major manufacturer of diesel engines pursue? Colt Industries'
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Washington, D.C., has announced that 101 plant facilities were located along the waterways of the United States in the first quarter of 1977, creating over 6,000 permanent jobs. Of the 101 plant facilities,
Samuel B. Nemirow, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has appointed Dr. Zelvin Levine to the post of Director, Office of Advanced Ship Operations, one of three offices reporting to the Assistant Administrator for Research and Development.
The Marjorie R., 18th in a series of high-seas tuna superseiners built by Campbell'Industries, was recently launched at the company's San Diego, Calif., yard. The new clipper, valued at approximately $3 million, is a sister ship to the recently delivered Sandra C.
Drew Ameroid Marine recently announced that it has completed a series of tests jointly sponsored with MAN B&W Diesel using Amergize® deposit modifier/combustion improver. The extensive tests, conducted on diesel engines both on a turbocharger test bed and on-board a ship,