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Foss Maritime Signs 20-Year Lighterage Pact

Foss Maritime Company, Seattle,

Wash., has signed a 20-year contract with Cominco Alaska Incorporated for seasonal lighterage service in northwestern Alaska commencing 1990.

The contract calls for Foss to move Cominco's "Red Dog Mine" annual ore concentrate production to deep-draft ships waiting four miles offshore.

Foss plans to utilize two 3,000-hp oceangoing tugs and two 6,000-dwt barges fitted with ore transfer sys- tems for the lighterage service.

Joseph A. Martin Named

VP, Operations, NOLA

Centurion Fabricators

Joseph A. Martin

Joseph A. Martin has been ap- pointed vice president of operations for NOLA Centurion Fabricators, a division of NOLA Fleet Manage- ment, Inc.

NOLA Centurion operates a barge and vessel repair and fabrica- tion facility on a 30-acre site in

Braithwaite, La.

Prior to assuming his present re- sponsibilities for NOLA Centurion,

Mr. Martin served two years as operations manager for the parent company, NOLA Fleet Manage- ment. He also directed special proj- ects for Marec, Inc., another corpo- rate division.

Mr. Martin has an extensive background in the marine mainte- nance and fabrication field, having served for five years with Bergeron

Industries, Inc., in various capaci- ties including sales, purchasing, planning, production, and as gener- al manager of the firm's Demopolis,

Ala., operation.

He also spent four years with

Halter Marine Services, Inc., New

Orleans, in various capacities.

Sperry Marine Offers

Six-Page Full-Color

Brochure On RASCAR

Sperry Marine Inc. of Charlottes- ville, Va., has published a six-page full-color brochure on RASterscan

Collision Avoidance Radar (RAS-


The brochure explains that Sper- ry Marine's revolutionary new RAS-

CAR is a series of radars and AR-

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PAs designed to meet or exceed all

SOLAS and type-approval require- ments for vessels in the 1,600-gt and above range. All RASCAR models include the super-fast CAS IV Colli- sion Avoidance features. The RAS-

CAR model 3400M is a fully com- pliant, type approved ARPA.

Among the features discussed which the RASCAR series incorpo- rates are: (1) Touchscreen Control- ler—All radar and CAS™ functions are executed rapidly and accurately via the touchscreen. Controls are logically grouped within the opera- tor's main field of view. The result is a fast, direct and intuitive link be- tween man and machine. (2) First

High Resolution Color Display—

The RASCAR series includes the model 2500C display, the first high resolution color display for the big ship market. (3) The Highest Dis- play Quality—The unique combina- tion of high resolution, a non-inter- laced raster and the highest refresh rate eliminates picture flicker. (4)

Circularly Polarized Antenna—Cir- cular polarization virtually elimi- nates rain clutter.

Illustrations include various con- figurations, and there is a listing of specifications for antennas, trans- mitters, receivers, displays, etc.

For more information and a free copy of Sperry Marine's brochure on RASCAR, '

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