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,
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.
In the light of the increasing emphasis on minimizing fuel oil consumption and the subsequent widening i n t e r e s t among U.S. shipowners for the application of the low-speed diesel engine, Burmeister & Wain American Corporation has recently carried out an organizational change,
Quick, quality service at a competitive price is the central theme of a brochure being offered by the Shipyard Division of National Marine Service, Incorporated, of St. Louis, Mo. The 12-page, full-color publication highlights the division's capabilities
A contract for the design of an 82-foot offshore lobster pot and longline boat has been signed between Blancke Marine Services of Westville, N.J., and Yank Boat Works. The all-aluminum vessel is designed in accordance with American Bureau of Shipping Rules,
Following a successful launch into the marine pleasure markets world wide last year, with good operation experiences and after further extensive field trials, Volvo Penta Duoprop drive system with its contra-rotating propellers are now released for use in marine commercial applications.
—Literature Available— Caterpillar Engine Division recently announced the availability of a new family of marine diesels, each with 67 cubic inches (1.1 L) displacement per cylinder. The new engines are aimed at powering smaller boats than previously served by the company's product line.
Trinity Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., was recently awarded contracts from Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Hicksville, N.Y., to build two, 467-foot, ocean-going barges with double hulls to meet the OPA 90 requirements.
Detroit Diesel Allison (DDA) Division of General Motors has announced the availability of a new, totally revised and expanded Marine Library. This comprehensive technical publication contains features designed to benefit anyone involved with the marine industry.
The Penco Division of Hudson Engineering Company, Nissho- Iwai American Corporation and Showa Marine Kogyo Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, have announced the appointment of Penco as the exclusive marketing, service and distributor of Blender Ace. Showa