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Bender Delivers Scalloper 'Westport' To Tradewind Fishing

Many advanced features are incorporated into the Caterpillar-powered Westport, a scallop fishing boat delivered recently by Bender Shipbuilding of Mobile to Trade- wind Fishing Corporation of New Bedford, Mass. Vessel will fish on Georges Bank.

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair

Company of Mobile, Ala., recently delivered the scalloper Westport to Soren Henriksen of Tradewind

Fishing Corporation, New Bed- ford, Mass. She is the first of four identical vessels under construc- tion at the Bender yard. Two will be owned by Tradewind Fishing and two were ordered by Eddie

Carter of the Donna Lynn Fish- ing Corporation, also of New Bed- ford.

This latest series of scallopers embodies many changes and im- provements arising from operat- ing experience with the Trade- wind, which was delivered to Mr.

Henriksen two years ago. The

Westport has an overall length of 98 feet, beam of 25 feet, and depth of 14 feet.

The new vessel is powered by a Caterpillar model D399 diesel with an output of 1,100 bhp, driv- ing a Columbian Bronze 4-blade, 70-inch by 75-inch, Kort nozzle propeller through a Caterpillar clutch and a Caterpillar model 7261 reduction gear having a ra- tio of 3.84:1. Service speed is 11.5 knots. Engine controls are Math- ers model AD12.

Cutless rubber stern bearings were supplied by Lucian Moffitt; main shaft bearings are Dodge "Sleevoil." The main engine is cooled by Fernstrum keel coolers.

Two auxiliary engines are Cater- pillar model D3304T.

Deck equipment includes two

Hathaway model 12 AITHS hy- draulic trawl winches and a 16- inch Hathaway trawl block. Hy- draulically positioned gallows are moved outboard into fishing po- sition by hydraulic rams. When in this position, fishing loads are carried by the structure of the vessel.

Central air-conditioning by

Therman serves the wheelhouse and main and lower deck accom- modations. The shucking house aft has Carrier air-conditioning and heating. The 15-man inflat- able life raft was supplied by

Swit-Lick, and the air horn is a

Kahlenberg model Tl.

Electronic gear, supplied as a package by EPSCO and installed by the R.H. Sassaman Company of Mobile, includes the following:

EPSCO radar model M16, radar model EB Seaveyor, Loran C mod- el Seanav XL (one 32-volt dc and one 115-volt ac), two model 2001 depth recorders, model 901 auto- pilot with model 505 standard compass; Cobra CB radio with

SSB, Northern SSB radio model

N550, Yaesu shortwave receiver model FRG-7, and Raytheon Loud- hailer.

Artist's conception shows oil barge Rosemarie leaving Pier 91 in Seattle. Vessel will be handled by Dunlap Towing of La Conner, Wash., and operate in Seattle, Portland, and Alaska.

Principals at christening of Rosemarie included (L to R): W.E. Fritz

Gosselin, father of the late Rosemarie Politeo; Stephen Politeo Sr., vice president-industrial marketing, Pacific Northern Oil; Laura Gosselin, vessel's sponsor; and Dale Trapp, Pacific Northern Oil vice president.

Oceangoing Tank Barge Built

By Zidell For Pacific Northern

Zidell of Portland, Ore., recent- ly delivered the Rosemarie, an oceangoing tank barge built in

Tacoma, Wash., for Pacific North- ern Oil. Her Grade D petroleum capacity of 24,000 barrels makes this 230-foot barge the second largest of its kind in Puget Sound.

The barge was christened at

Johnny's Dock in Tacoma by Mrs.

Laura Gosselin, mother of the late

Rosemarie Politeo, for whom the vessel is named. Mrs. Politeo was the wife of Stephen Politeo Sr.,

Pacific Northern's vice president- industrial marketing.

The Rosemarie has a complete- ly integrated piping system for suction and discharge, heating coils, and an onboard strainer system. The duel pumping system is capable of pumping fuel from either port or starboard tanks, and filters fuel before and after it leaves the vessel's tanks. Un- derdeck piping permits the barge to carry deck cargo. She will be used primarily for ship bunker- ing and fuel transfer in Seattle,

Portland, and Alaska. The Rose- marie will be operated by Pacific

Northern Marine, a sister com- pany of Pacific Northern Oil.

Also present at the christening ceremonies were Jack Zidell, Tom

Sherwood, and Wes Banek from

Zidell; corporate officers from Pa- cific Northern; and Dunlap Tow- ing Company's Jim Dunlap Sr.,

Jim Dunlap Jr., Tom Halle, and

Dick Hallenger. Dunlap has the towing contract for the Rose- marie.

When Pacific Oil was founded in 1973 it did not sell oil to the marine industry, relying heavily on sales to industrial customers.

In 1977, however, the company gambled with the possibility of attracting many ships to bunker in the Northeast rather than in

Los Angeles, Japan, or Europe.

When the North Slope crude from

Alaska began to flow, so did Pa- cific Northern's growth. Since 1977 the company has grown 780 percent; sales figures for 1980 are expected to be in excess of $180 million. Pacific Northern currently services more than 50 percent of the ships that bunker in Portland and Seattle. ^JStf^GVl 8 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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