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Vessels Review-

Louisiana (continued from page 26) hours using 10 J.C. Carter pumps, each with a minimum capacity of 1,100 cubic meters per hour. A

Bird-Johnson 2,200-hp bow thrust- er is installed to assist in docking and undocking.

The Louisiana has a comple- ment of 30. Accommodations are provided for 35, which includes two owner's staterooms, two for cadets, and one for a pilot. All are one-man cabins with private bath- rooms.

Operating on fuel oil only, the ship has a range of about 10,500 nautical miles. She carries 6,600 long tons of fuel oil, 185 tons of diesel oil, and 470 tons of fresh water. 'LOUISIANA' MAJOR SUPPLIERS

Alco Power, diesel for generator

Ansul, fire extinguishers

Aqua-Chem, desalinization unit, pumps & accessories

Baldt, anchors & chain

Bird-Johnson, bow thruster

Carrier, reefer plant for ac system

Carter, cargo pumps, cargo cooldown spray pumps

Cutler-Hammer, group control centers, controllers

Ferguson, propeller

Foster Wheeler, main boilers, inert gas/ dry air plant

General Electric, main turbines & gears, thrust bearings, turbogenerators, motors

Gould, switchboards

Graham, main condenser

IDT, joiner work, insulation lotron, collision-avoidance system

ITT Mackay Marine, radio system

Jered, steering gear

Walter Kidde, C02 system

Lake Shore, anchor windlass, mooring winches

National Forge, forgings, main shafting

Posi-Seal, butterfly valves

Raytheon, radar systems, Loran C, dop- pler log, recording echo depth sounder

Reactor Controls, bridge & engine room consoles

Rotoflow, LNG compressors

Simmons Precision, custody transfer system

Sperry, gyrocompass & gyropilot systems

Warren, pumps

Worthington, deaerating feed heater


The New York Sun, first of two fuel-efficient, diesel-powered coast- al tankers under construction for

Sun Transport, was delivered re- cently by Sun Ship Inc. of Ches- ter, Pa. Sun Transport's design for the New York Sun and sister ship Philadelphia Sun (see MR/

EN 8/15/80 issue, page 10) an- ticipated the regulatory changes that have evolved since construc- tion of these vessels began. The two ships incorporate many of the environmental and safety fea- tures that succeeding legislation has made mandatory for tanker designs of the future.

The 34,400-dwt ships have an overall length of 612 feet, beam of 90 feet, depth of 49.5 feet, and draft of 36.75 feet. Propulsion is provided by a single Mitsubishi/

Sulzer slow-speed, type 6RND- 76M diesel engine with an output of 14,200 bhp, providing a service speed of 15.5 knots.

Outstanding features of the the New York Sun include a high level of automation, permitting control of engine speed and di- rection from the bridge; fully air-conditioned crew accommoda- tions; and an elevator connecting the four superstructure decks with the engine room.

The new tanker is capable of carrying six different types of re- fined petroluem products simul- taneously, including gasoline, ker- osene, jet fuel, heating oil, and naphtha. Six pumps can discharge the ship's 247,000-barrel cargo in 15 hours.

New York Sun is equipped with a wide array of modern naviga- tional aids, including a collision- avoidance radar system, a satel- lite navigation system to enable (continued on page 31)

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