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Dry Docks to 80,000 Dwt

New York Section SNAME Meeting

Discusses Crude Oil Washing Systems

Newly elected officers and guests at a recent SNAME New York Section meeting included, left to right: Eric Lithen, chairman; W.C. Cowles of Exxon International, author; Neil Reddy, vice chairman; Adm. Lauren McCready, honored guest; Prof.

Jose Femenia, SUNY Maritime College; and M.S. Hirschkowitz, U.S. Merchant

Marine Academy.

Adm. Lauren S. McCready, for- merly head of the Engineering

Department at the U.S. Merchant

Marine Academy, Kings Point, and first head of the National

Maritime Research Center, was the guest of honor at a recent meeting of the New York Metro- politan Section of The Society of

Naval Architects and Marine En- gineers.

The following slate of officers were nominated and elected at the meeting: Eric E. Lithen, chair- man ; Neil E. Reddy, vice chair- man ; John C. Daidola, secretary- treasurer; and Siegfried C. Kell- ner, member of the Executive


The paper presented at the meeting was entitled "A Practi- cal Guide to the Design and In- stallation of Crude Oil Washing

Systems," authored by Walter C.

Cowles of Exxon International

Company, in collaboration with

M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc.

Intended as a guide for modi- fications to tankers in order to incorporate the latest crude oil washing requirements, the paper described the program developed by Exxon for implementing the

IMCO TSPP 1978 requirements for crude oil washing installations in its fleet of VLCCs and ULCCs.

Among the areas covered in the paper were IMCO requirements, performance criteria, design pro- cedures, and numerous examples of design and installation prac- tices.

A lively discussion period fol- lowed the presentation.

ASMAR Shipyards USA Representative

Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada ^^ JACKSON MARINE CORPORATION

Prat 856, Piso 14 Castilla 150-V Valparaiso, Chile, S.A. — 17 Battery Place New York, New York 10004

Tel. 59411-57129 Telex 30305 XX Tel. (212) 269-0937

Mardrill Seeks Title XI

For Six Barge Rigs

Costing $24 Million

Mardrill, Inc., P.O. Box 654,

New Iberia, La., has applied for a

Title XI guarantee to aid in fi- nancing the construction of six inland drilling and workover barge rigs. According to the applicant, the rigs will operate in the inland waters of Louisiana and Texas.

Par Industries, Inc., New Iberia,

La., is the proposed builder, with deliveries to be between Septem- ber 1, 1980, and July 1, 1981.

Estimated total cost for the six rigs is $24,240,000. If approved, the guarantee would be for $18,- 180,000, which is 75 percent of the total cost. $16-Million Overhaul

Job For Willamette

Willamette Iron and Steel Com- pany, Portland, Ore., is being awarded a $16,646,300 formally advertised firm fixed-price con- tract for the regularly scheduled overhaul of the USS Mount Ver- non (LSD-39). The Supervisor of

Shipbuilding, Conversion and Re- pair, USN, Seattle, Wash., is the contracting activity. (N62799-70-


Fully Integrated Shipyard Facilities - Work Force 4500 Skilled Employees

McAllister Brothers Acquires

Independent Towing Of Philadelphia

Shown at the signing in Philadelphia, Pa., Anthony J. McAllister Jr. (left), president of McAllister Brothers, Inc., and William Meyle Jr. (right), president of Independent

Towing Co.

McAllister Brothers, Inc., has acquired Independent Towing

Company of Philadelphia, Pa., a major Delaware River tug oper- ator, and will merge it into its organization. The announcement was made by Anthony J. McAl- lister Jr., president of the New

York, N.Y.-based towing and transportation company, which also serves the ports of New York,

Baltimore, Norfolk, and San Juan.

The merger adds Independent

Towing's fleet of six tugs to the nine McAllister now operates out of the Port of Camden, N.J., dou- bling the company's service ca- pabilities between Trenton and the Delaware Breakwater.

Independent was founded in 1876 by Emil Meyle. He was suc- ceeded successively by his son,

William, and by William Jr., the present president. Kenneth Meyle is vice president. William Meyle

III, representing the fourth gen- eration of the family, is the cor- porate secretary.

According to the announcement,

Independent Towing will continue its operations as a subsidiary of

McAllister. It has berthing facil- ities at Pier 34 South, Philadel- phia, and a total of 50 employees.

McAllister now has more than 110 tugs and barges in its fleet.

The company name has been as- sociated with marine transporta- tion in the Port of New York for over 115 years, through four gen- erations of the McAllister family.

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