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Radcliff Asks Title XI

On 20 Steel Barges

To Cost $6.2 Million

Radcliff Materials, Inc., a sub- sidiary of Southern Industries

Corp., 61 St. Joseph Street, Mo- bile, Ala., has applied to the Mar- itime Administration for a Title

XI guarantee to aid in financing 20 steel barges.

Twin City Shipyard, Inc., St.

Paul, Minn., builder of the 200- foot-long vessels, expects to de- liver the barges by next January.

Radcliff Materials intends to op- erate them on the U.S. inland waterways.

If approved, the Title XI guar- antee would cover $5,420,000 or 87V2 percent of the $6,196,624 total estimated cost of all 20 barges.

Jeffboat To Build

Two Tank Barges For

Boston Fuel's Fleet

Vincent D. Tibbetts, president of Boston Fuel Transportation,

Inc., has announced the signing of a contract with Jeffboat, Inc. of JefFersonville, Ind. for the con- struction of two 40,000-barrel

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Mercantile Beliard-Antwerp

Drydocks to 200,000 DWT

Hong Kong United Dockyards Ltd.

Drydocks to 70,000 DWT

Chantiers Navals de la Ciotat-France

Drydocks to 300,000 DWT

ASMAR Shipyards - Chile

Drydocks to 80,000 DWT

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Company - South Korea

Drydocks to 400,000 DWT

Beliard Crighton et Cie - Dunkirk

Drydocks to 170,000 DWT

Caillard et Cie - Le Havre

Drydocks to 60,000 DWT

Dakar Marine - Dakar, Senegal

Drydocks to 70,000 DWT

Building a new bnat? ca" NIATTON v FIRST

Repairs • Conversions • Overhaul

Matton Shipyard Company. Inc. offers complete facilities for all new construction of vessels up to 200 teet in length

For your next new vessel or repair job call Matton first. 1 h MATTON SHIPYARD«

P.O.Box 645. Cohoes. New York 12047

Tel: (518) 237-3911

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Grade A and below products.

The contract calls for the con- struction of two 260-foot by 60- foot by 22.9-foot petroleum barges with coated and coiled tanks. The barges will also be equipped with the latest pumping and antipol- lution technology.

Delivery of the first barge is scheduled for late summer 1981, with the second to be delivered in late fall 1981. Both barges will be utilized in conjunction with

Boston Fuel's other equipment servicing East Coast ports.

Omnithruster Awarded

Contract For 5 Shipsets

In Shuttle Tanker Program

Charles M. Aker, vice president and general manager of Omni- thruster Inc., a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of marine maneu- vering and positioning systems, announced a contract with New- port News Shipbuilding (a Ten- neco Company), Newport News,

Va., for five shipsets of Omni- thruster™ Model PV 2900 1500

Horsepower Systems, including complete ac electric motor drives and Omnitro™ master and remote thrust control consoles. Delivery is scheduled through March 1981.

The thrusters are to be mounted in the bows of 40,000 and 50,000- deadweight-ton tankers employed in transporting crude oil from an offshore storage vessel to Gulf

Coast refineries. The vessels are being retrofitted to enable them to approach the storage vessel, without tug assistance, which is located approximately five nauti- cal miles in deep water off the

California coast.

Garlock Introduces New

Mechanical Seal-

Literature Available

The RX-4000 mechanical seal has been recently introduced by

Garlock Inc. Its new, universal design can handle approximately 95 percent of all seal applica- tions, and it's safe for virtually all media, including glass lined and plastic pump service. Service specifications range to 250 psig pressures and temperatures to 400 F.

Other key features include a new, lighter weight design, 50 percent lighter than standard seal constructions, which is aimed at reducing seal vibration and elim- inating torque damage at start- up. According to Garlock, the new seal also can be installed consid- erably faster than today's stand- ard mechanical seals, which should substantially lower main- tenance costs. Only three simple steps are required for installa- tion. Its lighter weight effects en- ergy economies. Its universal na- ture reduces the need for large seal inventories.

For additional information and free literature on the new Gar- lock RX-4000 mechanical seal,

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