March 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Atco Marine Producing Magnetic Pilot Hoists

Atco Marine Corporation of Brooklyn, N.Y., has announced that it is now manufacturing the Waco magnetic pilot hoist under license from Walcker & Company of Bremerhaven, Germany.

George C. Grimbilas, president of Atco Marine, in making his announcement, indicated that while Atco has been marketing this unique pilot hoist since 1973, it had heretofore been built in Germany, and was therefore unacceptable for use on Maritime Administration subsidized U.S.-flag ships.

That situation is now changed with the advent of domestic manufacture.

George Efthimiou, sales manager of Atco, in describing the principal advantage of the Waco hoist over competition, stated that while conventional pilot hoists leave the rigid ladder section swinging freely against the ship's side, the Waco hoist, due to its patented magnetic undercarriage, prevents this condition. Additionally, the Waco hoist can be furnished to meet any number of special conditions and can be equipped with either air-powered or electric-driven motors, depending on customer requirements. This unit is suitable for use on large freighters, VLCCs, LNG/LPG carriers, and any other ships with a high freeboard.

For full details, write to George Efthimiou, Atco Marine Corp., 603 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238.

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