RK280: Cutting A New Path
The RK280 from the MAN B&W Diesel stable offers the best of both worlds, in that it was designed and built using the accumulated experience garnered since Rudolf…
RoPax Propulsion Concept Proves Efficient
Wärtsilä, in conjunction with the Finnish research project SEATECH 2000+, has been developing some new machinery solutions for RoPax vessels. A promising concept is a semi-diesel electric machinery…
Creating a Portable Dynamic Positioning System
Imagine being able to take something as a simple as a barge, and convert it into a highly sophisticated dynamically positioned vessel. Now, imagine this conversion being done dockside…
Australia is a Tough Testing Ground for Marine Equipment
When heavy ships are maneuvered in rough waters with a small crew, or oil tankers are escorted through narrow confined channels, the strength and reliability of…
SENESCO — The People’s Shipyard
In the fall of 1990, the Berlin Wall came down, thus unifying Germany into one nation — and marking the end of the Cold War. One year following the fall of the Iron Curtain, U.S.
Navy Honors Engineering Pioneer
A ceremony was held on November 19, 2001, to rename the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station's (NAVSSES) Surface Ship Systems Engineering Complex, the Richard C. Cunningham Engineering Complex.
Happy Birthday Navy
As we celebrate the United States Navy's 226th year of defending this great republic, it is fitting that we take a few moments to reflect upon our proud heritage.
The American Shipbuilding Association has long bemoaned the level of U.S. Navy funding, arguing that the amount of spending on new ships would, in the future, leave…
Seastreak Launches M/V Seastreak New Jersey
Seastreak America Inc. has added another catamaran ferry to its service within the New York City commuter market with the December 10, 2001 launch of M/V Seastreak New Jersey. The 141-ft.
Entry of the Titans Delayed
After consistent annual growth of between seven and nine percent, the global containership market is experiencing severe conditions, with the collapse in charter rates and continuing…
Despite the renewed vigor for military activities due to the prolonged commitment to fighting terrorism at home and abroad, it seems that lawmakers are still reticent…
Competition for Princess Cruises Heats Up With Arison Entry
Despite the less-than-stellar performance by the cruise industry during the last part of 2001, the industry more than had its fair share of newsmaking events — aside…
Dowers is Promoted to VP at American Vulkan
Wayne Dowers has been promoted to Vice President of American Vulkan Corporation. He will be responsible for engineering, sales, and production of Vulkan couplings from the Winter Haven…
Offshore Systems's Electronic Navigation System Meets DoD’s Standards
Offshore Systems International Ltd., a marine electronic navigation company with a strong defense niche, announced that its proprietary Electronic Chart Precise…
New Volvo Penta Between Regular Runs
MF Vardehorn, a Norwegian car and passenger ferry, was having problems with one of its four propulsion engines. The contract to replace the engine was awarded to Marhaug A/S…
Aalborg Reports Record Marine Boiler Sales in 2001
Aalborg Industries closed year 2001 with the highest total of marine boilers ever sold during a year. Aalborg also reported that its marine turnover was also the highest ever…
Saving Europe's Coastal Waters
Eutrophication, the ageing of marine waters by biological enrichment, is caused by the increased amount of nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients arising from human activities.
Meeting of SHC SOLAS Working Group
The U.S. Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) SOLAS Working Group on Stability, Load Lines, and Fishing Vessel Safety (SLF) will meet in Washington, DC on January 18, 2002.
Aker Stord Wins Contract For Kristin Project
The Aker Stord subsidiary of the Aker Maritime group has been awarded the main contract for the new platform for Statoil's Kristin development in the Norwegian Sea.
SISCO Impresses U.S. Senators
A U.S. Senate sub-committee offered positive feedback regarding a high-speed access control and accountability system developed by Security Identification Systems Corporation (SISCO). security.