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Bremer Vulkan To Build
Multipurpose OBO Ship
For Norwegian Owner
Bremer Vulkan AG, Bremer-
Vegesack, Federal Republic of
Germany, has recently received a newbuilding order placed by the Norwegian shipowner group
Tschudi & Eitzen. BV's hull num- ber 1029, the vessel is scheduled for delivery in May 1982.
With a carrying capacity of about 75,300 dwt, this novel type, multipurpose OBO carrier will be capable of transporting various types of liquid and dry cargoes, as well as a combination of both.
The 39,000-grt OBO will have an overall length of 798.5 feet, beam of 105.7 feet, depth of 67.3 feet, and draft of 47 feet. Pro- pulsion will be by a Bremer
Vulkan MAN K8SZ 70/150 CL slow-speed diesel engine with an output of 16,500 bhp at 117 rpm.
The vessel will be classed by Det norske Veritas.
Charles Carney Joins
As Vice President
Charles S. Carney
Nav-Com Incorporated, Deer
Park, N.Y., has announced the appointment of Charles S. Carney to the position of vice president advanced program management, a newly created post reflecting the company's concentration on integrated communication and navigation systems, including computer control and manage- ment.
Mr. Carney joins Nav-Com with an extensive background in gen- eral communications, as well as marine communication. He was formerly vice president of mar- keting for Communication Asso- ciates Inc., and prior to that di- rector of maritime marketing for
Collins Radio Company.
Gulf Fleet Marine Will
Add 19 New Vessels At
Total Cost Of $50 Million
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, one of the Houston Natural Gas
Corporation (HNG) group of com- panies, has announced a $50-mil- lion construction program that will result in the addition of 19 new vessels during the next two years. Richard M. Currence, Gulf
Fleet president, said deliveries will include a supply vessel with extensive fire-fighting capability, four traditional 185-foot supply vessels, four medium-horsepower towing/supply vessels, five 4,200- horsepower class tugs, three 260- foot deck barges, and two 110- foot supply/utility boats. The ves- sels will be built at shipyards in southern Louisiana and Missis- sippi.
The first delivery was com- pleted recently, and an additional seven vessels are expected to join the fleet prior to the end of 1981.
The remaining 11 vessels are scheduled for delivery during the first three quarters of 1982. Gulf
Fleet Marine has had a rapid growth over the past decade. It began with 20 vessels and will have 121 in the fleet at the con- clusion of the current construc- tion effort. In addition to the
Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Fleet oper- ates from facilities in Brazil,
Egypt, Mexico, United Emirates,
Scotland, Saudi Arabia, and India. "We have planned our current construction program to encom- pass those vessels which will meet the immediate needs of the expanding offshore petroleum and construction industries, and we will continue to provide the full spectrum of marine transporta- tion services to the offshore in- dustry on a worldwide basis," Mr.
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