Page 14: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (December 1977)

Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of December 1977 Maritime Reporter Magazine

Oceanographic Services

Buys Allen Weather Corp.

The facilities and staff of the

Washington, D. C. - based Allen

Weather Corp. were recently ac- quired by Oceanographic Serv- ices, Inc. (OSI).

OSI, headquartered at 135 East

Ortega Street, Santa Barbara,

Calif., is a leader in the fields of applied meteorology, oceanogra- phy, and related instrumentation systems design and installation.

In addition to serving as the primary center for company re- search programs and instrumen- tation systems development, the headquarters will function as the meteorological and ship routing center for the Pacific and Far

East. Vincent C. McDermott, op- erations manager of Allen Weath- er, will be initially responsible for operation of the ship routing cen- ter at OSI.

Wayne G. Winston has been ap- pointed manager of Allen Weath- er. The Washington, D.C. office will continue to serve as the fore- cast center for ship routing and other meteorological services for the Great Lakes, Atlantic Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico eastward to the Middle East. Anticipated staff additions and a link to the com- pany computer facility in Santa

Barbara are expected to enhance the capabilities of the Allen group.

Both facilities will be operated on an around-the-clock basis.

G.E. To Manufacture

Heating Systems For

Frigates At Bath Iron

General Electric Company's

Aviation Service Operation has been awarded a contract by Bath

Iron Works to Manufacture the heating system for the U.S.

Navy's U.S.S. Perry-class Guided

Missile Frigates (FFG).

The contract, valued at ap- proximately $500,000, covers the heating systems for five frigates, with a firm option for three ad- ditional ships, predicated on con- tinued Government funding. U.S.

Navy plans call for 76 Perry-class frigates.

The Philadelphia, Pa., Section of The Society of Naval Archi- tects and Marine Engineers held its October meeting at the Air- port Holiday Inn in Essington.

Seventy members and guests at- tended the technical session to hear a paper entitled "New Flex- ible Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

Facility," presented by co-authors

R. Galloway, E. Schorsch, and M.


The authors outlined the his- tory of the development of Sun

Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. since its inception in Chester,

Pa., in 1916, and described in some detail the design and con- struction of the new building fa-

Planning Research

Receives $1,460,000

Contract From USCG

Planning Research Corporation (PRC), 1850 K Street N.W., In- ternational Square, Washington,

D.C. 20006, has been awarded a $1,460,000, five-year cost-plus- fixed-fee contract by the U.S.

Coast Guard for Marine Safety

Systems Analysis. The work will be performed by PRC Systems

Services Company in McLean, Va.

PRC will develop a comprehen- sive risk management methodol- ogy to assure safety and protec- tion of the marine environment.

Emphasis will be devoted to the solutions of specific problems faced by the Coast Guard in its regulatory and enforcement ac- tivities associated with commer- cial vessels operating in the

United States ports, harbors and waterways.

PRC is the world's largest di- versified professional services or- ganization serving government, business and industry, primarily cility and its supporting equip- ment.

This new facility, which has a capability of constructing ships of 400,000 dwt, consists of a "flat slab" building area, and a large floating drydock equipped with a sophisticated tide and ballast con- trol system. The ships are built in halves on the slab and trans- ferred horizontally to the drydock for joining. A detailed model of the plant was on display at the meeting.

Following the paper presenta- tion, the members and guests were invited to join in a con- ducted tour of Sun Ship, for a first-hand view of the installation. in the areas of planning, engi- neering and architecture, infor- mation services and management consulting.

Philadelphia Resins

Announces Reassignments

Philadelphia Resins Corpora- tion, long-time manufacturers of

Chockfast and other resin and cable products for marine and in- dustrial use, has announced the following reassignments of their key personnel: Philip J. Girvin— manager of resin products; A.

Simeon Whitehill — manager of rope and cable products; Nancy

Heck — international sales man- ager; Richard E. Dearborn—U.S. sales manager of Resin and Cable

Divisions; Patricia Clungeon — office manager and sales coordi- nator.

Philadelphia Resins Corpora- tion, headquartered at 20 Com- merce Drive, Montgomeryville,

Pa. 18936, has worldwide distrib- utorship of its very complete product line.

SNAME Philadelphia Section Hears Paper On

New Flexible Shipbuilding And Ship Repair Facility

Blast Cleaning


Clemco Flo-Flor the major breakthrough in blast room recovery systems

As this cam revolves, it generates the distinctive abrasive recovery action of the Clemco Flo-Flor.

This action is the basic principle applied by

Clemco engineers in developing the System over 7 years ago. To date, well over 130 installations have proved the complete reliability of Flo-Flor automatic abrasive recovery. Low in profile,

Flo-Flor is easily maintained; uses little energy.

Its modular design permits many cost-saving configurations. Write for specifics about this

System and other ways Clemco can serve your blast room needs.


INDUSTRIES 2177 Jerrold Ave—San Francisco, CA 94124

Eugene Schorsch points to a ship being built in two halves on a table miniature of Sun's "flat slab" building area. Shown left to right, are: K. Gyswyt, secretary- treasurer, Philadelphia Section; G. Swensson, vice chairman, Philadelphia Section;

R. Galloway, executive vice president, Sun Ship, author; F.W. Beltz Jr., chairman,

Philadelphia Section; Mr. Schorsch, vice president, Sun Ship, author; R. Barnhart,

Sun Ship, coordinator, and M. Willis, Sun Ship, author. 16 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.