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TRM-115 SSB radio, an SRD Mod- el CLX Loran, and a Datamarine

Model 2650 depth finder.

The PBR-216 is the first of six sister vessels being built for the same owner. Service Machine will deliver the remaining five during 1980.

The second recent delivery was the tugboat Stone Mountain, built for Black Towing Company of

Morgan City. The 75-foot vessel has a free-running speed of about 12 knots, provided by twin GM- 16V-92N diesels driving 64-inch bronze propellers supplied by Rice

Propellers through Twin Disc 5:1 reduction gearing.

A Smatco towing/anchor han- dling winch provides a line pull of 50,000 pounds. Skipper, Inc. provided the hydraulic steering units, two air compressors came from Quincy, and the Barnes bilge/ballast/fire pump and the sanitary and potable water pres- sure sets were supplied by Pump

Systems, Inc.

Electronic gear in the Stone

Mountain include Sitex radar,

Drake SSB radio, two Motorola

VHF radios, Datamarine depth finder, and Texas Instrument computer-controlled Loran.

Merit Drilling Seeks

Title XI For Drill Barge

Costing $10.5 Million

Merit Three Drilling, Ltd., a subsidiary of Merit Drilling of

Houston, has applied to MarAd for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of a shallow-water drill barge. Red

Fox Industries, New Iberia, La., is the proposed builder.

If approved, the Title XI guar- antee would cover $7,875,000, or 75 percent of the total actual cost of $10,500,000.

Grand Bassa Tankers

Names Naval Architect

Robert C. Morrell has become affiliated with Grand Bassa Tank- ers, Inc. of Tulsa, Okla., as naval architect.

For the past 32 years, Mr. Mor- rell has been a consulting naval architect in New York City. He is a naval architecture graduate of The University of Michigan.

Grand Bassa is the owner of 10 seagoing tankers totaling about 1,200,000 deadweight tons.

Promotions And

Retirements At

El Paso LNG Company

The El Paso Company of Hous- ton, Texas, has announced that

George D. Carameros Jr., chair- man, and Barry Hunsaker, presi- dent of El Paso LNG Company, a subsidiary, have elected to take early retirement to pursue other interests in the energy field. They will continue to be available as

May 1, 1980 required in a consulting capacity for a period of time after their retirement. Mr. Carameros and

Mr. Hunsaker each have been em- ployed by El Paso for over 32 years, and have been with the LNG subsidiary from its inception.

Travis H. Petty, chairman of

The El Paso Company, will also become chairman and president of

El Paso LNG Company. Virgil R.

Cowart and Martin R. Engler Jr. were named executive vice presi- dents of this subsidiary, and will report to Mr. Petty.

Mr. Cowart, who is based in

Paris, France, joined El Paso in 1953. He was part of the original complement of El Paso's French subsidiary formed in 1960, and was named managing director of that subsidiary in 1965. Mr.

Cowart has also been with the

LNG subsidiary since its incep- tion, and became a vice president in 1975, and in 1977 was named a senior vice president, his most recent position.

Mr. Engler joined El Paso LNG

Company as a vice president in 1976, and was named a senior vice president in 1978. Prior to joining

El Paso, he had spent 25 years with San Diego Gas and Electric

Company, where he initiated San

Diego's entry into the LNG busi- ness in 1964. His last position with that company was executive vice president.

Time is running out. imii linni iiiii i

IMCO has spoken.

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You run a ship, perhaps even a fleet. So you know that

May 25 is the deadline for compliance with IMCO

A.383 (SOLAS 1974). By that date every one of your vessels must be capable of monitoring the 2182 KHz radiophone distress frequency. Continuously. 24 hours a day while your ship is at sea. And you'll need a dedicated watch receiver to do so.

And that's just for a start. Depending on ship registry, you could also need muting circuitry, or a two-tone generator, or an integrated muting control clock.

Or all of them.

As you know, this equipment is not inexpensive. In fact, it may not even be available, except as part of a larger package. Which means you could be paying even more, for a lot of things you don't even need.

And time is running out.

Electro-Nav has acted.

This is. our new EN 2I82R WATCH

RECEIVER. We designed it expressly to comply with IMCO A.383. And it's available. Right now.

EN 2182R is designed to meet or exceed all the requirements of all the regulatory agencies of all the world's major maritime nations — CEPT, UK's Home

Office, Scandinavia's P.T.T., the USA's

FCC — you name it. EN 2182R is rug- ged, compact, permits normal or squelch operation, receives SSB and DSB, and comes with its own integrated built-in loudspeaker.

No messy modifications, and no installation costs. To operate, just connect to an aerial, plug in to a power source, and turn it on. That's all.

Also, no expensive price tags; EN 2182R costs far less than any other watch receiver that will do the same job. And it's available, so you won't have to keep applying for long extensions. In short, EN 2182R is a lifeline that will help you beat the deadline. And the time is now.

For additional information and technical data call or write Electro-Nav today.

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