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Liffey Marine Operating New Supply Vessel

Designed To Carry A Wide Variety Of Cargo

The M/S Kildare can be used as a small tanker, has 6,800 square feet of unobstructed desk space for transporting logs, and can be beached astern to unload vehicles via a stern ramp.

U.S. Lines Names

Kleinhenz Port Mgr.

For Savannah, Ga.

United States Lines has named

Harold E. Kleinhenz as its port manager for Savannah, Ga., and has set up a new office in that city, it was announced by William J.

Keely, vice president/Eastern Divi- sion for the company.

Mr. Keely said the action was taken in light of the company's con- tinuing expansion of its container- ized freight service via Savannah to and from the Far East and Eu- rope.

Mr. Kleinhenz joined the com- pany in 1971 and has held mana- gerial positions in the Midwest and in California. Previously, he was with American Export.

The new office will be located at 126 West Bay Street, Savannah,

Ga., and will have a staff of 20.

Mr. Kleinhenz is a graduate of

Northwestern University, where he studied transportation.

United States Lines operates an all-modern fleet of 30 vessels serv- ing various areas of the world. Six- teen high-speed high-capacity con- tainerships maintain a 15,000-mile

Tri-Continent Service between Eu- rope, the East and West Coasts of the United States, Hawaii, Guam, and the Far East. The company also has 14 fast Challenger-class general cargo vessels engaged in commercial and chartered services in the trans-Atlantic and trans-

Pacific areas.

Benmar Division

Promotes Bracken

The Benmar Division/Computer

Equipment Corporation, 3000 W.

Warner, Santa Ana, Calif. 92704, has announced the promotion of

Tim Bracken to head its newly ex- panded spare parts department.

Mr. Bracken has had 21 years' experience in the marine electronics field serving the commercial boat owner and has spent 17 of these years with Benmar.

Liffey Marine, Inc., a unit of the

Stolt Group, located in Southeast

Asia, has recently placed into service a 190-foot self-propelled multipurpose seagoing barge, the M/S Kildare.

The unusual design of the vessel per- mits extremely economical transpor- tation of a wide variety of cargo.

With a deadweight of 2,550 tons on summer draft of 13 feet 6 inches, she is capable of shallow draft opera- tion and is designed for beaching astern using a stern ramp for vehicles.

Side openings facilitate fork-lift car- go handling. As a tanker, the vessel can lift 1,600 tons of palm oil, coco- nut oil, or petroleum products. She has a capacity of 2,200 cubic meters of logs on her 6,800 square feet of unobstructed deck space. The Kildare is presently employed transporting oil industry supplies and equipment from

Singapore to (Indonesia, primarily for the Baroil Corporation.

The Kildare was recently delivered from her Hong Kong builders, the

Elling Engineering Co., Ltd. She is class Lloyd's 100 A-l. She is pro- pelled by twin-screw Yawmar diesels giving a service speed of 7.0 knots loaded on a consumption of only 4 tons of fuel per day.

Liffey Marine, Inc., is located at

Room 527, I.C.B. Building, 2 Shen- ton Way, Singapore 1, Republic of


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