Captain Tom Smith Forms CTS And Associates

Capt. Tom Smith, well-known international marine surveyor, until recently vice president of Nelson and Associates, Inc., announces the formation of CTS and Associates, international marine consultants, surveyors, engineers and ultrasonic technicians (audio gauging or nondestructive thickness testing).

Graduating from the U.S. Navy's Group II Service School and special extension courses in early 1942, Captain Smith has since been involved professionally in the marine interests, including the e s t a b l i s h m e n t of his own boatbuilding firm in the early 60s.

Offering classification society and underwriter approved ultrasonic (audio) gauging, Captain Smith states he has recently added his own "in-house" computer, allowing analysis and print-out of all gauge reports which, he states, result in the "most definitive" gauge report presently in the industry.

The computer has also been "programmed in" to his phone answering service, allowing the customer to leave "unlimited" message content, as opposed to the usual "name and number," and providing an "automatic" relay to the "on-duty" surveyor on a seven-day, 24-hour basis.

The recent addition to the staff of Capt. James (Jim) McCrory, well-known in south Florida and the Virgin I s l a n d s / S a n Juan areas, has somewhat relieved the heavy work load on the Underw r i t i n g Condition/Survey and Yacht Departments, and it is hoped these departments will expand still further under his expert guidance, stated Captain Smith.

The headquarters office in Miami has its own Limited Shore (radio) Station, call sign "KYR- 525" covering approximately 25 miles offshore from Fort Lauderdale to Marathon, allowing "skippers" to call in hours before docking, assuring a surveyor onboard immediately following vessels clearing customs. Station monitors VHF channel #16 with a working f r e q u e n c y of channel #09. CTS and Associates are located at 11320 S.W. 108th Court, Miami, Fla. 33176.

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