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More Than Just
A Bow Thruster » Thrusts Underway » Thrusts While Pitching » No Reversing Impeller to Change Directions • Minimum Buoyancy Loss » Smaller Hull Penetration » Fuel Savings
OMNITHRUSTER DOES IT ALL! • Thrusts with nozzles out of water in rough seas : vertical systems only. • No protrusions ... no change in hull shape. » Small nozzles reduce drag . .. save fuel and passage time. » Easily retrofitted.
System, Model 1200A with gyro input . holds vessel's heading. System also accepts compatible
NAV/AIDS fore alt and slow speed propulsion and positioning
MODULAR THRUSTER SYSTEM. .
OMNITHRUSTER ship control systems* utilize individual module thrusters of up to 1000 HP in any combination to produce desired forward or lateral net thrust. Prime movers for the
Modular Thruster System may be electric, hydraulic or diesel powered in conjunction with manual/automatic or integrated control networks.
ADVANTAGES FOR LARGE VESSELS... • Incremental Thrust Capability • Multiple Module Reliability • Ease of Installation... Retrofit • Minimum Maintenance
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Technical Data Bulletin XX
MODULE THRUSTER •Covered by U S Patents.
Foreign Patents Pending
OMNITHRUSTER INC. 15418 Cornet Avenue, Dept. MRS 10/1-1
Santa Fe Springs, California 90670 213/802 1818 Telex 194265 OMNI SFES
Cable Address Omnithrust
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ON THE COVER
Bay Shipbuilding Delivers
Jumbo Barge To Universal
American In Record Time
PAGE 80 $9.9-Million Navy Contract
Awarded Newport News
For Will Rogers Overhaul
Newport News Shipbuilding,
Newport News, Va., was awarded on August 21, 1981, a $9,991,500 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for preparation for overhaul, altera- tions and repair of SSBN 659
USS Will Rogers. The Naval Sea
Systems Command is the con- tracting activity. $4 Million Title XI
For Morania ITB
Acting Maritime Administrator
Bruce A. McAllister has approved in principle an application by
Morania Barge No. 470 Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn
Industries, Inc., New York, N.Y., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing a twin-screw ocean- going tug and a bulk oil barge.
The 383-foot barge was deliv- ered by SBA Shipyard, Inc., Jen- nings, La., last September. The 4,000-horsepower tug was built by Modern Marine Power Inc.,
Houma, La. The vessels will transport cargoes between the port of New York and other ports in the states of New York and
The combined estimated depre- ciated actual cost of both vessels is $5,817,370, and both of the vessels are eligible for an 87.5 percent guarantee under the Title
XI program. However, the amount of the guarantee in this case has been set at $4 million at Mor- ania's request.
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