Iowa Marine Shipyard in Keokuk, Iowa, recently delivered the river towboat Betty Edwards to Morris Harbor Service of Morris, 111. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Iowa Marine, which is also headquartered in Morris. The new vessel is named after the mother of Tom Edwards,
Wartsila's Turku Shipyard in Finland recently received an order from the Soviet Union for a specialized vessel intended for transportation of floating oil drilling rigs weighing up to 20,000 tons. The contract, valued at about $42 million, was won against fierce international competition.
Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, N.S.W., A u s t r a l i a , on September 17 launched a self-unloading cement carrier. Named for the owning company, the M/V Goliath was christened by Lady Patricia Somerset, wife of Sir Henry Somerset, C.
L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r ed More than 100 members of M.A.N.-B&W Diesel's worldwide four-stroke division sales force convened in Augsburg, Germany, to celebrate the 2,000th anniversary of the city where the diesel engine was born. The focus of their meetings,
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.
In the 1930's, the medium-speed diesel engine came into its own as a prime mover in rail, marine, and stationary applications. It was soon realized by engine builders and o p e r a t o r s that Medium Viscosity Index (MVI) lube oils had distinct
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