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ASNE Pascagoula Section

Hears Technical Paper

On Marine Boiler Controls

The March 1977 meeting of the Pascagoula

Section of the American Society of Naval

Engineers was held at the Tiki Restaurant,

Gautier, Miss. The cocktail hour was fol- lowed by a business meeting, which included a reading of the financial statement and ad- justments in assignments for the president's staff. Dinner was followed with a technical presentation on marine boiler controls.

Shown at the recent ASNE Pascagoula Section meet- ing, left to right, are: Frank J. Burger, secretary; John

W. Dirriwachter, author; A.C. LiCausi, Section chair- man, and Tony lacobucci, treasurer.

The business meeting was chaired by A.C.

LiCausi, Section chairman. The minutes of the January 25, 1977 meeting were read and approved.

Tony lacobucci, treasurer, read the treas- urer's report of January 25, and advised that the Pascagoula Section's cash on hand was $520.

Mr. LiCausi stated that Don Hall would perform the functions of Membership chair- man for the year 1977, and would be assisted by the following: Jake Lindgren, past chair- man; Capt. William E. McGarrah, councilor;

Dr. Dean Rains, councilor, Frank Burger, secretary, and Zenas Andrews, former sec- retary.

Publicity will be handled for the year by

Mr. Burger, with assistance from Mr. Hall,

Captain McGarrah, Mr. LiCausi, and Mr.


The technical paper, titled "The Evolu- tion of Boiler Room and Engine Room Con- trols," was presented by John W. Dirri- wachter, manager of engineering, General

Regulator, Dallas, Texas. It involved a brief history of marine controls, accompanied by an extensive slide presentation concentrat- ing heavily on the latest developments in the field of marine controls. It included a history from the 1930s, with varying devel- opments through the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Quality Equipment To Build

Two Supply Vessels For

Gulf Mississippi Marine

Quality Equipment, Inc. of Houma, La., has announced a contract with Gulf Mis- sissippi Marine of New Orleans for the con- struction of two 180-foot by 38-foot by 14-foot supply vessels. Both Quality and

Gulf Mississippi are divisions of Pott Indus- tries of St. Louis, Mo.

Max Harding, president of Quality Equipment, and

Lavell Isbell, president of Gulf Mississippi Marine, sign a contract for two 180-foot by 38-foot by 14-foot supply vessels. Model of Gulf Duke, also built by

Quality, is in the background.

The vessels, scheduled for delivery in

July 1977 and September 1977, are powered by EMD 12-E2s with Reintjes 3:1 gears.

Six 1,000-cubic-foot mud tanks will allow these vessels to carry more mud than the normal supply vessels.

Each vessel will be USCG inspected and classed by ABS for full ocean service. "THe/ft'S AA/ AWFOltr S77?AA!&£








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