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Great Lakes Towing

Announces Appointments

Ronald C. Ramus, president of

The Great Lakes Towing Company, recently announced two new ap- pointments.

Joel M. Koslen, former man- ager-marine department, was named vice president-sales. Mr.

Koslen has held various positions in operations, sales and administra- tion since joining the company in 1980.

In another appointment, John R.

Bennett was named director of fleet operations. A graduate of the

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, he is a licensed tug captain and first class pilot. He was formerly chief,

Marine Division, St. Lawrence Sea- way Development Corporation, and most recently a Marine Transporta- tion Specialist for the U.S. Navy's

Military Sealift Command.

The Great Lakes Towing Compa- ny is one of the largest operators of vessel- towing tugs on the Great

Lakes. The company has been in continuous operation since 1899 and owns and operates 44 tugboats throughout the Great Lakes from

Duluth to Quebec City. 'Immersion' Suits Replace

Outdated 'Exposure' Suits —Literature Available

The Imperial Immersion Suit (standard adult

Model 1409A) is one of the most widely used in the U.S.

Operators and owners of ships, tankers, mobile offshore drilling units, as well as uninspected com- mercial vessels, should be aware of the difference between an exposure suit and immersion suit. "Immer- sion" suit is the term now desig- nated by the Coast Guard to distin- guish those suits which meet revised safety standards for cold water sur- vival.

According to William Riley of the Survival Systems Branch of the

Office of Marine Safety, manufac- turers are no longer permitted to produce "exposure" or "survival" suits, effective January 20, 1988.

Manufacturers, however, are al- lowed to sell existing stock.

Immersion suits are labeled "Im- mersion" suits and must carry the

Coast Guard's approval designation 160.171 (not to be mistaken for the old exposure suit approval designa- tion 160.071).

Frank Sanger of Parkway/Im- perial, the industry's largest pro- ducer of immersion suits, said he is finding most people are getting used to calling these suits immersion suits. "It's a hard transition to make for many people who have called these garments by their old name for years," Mr. Sanger added.

Imperial has worked closely with various governing bodies over the years, including the Coast Guard and Underwriters Laboratory, to test and develop safe standards for immersion suits. In addition to be- ing one of the first manufacturers to receive USCG approval for immer- sion suits under the new rules, Im- perial is the only manufacturer of suits in the U.S. to have passed the revised Norwegian Maritime Direc- torate standards, the most stringent in the world. Imperial supplies well over half the suits used in the U.S., and has a large international sales and service network.

Immersion suits are now required on certain inspected vessels (ships, tankers, MODUs) and are recom- mended by the Coast Guard on uninspected vessels (commercial fishing, etc.).

For more information and free lit- erature on the Imperial Immersion

Suit from Parkway/Imperial,

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