At a recent meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 74 members and guests heard a paper titled "Control and Instrumentation of Slow- Speed Diesels," presented by John W. Dirriwachter, manager,
Faster and lower-cost replacement of ships' alarm systems is now an option for vessels struggling with costly maintenance of old monitoring equipment. Existing control panels can be used, and the upgrade even carried out, while the vessel is under way.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Route #4, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601, recently delivered a SteelShip 80 with elevating pilothouse to International Paper Company, Woodlands Division, Mobile, Ala. The new vessel, named the Forest Queen, will be operating on the Yazoo River,
Geislinger GmbH recently delivered its biggest torsional elastic coupling — a coupling with an outer diameter of 2.8- m and a weight of 36.3 tons. The coupling will be built into the drive line of a VLCC tanker, with an energy saving counter-rotating double propeller.
The 500-passenger Landing Queen, a 290-ton displacement sternwheel riverboat, was christened recently at the Landing at Seven Coves, a country club/resort hotel on Lake Conroe, Texas. More than 200 guests attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Wilburn S.
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a contract valued at $601,000 to Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered at Bellingham, Wash., for three 36-foot hydrographic survey launches, according to James J. Doud Jr., Uniflite president.
The Maritime Administration has released a report which presents procedures, recommendations, and guidelines for tuning marine steam turbine propulsion systems and related auxiliary components. The study, "A Practical Operating Guide for Tuning Steam