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AAPA To Hold Convention

In Los Angeles, Oct. 25-29

The 70th annual convention of the American Association of Port

Authorities (AAPA) will be held in Los Angeles, Calif., October 25-29.

Featured will be workshops on a wide range of topics such as deregulation, bond market plan- ning, port planning for the 1980s, new maritime legislation, and




The first Type II MSD to use microprocessor control for greater reliability, less main- tenance, minimal power draw.

Why is ORCA's computer brain significant? Because micro- processors have proven their reliability in extreme marine conditions. They're more precise, and draw far less power than a conventional electromechanical unit.

ORCA's state-of-the-art micro- processor is based upon a tiny microchip about the size of your thumbnail. Once activated, it controls and monitors all system functions (motors, effluent levels, etc.) Should a malfunction occur, ORCA's micro- chip informs you through the LED equipped Remote Status Indicator (RSI) panel mounted on the bridge or at any convenient location. It even monitors its own operation and that of the RSI.

Most remarkable, the micro- processor activates ORCA on demand only. So, your treatment system is only drawing power when treatment is needed.

ORCA's physical/chemical system means no sewage, messy holding tanks, filters or odors. The only chemical it uses is common household bleach. ORCA exceeds

IMCO standards and is Coast Guard certified for crews up to 72. Yet, it's likely the smallest, lightest, most effective MSD in its class. And, ORCA easily connects to existing commodes.

Microchip state-of-the-art technology, combined with rugged construction, compact dimensions, and light weight. That's ORCA. From

Effluent Technology Corporation.

Dimensions: 42" x 18" x 29".

Voltages: 115 VAC, 220, 440

Gulf Coast Distributor: Calcasieu

Marine Supply Krotz Springs, La.

USCG #: 159.151106314111

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See us at booth #809-Fish Expo.

Effluent Technology Corporation 402 Tacoma Avenue South

RO. Box 2094

Tacoma, Washington 98401 (206) 572-3979

Avondale Christens The Oxy Grower

Principals of the Oxy Grower christening were (left to right) Master Simon Culhane;

Admiral Tazewell Shephard, executive vice president of Occidental International

Corporation; Mrs. Tazewell Shephard; Mrs. John Culhane, sponsor of the Oxy

Grower; John Culhane, vice president-planning and business development of Occi- dental Petroleum; and Albert L. Bossier Jr., president and chief operating officer of Avondale Shipyards, Inc. port construction trends in de- veloping nations.

According to W. Don Welch, chairman of the AAPA, among the speakers will be U.S. Secre- tary of Transportation Drew

Lewis; Assistant Secretary of the Army William Gianelli;

Pierre Franche, Canadian Na- tional Harbours Board, and Fer- nando Manfredo, Deputy Admin- istrator of the Panama Canal


Christening ceremonies were held recently at Avondale Shipyards for the Oxy

Grower, the third and final chemical tanker of the integrated catamaran tug-barge design built at Avondale for Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

Christening ceremonies were held recently at Avondale Ship- yards, Inc., for the Oxy Grower, a 57,000-dwt tug-barge combi- nation vessel built by Avondale

Shipyards for a subsidiary of Oc- cidental Petroleum Corporation.

The Oxy Grower is the third and final chemical tanker of the inte- grated catamaran tug-barge de- sign built at this shipyard.

Mrs. John Culhane of Los An- geles, Calif., served as sponsor.

Mr. Culhane, vice president of

Occidental Petroleum Corporation for planning and new business, was principal speaker.

Other principals involved in the

Oxy Grower christening included

Albert L. Bossier Jr., president of Avondale Shipyards, Inc., who presided over the ceremony; Miss

Michelle Tierce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Tierce, served as flower girl. The position of flower girl is traditionally given to the daughter of an Avondale employ- ee. Miss Tierce's father is a ship- fitter in the Westwego Yard.

The Oxy Grower, designed to carry superphosphoric acid (SPA) and other liquid chemicals in five stainless steel tanks, and petro- leum products in 10 wing tanks, embarked on her maiden voyage about the middle of September.

The vessel will join her sister ships Oxy Trader and Oxy Pro- ducer in shipment of SPA to the

Soviet Union.

Occidental, a natural resources company under the leadership of

Dr. Armand Hammer, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, is a major producer and distributor of agricultural chem- icals.

Avondale Shipyards, Inc. is a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, which operates in the major mar- ket areas of metals, transporta- tion, and food. % 28 Write 210 on Reader Service Card Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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