Navy to begin search for El Faro in coming weeks
October 9, 2015—Over the next several weeks, the U.S. Navy will begin searching for the 790 ft containership El Faro, which is believed to have sunk near the Crooked Islands in the Bahamas. In a press briefing yesterday, National Transportation Safety Board Vice-Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr said that the Navy would use specialized equipment, including side scan sonar and ROVs to locate the ship and its Voyage Data Recorder or black box.
Wartsila engines for new Russian icebreaker
The Wärtsilä 31 is the first of a new generation of medium-speed engines designed to set a new benchmark in efficiency and overall emissions performance.
Carnival expands cruise activities in Cozumel with new berth
With an investment of more than $20 million, the all-new “arm” was added to the company’s existing pier to allow three ships to be moored at the terminal at the same time.
Boskalis to sea trial “drop in” bio-fuels
Boskalis is collaborating with GoodFuels and Wärtsilä in a two-year pilot program to accelerate the development of sustainable, scalable and affordable marine bio-fuels.
Volvo Penta extends commercial diesel service intervals
The new extended service interval program will “maximize uptime and reliability through the use of high-quality parts and fluids, low-sulfur fuel and periodic oil analysis.”