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Moore McCormack And

Aeron Marine Apply To

Transport Oil For SPR

The Maritime Subsidy Board has received applications from two operators to amend their operating-differential subsidy (ODS) agreements so they can transport liquid bulk cargo under the cargo preference laws of the

United States. Moore-McCormack

Bulk Transport (Moore-McCor- mack), Inc., One Landmark

Square, Stamford, Conn., and

Aeron Marine Shipping Company (Aeron), 410 Lakeville Road, Lake

Success, N.Y., have requested the amendments to allow them to carry crude oil for the Strategic

Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

The Moore-McCormack appli- cation concerns the Mormacstar,

Mormacsun and Mormacsky, all 38,300-dwt vessels. The applica- tion by Aeron concerns the Golden

Monarch, 91,388 dwt, and the

Golden Dolphin and Golden En- deavor, both 91,849 dwt. All of the vessels are currently engaged in the worldwide liquid and dry bulk trade under ODS agreements.

Apart from possible use in the

SPR program, the applicants in- tend to continue to operate the ships in their current trades.

Neither of the applications in- dicated that commitments have been made to carry the SPR oil, but both noted that bids had al- ready been solicited, and offers may follow shortly. Vessels re- ceiving ODS cannot carry pref- erence cargoes without written permission.

Uiterwyk Corp.

Names Shalett VP

Jan C. Uiterwyk, president of the Uiterwyk Corp., 90 West

Street, New York, N.Y. 10008, has named Sheldon Shalett a vice president.

Mr. Shalett heads the com- pany's reefer division, which has monthly sailings from U.S. Great

Lakes and Gulf ports to the

United Kingdom and the Conti- nent.

Thunderbolt Marine Industries Launches Twin 96-Foot Tugs For Panama Canal Services

The M.L. Walker, shown above during trials, and her sistership H. Burgess require space only the length of their hulls (96 feet) to make a complete turn.

The tug-fireboats M.L. Walker and H. Burgess were christened recently at Thunderbolt Marine

Industries, Thunderbolt, Ga. They are the first of a new generation of shiphandling and firefighting tugs specifically designed for work in the Panama Canal. The main feature of these tugboats is the capability of the propellers, lo- cated just forward of amidship, to be rotated 360 degrees, ena- bling the propeller thrust to be directed in any direction. The ves- sels can run astern with the same facility as in the forward direc- tion.

The two vessels, which are sis- terships, were designed by Nor- man N. DeJong & Associates, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., and classed by the American Bureau of Ship- ping.

The hull dimensions are as fol- lows: length, 96 feet; width, 33 feet; draft, 16 feet 7 inches; dis- placement, 447 long tons; speed, 11 knots forward, 10 knots astern, and horsepower, 2,400.

Power is supplied by Fairbanks

Morse Marine Diesel Engines.

Rudder propulsion is supplied by

Schottel of America, Inc. Other major suppliers include: Victoria

Machine Works, Morgan Engine

Company, Federal Pacific Electric

Company, Uniroyal, Georgia Sup- ply Company, National Marine

Service, and Marine Development


The M.L. Walker was named for Brig. Gen. Meriwether L.

Walker, who served as the fourth

Governor of the Panama Canal from October 16, 1924, to Novem- ber 15, 1928.

The H. Burgess was named for

Brig. Gen. Harry Burgess, who served as the fifth Governor of the Panama Canal from October 1928 to October 1932.

Mrs. Patricia Rose Parfitt was sponsor for the M.L. Walker. Mrs.

Parfitt is the wife of Governor

Harold R. Parfitt of the Panama

Canal Zone.

Mrs. Ruth Mary Jane Presley

Huldtquist was sponsor for the

H. Burgess. Mrs. Huldtquist is the wife of Fred Huldtquist of the

Panama Canal Company.

Mrs. Fred Huldtquist (left), sponsor of the H. Burgess, is pictured with Mrs.

H.R. Parfitt, sponsor of the M.L. Walker.

Thunderbolt Marine Industries, a division of Latex Construction

Company, was founded in 1972 by

W.E. Honey, president and chair- man of the board.

The company has rapidly ex- panded and enlarged its facilities to accommodate the needs of the owners of both commercial and pleasure vessels. The shipyard has both construction and outfitting facilities under cover. The outfit- ting area is serviced by a 400-ton

Syncrolift with transfer facilities to storage, paint area and sand- blasting. The company has ap- proximately 100 employees. Latex

Construction Company is well along with plans for expanding the facilities of Thunderbolt Ma- rine Industries, not only to in- crease volume, but also to handle larger vessels.

SCNO Barge Lines, Inc.

Appoints Robert Wilson

Joseph R. Cordaro, executive vice president of Sioux City and

New Orleans Barge Lines, Inc.,

St. Louis, Mo., has announced the appointment of Robert D. Wilson as Southern District sales man- ager.

Mr. Wilson's office is located at 1428 International Trade Mart

Building, New Orleans, La. 70130.

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