ZF Marine gears are on board the Spirit of Ontario, helping to harness the power of what is reported to be the most powerful fast ferry in the U.S. ZF Marine supplied four ZF 53000-1 NRH non-reversing, horizontal offset transmissions to mount behind MTU 20V 8000 M70 engines rated at 8,200kW.
Westport Shipyard, Inc., Westport, Wash., has delivered a 90-foot fiberglass vessel to Catalina Channel Express Lines for service on passenger routes between Los Angeles Harbor and Catalina Island. Catalina Channel Express Lines, which already is equipped with Westport-built vessels,
Riverway Shipyard Company of Grafton, 111., recently completed construction of the 910- bhp towboat Waterways Explorer (shown above) for River Operators, Inc. The new vessel will be used as a fleet boat and a shuttle boat in the Winona, Minn., area.
Together with the Danish engineering company Haldor Topsoe A/S, Gotaverken has carried out detailed project work for a floating ammonia production plant. This plant can utilize deposits of natural gas which would not otherwise be economical to exploit,
In accordance with proposed Coast Guard Rules stipulating that vessels calling on U.S. ports must be equipped with steering gear power failure alarm indication, Marine Electric RPD, Inc. is marketing a Galbraith-Pilot Marine Power Failure Alarm which meets these Coast Guard Regulations.
There is a new awareness of the need for improved steering gear reliability on tankships. This awareness has arisen as a result of recently proposed regulations and standards published by the U. S. Coast Guard and the Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).
New U.S. Coast Guard rules will require most ships — tentatively those over 1,600 gross tons —with power-driven main or auxiliary steering gear to be equipped w i t h advanced steering failure alarm systems. The new rules, which are expected to be put into force within six to eight months,
Dravo Corporation's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., recently launched its 40th Viking-class towboat, the Ned C. Sheats. The 5,600-hp towboat is the latest in the Viking line, which began in 1972 in response to the need for increased productivity in river transportation.
Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash., has been awarded a contract to furnish PSI/Frydenbo rotary-vane steering gear for two product carriers being built by Avondale Shipyards for Ogden Marine, Inc. The use of the PSI 'Frydenbo rotary vane steering
A new line of high-performance marine radars has been introduced by Si-Tex at Clearwater, Fla. Si-Tex Koden Model 3 has 3 kw of power, two pulse lengths, and generates clear sharp targets over x/4- to 24-m:le range. Model 9 has 6 kw of power, three pulse lengths,