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B&W Product Tanker 'Petrobulk Mars'
Is First Ship Ever To Be Equipped
With One-Man Operated Bridge
The Danish shipyard Burmeister & Wain recently delivered the 84,000-dwt product tanker Petro- bulk Mars, the first ship in the world to be equipped with a one- man operated bridge. tracted by Sonderjysk Erhvervsin- vestering K/S-16 and chartered on a 15-year bareboat charter to Nordan
Tankers 1 Inc. The owners behind the project are Naess, Jahre & Part- ners in cooperation with PetroBulk
Carriers, consisting of Bulls Tan- krederi A/S, Norway, Exmar N.V.,
Belgium, Mitsui O.S.K., Tokyo, and
Shipping Development Company
Limited (Erling D. Naess, Bermu- da). The ship will be operated com- mercially by PetroBulk Carriers
A/S and technically by Naess Ship- ping (Holland) B.V. on behalf of
Nordan Tankers 1 Inc.
Besides this product tanker, Bur- meister & Wain Shipyard has orders for four more product tankers of the same type for delivery in 1989 and 1990.
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The 84,000-dwt product tanker Petrobulk
Mars is the 10th in the series of product tankers of this type built by B&W since 1985.
The vessel is classified by Det norske Veritas with the new class registration "Watch 1—Ocean Ar- eas and Coastal Waters" (Wl-OC), which means that it can be operated safely by only one person on the bridge day and night under normal operating conditions, as soon as this has been approved by the IMO, the
United Nations' International Mari- time Organization. According to the international conventions, this has so far only been allowed in the day- time, and on approval of the highest ranking officer of the watch. Some of the largest seafaring nations are now working on an extension of this convention so as to apply also to navigation at night.
The class registration "Wl-OC"
The M/T Petrobulk Mars can be operated safely by one person on the bridge day and night under normal operating conditions. means that the ship fulfills special requirements as far as instrumenta- tion and surveyance are concerned.
The bridge design enables the offi- cer of the watch to operate all instruments unassisted at all times, have a clear view in all directions, be able to hear all signals, and by means of alarms be able to register any irregularities and errors no mat- ter where they may occur onboard the ship. Furthermore, operational procedures are established which ensure that the bridge is manned at all times and that another qualified operator can attend the bridge with- in a specific response time in case of operator unfitness.
The classification rules have been prepared by Det norske Veritas in cooperation with Burmeister &
Wain, who have helped in solving the technical problems.
The product tanker, type CPT 54E, is the 10th in the series of prod- uct tankers of this type built by the yard since 1985. The ship was con- $7.1-Million Contract
Received By Tracor
Tracor Applied Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., has re- ceived a contract from the Naval
Sea Systems Command to provide engineering and technical services for the U.S. Navy's Strategic and
Attack Submarine fleet support program. This contract includes two option years with a total value of $7,195,380.
CTI Industries Names
Jeff Longmore Manager,
Jeff Longmore was recently appointed manager of CTI Indus- tries' newly formed Specialty Coat- ings Division, Fairfield, Conn.
Mr. Longmore joins CTI with more than 20 years of technical and plant management experience in the marine and industrial coatings in- dustry. He had been the technical director of International Paint,
Hempels Marine Paint, and Under- water Technology Corp. before join- ing CTI.
Mr. Longmore will be responsi- ble for directing the formulation, manufacturing and application of
CTI's Specialty Coatings. He will also oversee the extensive blasting and coating facilities at CTI's Strat- ford, Conn., plant.
CTI Industries is a full service organization specializing in the re- storation and preventive mainte- nance of heat exchangers, condens- ers and associated equipment. CTI's advanced coatings and FRP struc- tural repair technology assures max- imum life extension for high value or critical items.
Operating worldwide, CTI serves major utilities, refineries, chemical processing plants, the merchant ma- rine and the U.S. Navy.
Astral Opens Shipping
Office In Houston
Astral International Shipping
Services, Inc., located in New Or- leans, has added a new office in
Houston, Texas, which will handle vessel agency business in all Texas ports.
The Texas office, located at 106
Keene Street, Galena Park, Hous- ton, was created in response to the recent growth of worldwide ship- ping activities. Capt. Gunnar H.
Sanden has joined the company as manager for the Houston office.
Operator installs Measuring Head, then reads Digital
Indicator outside engine as crankshaft is turned
Digital Indicator displays both web deflection and crank angle
Measuring Head has live centers that mount in punch marks
Extension rods allow range of 3 75" to 24.50" for web openings. Metric version has range of 95 25 to 622 25mm
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