Steering Control

M/T PORTLAND Unusual 360° Steerable Z-Drive Tug Enters Service

Shaver Transportation Company has recently taken delivery of a new ship handling tug, the Portland, for service in the Port of Portland. The Portland is propelled by two Maritime Industries model 1650 H 360° steerable Z-drives, each rated at 1,700 bhp.


Moss Point Marine Delivers New Sternwheeler, Colonel

Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., recently delivered the 800-passenger, sternwheel excursion boat Colonel to her owner, the Colonel Museum, Inc. in Galveston, Texas. The 152-foot vessel is now providing historical and dinner cruises of the Galveston Bay harbor.

ZF Helps to Harness Spirit of Ontario's Power

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.

Free Literature Offered On Full Line Of Steering Gears From Tenf jord

Tenfjord Inc. of Norway (represented in the U.S. by Tenfjord Inc. of Hoboken, N.J.) is offering free literature on steering gears manufactured to their rotary piston design. The Tenfjord unit is very compact, especially the M-type with its integral pump units,

U Of California Gives Course On Deepsea Oil Structures Jan. '78

A concentrated five-day course on the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of deepsea oil production structures will be presented January 23-27, 1978, at the University of California, Berkeley. Staffed by a faculty of internationally recognized

'Spirit Of Norfolk' Delivered By Service Marine Industries

Service Marine Industries of Amelia, La., recently announced the christening and delivery of the passenger/dining vessel Spirit of Norfolk to Spirit Cruises, Inc., of Norfolk, Va. The new boat is the largest of the four dinner boats that Service Marine has built for Spirit Cruises.

Literature Available On Harbormaster Transverse Mounted Propulsion Unit

Harbormaster of Quincy, Mass., Division of Mathewson Corporation, is offering literature on the company's SW-2000 and SW-3000 series transverse-mounted propulsion unit. The Harbormaster transverse design propulsion unit makes use of the latest

ABS Publishes '83 Edition Of "Rules For Building And Classing Steel Vessels"

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recently published the 1983 edition of "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels." The 912-page book is applicable to steel vessels of 200 feet (61 meters) and over in length. The 1983 edition includes

Chevron Offers Free Color Guide To Inland & Coastal Marine Lubricants

Chevron, USA, of San Francisco, Calif., is offering a free color brochure on their inland and coastal marine lubricants. This fold-out color brochure from Chevron contains information of Chevron Delo Marine and AW Machine Oils, NL Gear Compounds,

Organizational Changes At Wagner Company

The Wagner Engineering Group, a 50-year-old company that designs and manufactures marine hydraulic steering systems and automatic pilots for worldwide distribution, recently announced a major reorganization as part of a comprehensive plan to streamline operations.

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