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President Reagan congratulates W.J. Amoss Jr., president of Lykes Bros. Steamship
Co., after presenting him with American Legion Merchant Marine Award in White
Jenks Appointed Manager
Of J.J. Henry Company's
New San Diego Office
Richard R. Hopkins, vice presi- dent of the J.J. Henry Company,
Inc., has announced the appoint- ment of Capt. A.L. Jenks, USN (ret.), to manage the West Coast office the company has opened in
San Diego. The new facility will provide engineering services to new construction yards, repair facilities, vessel owners and op- erators, and industrial firms throughout the West in both the governmental and commercial market segments.
Captain Jenks is a 1949 gradu- ate of the U.S. Naval Academy and subsequently was awarded the advanced degree of naval en- gineer after three years of grad- uate study at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. As an engineering specialist he served the next 25 years in billets ashore and afloat.
The J.J. Henry Co. is one of the nation's principal naval arch- itectural and marine engineering firms. In addition to its head- quarters in the World Trade Cen- ter, New York City, offices are maintained in Moorestown, N.J.,
Crystal City, Va., Portsmouth,
Va., Cohasset, Mass., and area
Capt. A.L. Jenks representatives are located in
Washington, D.C., Cleveland, and
Trans-Marine Asks Title XI
On Two Tug/Supply Boats
To Cost $5.4 Million Total
Trans-Marine Service, Inc.,
Houma, La., has applied to the
Maritime Administration for a
Title XI guarantee to aid in fi- nancing the construction of two 165-foot, diesel-powered tug/sup- ply vessels to be operated in the
Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Marine,
Inc., Panama City, Fla., is the proposed builder, with deliveries scheduled for November 1981 and
The requested guarantee is for $4,050,000 or 75 percent of the $5,400,000 estimated cost of the vessels.
Lykes President W.J. Amoss Receives
American Legion Merchant Marine Award
IME Eastern U.S.A. Branch
Hears Paper On Fuel Treatment
W.J. Amoss Jr., president of
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., a subsidiary of The LTV Corpo- ration, was presented the Ameri- can Legion's National Merchant
Marine Award by President Ron- ald Reagan in a recent White
House ceremony. President Rea- gan said Mr. Amoss was being recognized for his work in re- opening U.S.-flag shipping with
China, for the progress and ex- pansion of the Lykes fleet, and for his advocacy of a strength- ened merchant marine.
The award, established in 1956, is sponsored by the American
Legion's Robert L. Hague Mer- chant Marine Industries Post in
New York. It is presented only in years when a person, company, or organization is judged to have made an extraordinary contribu- tion to the American merchant marine.
In his remarks accompanying the presentation of the award,
President Reagan stressed the need for a healthy merchant ma- rine "that can serve as a mili- tary auxiliary in time of national emergencies." In accepting the award, Mr. Amoss told President
Reagan that the U.S. maritime industry is "enormously heart- ened by your interest in our in- dustry. The reluctance of past administrations to define positive maritime objectives invited inter- governmental territorial squab- bles that have characterized pre- vious unsuccessful attempts at maritime reform," Mr. Amoss said.
Mr. Amoss, who has been pres- ident of Lykes since 1973 and is a vice president of The LTV Cor- poration, also serves as chairman of the board of governors of the
National Maritime Council, an as- sociation representing U.S. ship- yards, shipping interests and maritime labor. In 1979, he nego- tiated an agreement that cleared the way for resumption of U.S.- flag shipping to China following a 30-year interruption. In March 1979, a Lykes ship became the first U.S.-flag vessel to call in
China since 1949.
Sperry Gyroscope Awarded $8-Million Navy Contract
For Work On Antenna Sets
Sperry Rand Corporation, Sper- ry Gyroscope Division, Great
Neck, N.Y., has been awarded a $8,055,657 firm fixed-price con- tract to update and convert AN
SPG-55B radar antenna sets from
MOD-5 to MOD-8 and MOD-9 un- der routine overhaul (ROH) FY 81 modernization program. The
Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activitv. (N000- 24-81-C-5201)
At recent Institute of Marine Engineers Branch meeting held at American Bureau of Shipping in New York City are (L to R): Joseph Tiratto, assistant honorary sec- retary of IME's Eastern U.S.A. Branch; Everett C. Hunt, Branch chairman; Mikael
Ugander, manager of Alfa-Laval's Mineral Oil Division, author; and Alfred E. Deeble,
Branch honorary treasurer.
At a recent meeting of the
Eastern U.S.A. Branch of The
Institute of Marine Engineers,
Mikael Ugander, manager, Min- eral Oil Division, Alfa-Laval, Inc. presented a paper titled The
Treatment and Cleaning of Mod- ern Low-Grade Heavy Fuel Oils.
The meeting was held at Ameri- can Bureau of Shipping head- quarters in New York City.
The paper addressed the im- pact of modern, low-grade heavy fuels on the pretreatment and cleaning system, and presented recommendations concerning the best method to treat these fuels in systems incorporating centrif- ugal separation.
The primary function of a fuel oil handling system is to remove water and solid impurities. To fa- cilitate the cleaning, it is import- ant that oil is stored, pumped, and heated correctly. Fuel-han- dling systems incorporating cen- trifugal separators have over the years demonstrated their ability to effectively treat fuel oils and provide economic benefits to the user. However, due to the decline in the quality of heavy fuels, greater attention must now be paid to the design, installation, and running of fuel treatment systems in order to maintain the
Simrad designs and builds every piecc of marine electronic equipment to meet the most stringent requirements not only of the U.S. Government but all over the world^ Important?Yes.
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