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Jeffboat Completes 160-Foot Towboat For

Continental Grain Co.

The new towboat Conti-Betty

Lynn made her maiden voyage on the Ohio River recently. Built by

Jeffboat Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind., for ContiCarriers and Terminals,

Inc., a subsidiary of Continental

Grain Company, Des Plaines, 111., the Conti-Betty Lynn is 160 feet long, 48 feet wide, 11 feet 6 inches deep, and is powered at 6,000 hp by two EMD engines.

The towboat is named to honor

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard (Betty

Lynn) Steinweg. Mr. Steinweg is senior vice president of Conti- nental Grain Company. The ves- sel was christened at the water- front in St. Louis, Mo.


Main Suppliers

Main engines (2) GM16#7BA (EMD) rated 6,000 hp

Reverse reduction gears ... Lufkin

Propellers (2) 110-inch kort nozzle propellers

Main generators . (2) Detroit Diesel powered LIMA generators

Sanitary water system Fairbanks-


Fuel oil filter Racor

Fire protection . Pyrotronics alarms

Ingersoll Rand pump

Capstans . Schoellhorn-Albrecht

Winches Beebe Bros.

Boat Hoists P & H heavy lift

Radar (2) Raytheon

Digital depth indicators . . (2) Elac

Intercom TOA Moakler

Sound-powered telephone Henschel

Searchlight Carlisle & Finch

Swing-o-meter Rivertronics

Radios (2) Raytheon VHF-FM

One Modar single sideband

Petrobras, the Brazilian govern- ment oil agency.

The RCV-150 was the first commercial unit produced by Hy- dro Products, and it is the fourth of 17 remote controlled submers- ible vehicles that Santa Fe in- tends buying. The three existing units are the smaller RCV-225 models. Santa Fe and Hydro

Products are developing a win- terized version of the RCV-150 for North Sea operations.

The RCV-150 is equipped with a low-light-level video camera, a high-resolution search sonar, and a multifunction manipulator arm that can grip, maneuver, saw, brush and cut objects in waters up to 2,000 feet deep.

The RCV-150 is housed in a submersible launcher that is low- ered from a ship into the sea.

Once submerged, the vehicle trav- els under its own power, remain- ing attached to the launcher by an umbilical tether cable.

An operator at the control con- sole topside maneuvers the RCV- 150 using a joy stick and steer- ing with the aid of sonar, video pictures, compass, depth gauges and other instruments.

Santa Fe Diving Services, a subsidiary of Santa Fe Inter- national Corp., Alhambra, Calif., serves all phases of the world- wide offshore oil industry. $36-Million Navy Contract

Awarded To Rockwell

Rockwell International Corpo- ration, Autonetics Division, Ana- heim, Calif., has been awarded a $36,673,484 modification to a pre- viously awarded letter contract for fabrication, test, and furnish- ing electrically suspended gyro navigators for new construction

SSNs and backfit for SSN 637/ 688 class submarines. The Naval

Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity.

New Underwater Vehicle

From Hydro Operating

For Santa Fe Diving

Santa Fe Diving Services, Inc.,

Houma, La., has announced that its first advanced-model, remote- controlled underwater vehicle, a

Hydro Products RCV-150, has be- gun work off Brazil.

Thomas M. Angel, vice presi- dent and manager of the diving company, said recently that

Santa Fe has a contract with

Montreal Micoperi J.V. to pro- vide the remotely controlled sub- mersible vehicle and a crew of operators for the installation of the Enchova and Cherne plat- forms in the Campos Basin for

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