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Inert Gas Systems

Fitted Aboard Tankers

Building At NASSCO

Airfilco Engineering, Inc., 1901

Julia Street, New Orleans, La. 70113, have recently commis- sioned the first of a series of in- ert gas systems fitted aboard the

Shipmor Associate Tankers build- ing at National Steel and Ship- building Company, San Diego,


The decision to fit the inert gas systems was taken during March 1977, and the systems were de- signed, built, fitted and commis- sioned before the end of June in order that the first vessel, the

Overseas Chicago, could sail for

Alaska suitably protected by the inert gas system during its maid- en voyage.

John Riley, vice president and general manager for Airfilco, stat- ed that the inert gas systems pres- ently being supplied by Airfilco to the Avondale Shipyards, National

Steel and Shipbuilding Company, and Sun Ship would probably be involved in the Alaskan trade, and that particular attention is being concentrated on future servicing and backup, including training fa- cilities for the ship operators.

The inert gas systems have a capacity of 6,200 A.C.F.M. during the capacity tests at National

Steel, maintained an overpressure


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Our Pearlson "Syncrolift" all tide marine elevator can handle vessels upto300feet long (91.44 m), 68 feet beam (20.73 m) and 1,500 long tons displacement. We can build and sidelaunch vessels up to 550 feet long (167.64 m) and 100 feet beam (30.48 m).

In addition to repairs, overhauls and conver- sions, we invite enquiries for construction of all types of vessels including jack-up and semi- submersible drill rigs, drill ships, working plat- forms and supply vessels.

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Phone: (604) 988-6361 Telex: 04-352532 in the cargo spaces of approxi- mately 25 inches of water. This overpressure will assist the pump- ing process when discharging the

Alaskan crude oil, which has a high vapor pressure.

The systems were built in the

United States to satisfy the re- quirements for the Maritime Ad- ministration subsidies.

Rohr Industries Names

Filiciotto And Walsh

The board of directors of Rohr

Industries, Inc., Chula Vista, Calif. 92012, has approved a restructur- ing of the company's management, resulting in the appointment of

Jerome J. Filiciotto as executive vice president-operations, report- ing to Fred W. Garry, chairman, chief executive and president.

Jerome J. Filiciotto

Mr. Filiciotto, formerly senior vice president-aerospace and ma- rine systems, will also assume a new position as president of Rohr

Aerospace, and is a member of the board of directors.

Reporting to Mr. Filiciotto as executive vice president will be

Thomas J. Bernard, president and general manager, The Flexible

Company; Wilfred J. Eggington, president of Rohr Marine, Inc.;

Ned Marandino, general manager-

Winder Transportation Systems, and Keith W. Tantlinger, senior vice president-research and devel- opment. As presidentof Rohr Aero- space, Mr. Filiciotto retains senior management responsibility for all of the company's aerospace ac- tivities.

Joseph M. Walsh

In a separate board action, Jo- seph M. Walsh, executive vice president-administration, was elected to membership on Rohr's board of directors. Mr. Walsh, who reports to Mr. Garry, joined the company last month and has senior management responsibility for Rohr's staff functions, which include finance, legal, industrial re- lations, and public and govern- mental relations. we build, repair, overhaul and convert

This modern shipyard is located on a 40 acre site in the Port of Vancouver, Canada's gateway to the Pacific. 20 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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