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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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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.
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
Garlock Introduces New
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