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Meyer Werft Delivers New RoRo-Cruise Ferry

Meyer Werft marked its re-entrance into the international ferry business with the delivery of the 41,000-gt RoRocruise ferry Pont-Aven for Brittany Ferries. In summer. Pont-Aven will provide daily service sailing at 27 knots between France and England and between England and Spain.

 

German RoRo Bastion

Having logged fresh orders from existing clients UN RoRo (formerly UND) of Turkey and Denmark's DFDS group, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has taken its tally of RoRo trailerships contracted in recent years to 23. The volume of business puts

SNAME Los Angeles Holds First Meeting, Discusses Low Power Marine Steam Cycle

The first meeting of the 1981- 1982 season of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held recently aboard the Princess Louise in the Port of Los Angeles. George Stiehl, incoming chairman of the Section,

Halter Delivers Catug To C a l i f o r n i a And H a w a i i Sugar Co.

Halter Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently delivered the Moku Pahu, a 113-foot 6-inch Catug, to the California and Hawaiian Sugar Co. of San Francisco, Calif. A Catug is the catamaran style propulsion unit in an integrated tug/barge system.

Improving Shipbuilding Productivity

The National Shipbuilding Research Program Was Developed By The Maritime Administration And The Society Of Naval Architects And Marine Engineers To Serve All U.S. Shipbuilders. The singular characteristic of the National Shipbuilding Research Program

SNAME Announces 1983 Committee Chairmen

C.L. French, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the society's committee chairmen for 1983. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES Advisory Public Service Committee — Donald P. Courtsal, treasurer, Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines

As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,

S N A M E N e w E n g l a nd S e c t i o n Hears Paper On Thrust B e a r i n gs

A recent SNAME New England Section meeting was held at the Faculty Club of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. The speaker was Lyssimachos Vassilopoulos, president of Maritech, Inc. He presented a paper titled "Stiffness and Damping of Thrust Bearings,

SPS Overlay: Fix Steel Decks Faster

Despite the quality of protection and commitment to maintenance, a certainty in the marine business is that metal structures eventually corrode and wear. Whether it is 25 months or 25 years, most all marine structures will enter a shipyard for

 
 
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