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Swiftships Completes 120-Foot

Aluminum Tender For Dome

Swiftships, Inc., Morgan City,

La., announced the recent comple- tion of a 120-foot, all-aluminum high-speed tender named Can-

Mar Tingneak (shown above).

The boat is the first vessel Swift- ships has built for Dome Petro- leum Ltd., Alberta, Canada.

The Can-Mar Tingneak was de- signed to Dome's specifications for use in its offshore oil oper- ations.

Approved by the Canadian

Coast Guard, the Can-Mar Ting- neak has a propulsion system that combines three MTU 12V- 396TB83 engines with ZF 2:1 re- duction gears. The 50-kw Inter- national Electric generators are driven by a Detroit Diesel en- gine. Engine controls are by

Wabco. The Can-Mar Tingneak's hydraulic steering system is by

Pico. The vessel has an above deck cargo capacity of 40 long tons. It carries 5,000 gallons of fuel, 1,000 gallons of potable wa- ter, and a crew of seven.

The Can-Mar Tingneak's beam is 25 feet and its depth is 11 feet.

Its 42-inch by 44-inch four-blade

Nibral propellers were supplied by Columbian. And its 4-inch shaft was fabricated by Swift- ships. BJ Bearing supplied both cutlass bearings.

The electronics, by Bibbins &

Rice, include two Decca RM914C radars, an SSB Marconi CH15 radiotelephone, a Raytheon Ray 55 VHF, an Internave Model 360 loran, an Elac LAZ51 depth sounder, a Sperry Gyro MK37 compass, and a Furuno FD171


The high-speed craft is out- fitted with full fire-fighting equip- ment, life saving gear by Beau- fort, a Sarex oil/water separator,

Perko navigation lights, a Car- lisle-Finch searchlight, a Buell 1061C horn—and two five-ton air- conditioning and heating units by


New Offshore Service

Company Founded In Eire

Stewart Offshore Services, a part of the Stewart Group, has formed a new joint venture com- pany with O'Herlihy Operations

Limited, Cork, Ireland.

The joint venture company, registered in Ireland and named

Stewart O'Herlihy Services Lim- ited, will operate from Cork in support of operations offshore

Ireland, providing chartering services for supply vessels, tugs, diving support ships, and other specialized offshore tonnage, as well as operating the base facil- ities in Cork currently provided by O'Herlihy Operations.

The O'Herlihy base is currently supporting a two-vessel opera- tion for Cities Services explora- tion program in Irish waters with the semisubmersible rig West


Directors of the new company have been named as Colin Sand- ers of the Stewart Group, Tony

Russell of White-Stewart Group, and Tom O'Herlihy of the O'Her- lihy Operations.

Common Bros. Acquires

Interest In Drillship

And LPG Carrier

Common Brothers Limited (CB)

U.K. recently announced the com- pletion of a transaction with Nor- ex Corporation Limited under which CB acquired an 80 percent interest in the drillship IRO

Frigg, and a 35 percent interest in the liquefied petroleum gas carrier Ribagorsa.

The drillship recently com- menced a two-year contract with

Phillips Petroleum Company op- erating off the Ivory Coast, and the liquefied petroleum gas car- rier will shortly commence a five- year charter with Naftomar Ship- ping and Trading Company. -in »•

A Burmeister and Wain direct-reversing diesel engine powers the Wallenius Lines' newest vessel "Madame Butterfly" on her sea trials.

Kockums Delivers The 'Madame Butterfly' —First Of Four For Wallenius Lines

The Madame Butterfly, first in a series of four pure car/truck carriers (PC/TC), was delivered recently by Kockums, A.B., Mal- mo, Sweden, to Wallenius Lines,

Stockholm. A second vessel, Fi- garo, will be delivered later this year, and two more vessels are scheduled for delivery in 1982 to the same owner.

The 13-deck, 17,000-dwt Ma- dame Butterfly is the first major ship of this type to be built out- side Japan. She can transport 6,120 passenger cars or a combi- nation of 2,900 cars and 520 com- mercial vehicles.

Designed for a service speed of 20.3 knots, the ship has an over- all length of 198.12 m, a moulded breadth of 32.25 m, a height to the sixth deck of 13.64 m (13.69 m aft) and a scantling draft of 11.5 m (about 650 feet, 105.8 feet, 44.8/44.9 feet and 37.7 feet).

Built to Lloyd's Register of

Shipping 200A1 classification, the vessel's propulsion is supplied by a Burmeister and Wain type 7

L80GFCA direct-reversing diesel engine which is derated to 18,400 bhp at 106 rpm for fuel economy.

It drives a solid propeller and is remotely controlled from the bridge or from the engine control room.

The electrical supply is from three diesel engine-driven 2,000 kva, 1,600-kw, 440-volt alterna- tors, each engine being a Wart- sila-Vasa 4-stroke unit running at 720 rpm.

To conserve on fuel, the auto- pilot is designed to reduce un- necessary course corrections.

Each ship of this series has a 1,500-hp bow thruster.

MacGregor Scandinavia of

Gothenburg was consulted by

Kockums on the logistics involved in moving 6,120 cars on or off a vessel having 52,000 internal me- ters (about 170,612 feet) of roll.

MacGregor claims operating costs have been minimized be- cause the ship design obtains the maximum deadweight within pa- rameters of seaworthy integrity and because of the reduction of cargo handling time in port.

MacGregor has contributed 13 separate items to the Madame

Butterfly. These include the stern and side entry ramps, the six in- ternal ramps, five deck covers and eight doors, and the fixed and hoistable car decks.

Among the MacGregor ro/ro equipment installed on "Madame Butterfly" are: (1) A 200-ton stern quarter ramp/door that is 43 m long by 7 m wide by 12 m wide (about 141 by 23 by 39.4 feet); (2) One starboard-side 34-ton ramp/door that is 25 m long by 4.6 m wide (about 82 by 15.1 feet). The vertically adjustable ramp permits entry to decks 6 and 7; (3) The fixed car decking on decks 2, 3, 11, 12, 13 and the half of deck 8 located forward of the midship bulkhead; (4) The hoist- able car decking that forms decks 5, 7, 10. and the half of deck 8 aft of the midship bulkhead; (6) One gas-tight door in fixed ramp to deck 9; (8) One ramp to car deck 5 in the fixed ramp to deck 4; (10) Two ramps in car decks 8 and 11, each hoistable with cars mounted; (12) One gas-tight cover over fixed ramp, deck 6; (13) Two ventilation covers. MacGregor supplied all operational and control hydrau- lics for the above equipment. 8 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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