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100 Orders For New
Racal-Decca Marine Radar Lim- ited has announced that orders for its ARPA—Automatic Radar
Plotting Aid — have passed the 100 mark, nine months since its introduction. Some 50 additional orders are at an advanced stage of negotiation. In the past three months the total orders for all types of Racal-Decca Marine Ra- dars alone has exceeded some £5 million, reported David C. Els- bury, chairman and managing di- rector of the Racal-Decca group.
Multiple orders for the new
Racal-Decca ARPA have been re- ceived from the Kuwait Oil Com- pany, Tschudi and Eitzen of Nor- way, Johnson Line of Sweden, and Ocean Tramping of China,
British Petroleum, China Ship- building Corporation, Van Om- meron, P & O, and Great Eastern.
Buys 600-Foot Crane Ship
For $34.5 Million
A unit of Raymond Interna- tional Inc., Houston, Texas, re- cently purchased a crane ship from an Italian firm for $34.5 million, according to Henry F.
LeMieux, chairman and chief ex- ecutive officer.
Mr. LeMieux said that Ray- mond Offshore Constructors, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, con- cluded the purchase of a large crane ship from Micoperi SpA.
The ship, renamed "Sirius," is already in the Gulf of Mexico and working under a contract from a major oil company.
The purchase is being financed by a consortium of U.S. banks that has entered into an inter- est support agreement with Med- iocredito Centrale, an agency of the Italian Government, for 80 percent of the cost at 6.5 percent interest over five years.
The 600-foot-long and 116-foot- wide ship is equipped with a 360- degree revolving crane that has a 2,000-ton lifting capacity over the bow and an 1,800-ton revolv- ing lifting capacity.
Weeks Stevedoring Co.
Purchases Two Cranes
Richard N. Weeks, president of
Weeks Stevedoring Co., Inc.,
Cranford, N.J., has announced the purchase of the two floating cranes Luria Brothers & Co. Inc. used at Port Newark to load scrap iron. The cranes are Clyde Mod- el 20-DE-65 4- 32 equipped with 80-inch-deep magnets, clamshell buckets, and grapples. Weeks Ste- vedoring Co., Inc. is the largest bulk stevedore in the Port of New
York, and now has 14 floating cranes in operation with capac- ities up to 14 cubic yards. 'Red' Adair To Address
Oil Spill Conference
Paul N. (Red) Adair, the in- ternationally known expert in oilwell fire control and blowouts, will be featured speaker at the 8th Annual Spillage Control Con- ference to be held October 29 through 31 at Ft. Lauderdale's
Marriott Hotel and Marina.
Mr. Adair, one of several out- standing speakers being assem- bled for the event, will show films of some of his more historic and exciting battles with petroleum, gas, and chemical fires. Through the Red Adair Company, he and other members of his firefighting team control over 42 oilwell fires and blowouts each year.
Another highlight of the con- ference will be the first public spill simulation exercise of the combined Coast Guard Response and Strike Teams, which will be staged alongside the conference hotel on the Intracoastal Water- way. The demonstration will be a full-scale operation simulating a tug and barge accident and spill.
More than 350 persons are ex- pected to attend the conference, sponsored as a public service by
Belcher Oil Company, a subsidi- ary of The Coastal Corporation.
Cosponsors are District 7 of the
U.S. Coast Guard, the Environ- mental Protection Agency, the
Florida Department of Natural
Resources, and the Florida Spill- age Control Association.
For program and registration details, write Spillage Control
Conference, P.O. Box 525500,
Miami, Fla. 33152.
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