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Canadian Firm Orders

Four Large Bulk Carriers

Federal Commerce and Naviga- tion Ltd., Montreal, Canada, has placed orders with shipyards in

South Korea and Belgium for four 138,000-dwt bulk carriers intended for the coal trade.

According to Michael Bell, sen- ior vice president, the bulk car- riers are being built, two each, at

Hyundai Shipbuilding Company,

Ulsan, Korea, and at Cockerill

Yards Hobokeri N.V., Belgium, at a cost of $180 million (Canadian).

The ships will have a box con- figuration of the hull to maxi- mize carrying capacity with a shallow draft of about 50 feet, fully loaded. The four ships will be powered by B&W slow-speed diesel engines.

Delivery from the Korean yard is expected at the end of 1981 and

March of 1982. April of 1982 and the first quarter of 1983 are the anticipated delivery times for the

Belgian yards.

Progressive Presents

A Storm of Applause" for the construction so thorough we've never had a hull failure of any kind . . . our own six- month hull warranty . . . top brand safety equipment, GM diesel power plant, highest quality materials throughout.

No wonder our customers applaud

Progressive vessels.

You, too, can pull the curtain on a profitable,low main- tenance, high qual- ity fleet . . . with

Progressive vessels to do the job. Call, write or wire today!

Seaward International

Awarded Fourth Fendeir

Contract By U.S. Navy

Seaward International, Inc.,

Falls Church, Va., is supplying an additional 1,342 small 2- by 3-foot

Sea Cushion® fenders to the U.S.

Navy. This new contract, valued at over $600,000, is Seaward's fourth contract since 1978 to supply small Navy fenders.

The fenders were procured un- der new specifications for fenders that are lighter in weight and provide higher performance than the old style Navy fenders. This new specification is based on the proven design of Seaward's Sea

Cushion fenders that are com- mercially available worldwide.

Procured under the same stock number as the old style Navy fenders, 1H 2040-00-807-4197, these new 70-pound fenders can be handled by one man and are non-marking gray in color.

Under the current contract, the Navy requires delivery of 100 fenders per month. Seaward has been way ahead of schedule since it began delivery in July and 817 fenders have been delivered to date. The Navy has the option to double the quantity under this contract.

Seaward International has sup- plied fenders to the Navy ranging in size from 16 by 36 inches to 8 by 16 feet. When the current contract expires in November 1982, Seaward will have deliv- ered over 3,960 fenders to the


Ashland Oil Will Use

Megasystems D.O.T. Unit

To Evaluate Additives

Ashland Oil Company of Ash- land, Ky., recently purchased the new Direct Optical Tuning (D.O.T.) diesel combustion anal- ysis system from Megasystems,

Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., and

Cleveland, Ohio. The latest prod- uct in Megasystems' line of so- phisticated engine monitoring and control equipment, the D.O.T. sys- tem features video and digital displays and simplified controls in one small package. This unit uti- lizes the latest design of inte- grated microelectronics to pro- vide simplified state-of-the-art op- eration and reliability.

The D.O.T. unit purchased by

Ashland, which will be used in the laboratory to monitor the per- formance of fuel oil additives to see what effect they have on the combustion process, includes a line printer and printer interface microprocessor.

For additional information on

Megasystems' Direct Optical Tun- ing system,

Write 11 on Reader Service Card "Our new Progressive crew boat - the 'Light- ning Express' - is just what we'd hoped for and more," Bob Schmidt, Vice

President of OFFSHORE

EXPRESS, INC., said as he took delivery on his com- pany's first Progressive- built crew boat. "The 'Lightning Express' is quality all the way. We've never received so many extras without paying extra in price."

The things Bob likes about his new 102 foot Progressive crew boat are the very things our customers have been applauding for years . . . the extras that send them back to

Progressive again and again as they build their fleets.

Every Progressive crew boat includes these "no-extra-cost extras": handcrafted Spanish cedar interior cabin mouldings, heavy duty

Royal Naugahyde seating, completely water- proof central switch panels, brass piping, extra capability for pumping emergency water and fuel, . . . and 35% more cargo capacity.

Plus and most important of all - the qual- ity you can't see: welding procedures so good the Coast Guard specifically certifies it . . .



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