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New Loran C Unit

Introduced By SI-TEX —Literature Available

The new SI-TEX/KODEN 757, introduced by SI-TEX, automat- ically acquires and tracks master transmitting station and all usable secondaries of any Loran C chain.

Time Differences (TDs) of any two secondaries can be displayed simultaneously. Operation is com- pletely silent. Four automatic or manually variable notch filters eliminate interference.

Microprocessor and large-scale integration (LSI) design makes for smaller size and greater re- liability. The small size and ver- tical design of the 5-inch by 7- inch by 10-inch receiver make it ideal for both the center console of the overcrowded wheelhouse of larger boats.

Internal memory circuits fea- ture "store" and "recall" modes.

Position memory stores and re- calls eight separate Loran C posi- tions. "Always on" memory re- tains chain number, secondary stations and all eight memories even after receiver is turned off. "ComPuNav" steering feature of the 757 computes and guides helmsman along a course to any one of eight preprogrammed way- points/destinations. It also indi- cates time and distance to get there. Elapsed time can also be displayed. Planned options include latitude/longitude readout.

For complete information on the SI-TEX/KODEN Model 757 dual automatic Loran C receiver, write to David Church, SI-TEX,

Dept. MR, P.O. Box 6700, Clear- water, Fla. 33518.

McDermott To Build

Second Offshore Platform

For Union Oil Company

J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc. has received a letter of intent from Union Oil Company of Cali- fornia for a turnkey project which will involve the design, fabrica- tion, and installation of a second giant offshore platform in the East

Breaks Field in the Gulf of Mex- ico. When completed in 1982, the combination drilling-production platform will stand 1,020 feet above the Gulf floor in East

Breaks Block No. 159.

The platform's 960-foot jacket will contain 21 well slots, and is designed with a special eight- legged configuration. To reduce wave stress, its launch trusses will terminate 215 feet below sea level with only the four external legs extending out of the water to join the deck section.

The launch weight of the jack- et, pre-installed conductors, and skirt piles will be approximately 18,000 tons. These and the deck sections will be designed by Mc-

Dermott Engineering Services

Group-New Orleans. They will be fabricated and installed by the

McDermott Structural Group, based in Morgan City, La.

Union Oil Company of Califor- nia is the operator of the East

Breaks Field for the partnership composed of Union, Amoco Pro- duction Company, and Mobil Oil


Stafilopatis Named

President Of Home

Lines Cruises Inc.

Frangiskos G. Stafilopatis has been named president of Home

Lines Cruises Inc. Formerly ex- ecutive vice president of the line, he succeeds Capt. Mario F. Vespa, who has retired after 34 years with the company.

Mr. Stafilopatis joined Home

Lines in 1955 as general manager of the National Hellenic American

Line, a Home Lines subsidiary that operated the liner Queen

Frederica between Greece, Italy,

Canada, and the United States.

In 1966, he was transferred to the company's headquarters in

Switzerland, where he was special assistant to Nicos Vernicos-Eu- genides, shipowner and president of Home Lines Inc.

Mr. Stafilopatis subsequently held executive positions within the company in Italy, West Af- rica, Argentina, and Greece. He returned to New York in 1977 as executive vice president of Home

Lines Cruises.

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