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ern crew/supply boat are deter- mined by her ton-mile-hour factor when heavily loaded, in combina- tion with high absolute speed for hotshot or personnel runs. Great- er speed becomes ever more im- portant as rigs are built farther offshore, Mr. Sachse explains.
Vessels must be able to complete a trip in 12 hours, according to
U.S. Coast Guard regulations, or carry a second skipper, adding greatly to operating expense.
The design cruising speed of the Audrey allows her to turn around within 12 hours, and thus her owner can run her up to sev- en trips a week. And that, adds her designer, is the single most important criterion for a fast, offshore supply and passenger- carrying vessel. $19.9-Million Overhaul
Job Awarded By Navy
To Todd's Seattle Yard
Todd Pacific Shipyards Corpo- ration, a subsidiary of Todd Ship- yards Corporation, has been awarded a contract by the U.S.
Navy for a general overhaul of the frigate Reasoner (FF-1063).
The $19.9-million job, which will take about a year to com- plete, will be performed at the company's Seattle shipyard be- ginning in October this year.
Caicos Petroleum Services re- cently announced the establish- ment of a ship-to-ship oil trans- fer facility in the Turks and
Caicos Islands. The company's activities are under the direction of Capt. J.O. Karstrom Jr., who is also the Services' U.S. agent.
Caicos Petroleum Services was formed by several Chicago area businessmen led by Raymond E.
Cross, president of Federal Chi- cago Corp., and chairman of Fed- eral Die Casting Co.
The transfer area is in the lee of the island of West Caicos on the east side of the Caicos Pas- sage. The Caicos Petroleum Serv- ices facility provides full service for lightering operations, and air service to and from the United
States. Hotels and a medical clin- ic are located on the nearby is- land of Providenciales. Ships stores and spare parts are avail- able, and the company plans to provide bunkering services in the near future.
The operation is insured by
Lloyd's of London, and includes a personnel boat for crew changes, utility boat, 10-foot by 20-foot sea cushion fenders, hoses, communi- cations gear, oil dispersant, and related transfer tackle. Mooring masters are provided by Interna- tional Pilots of Atlantic High- lands, N.J.
For further information on
Caicos Petroleum Services' new transfer facility, write Capt. J.O.
Karstrom Jr., Dept. MR, Caicos
Petroleum Services Inc., 2222
North Elston Avenue, Chicago, 111. 60614.
Contract To Lockstad
Howard E. Lindberg, president of Lockstad Co. Inc. of Mendham,
N.J., a leading supplier of Chain
Pipe Covers in the USA, recently announced the receipt of a con- tract from Avondale Shipyards,
Inc. of Louisiana. Lockstad Co. will supply all design, engineering and installation of Chain Pipe
Covers for the Ogden marine tankers and the three American
President Lines containerships now being built by Avondale.
Lockstad Co. Inc. recently moved their offices to R.D. #2,
Burnett Road, Mendham, N.J. 07945.
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