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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
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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