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New Container Cranes

For Port Of Oakland

Expansion Program

The Port of Oakland, Calif., has prepared plans for the construction and installation of container cranes at the Charles P. Howard

Container Terminal now under construction in the Oakland Inner Harbor near Jack Lon- don Square.

The Oakland board of port commissioners recently approved a proposal to advertise for bids for the equipment, calling for alterna- tive bids for the supply of two cranes and three cranes. The bids are to be opened in late March or April 1980.

A port official said that the use of two cranes would minimize the turnaround time of vessels in port. A third crane would per- mit simultaneous operations of both berths at the terminal, as well as providing backup capability in case of a mechanical breakdown of one crane.

The new Charles P. Howard Container Ter- minal is being built on the site of the Grove/

Market Street conventional cargo facility.

The 43-acre terminal will be built in two phases — 24 acres and 19 acres — and will have two berths served by the container cranes.

Etela-Soumen Laiva Receives

New Bulk Carrier From Wartsila

Etela-Soumen Laiva Oy, which belongs to the Aspo-concern, received the 15-knot,

The 179-meter by 25.7-meter by 10.5-meter (about 587-foot by 84-foot by 34-foot) bulk carrier M/S

Kontula is powered by a Wartsila-Sulzer 6RND76, 12,850-hp engine. Auxiliary power is provided by three Wartsila Vasa 6R22B, 1,090-hp engines. 31,850-dwt bulk carrier M/S Kontula from

Wartsila Turku Shipyards, Finland.

Etela-Soumen Laiva Oy's managing direc- tor, Capt. Helge Laitakari, stated that the the M/S Kontula is a bulk carrier for trans- port of coal, ore, grain and tramp cargo.

There are five cargo holds. The cargo han- dling is carried out with four cranes, which can be changed from either 22-ton grabs for bulk cargo, or 28-ton cargo hooks for other cargo. The vessel's ice strengthening is of the Finnish class 1A.

To reduce pollution, engine room sewage is cleaned before discharging into the sea, while other sewage is collected in holding tanks.

The main diesel engine and the steering gear are Wartsila Turku Shipyard's own production, and the auxiliary diesels are

Wartsila Vasa Factory's production. The vessel is equipped with a controllable-pitch propeller and bowthruster.

Modern Marine Power

Delivers Twin-Screw Tug

Tybee To Atlantic Towing Co.

The twin-screw tug Tybee (shown above) was delivered recently to Atlantic Towing

Company of Savannah, Ga., by her builders,

Modern Marine Power of Houraa, La.

The vessel is powered by two 16-cylinder 645 E2 main engines, rated at 1,950 horse- power each. She is the most powerful addi- tion to the steadily expanding ATCO fleet.

The Tybee was designed by Norman N.

DeJong, president of Norman N. DeJong &

Associates, Inc., the Jacksonville, Fla.-based naval architectural firm.

The Tybee was designed as a harbor docking tug, and features a large radius bow, a short turning radius hull form, as well as large propellers for high bollard pull. The 103-foot by 33-foot by 18-foot ves- sel is classed A-l Ocean Services (AMS) by the American Bureau of Shipping. She car- ries a complement of captain and eight crew and has a capacity of 63,352 gallons of F.O., 204 long tons of ballast, and carries 10 tons of fresh water.


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