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Allied-Signal Offers Free

Literature On Spectra

High-Performance Ropes

Allied-Signal Inc. of Petersburg,

Va., is offering free literature on

Spectra high-performance ropes, described by the manufacturer as one of the strongest, lightest-weight fibers ever made. Pound for pound it is said to be 10 times stronger than steel and is being used as a replacement for wire rope and syn- thetics like polyester, nylon, etc.

Recommended marine/commer- cial fishing applications include top- ping lifts/fall lines; life lines; ocea- nographic array lines; trawl net con- trol lines; lightweight purselines; low stretch seine net lines; and deepsea mooring.

Utility/industrial applications in- clude utility winch lines; T & D pulling lines; fiber optic pulling; pi- lot/fish lines; lifting slings; high- strength chockers; and alternative to wire.

For more information and free lit- erature on Spectra from the High

Performance Fibers Group of Al- lied-Signal Inc.,

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Three More Bulkers

Ordered By Golden Ocean

With the conclusion of contracts for three Cape-sized bulk carriers from Japanese yards, bulk shipping operator Golden Ocean group has lifted its newbuilding order book to over $400 million.

Golden Ocean has ordered all 10 vessels since last autumn. The latest vessels are of 145,000 deadweight tons and are believed to have been contracted at more than about $42 million each. The three Cape-sized bulk carriers were ordered from sep- arate yards—Kawasaki Heavy In- dustries, NKK, and Sumitomo

Heavy Industries.

The orders follow the contracting by Golden Ocean of a 90,000-ton tanker (to be delivered in March 1991) from Sumitomo, two 260,000- ton tankers from Hitachi, two Pana- max-built carriers from Tsuneishi, and two Panamaxes from Sanoyasu, a Sumitomo affiliate. These orders are aimed at securing Golden

Ocean's share of the shipping markets in the light of forecast shortages of quality tonnage.

Currently, Golden Ocean oper- ates five Panamaxes and one Cape- sized ship, mostly on traditional time charters.

ASTICAN Offers 18-Page

Color Brochure On

Facilities And Capabilities

Astilleros Canarios, S.A. (ASTI-

CAN), a full service ship repair yard and the largest marine repair center in the Canary Islands and on the west African coast, is offering an 18- page color brochure on its facilities and capabilities.

The publication lists facts con- cerning the yard's total area, capac- ity, main installations including its

Syncrolift elevator platform, indus- trial and secondary installations, cranes, and administrative and ser- vice installations.

The brochure states that the yard's equipment and its highly qualified personnel enable it to un- dertake any type of maintenance, repair or refitting work and offer the highest quality in the shortest time.

Every aspect of the yard's work, from elevation and docking to the stringent monitoring of methods and processes, is aimed at minimiz- ing unproductive time for the ship- owner. The geographical position of the Canary Islands, with their warm, dry climate and long days throughout the year, is a highly positive factor in this respect.

ASTICAN is technically equip- ped to undertake periodic over- hauls, major repair jobs, stretching operations, and other major refit- ting jobs.

For more information and free copies of the well-illustrated color brochure from Astilleros Canarios,

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Ybu Name the Need.

Crosby Engineers the Solution. • /

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