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Megasystems Receives

Contracts To Equip

Two Amoco Vessels

Another major oil company,

Amoco, has signed contracts to equip ships in its fleet with com- puterized engine monitoring and control systems from Megasys- tems, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.

The orders were placed through

Kevin Patrick Smith's Suppliers

Marine & Industrial, Inc., Great

Lakes area representative for the

Cleveland firm, it was announced by Dean Chimples, Megasystems president.

The manufacturer reports the

Seamatic II systems can achieve fuel savings of 5 to 20 percent.

They will be installed aboard the

Amoco Cremona and the Amoco

Voyager, 71,000-dwt tankers which operate primarily in the


The Amoco order follows an- nouncement by Mr. Chimples in early January that four Seamatic

II systems will be installed via

IHI of Japan when it converts four VLCC supertankers for Mo- bil Shipping and Transportation

Co. from steam to diesel oper- ation.

A similar conversion was com- pleted by IHI (Ishikawajima-

Harima Heavy Industries, Ltd.) in December 1978, on the 285,000- dwt Mobil Hawk. The current fourfold order will raise to 15 the number of Seamatic lis ordered for the Mobil fleet.

Orders announced this past De- cember by Megasystems call for installations aboard the Texaco tanker Texaco Hanover, Hanna

Mining Co.'s Great Lakes ore carrier MV George Stinson, and

Germany's Hapag-Lloyd contain- ership Leverkusen Express.

Borkowski And Windell

Promoted At State Boat

State Boat Corporation, Hous- ton, Texas, announced the promo- tion of Joseph Borkowski II and

Arthur A. Windell to the position of fleet supervisor. In their new positions, both Mr. Borkowski and

Mr. Windell will each be respon- sible for the operation, manning, and maintenance of 13 vessels in the State Boat Corporation fleet.

Both will work out of State Boat's

Morgan City, La., office.

Mr. Borkowski is a veteran of 25 years on and around the wa- ter. He joined State Boat in 1965 as captain of the M V State Star, and served on a number of other

State Boat vessels prior to coming ashore as a marine supervisor in

March 1977.

Mr. Windell spent 12 years in the U.S. Navy, rising to engine- man first class before joining

State Boat in 1965. With State

Boat, Mr. Windell served on a number of vessels as chief engi- neer prior to coming ashore as a marine supervisor. He recently completed overseeing the con- struction of the M V State Jus- tice and the M V State Courage,

State Boat's innovative 204-foot supply vessels.

For over two decades, State

Boat Corporation has been a pio- neer in providing tug supply and supply vessels for the offshore transportation industry in the

Gulf of Mexico and throughout the world. State Boat's fleet cur- rently consists of 26 vessels, rang- ing up to 204 feet and 7,200 hp, with additional vessels under con- struction.

V. Hill Appointed Manager

So. & Central America For

Decca Survey Systems

Val Hill has been appointed manager of the South and Central

American Division of Decca Sur- vey Systems, Inc., according to

C.D. Paget-Clarke, president.

For the past five years, Mr.

Hill was managing director of an affiliated company, Decca Survey of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. He has been associated with the Dec- ca Survey organization since 1962.

Decca Survey Systems, Inc.,

Houston, Texas, operates through- out the Americas providing all types of offshore survey, general positioning and allied systems en- gineering for such operations as pipeline route surveys, oil and gas exploration, offshore rig position- ing, seabed investigations, hy- drographic surveys, etc.

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