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probe for use on clean, very smooth surfaces such as new fab- rications. Thickness range is 0.06 to 2.0 inches. Identical perform- ance is offered by the KB-560-

BTL, except that its extended housing can reach limited access surfaces.

A removable bell housing is available for use with all the new small probes, for testing on sur- faces where access is not limited.

For free literature or more in- formation on the DM2, write to

George Quinn, Dept. MR, Kraut- kramer-Branson, Inc., 250 Long

Beach Boulevard, Stratford, Conn. 06497. $14-Million Scrapping

Facility To Be Built

In Netherlands Antilles

Paul Loewenthal, U.S. Econom- ic Commissioner for the Nether- lands Antilles, recently announced that his government and West

Germany's Eisen Und Metal A.G. have signed an agreement in prin- ciple for a $14-million, ship-break- ing scrap yard in Curacao that will produce 85,000 tons of steel a year for the Latin American market. Construction of the fa- cility will begin in early 1981.

According to Mr. Loewenthal, the Netherlands Antilles Govern- ment will provide $7 million for the necessary infrastructure in- cluding piers and access roads, plus 85 percent of the cost of an additional $7 million for equip- ment. To be located in the harbor of Willemstad, the yard will em- ploy from 185 to 270 workers, depending on the ship breakage methods used. Additional jobs will be created in such related activ- ities as preparing the vessels for scrapping.

Eisen Und Metal A.G., which has been active since the 1920s in the ship-breaking industry, is owned by three German compa- nies—Hoescht/Estel, Mannes- mann, and Rheinmetall, each hold- ing a one-third equity.

Present plans call for the es- tablishment of two separate com- panies in the Netherlands Antilles —a production company that will scrap the ships, in which the Gov- ernment would have a majority of shares; and a trading company that will buy the vessels, market the resultant scrap metal, and be involved in other commercial ac- tivities. The trading company would be a joint venture, owned equally by the Netherlands An- tilles Government and Eisen Und

Metal A.G.

WELCOME ABOARD — Neill McAllister of McAllister Brothers,

Inc. welcomed participants of a recent meeting of The Women's

Traffic Club of New York aboard the Margaret M. McAllister for a tour of the harbor. The day's activities were sponsored by the Edu- cational Program of The Women's Traffic Club of New York. The

Women's Traffic Club of New York was organized in 1931 to bring together women engaged in freight and passenger traffic, transpor- tation and related firms in the industry.

Ihe largest btdlder of small ships in Australia

Our modern flow-line shipyard has all the extras:

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European Agent: European Marine & Machinery Agencies, 60 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst Hants, S047RA, U.K.

Telex: 47509

Middle East Sales Manager: John Skelton, P O Box 4134

Nicosia Cyprus. Telex: 2332 Mickys Attn Skelton

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