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FBM Marine Introduces New
Generation Of Fast Catamarans,
Ferry Craft And Crewboats
FBM Marine recently delivered the 134-1 /2-foot Oregrund to Hong Kong Macao Hydrofoils. At a fully loaded cruise speed of 38 knots, the catamaran will reduce the journey time between Hong Kong and Macao by 1 hour.
FBM Marine, formerly known as Fairey Mar- inteknik, recently introduced the Oregrund, a 134-1/2-foot catamaran, the first of a new gener- ation of fast catamarans, fast ferry craft and crewboats.
The craft is a single-deck catamaran designed to carry 360 passengers in spacious, quiet and comfortable cabins, at a fully loaded cruise speed of 38 knots between Hong Kong and
The catamaran is fitted with two MTU 16V 396 TB 84 engines, each producing 1,940 kw, and driving two Marinjet Power System water- jets. The control system for the jets incorporates an automatic maneuvering system which ena- bles the craft to be moved sideways from its berth, and to be turned on its own axis. It is fitted with the Marindesign pitch damping sys- tem (PDC) with an onboard computer constant- ly monitoring the trim of the vessel, utilizing the specially designed trim tabs to reduce any move- ment, particularly in head seas.
The Group currently has two more 134-1/2- foot Marinjet catamarans under construction; four 111-1/2-foot versions and two 134-1/2-foot
Marinjet Monohulls. Additionally, the world's first Fast Displacement Catamaran is under construction at the FBM Marine yard in Cow- es.
The U.S. agent for FBM Marine is Atlantic
Marine Inc., Fort George Island, Fla.
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Moss Point Delivers Two
Cummins-Powered Towboats To
Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan
The Cummins-powered towboat Jaber is shown on sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico near Pascagofjla, Miss.
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., recently delivered two 60-foot towboats to the
Jordan Ports Corporation of the Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan.
The two vessels, the Jaber and the Bayer are part of a five-boat, $13-million U.S. AID (Agen- cy for International Development) contract with the Trinity Marine Group, which includes Moss
The two all-steel towboats are each 60 feet long with a 22-foot beam and 8.5-foot depth.
They are powered by two Cummins KT19-M diesel engines developing a total of 850 bhp.
They are coupled to Twin Disc 518 reverse/ reduction gears and drive four-blade bronze pro- pellers in Kort type nozzles.
Both were built to move barges and lighters to and from ships at anchorage, and two barge- mounted derricks for loading and unloading ships and lighters. The towboats also assist in docking ships so they include a forecastle deck, a raised main deck, and a raised, rounded bow for pushing. They are not equipped with towing "knees" common to American towboats.
Moss Point Marine is also building two 106- foot docking tugs as part of the same contract.
A fifth boat in the contract, the 50-foot steel and aluminum pilot boat Husni, was recently delivered by Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New
Orleans, La., a sister company to Moss Point
Marine in the Trinity Marine Group.
The Trinity Marine Group is owned by Trini- ty Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas.
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American Commercial Barge
Appoints Covinsky And Fox
Jeffrey N. Covinsky James M. Fox
American Commercial Barge Line Company recently announced the appointments of Jef- frey N. Covinsky as vice president of SCNO
Vessel and Fleet Operations, and James M.
Fox as director of SCNO vessel operations.
Mr. Covinsky and Mr. Fox were associated with the Sioux City and New Orleans Barge Line which was recently acquired by American Com- mercial Lines, Inc.
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