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Gotaverken Plans

To Build 37,000-DWT

Icebreaking Bulker

Advanced plans for the con- struction of a 37,000-dwt bulk cargo ship, with an unparalleled capacity to operate in Arctic wa- ters, have been made by the

Gotaverken Arendal Shipyard in

Goteborg, West Sweden. The yard recently presented its latest study on the vessel at a recent inter- national symposium, entitled "Ice

Problems," in Lulea, northern


The vessel, which would be the first built to Class 10, the highest

Canadian ice class, will be capa- ble of operating in Arctic waters throughout the year, and its spe-

Keppel Shipyard Ltd., Singapore

Sembawang Shipyard Ltd., Singapore

Western Eagle (Pte.) Ltd., Singapore cially reinforced hull — designed with the help of computers—can theoretically withstand impact with 3-meter-thick ice (about 10 feet). Propulsion will be provided by two steam turbine engines, each generating 20.6 mw (28,000 hp).

The ship will have an overall length of 154.4 meters (about 507 feet), a beam of 32.23 meters (106 feet), and a draft of 12.19 meters (40 feet). It will carry one mobile crane—stored in a heated garage when not in use—and one helicopter. Chiefly intended for ore transports from the Arctic, the vessel will also be able to carry the wide range of equip- ment and other materials needed for the exploitation of the Arc- tic's resources.

John J. Bajor Joins

Midland Marine Corp.

James A. McQuilling, president of Midland Marine Corporation, recently announced that John J.

Bajor has joined the sales staff in Midland Marine's New York

City office. Mr. Bajor will expand their ship repair sales effort un- der the leadership of Wayne H.


Midland Marine acts as exclu- sive agents in the United States and Canada for a worldwide group of shipyards.

John J. Bajor

Mr. Bajor is a graduate of the

United States Merchant Marine

Academy and also holds a gradu- ate degree, M.S. in management engineering from Newark College of Engineering. Mr. Bajor has wide experience in the marine engineering field, both at sea and ashore. For the last nine years, prior to this appointment, Mr.

Bajor was employed by the marine departments of Exxon,

U.S.A., and Exxon International

Company in various capacities.

His most recent assignment was that of repair superintendent of

VLCC-type vessels.

Military Sealift Orders

Tracor Automatic Omega

Tracor Instruments has been awarded a contract to install

Tracor Automatic receivers on 16 ships of the United States Mili- tary Sealift Command.

These receivers will provide worldwide navigation capability.

The Automatic Omega is the latest in marine navigation sys- tems from Tracor, a company having extensive experience in sophisticated electronic systems for navigation and defense.

Headquartered in Austin, Tex- as, Tracor is also quite active with

Satellite Navigators, which are sold and serviced worldwide. For further information, contact Trac- or Instruments, 6500 Tracor Lane,

Austin, Texas 78721.




Shiprepairs Division, British Shipbuilders

Tyne Shiprepair Group Ltd., South Shields, England

River Thames Shiprepairs Ltd., London, England

Vosper Shiprepairers Ltd., Southampton, England

Falmouth Shiprepair Ltd., Falmouth, England

Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland

Scott Lithgow Drydocks Ltd., Greenock, Scotland

The Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Ltd., Grangemouth, Scotland

Smiths Dock Co., Ltd., Tees Division, Southbank, England

Hall Russell & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen, Scotland


Malta Drydocks, Malta, G.C.


Dorman Long Swan Hunter (Pty.) Ltd., Cape Town, South Africa

Dorman Long Vanderbijl Corp., Ltd., Durban, South Africa


Swan Hunter (Trinidad) Ltd., Port Chaguaramas, Trinidad


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