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VSP: Same Power, 9% More Bollard Pull

With the commissioning of the Norway's Bukser og Berging Voith Water Tractor Baut. the improved characteristics of the new Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) blades were demonstrated. The bollard pull — as supervised by DNV — was improved by nine percent while using the same input power.

 

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When the 70,367-ton, 855 - f t . (260.6 m) Carnival Paradise arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding for emergency repair on its Azipod propulsion system, it marked a mile- stone in ship repair history as no U.S.- based yard had ever performed work on the advanced pod system.

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

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.

M . A . N . - B & W Holds Wo r l d w i d e 4 - S t r o k e Diesel Sales Conference

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,

Mayflower Lines Is Newest U.S.-Flagged Operation

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayflower Ocean Lines is laying out the blueprints for the design, construction, and operation of a 75,000-ton, 2,000 passenger U.S.-Registered passenger ship. The South Florida cruise line is following the recent trend of U.

Diesel Engine Performance With Medium Viscosity Index Lube Oil

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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