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Jeffboat Receives Order

For Six 20,000-Barrel

Double-Skin Barges

Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville,

Ind., has announced it has re- ceived a contract for six 264-foot by 52-foot 6-inch by 12-foot 20,000-barrel double-skin tank barges from Shoreline Invest- ments, Galveston, Texas; Joe

Grasso III, owner.

These vessels will be equipped with steam coils, a deep-well pump, a stripping system, closed gauging, and will be built to

American Bureau of Shipping,

Class Tank Barge River Service standards.

The steel for these vessels, as for most Jeffboat-built products, will be wheelabrated and primed with preconstruction primer prior to fabrication.

Nichigoh Maru, a 36,912-gt, fully automated containership built at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen,

Japan, was delivered recently to her joint owners — Yamashita-

Shinnihon Steamship, Mitsui

O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen.

A special committee made up of personnel representing the owners and the shipyard was es- tablished to guide the construc- tion of the ship, i.e., to conduct research and development on manpower reduction, safety, and economy.

As a result of this joint effort, the cargo hold of the ship is de- signed to provide greater carry- ing capacity than conventional ships of the same class. The load on the deck is diminished and

Bulkfleet Ma rine Elects

G.J. Mount V-P

G.J. Mount has been elected vice president of Bulkfleet Marine

Corporation, a Houston, Texas- based company engaged in the marine transportation of liquid and bulk materials, according to a recent announcement.

Mr. Mount will be based in the company's recently established

Northeast division headquarters located at 325 Chestnut Street,

Suite 1216, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106. He will be responsible for

Bulkfleet's operations in the

Northeast sector of the United

States. loading and unloading time is sub- stantially reduced.

The new vessel employs a newly developed, high hull-efficiency construction, including a special bulbous bow, and is equipped with a constant-pressure turbo- charged, low-fuel engine resulting in higher propulsion speed at low- er horsepower.

Extensive automation of engine room machinery and other main operating and control equipment reduced manpower requirements allowing operation by a crew of only 18.

The Nichigoh Maru is 217.175 meters long (about 713 feet) and carries 1,588 twenty-foot contain- ers including 584 which are re- frigerated. The main engine, a

Hitachi B&W 8L90GFC-type die- sel, provided the ship with a max- imum trial speed of 25.4 knots.

Bulkfleet Marine Corporation designs and constructs tug/barge units for charter to oil and chem- ical companies for the purpose of transporting materials along the

U.S. Gulf, East and West Coast- lines. The company's Dedicated

Deep Notch Tug Barge Unit (DDNTBU) has been engineered as a means for moving materials at lower costs. Bulkfleet Marine

Corporation tug/barge units fea- ture heavy fuel engines because of the distinct advantage of fuel availability. All such units de- signed and built by Bulkfleet will be classed and operated with full unrestricted ocean service by the

American Bureau of Shipping and the U.S. Coast Guard.


The automated containership, Nichigoh Maru, powered by a Hitachi 8L90GFC-type diesel engine, attained trial speed of up to 25.4 knots. The vessel was constructed by Hitachi Zosen at their Hiroshima Works for joint owners Yamashita-Shinnihon

Steamship, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen.

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