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Far East Levingston To

Build $37-Million Rig

For The Western Company

Western Co. of North America,

Fort Worth, Texas, announced it has ordered a $37-million deep- water jackup drilling rig for de- livery in July 1981, from Far

East Levingston Shipbuilding

Ltd., a member of the Keppel group of companies in Singapore.

In addition to drilling operations,

Western provides other services to domestic petroleum operators.

R.B. Inserra Appointed


At Atlantic Diving Co.

Russell B. Inserra, former proj- ect manager of Atlantic Diving

Company, Inc. of Gloucester,

Mass., has been appointed to the post of vice president, Engineer- ing and Operations, by William

T. Jebb Jr., president of Atlantic

Diving Company.

Russell B. Inserra "Mr. Inserra has been project manager on some very tough jobs for us—a 5,500-foot polyethylene pipeline installation, an 18,000- foot 72-inch-diameter concrete- coated steel pipe installation, and the installation of a 21-ton stain- less-steel cofferdam in the active spent fuel pit of a nuclear power reactor," commented Mr. Jebb. "And, over the four years he's been with us, Atlantic Diving

Company has become the largest underwater contracting firm on the East Coast."

Mr. Inserra is a graduate of

Columbia University with an en- gineering degree. He has devel- oped proprietary techniques for ultrasonic testing of concrete un- der water, and has worked as a project engineer and diver on nu- merous underwater sewer and gas pipeline projects, cathodic protec- tion installations, and pier re- habilitation projects.

ASSOPO '80 Set For

June 16-18 In Trondheim —Program Available

An International Symposium on "Automation for Safety in

Shipping and Offshore Petroleum

Operations" (ASSOPO '80) is scheduled to be held in Trond- heim, Norway, June 16-18, 1980.

The symposium was organized by the Norwegian Society for

Automatic Control, jointly spon- sored by IFIP (International Fed- eration for Information Process- ing) and IF AC (International

Federation of Automatic Control).

It will present the state of the art and potential future develop- ments of automation as a tool for improving safety in shipping and offshore petroleum operations.

About 75 papers from 10 coun- tries will be presented during the three-day meeting.

Among topics to be covered are: Instrumentation; Control

Systems; Monitoring and Alarm

Systems; Navigation and Traffic

Surveillance; Risk, Safety and

Reliability; Man-Machine Sys- tems ; Simulators for Training; and Maintenance Systems.

This symposium is a successor of five previously held Symposia on Automation of Maritime Op- erations. About 400 experts from nations active within this field are expected to attend.

The Program Committee has representatives from England,

Finland, Japan, the Netherlands,

Norway, Poland, and the USA.

Registration deadline is March 15, 1980. Registrations are ac- cepted, with an increased fee, until May 1980.

For a copy of the Preliminary

Program and registration details, write ASSOPO '80, SINTEF, Au- tomatic Control Division, N-7034

Trondheim-NTH, Norway.

The savings we delivered 4 years ago are


At today's high fuel costs these savings can be up to $1,000,000 per vessel,** making SCAMP® hull cleanings an essential part of your profit program.

If your vessel has been in service six months or more contact us immediately

This ad appeared in major marine publications in 1976. fuel savings upto*228,(X)0 demonstrated asa result of regular hull cleanings with

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An EXXON Corporation study determined actual cash savings from regular hull cleanings with

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At Constant 21 MDWT 50 MDWT 250 MDWT

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The net savings represent total tuel savings Irom regular hull cleanings and delay costs based on 4 to 16 hour cleaning periods. For example, (or a

VLCC. the savings amounted to 6 tons of fuel pe' day or $36,000 per round trip

The following chart illustrates typical fuel savings of a 50 MDWT vessel operating at a reduced speed of 11 knots as an example.

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Optimum cleaning programs are, every round trip for long-haul VLCC's and every four months for smaller vessels commencing at the onset of fouling, about 10 to 12 months after dry dock.

A SCAMP hull cleaning program returns fuel savings many times greater than the cost of the cleanings even when operating at reduced speeds.

Since its introduction, over 1600 vessels have been cleaned by

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Bayonne NJ 07002 (USA]

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