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Contract Completed For
Indian Firm By Keppel
Keppel Shipyard, a major operat- ing division of Keppel Corporation
Limited, has completed a S$4.3-mil- lion (about US$2.2-million) conver- sion contract for the Shipping Cor- poration of India Ltd.
The M/V Santorini, a RO/RO car/passenger ferry, was converted to a full passenger-class vessel for service between Cochin on the West
Coast of India and Lakshadweep
Islands, a distance of about 200 nau- tical miles.
Major conversion work involved the construction of a new deck in the previous vehicle space to take in 400 special trade passengers and some 80 crew. On the main deck, new partitions were put up to pro- vide a new galley, mess rooms and offices. Additional cabins for the owner and the crew were also built in the upper and lower decks.
Hydraulically operated doors and embarkation doors were also de- signed and installed. The fire alarm system was modified and a new sat- ellite communication was fitted.
Besides conversions, Keppel
Shipyard also has extensive experi- ence in repair of all types of vessels ranging from general cargo ships to specialized vessels. Its modern facil- ities can accommodate vessels in excess of 400,000 dwt.
For free literature giving com- plete information on the facilities and capabilities of Keppel Ship- yard,
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Banck Named President,
TANO Marine Systems
Robert A. Banck
Robert A. Banck has been named president of TANO Marine
Systems, Inc., New Orleans, La., which designs and builds computer- based electronic systems for indus- trial and defense applications.
The appointment was announced by James J. Reiss Jr., president of TANO Corporation, parent com- pany of TANO Marine Systems.
Mr. Banck comes to TANO with more than 15 years of diverse execu- tive experience ranging from indus- trial manufacturing to retail food services. He has served in a variety of capacities, including general manager, chief financial officer and treasurer.
Prior to his appointment, Mr.
Banck was president of Robert A.
Banck & Associates, a financial ser- vices and business management consulting firm based in Covington,
TANO Marine Automation Sys- tems have been installed on more than 240 ships for the U.S. Navy,
Coast Guard, Military Sealift Com- mand and U.S. Merchant Marine.
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Grace Offshore Buys
Three Jack-Up Rigs
Grace Offshore, a U.S. drilling company, recently purchased three jack-up rigs from the Den norske
Creditbank for future employment in the Gulf of Mexico.
Formerly operated by Nordrill, the three rigs, Nordrill Oiler, Nor- drill Falcon and Nordrill Steeler, will undergo refurbishment before being employed.
All three rigs were built by Beth- lehem Steel, two at Bethlehem
Singapore in 1982, and the other at
Bethlehem Steel-Sparrows Point in
Maryland. The mat-cantilever-de- signed rigs are capable of operating in water depths of up to 200 feet and drilling to 25,000 feet.
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