— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— The bridge of most ships contains a varied assortment of individual instruments for navigation, monitoring and ship control which have been added, one or two at a time, over the years to meet carriage requirements and perceived needs.
In what may be a maritime first, Bay-Houston Towing Company recently christened its four newest tugboats in a single ceremony held at City Dock 4 in the Port of Houston. These four new vessels, built at a total cost of $9.2 million, represent the second phase of a $16.
A brand new Victorian-style sternwheel riverboat reflecting the elegance of a bygone era is now under construction at Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., for the Moody Foundation of Galvest o n TGXSS The 152-foot-long Colonel will be able
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., with the Riverway Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., christened the M/V Bootsie B„ a 188-ft. (57.3 m), 8,000 hp towboat. Bootsie B. is the first such vessel for the Riverway Co., in 25 years. It was christened by Ms.
North Sea weather is expected to produce some 273 days in any one year officially described as bad (mist, rain, fog, snow, ice), 49 "marginal," and 43 "fair or good" days. Because of this weather pattern, outlined by P.H. Barton (divisional) manager,
The West German firm of Renk Tacke recently reported that another six Renk Constant Frequency (RCF) gear installations have been ordered, bringing the total sold within three years to well over 100 installations representing a value of approximately 100 million Marks (about US$56 million).
Northern Radio announces the recent introduction of the Model N-860 Scanning, synthesized HF/ SSB transceiver. The new Model N-860, FCC type accepted, is said to be the first Scanning HF/SSB transceiver to be made available to the U.S. market.
GE Marine Engines has been supplying integrated propulsion systems for a variety of commercial and military marine customers for more than 25 years. GE's complete line of aeroderivative gas turbines includes the LM500 (6,000 hp). LM1600 (20.000 hp),
Wartsila Corporation has supplied a 5,800 kW Power Module to Bergesen d.y. Offshore AS, Norway, for installation on board the FPSO vessel Berge Hus. The Module, which is powered by a Wartsila 18V32DF dual-fuel engine, will burn produced gas. Currently
—Literature Available Puroflow Marine Corporation, Newport News, Va., has announced the development of a centralized power-line protection system for shipboard electronics. It is the industry's first comprehensive, integrated package for protection of