The first of four huge car and truck carriers ordered by Wallenius Lines for 1985 delivery from Swedish and Japanese shipyards was delivered recently by Kockums of Malmo. Named Tristan, following the owner's tradition of naming vessels after famous operas,
Back at the dawn of maritime history, a coastal dweller first took a log and ventured out on the water. Over time his craft evolved from a rough log to one that had shape at the ends and was hollowed out. These changes to the basic log shape were
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Rock Island 111., recently took delivery of a new 26-foot survey boat designed and built by MonArk Boat Company's Workboat Division in Monticello, Ark. The 26-footer is an all-aluminum vessel which will be used
The Philadelphia Sun, second of a new class of fuel-efficient, dieselp o w e r e d coastal tankers under construction for Sun Transport, was launched recently at the Chester, Pa., yard of Sun Ship. A cheering crowd of more than 8,000 guests, employees and their families looked on as Mrs.
— A REVIEW— Manufacturers of shipboard electronics equipment continue to improve their products in an effort to make navigation more precise and safer, and to provide easier, faster communications—both on a costeffective basis. The editors of
NorShipping 2001, held in Oslo, Nor- way in early June, once again proved to be a dynamic exhibition complete with some of the more influential personnel in the marine business on-hand for the week long event. As usual, marine man- ufacturers used
GE Marine Engines will install its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines in a combined diesel and gas turbinewaterjet and refined propellers (CODAG-WARP) configuration on four of the South African Navy's innovative MEKO® A-200 corvettes. Each Blohm
As the first step in a fleet modernization program, an order has been placed for construction of the world's newest luxury cruise ship, it was announced recently by Holland America Cruises. The keel of the new 32,000-gt motor vessel, yet to be named,
The new 440-ft. (134-m) monohull high-speed ferry Corsaire 13000 will soon undergo speed trials at the French shipyard Alstom Leroux Naval, and the successful testing and subsequent operation of the advanced vessel will prove the value of the complete propulsion system supplied by MTU.
German shipyard Bootsbau & Yachtservice Wilhelm has delivered a new aluminum rescue launch to the Bay- erisches Red Cross in Munich. The 37- ft. (11.2-m) vessel, which will be used for daily rescue purposes and as hospital transportation on the Chiemsee in Bayern,