Crowley Maritime's Red & White Fleet recently took delivery of a new 86-foot catamaran intended for passenger service between San Francisco and San Pablo Bay. The 400-passenger commuter vessel Dolphin was christened at the fitting-out yard of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc.
The last vessel in a three-year, three-ship reconstruction program at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point Yard near Baltimore was renamed the Pvt. Harry Fisher by Congresswoman Helen D. Bentley (R-Md.), guest of honor and sponsor at the christening ceremonies.
MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Alpha Diesel, has introduced an "A" version of their popular medium-speed 28/32 type marine diesel engine which offers a 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. Through simple modifications, the new 28/ 32A engine achieved
—Literature Available The PA Series of "V" and in-line diesel engines now being offered by Fairbanks Morse lend themselves to a wide range of marine propulsion and other power requirments. The engines, ranging in size from six to 20 cylinders,
For the second time in only a f ew months, the authorities of the People's Republic of China have approved a license agreement between a Chinese diesel engine builder and B&W Diesel A / S of Copenhagen. The new agreement grants to China Corporation of
National Marine Service has introduced a scanning pyrometer, which is a basic tool to help the operating engineer maintain full power and fuel economy while minimizing downtime by scanning diesel engine cylinder temperatures automatically. This
Foss Shipyard in Seattle has been named an "Authorized and Recommended Workshop" for Stork- Werkspoor marine diesel engines, and will provide service and spare parts throughout the Pacific Northwest. The agreement between Foss Launch & Tug Company,
Barber Industries' Rigsaver® is a positive spring-operated, engine intake air-shutoff device, intended primarily for emergency shutdown service. This protective device provides unrestricted straight-through air flow with minimal pressure drop. The
—Literature A v a i l a b l e— Cummins Engine Co., Inc., which acquired majority ownership of Onan Corporation in early 1986, recently announced an agreement with Hawker-Siddeley and Onan Corporation whereby Cummins will assume responsibility for the Onan L series diesel engines.
Seebeckwerft of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently received a DM65-million ($38.9-million) order from the Railship Group to build a 10,000-dwt rail/freight ferry. She is the third ferry of this type to be ordered by Railship from Seebeckwerft over the last few years.