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Cargo Vessel Under Tow

The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported that a cargo vessel is under tow to sheltered waters after reporting that it had lost engine power off Orkney in severe gale force weather. Source: HK Law

Petra Joins Owners Galaxy


The Petra Galaxy, designed by Conan Wu and Asscoiates, is the latest vessel to join the fleet of Perdana Venus Ltd. of the Marshall Islands. The 246 ft by 65.5 ft maintenance/work vessel has approximately 7,535 sq ft of open deck space and a total deadweight of 3,475.5 tonnes of which 400 tons could be deck cargo with the vessel drawing 17 ft of draft.   Classed by ABS as a + A1 +AMS Offshore Vessel the Petra Galaxy includes air-conditioned accommodation for up 189 people as well as a

MAN B&W Power for Repasa’s Terminal Tugs

MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Denmark, has been awarded the contract to supply two medium-speed L27/38 twin engine packages for two escort and terminal handling tugs. The newbuildings are under construction at the Spanish shipyard of Astilleros Balenciaga SA., Zumaia, for the Port of Tarragona-based Remolcadores de Puerto y Altura SA. (REPASA) fleet. The vessels (hull Nos. 392 and 393), named Romulo and Remo, are scheduled to be delivered during 2005 with a three month interval

Rodriguez Starts on New Lift Boat

C & S Lift Boats have ordered a 145 x 110-ft. lift boat with a 12-ft. molded depth from Rodriguez Boat Builders of Bayou La Batre, Ala. The main engines will be a pair of Cummins KTA38M1s, each delivering 1,000 hp at 1,800 rpm. The vessel’s hydraulic engines will be powered by a pair of KTA19M4 engines each rated for 700 hp at 2,100 rpm while electrical demands will be met by a pair of Cummins 6CTA8,3DM engines powering 175 kW generators.

Ruston's RK270 Engines Power Offshore Patrol Vessels

The second of a three-part series of new Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Brunei Navy, which was launched in June 2001 at BAE Systems shipyard on the Clyde at Glasgow is powered by four MAN B&W Diesel Ruston 20 cylinder RK270 engines. Producing a total of 30,200 kWb at 1,032 rpm, the engines provide each 2,000-tons displacement vessel with speeds of more than 30 knots. Mounted in pairs, port and starboard, the engines drive their respective propellers and shafting via a flexible coupling

Rolls-Royce LNG Engine Conversion for Bergen Tankers

Bergen Viking: Photo credit Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce has won a contract to convert the tankship 'Bergen Viking' to run on engines powered by natural gas, replacing the current diesel engines. Rolls-Royce Plc has won a contract to convert the merchant ship Bergen Viking to run on engines powered by natural gas, replacing the current diesel engines. The Norwegian ship owner Bergen Tankers AS has chosen gas engines and accompanying systems from Rolls-Royce for this upgrade

Containerships Christened at HDW-Gaarden

On July 28, two containerships were christened Rio Adour and Rio Ardeche at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ HDW-Gaarden in Kiel. Both ships were ordered by MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Steamship GmbH & Co. KG. On the day prior to the christening, Rio Adour was handed over to MPC. The delivery of Rio Ardeche is scheduled for November 2006. Both ships have been chartered by the French shipping company CMA CGM. The ships are modern container ships with a capacity of 2,490 containers

M/V Ever Deluxe Assists In Rescue Of F/V LUCKY I

The EVER DELUXE, a container vessel of the Evergreen Line fleet and captained by Captain Wen-Yau Hwang, assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in the rescue of the fishing vessel LUCKY I. The fishing vessel has been off the coast of San Francisco, CA without engine power for a week. The incident took place September 25. The USCGC STEADFAST, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter, arrived on-scene and made attempts to repair the engine and generator with no success.

Caterpillar to Power 4 Maersk Subsea Vessels

MaK™ diesel electric propulsion

  Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce MaK™ diesel electric propulsion (DEP) solutions have been selected to power four Maersk Supply Services (MSS) newbuilds to be constructed by COSCO (Dalian) Shipyards. Each vessel will be equipped with 4x MaK M 32 E generator sets with a power output of 4,400 kW each and 2x MaK 8 M 20 C at 1440 kW each. The new M 32 E engine solutions boast an increased power rating of 550 kW per cylinder @ 720 and 750 rpm

Rolls-Royce LNG Engines Reach 25 Million Operating Hours

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce engines powered solely by liquefied natural gas (LNG) have completed 25 million hours of operation on land and at sea, since their introduction in 1991.   More than 650 Bergen lean burn gas engines are in service today, with a power output up to 9,600kW. The engines are used for a variety of applications ranging from powering ferries, cargo ships and tugs to a wide range of land-based power generation throughout the world.  

Sanmar Names Caterpillar ‘Engine of Choice’

A tug built by Sanmar Shipyards (Photo: Caterpillar Marine)

Caterpillar Marine’s dealer in Turkey, Borusan, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar Shipyards for the supply of a range of propulsion units over the next three years.    The LOI covers the supply of Cat propulsion engines and generator sets to

Adrift Cargo Ship Taken in Tow

The Barbados-registered cargo vessel Skog, which was adrift off Orkney after encountering engine problems, is now under tow, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.   The 99-meter cargo vessel, laden with a cargo of paper

CMA CGM Slashes Fleet CO2 Emissions by 50%

Graphics: CMA CGM

 CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, is pleased to announce a 50% improvement in its CO2 performance for its owned fleet. Thanks to an efficient environmental policy sustained by deploying innovative solutions, this success was accomplished in 10 years.  

Norwegian Escape with Biggest Scrubbers sets Sail

Norwegian Escape  Photo Norwegian Cruise Line

  On a sunny October day in the German harbor-town of Hamburg, M/V Norwegian Escape, a brand new cruise ship, sets sail for the first time. On board are five Yara SOx scrubbers – one for each engine. The scrubbers ensure that the cruise is not just pleasurable

Shipboard Waste Heat Recovery Technology

New -Technology Shipboard System Converts Heat from Engine Jacket Water into Electrical Power

  Calnetix Technologies, LLC has published a White Paper describing new processes for producing supplemental power for a ship’s electrical load. The White Paper, entitled New-Technology Shipboard System Converts Heat from Engine Jacket Water into Electrical Power

Extensive Ship History Source on Tap for Researchers

Photo: Steamship Historical Society of America

In celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, the Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) is offering access to its archives with the opening of its Ship History Center in Warwick, R.I., where the organization’s entire collection is now housed under one roof and is accessible to

Wärtsilä Propulsion for Norwegian Fishing Vessel

The new fishing vessel for Halstensen Granit AS will feature a complete Wärtsilä propulsion solution for efficient and reliable operation

   A new factory trawler fishing vessel being built for Norwegian marine trawling operator Halstensen Granit AS is to feature a complete Wärtsilä propulsion solution. The vessel is under construction at the Tersan yard in Turkey and the Wärtsilä equipment is

Turbocharger Overhaul for Tidewater OSVs

Photo: Royston

Marine engineering teams from diesel power specialist Royston Limited have carried out the overhaul of turbochargers on two offshore supply ships operated by Tidewater Marine in the oilfields off the coast of South West Africa.   Royston said its engineers completed the full overhaul of

Rolls-Royce Propulsion for another Norwegian Ferry

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce informs it has signed a contract to deliver two Azipull propellers for a new double-ended car ferry being built in Norway. The contract includes an option to supply propellers for two additional ferries. The new ferry will operate in North Norway for owner Torghatten Trafikkselskap

Eniram Launches 3 New Energy Savers

Eniram Ltd, a provider of energy management and fuel-saving technology and analytic services to the shipping industry, announced the release of three new products aiming to help save fuel and optimize energy usage on vessels.   The company has launched the upgraded speed optimization

NYK Gets Japan's First LNG-Fuelled Tug

NYK Line has taken delivery of Japan’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled tugboat from Keihin Dock. "The new tug, named Sakigake, was delivered by Keihin Dock Co. Ltd and is expected confirm the viability of LNG as a marine fuel and to help cultivate a new business field in the

MAN 32/44CR Engine US EPA Certified

Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo library photo of the MAN 32/44CR engine

MAN Diesel & Turbo announced that its MAN 32/44 Common Rail engine family (rated power: 3,600 – 12,000 kW) has received U.S. EPA Certification, a requirement for all engines installed aboard U.S.-flagged vessels. Chuck Griffith, Sales Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo, North America

Harley Marine Selects Caterpillar Tier 4 Engine

Seattle-based marine transportation company Harley Marine Services has become the first to select a Caterpillar Marine engine solution that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final emissions standards. “[Harley Marine has] a reputation for being very sustainable

Mercury Marine Donates Engines for Hydro-Ambulance

Ambulatory services in Congo, Africa are now improved thanks to a donation by Mercury Marine.  The global marine propulsion company recently donated two 60hp outboard engines that have been installed on a boat that will act as a hydro-ambulance

New Tool Helps LNG Carriers Save Fuel

Image: Eniram

Eniram Ltd., a provider of energy management technology and analytic services to the shipping industry, announced at Gastech the release of Eniram Engine, a new tool to help guide TFDE LNG carriers' engineers and officers efficient use of engines and fuel.   

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