500th Voith Water Tractor, First Of New Generation, Now Under Construction*

—Report A v a i l a b l e— Over the years, numerous experiments have taken place in ship towage. One concept, however, has remained unchanged, that being the Voith water tractor. This year the 500th Voith water tractor is under construction, which


Special And Unique Tugs

Since opening in 1869, enlargement of the cross section of the Suez Canal has been carried out at frequent intervals such that the original cross section of 300 square meters for ships of up to 6.7 meters draft has increased to 1,800 square meters

Holland America's New Ship Points Toward New Visa

Holding on to its 128-year -dam tradition, Holland America unveiled two new additions to its fleet — tns Zuiderdam and ms Oosterdam — at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention. Measuring 951 ft. (289.8 m) each, the duo, which will mark the beginning of the five-ship Vista Class Series,

W a r t s i l a Diesel Introduces A N e w Compact V 8 Engine

— L i t e r a t u r e Available The new compact high-performance Wartsila Vasa 8V22 is the latest development of Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 22HF engine series. This small, low-weight engine has an output of 1,160-1,400 kw (1,576-1,904 bhp) at 900-1,200 rpm.

Powering-Up the Finnish Range

Costa Crociere's impressive new Costa Atlantica gives first form to the so-called Panamax-Max generation from Kvaerner Masa-Yards, embodying the 8000-class design concept developed in conjunction with the Italian operator and its parent Carnival group.

Study To Evaluate Tanker-Based FPSO For Gulf Of Mexico

Brain Watt Associates, Inc. (BWA) of Houston, Texas, in conjunction with H.O. Mohr & Associates, Inc., Coflexip & Services, Inc., and Noble, Denton & Associates, Inc. has announced the initiation of a joint industry study assessing a tanker-based floating production,


The Situation Improves Greatly For German Shipbuilders As the Federal Republic of Germany's fiscal year drew to a close on September 30 last year, the country's shipbuilding industry was facing some of the most serious problems in its long and distinguished history.

Free Butterworth Brochure Details Types K/Super K Tank Cleaning Machines

Butterworth Tank Cleaning Machines, Inc. of Houston, Texas, is offering free color literature on Types "K" and "Super K" tank cleaning machines that are marketed by the company. Available for both sale and rental on a worldwide basis, Butterworth tank

Gastech 78 To Focus On World Supply And Demand For LNG And LPG

Largest Ever Gastech Exhibition Will Feature New Technologies In Gas Carrier Design And Offshore Terminals —Speakers Include Middle East Producers And U.S. Importers More than 1,000 delegates are now expected to attend Gastech 78 in Monaco on November 7-10, 1978.

Danish Two-Stroke Bastion

As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the leading national players in newbuild construction. However, close to the northern tip of Jutland,

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