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Anker Marine Paints

Moves To Larger Quarters

Leif Anker Ammentorp, presi- dent of Anker Marine Paints, announced that his offices have moved to larger quarters, on the sixth floor, 33 Rector Street, New

York, N.Y. 10006, effective im- mediately.

Established in 1964, Anker Ma- rine Paints is the U.S. represent- ative for W. & J. Leigh & Co., one of the largest British paint companies.

MarAd Study Available

On Development Of A

Standard Cargo Ship

The development of a stand- ardized general cargo ship to help meet the future requirements of the U.S. merchant marine would yield substantial benefits to ship operators, shipbuilders and the

Government, according to a study released recently by the Maritime


Series production of such a ship could significantly lower construc- tion costs and cut production time, helping make the American mer- chant marine more competitive in the world shipping market. This, in turn, could reduce the level of subsidies paid by the Government to help offset the advantages en- joyed by low-cost foreign com- petitors.

The study, "Next Generation

Cargo Liner: Phase I," was pre- pared under contract by J.J.

Henry Co., Inc., and Temple,

Barker and Sloane, Inc. The cost of the cooperative effort was shared by the Maritime Adminis- tration and seven U.S.-flag oper- ators — Farrell Lines, American

Export Lines (now a division of

Farrell), Lykes Bros. Steamship

Company, Matson Navigation

Company, Moore McCormack

Lines, Puerto Rico Maritime Ship- ping Authority, and United States


The first step of the study in- volved forecasting general cargo movements and service require- ments on selected worldwide trade routes served by the participating operators. The forecasts, which extended through the year 2000, produced profiles on each carri- er's cargo mix (percentages of breakbulk, containerized, and roll- on /roll-off cargoes), and service requirements (itinerary, service frequency, and port and canal constraints).

Based on these individual pro- files, a conceptual ship design was developed for each operator.

These designs were tailored to each company's specific cargo and service requirements.

The final step was the devel- opment of a composite design based on the most important characteristics of the seven in- dividual designs. The resulting composite ship, with available options, has the following speci- fications: length between perpen- diculars, 620 feet to 800 feet; beam, 105 feet 6 inches; depth, 69 feet 6 inches; draft 29 feet 6 inches to 32 feet 6 inches; dead- weight tonnage, 19,500 to 29,600; service speed, 18 to 23 knots; and shaft horsepower, 14,500 to 42,500.

While the study assumed the use of a steam powerplant, it was recognized that diesel propulsion offers fuel-saving advantages, and would meet the lower speed and horsepower requirements of some shipowners. The report suggested that powerplant trade-off studies be conducted at a later date.

The composite design also can be modified to facilitate different cargo mixes, depending on the con- tainer, roll-on/roll-off or break- bulk requirements of the ship- owner.

The report recommends con- tinued development of a stand- ardized vessel and concentrated research on optimizing such a ship. This would involve such ef- forts as model testing and apply- ing technological advancements to the production of the ship and its cargo-handling systems.

The report is available from the National Technical Informa- tion Service, 5285 Port Royal

Road, Springfield, Va. 22161. The prices and order numbers are:

Executive Summary (PB-297588/

AS) @ $4, Final Report (PB- 297590/AS) @ $9.50, and Final

Report/Appendices (PB-297589 /

AS) @ $8.

Uncle Sam now says you have to carry • • • lie! « S « 111 tiSin

Don't buy It.

Ml-320 $100 pei lease price for 5 years month, equipment only'

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The 1978 Port and Tanker

Safety Act requires tank vessels over 10,000 gross tons to be equipped with an electronic posi- tion fixing device (Loran-C or alternative) by June 1, 1979. The proposed date for all tank ves- sels over 1,600 gross tons is

June 1, 1980. For all vessels over 1,600 gross tons, June 1, 1981.

You can save yourself a bundle of up-front cash by leas- ing from RCA instead of buying.

We'll pick out the right equip- ment for your needs at the lowest possible price. And back it with RCA installation and service capability from our

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If your requirement is for a repeatable preprogrammed course we'll recommend the

ML-320 advanced Loran-C navi- gator. For less demanding needs, we offer the ML-220 with two time difference display or the economical switched display


Count on RCA as your sin- gle source for navigation and communications equipment, maintenance and financing. We also offer closed circuit televi- sion, shipboard entertainment systems, and pre-FCC inspec- tion services. Call Carl Pepple at (609) 338-4152 or mail the coupon today. r RCA Service Company A-196

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