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Leevac Awarded

Conversion Contracts —Literature Available

Leevac Shipyards, Inc., Jennings,

La., was recently awarded two sepa- rate conversion contracts.

The first contract calls for the design, fabrication and installation of a new stern section for a 110-foot landing craft for U.S. naval opera- tions in the South Atlantic Ocean.

The second contract was awarded to both Leevac Shipyards and

Fredeman Shipyard, Inc., Sulphur,

La., for the conversion of the supply vessel Northern Surveyor to a seis- mic exploration vessel for the Bu- reau of Marine Geological Survey of the People's Republic of China.

The Geophysical Service Inc. is the prime contractor and will fur- nish all seismic equipment. The work is expected to be completed at the end of March 1989.

The new stern section of the naval landing craft will consist of a steel hull stern containing the engine room and steering compartment.

Two levels above the main deck will consist of a steel poop deck and alu- minum pilothouse.

Leevac Shipyards is charged with designing the new stern section in- corporating the latest marine equip- ment and systems, improved use of the deck area for crew quarters and a more spacious pilothouse with im-

Smith Berger Marine offers Seaworthy choices.

Naval Class Fairleads

Berger Fairleads have set the standards for quality and reliability for over 50 years.

Berger Naval Class Fairleads are built to the exacting standards of the U.S. Navy and are designed for rugged offshore service.

Mariner Class Balanced Head

Designed and built to the same standards of quality and reliability as the Naval Class but new techniques of fabrication and manufacturing have been applied to provide a cost effective answer to civilian marine industry requirements.

Mariner Class — Double Sheave

Berger quality in twin sheave fairleads for use in applications where the wire rope must be held in the center of the barrel or where directly in- line pulls are expected. All Berger Fairleads use tapered roller bearings throughout.

Call us to put Smith Berger Innovation to work for you. -Smm^ Smith Berger Marine, Inc. 516 South Chicago St., Seattle, WA 98108 TELEX: 32-8912 FAX: 206-764-4653 (206) 764-4650

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Roller Fairleads

Berger Roller Fairleads are available in two, three or four roller versions for all rope sizes.

Steel rollers with bronze bearings are mounted on stainless steel shafts.

Pedestal Fairleads

Berger Pedestal Fairleads are available for all rope sizes. Designed to breaking strength of rope with 180° wrap. Rugged cast steel construction with bronze bushed bearings.

Fairleads available built to U.S. Navy specifi- cations. Horn weldment is optional.

Customized Towing Equipment

Stern Rollers, Pop up pins, tow pins and other equipment for new construction or retrofit can be custom designed for your vessel. Rugged, simple designs assure long life, low mainte- nance, and ease of operation.

Underwater Fairleads

As a leader in underwater fairlead technology,

Berger offers custom engineering to meet your requirements. Hinged sheave or trunnion type fairleads for all sizes of chain or wire rope are offered with underwater bronze or sealed anti- friction bearings.

Guide Sheaves

A full line of vertical and horizontal guide sheaves for wire ropes up to 5 inch diameter is available with optional bronze or anti-friction bearings. Special wide throat sheaves for Pusher tug lines can be provided.

Static Mooring Fairleads

Smith Berger is the exclusive supplier of the new static mooring fairleads with Monoloy rope or chain grooves designed to provide improved fatigue life of mooring lines on production plat- forms at an economical price. proved visibility. This is to be done without negatively affecting the sta- bility, draft or load carrying capabil- ities of the vessel.

Located on the Mermentau River,

Leevac Shipyards has been in the business of building, converting and repairing of supply, geophysical, fishing and excursion vessels, as well as inland and offshore tank and car- go barges since 1913.

For free literature detailing the shipbuilding, repairing and conver- sion services of Leevac Shipyards,

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Drydock Training Program

Offered In California By

Marine Design Services

A training program for dockmas- ters and related drydock personnel will be offered by California-based

Marine Design Services, Inc. from

February 26 through March 3,1989, at the Radisson Hotel in Mission

Valley, San Diego, Calif.

The course curriculum is struc- tured to cover all technical aspects of drydocking both commercial and

U.S. Navy ships in certified drydock facilities, and will be directed by

John W. McGruer, who is well known in the drydock community and who has presented NavSea sanctioned training programs in the past.

The program is offered for $375 for each participant, which includes registration and course materials.

Block rooms have been set aside at the Radisson Hotel at special rates.

Those interested in attending this program may obtain details of the curriculum, and hotel reservation package by writing to Marine De- sign Services, Inc., P.O. Box 928,

Bonita, Calif., 92002-0830, or by calling (619) 427-4219.

Furuno To Open

New Distribution Center

Furuno president William P.

Dupre recently broke ground for a new 11-acre East Coast Distribution

Center to be located in Denton, Md.

This facility will include a 30,000- square-foot office and warehouse complex designed to expand Furu- no's operating capabilities in the


The new facility will be fully op- erational by early May 1989, and will be staffed with more personnel than presently in the New Jersey plant. This will give dealers addi- tional access to finished marine electronics goods, spare parts and technical assistance.

According to Mr. Dupre, this move is just another step in Furu- no's commitment to improve sup- port to the dealer organization so important to the company's contin- ued growth.

For more information and free lit- erature from Furuno,

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