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Pan American Hovercraft

Offers Color Brochure

On New Design Hovercraft

Pan American Hovercraft Corpo- ration, Melbourne, Fla., recently an- nounced it signed licensing agree- ments with Slings by Aviation, Ltd.,

York, England, to market an inno- vative passenger hovercraft in the

U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Pan American Hovercraft is offer- ing a full-color brochure detailing the 23-passenger SAH 2200 hover- craft. The hovercraft features a hull made of durable, lightweight com- posite materials with kevlar, and is powered by an air-cooled Deutz

MWM diesel engine. The hovercraft has a range of 500 miles, can reach speeds of up to 40 knots, and has removable benches and canopy for customized interiors.

The company reports that the

Maryland State Police, Department of Natural Resources, are currently utilizing the SAH 2200 on Chesa- peake Bay.

Part of Pan American Hover- craft's agreement with Slingsby is that the U.K. firm will assist, via technology transfer, in the training of Pan American pilots, engineers, marketing and scientific personnel in the U.S. and abroad. Pan Ameri- can plans to introduce 60- and 120- passenger models in 1989.

For a free copy of the color bro- chure from Pan American Hover- craft,

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Norwegian Shipper Buys

Eight Chemical Carriers

For Over $200 Million

One of the world's largest chemi- cal tanker operators, Odfjell West- fal-Larsen, Bergen, Norway, recent- ly bought eight chemical tankers from the John Frederiksen Group for over $200 million.

The eight vessels, the Fort Chee- tah, Fort Leopard, Fort Lion, Fort

Puma, Northern Falcon, Northern

Panther, Northern Wolf, and

Northern Eagle, will delivered shortly and operated worldwide by

Odfjell West.fal Larsen.

VPSI Completes

Crankshaft Contract

Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. (VPSI), one of Canada's largest ship repairers and Sulzer service repre- sentatives, recently completed the installation of a new after-section of the crankshaft in the Sulzer 7RD 76 main diesel engine of the bulk car- rier Tai Shing.

The 28,387-dwt vessel, owned by

Taiwan Navigation, suffered main engine crankshaft failure while transiting the Pacific Ocean en route to the Pacific Coast of North

America at the end of last May. She was towed to Victoria on Vancouver


VPSI was awarded the contract valued at C$1.55 million. The new half crankshaft was manufactured by IHI in Japan and delivered to

VPSI's Victoria Division during No- vember last year, with final installa- tion and successful trials completed in December.

For free literature detailing the shipbuilding and ship-repairing ser- vices of VPSI,

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Australian Shipbuilding

To Construct Three

Cargoships For Stateships

Australian Shipbuilding Indus- tries of Perth is to construct three new 302-foot cargoships for State- ships of Western Australia at a cost of $41 million. The vessels will be used for trade to northwestern Aus- tralia and Southeast Asia.

The three cargoships, which have more efficient design, smaller crews and lower fuel consumption than current ships and give more flexibil- ity of deployment, will replace larg- er and less economic vessels.

March, 1989 ^Signal

Allied Fibers 43

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