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Bayou Black Shipyard

Delivers Crewboat

To Sundance Marine

American Ship Building

Receives $73-Million

Conversion Contract

The American Ship Building

Company, Tampa, Fla., was re- cently awarded a $73-million con- tract by the Moore McCormack

Lines, subsidiary of Moore Mc-

Cormack Resources, Inc., to con- vert four C-4 cargo liner vessels.

The conversion involves length- ening each vessel by addition of a new 115-foot-long midbody sec- tion which will substantially in- crease the containerized cargo capacity of each ship. Increased crane capacity will be added to the ships as well as other modi- fications.

The conversion will increase each of the four ships from 550 to 665 feet in length and from 199 to 628 twenty-foot equiva- lents of container capacity. The work will be performed at sev- eral yards of The American Ship

Building Company, with deliver- ies expected in 1982 and 1983.

Moore McCormack is convert- ing the vessels to serve the in- creased containerization in U.S. ocean trade with South America.

The line's fleet currently consists of 13 ships totaling 173,000 dwt.

Bayou Black Shipyard of Gib- son, La., recently delivered the 42-foot aluminum crewboat "Sun- dance Horizon" (shown above) to

Sundance Marine of Houston. The vessel has a length of 42 feet, a beam of 13 feet, and a depth mid- ship of 6.5 feet.

The main propulsion is sup- plied by two GM Detroit Diesel

Allison 6-71 engines, each rated at 174 bhp at 1,800 rpm, driving a three-bladed Columbian 28 by 30-inch bronze propeller via a 2-inch stainless steel shaft. Fuel is carried in an independent 300- gallon tank located in the lazar- ette. The engines are electric start with power provided by two 12- volt dc batteries.

Electronic equipment in the

Sundance Horizon consists of a

Standard Horizon VHF-FM ra- dio, and a Model No. 240, Mark

II Furuno Radar. Main engine controls are Morse Model MT type; steering system is a self- contained hydraulic type.

The vessel is USCG certified to carry 16 passengers and a crew of two.

Fendrick Named President

Of Selby, Battersby

Selby, Battersby & Co. of Phil- adelphia, Pa., recently appointed

Ronald P. Fendrick as president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Fendrick is a graduate of the Wharton School of the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania and at- tended graduate school there. He has an extensive background in purchasing at the Rohm and

Haas Company, and at Quaker

Chemical Corporation, where he served as director of purchasing prior to joining Selby, Battersby & Co. in 1980.

He is a member and past pres- ident of The Chemical Club of

Philadelphia; is vice president of the Oil Trade Association of

Philadelphia; a member of The

Society of Naval Architects and

Marine Engineers, the National

Association of Purchasing Man- agers, and the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Selby, Battersby & Co. has been a leading manufacturer of floor- ing systems for industrial, com- mercial and institutional build- ings, and a marine decking ma- terial supplier and deck covering contractor for more than 55 years.

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