Safety alert: Preventing marine fuel contamination

Safety alert: Preventing marine fuel contamination

(WASHINGTON) — A towing vessel operating in a pushing-ahead configuration experienced a loss of all propulsion while operating on the Mississippi River. The loss of propulsion occurred approximately three hours after getting underway and about 3.5 hours after receiving fuel from a shoreside facility. Fortunately, there was no significant damage to the vessel, nor injuries to crewmembers because of this…
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Scania engines power pair of new Alaska tour boats

Scania engines power pair of new Alaska tour boats

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, is powering the latest whale-watching vessels operated by Major Marine Tours in Seward, Alaska. The 87-foot Spirit of Matushka, delivered in the spring of 2021, and its sister ship Skana, launched this month, were constructed by All American Marine of…
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Wartsila, Carnival partner in fleet decarbonization program

Wartsila, Carnival partner in fleet decarbonization program

(HELSINKI) — The technology group Wartsila is to deliver its new Decarbonisation Modeling Service to Carnival Corp. as the cruise group aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its fleet. Initially tasked with establishing an optimal decarbonization path for the cruise ship Regal Princess, the project will expand to model solutions which could be applied to the entire Carnival fleet.…
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Torqeedo names Great Lakes Power as eastern US distributor

Torqeedo names Great Lakes Power as eastern US distributor

(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) — Torqeedo has appointed Great Lakes Power, a longtime marine powertrain specialist, as the exclusive distributor for Deep Blue electric propulsion systems in the eastern United States. Great Lakes Power, headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, specializes in the distribution, service, manufacturing and engineering of powertrain solutions. The company will offer sales and installation support, factory-trained technicians and genuine…
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Advanced props,  rudders  provide new efficiencies below the waterline

Advanced props, rudders provide new efficiencies below the waterline

It took a decade or two from the invention of the marine propeller in the 19th century for the technology to become widely accepted. Thereafter, adoption has been nearly universal, but progress toward improved efficiencies has come in fits and starts. Now, though, a combination of factors — ranging from advances in computer numerical control (CNC) machining and modeling software…
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