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Far East Levingston

Far East Levingston Shipbuild- ing, Ltd. of Singapore in 1983 de- livered a semi-submersible off- shore drilling rig and a drillship.

The drilling rig Western Paceset- ter IV, said to be one of the largest exploration rigs in the world, was delivered to Western Oceanic Inc. of Houston. This semi is 260 feet long, 203 feet wide, and 116 feet deep. Twin ship-shaped pontoons support six caissons and the rec- tangular deck. The self-propelled rig has single-level machinery houses, two-level living quarters with helideck, and a substructure for the derrick.

This Friede and Goldman Pace- setter/North Sea Class rig is built to American Bureau of Shipping classification. It is designed to op- erate in water depths from 150 to 2,000 feet, and has accommoda- tions for 90 persons.

The drillship Glomar Robert F.

Bauer was delivered to Global Ma- rine Drilling Company of Houston.

Built to Global's design and Amer- ican Bureau classification, the ship is 445 feet long, 35 feet wide, and 35 feet deep, with a deadweight of about 7,100 tons. Full-load design draft is 24.5 feet. The Bauer is de- lake Confidence Aboard

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ACR makes everything you're looking for-marker and rescue lights,

EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons), water-activated lights, strobes, handheld radiotelephones and RDFs, survival kits, and more. Most are USCG and/or FCC approved. All offer outstanding dependability and performance. See ACR equipment at better marine dealers. Or write for catalog.

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Offshore Shipbuilding

The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson

Steamboat Company of Port Jef- ferson, N.Y., highlighted the cele- bration of its 100th anniversary in 1983 with the introduction of its new passenger/auto ferry Grand

Republic. The 16-knot, 280-foot vessel was built by Offshore Ship- building of Palatka, Fla.

The new Grand Republic is built to the latest requirements of the

American Bureau of Shipping and the U.S. Coast Guard. No wood or other flammable materials were used in the construction of the ves- sel, which is fitted with a Halon automatic fire-fighting system and a Wormald sprinkler installation for maximum safety.

McAllister vice president of en- gineering Donald C. Hankin de- signed the vessel, and working drawings were provided by Bold

Craft Engineering of Jacksonville,

Fla. In addition to carrying 1,000 passengers, 85 automobiles, and/or a combination of trucks and recre- ational vehicles, the Grand Repub- lic is fitted out with a large cock- tail area and bar as well as full restaurant facilities.

The two main engines for the twin-screw vessel are the latest model Caterpillar 3516TA diesels, fitted with 5:1 Reintjes reduction gears delivering 1,500 bhp to each shaft. Propellers are Columbian

Bronze 82-inch-diameter, 4-bladed stainless steel. Ship's service and emergency generators are also powered by Caterpillar diesels.

The Grand Republic is fitted with a Schottel bow thruster with a 48-inch-diameter propeller, pow- (continued on page 30) •4 Circle 122 on Reader Service Card

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