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Matson Navigation Promotes

J.P. Gray And M.A. Griffin

Matson Navigation Company, 100 Mission

Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94105, has an- nounced the promotions of James P. Gray to the position of executive vice president- operations, and Marvin A. Griffin to group vice president-staff functions.

Both are newly created positions effective

February 15, said R.J. Pfeiffer, Matson pres- ident.

Mr. Gray, formerly a senior vice president, headed the freight division and was presi- dent of the subsidiary Matson Terminals, Inc.

Reporting to Mr. Gray in his new post will be the heads of the freight division, the en- gineering and marine operations division,

Matson Terminals, Inc., Matson Agencies and Matson's area managers.

Mr. Griffin formerly was a vice president, corporate development. Reporting to him in his new position will be the heads of the finance division, law department, corporate development and industrial relations.

Fairbanks Morse Diesel Engines

To Power Three Ocean Vessels

The keel has been laid for the first of three 2,000-dwt breakbulk vessels which will be powered by Fairbanks Morse opposed piston diesel engines. Equitable Shipyards,

Inc. of New Orleans, La., will build the ves- sels for American Atlantic Shipping, Inc. of

New York. R.D. Jacobs, manager of marine sales for Colt Industries, Fairbanks Morse

Engine Division in Beloit, Wis., announced the $1.5-million order.

The shipsets for the three vessels each include a Fairbanks Morse Model 38TD8-1/8 twelve-cylinder nonreversing marine engine with a vertical offset reverse and reduction gear. Each engine is rated at 3,000 horse- power at 750 rpm.

The three vessels will be identical, 288 feet long with a 45-foot beam and a depth of 22 feet. Upon completion, the vessels will be placed in service between New York and

Miami, and various ports throughout the

Caribbean. The Equitable Shipyards are the world's largest builder of lighter aboard ship (LASH) and SEABEE barges. They also build tugboats, crewboats and supply vessels for the offshore oil industry.

Northwest Marine Iron Works

Awarded $8-Million Navy Contract

The Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Ma- rine Iron Works has started a 10-month overhaul of the USS Meyerkord under a $8.8-million contract.

The pact is the third long-term contract awarded to Northwest Marine Iron Works by the Navy in the past two years. The firm, which operates in the Port of Portland-owned

Swan Island Ship Repair Yard, is completing a major overhaul of the USS Lang, and ear- lier completed a fleet overhaul of the USS

Stein including a sonar and dome.

USS Meyerkord (FF-1058), U.S. Navy frigate, shown in Portland, Ore., Swan Island Ship Repair Yard for a regular overhaul by Northwest Marine Iron Works.

The Meyerkord will be in Portland through

November of 1978. The 478-foot-long vessel is in the same squadron as the USS Lang.

Due to be installed on the Meyerkord are an improved communications system, radar, sonar unit and weapons, plus hull repair.

The job will require about two months on drydock. The 300 Navy personnel on the

Meyerkord will be housed by Northwest Ma- rine Iron Works for the duration of the job.

Northwest Marine Iron Works' Marine Di- vision specializes in major vessel repairs, ship conversions and new barge construction.

Atlas complies with U.S. Coast Guard rules for navigation recorders!




Both the ATLAS DIGIGRAPH 480 and the ATLAS 460 comply with the

U.S. Coast Guard rule effective June 1,1977 requiring all vessels of 1600 gross tons or more operating on the navigable waters of the U.S. to be equipped with 'an echo depth sounding device, a device that can continuously record the depth readings of the vessel's echo depth sounding device'.

The Atlas navigation sounders ATLAS DIGIGRAPH 480 and ATLAS 460 fulfill this USCG requirement, and in addition comply with all IMCO recommendations.

The ATLAS DIGIGRAPH 480 offers a unique range selection from 5 fins for shallow navigation and berthing, to 500 fins for deep water navigation.

Operating ranges can be converted from fathoms to meters merely by pushing a button. On shallow ranges, bottom soundings from two transducers can be recorded simultaneously — (up to four transducers can be monitored in groups of two). The selected range and the bottom recording are digitally displayed, and an automatic 15 minute time mark and event marker features are included. Optional plug-in type transducers can be supplied for replacement without dry docking.

The ATLAS 460 offers the same rugged reliability as the more sophisticated DIGIGRAPH 480. The ATLAS 460's three ranges are switchable from fathoms to meters. Maximum depth is 500 fathoms (1000 meters), and the shallow water range is 0-25 fins with a minimum sounding depth of approximately 0.3 fathoms. An event marker is included. Operation with two transducers, switchable at choice, is optional. Plug-in transducers are available.

Both recorders can be fitted with remote digital readouts — ATLAS FILIA 520, and an alarm unit ATLAS ALARM 525.












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