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By Mitsui Engineering —Literature Available
PACECO Corporation is now a subsidiary of Mitsui Engineering &
Shipbuilding Corporation after
MES acquired all of the patents, drawings, trademarks and technolo- gy, as well as license agreements, including the name PACECO from the Fruehauf Corporation.
From its new headquarters in San
Mateo, Calif., the MES subsidiary along with its licensees plans to uti- lize and further develop state-of- the-art technology for container- handling equipment and systems.
The firm will design, manufacture, market and service, in cooperation with its licensees, all of PACECO's container-handling equipment in the world market.
PACECO Corporation will be headed by president and chief exec- utive officer Masao Iwane. Shuji
Hasegawa has been named vice president, marketing and engineer- ing, and Motoki Ichikawa was appointed vice president, adminis- tration and finance.
PACECO, Inc., Gulfport, Miss., has been renamed Coast Engineer- ing & Manufacturing Co. (CEM-
CO). PACECO Corporation has ac- quired 20 percent of the stock of
CEMCO, and is assured of a produc- tion based at the Gulfport plant to satisfy the requirements of the U.S. and export markets.
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OMI Corporation, New York,
N.Y., a major bulk shipping compa- ny, has announced the promotions of several executives.
Peter P. Long was promoted to senior vice president, administra- tion; Fredric London, general counsel, to vice president; and Wil- liam Hogg to assistant vice presi- dent, government contracts.
Earlier last year, Anya Staro- solska was elected corporate secre- tary, and Robert Hayes was ap- pointed assistant treasurer. \ ' ' \ ^ \ \ Ar V\Y\
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Smoke Containment Uses
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Fire aboard ship is a major emer- gency, no matter how small the fire.
On a very small ship the crew can usually escape overboard should the fire get out of control.
On a large ship, however, the situ- ation is far more serious and diffi- cult. Passengers and crew may find it difficult, if not impossible to find their way out visually through the maze of smoke-filled passageways and deck levels. The fire-smoke can quickly render sight useless by toxic and particle irritants. Additionally, a firefighting team must quickly find their way to the source of the fire through these same passages.
With this knowledge, it seems ob- vious that a primary responsibility for any ship would be the immediate or near immediate containment of fire-smoke to the area or compart- ment of the fire outbreak.
The use of smoke curtains can provide that containment. Smoke containment curtains can also re- duce the time necessary for the fire team to get to the emergency area by providing improved visibility in the passageways. Smoke curtains also allow the fire team to enter the emergency area, dragging hoses, etc., without having an open door- way for the smoke to rush out of, as the curtain will continue to contain the smoke.
With the benefit of modern tech- nology, smoke containment curtains are now available made form light- weight, fully fire-rated aramid fiber cloth (similar to that used in race driver suits and military pilot flight suits).
Smoke-Gard curtains manufac- tured by HMS Marine Hardware,
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Smoke-Gard curtains are installed with screw fasteners or optional clip-mounting system which allows the Smoke-Gard curtains to be re- located from doorway to doorway, thereby having one curtain available to service a multiple of doorways in a given area of the ship. This is mostly applicable to large ships.
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The use of smoke containment curtains aboard ship is not new. The
Royal Navy has been using smoke- containment curtains for more than 20 years. The Royal Navy's recent experience in the Falkland Islands
Campaign strongly reaffirmed the value of smoke curtains in fire emer- gencies.
In view of the Falklands experi- ence, and the USS Stark experience, the U.S. Navy has become inter- ested in smoke curtains. A recent
Naval Sea Systems report states that actual fire-testing aboard the
USCG test ship USS Watts showed smoke curtains to be "effective in curtailing the spread of smoke, toxic gases, and heat."
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NY/NJ Port Authority
Passes 1989 Budget
Of $2.2 Billion
The Port Authority of New York/
New Jersey recently passed a 1989 operating, capital and expenditure budget of $2.2 billion. The budget will provide funds for many port and terminal improvements.
In a move to strengthen the com- petitive position of the port, the authority included funds in the 1989 budget for such key projects as the channel dredging and berth deepen- ing at Port Newark/Elizabeth, reha- bilitation of the Brooklyn Port Au- thority Marine Terminal, facility improvements at the Port of Ne- wark/Elizabeth-Port Authority Ma- rine Terminals, completion of the
Port Authority Auto Marine Termi- nal in Jersey City and Bayonne,
N.J., and improvements at Howland
Hook cargo terminal, Staten Island,
N.Y. 6 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News