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Chantiers De L'Atlantique

To Build Two Passenger

Ships For Kloster Cruise

Kloster Cruise Limited, Coral Ga- bles, Fla., has ordered two new 40,000-ton, 1,220-passenger ships, to be launched in late 1992 and early 1993 as part of the company's Nor- wegian Cruise Line and Royal

Cruise Line fleets. The cruise ships will be built in St. Nazaire, France at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard.

This development in Kloster's new building program follows the company's recent announcement that a new 212-passenger ship will join the Royal Viking Line fleet in

February 1992.

The two new mid-size ships will be built to offer a range of cruises from three- and four-day Caribbean itineraries to 14-day European and worldwide cruises. "Kloster opted to build 1,220- passenger vessels rather than larger ships to allow more flexibility in iti- neraries and ports of call," said

Trygve Hegnar, Kloster's chair- man and CEO.

Spacious cabins and an a la carte restaurant will distinguish the yet- unnamed vessels, designed to blend the intimacy and exclusivity of mid-

Chevron Area Manager Rolaph Wkelchel works closely with Butch Barns to make sure Chevron's lubricant technology meets all the needs of ACBL. "Those 25,000 hours weren't logged on milk runs',' Butch

Barras says firmly "We averaged 85 percent engine capacity pushing three to five acres of barges, running 24- hours a day over a four year period'.' "When we did tear down the engines, the parts were good enough to go another 10,000 hours—thanks to

Chevron DELO 3000-40'.'

The boat: the 180-foot, 785-ton M/V

Bill Elmer—one of over 100 boats in the

American Commercial Barge Lines fleet.

The engines: three MaK 6M453 in-line sixes, running on 2500 Second Redwood fuel—with each engine rated for 2400 HP at 600 RPM.

The route: 1700 miles up and down- stream on the Mississippi from New

Orleans to Cairo, Illinois.

The oil: Chevron DELO 3000-40

Marine Oil. "We anticipated two or three oil changes per year—but our Chevron Chek oil analysis proved that the oil and the engines were in great shape!' Butch con- tinues."We kept the same oil for four years, with the normal sweetening process. And after all that time the oil was still within spec'.'

Bearings were in near-perfect condition with no unusual wear.

After 25,000-plus hours, valves showed minimal carbon build-up, with no unusual pitting on the valve seats. "The real proof was in the parts them- selves',' smiles Butch."You could still read the names and numbers on the parts'.'

A quick glance at the unretouched photos of the teardown prove Butch's point. "There was no abnormal coking or carboning on the valves—or unusual pitting on the valve seats. Only light carbon depos- its behind the piston rings. The pistons and bearings looked hardly used. Most parts were within factory specs and could've been returned to service. That's how well DELO 3000-40 performed'.' "With the M/V

Bill Elmer we set out to prove a ves- sel could success- fully operate on blended fuel to dra- matically cut fuel costs. But we've also proved that with the right oil, a company can realize substan- tial savings on the main engine oil usage, as well'.'

Over 25,000 hours of tough service without a major overhaul or oil change— with minimal downtime and wear rates.

It's the kind of success story only quality lubricants and a proper maintenance program can produce. "I believe in Chevron DELO 3000-40- it helps keep our blended fuel program clean and profitable'.'

Chevron offers a complete line of marine lubricants, hydraulic fluids and other products formulated to meet today's demanding inland marine service. Your

Chevron representa- tive has the product and the answers.

Call 1-800-582-3835.

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Ail parts photos are unretouched size ships with the glamour and spectacular entertainment of larger liners. Petter Yran of Norway, one of Scandinavia's most distin- guished designers, will oversee the construction projects.

Outside cabins will make up 86 percent of the 610 well-appointed cabins on each vessel.

Kloster Cruise Limited is the par- ent company of Norwegian Cruise

Line, Royal Viking Line and Royal

Cruise Line.

For free literature on the facilities and capabilities of Chantiers de l'Atlantique,

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Bird-Johnson Awarded

MCM Propeller Contract

Bird-Johnson Company, Wal- pole, Mass., was recently awarded a contract to supply Peterson Build- ers of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., with three shipsets of controllable pitch (CP) propeller systems for the U.S.

Navy MCM-12, -13 and -14 Aven- ger-Class Mine Countermeasure

Ships. Bird-Johnson also supplied the propellers for the previous 11

MCM 1-Class ships.

The propeller blades will be cast at Bird-Johnson's Pascagoula,

Miss., foundry. They will be fin- ished by numerically controlled (NC) machining in accordance with the U.S. Navy's military specifica- tion requirements, at Bird-Johns- on's Blade Machine Center in Wal- pole. Complete propeller system as- sembly, qualification for shock and vibration, and testing for com- pliance with electromagnetic and nonmagnetic standards will also be completed at the Massachusetts fa- cility prior to delivery to Peterson.

MCMs are intended to locate and destroy mines that cannot be neu- tralized by conventional mine- sweeping methods. They are fiber- glass sheathed wood-hulled vessels, 224 feet in length, with twin-screw propeller systems delivering a total of 2,400 hp.

Bird-Johnson Company, a lead- ing U.S. manufacturer of marine propeller systems, is a Navy Mil- spec qualified builder of CP propel- ler systems and also supplies com- mercial CP systems and both Navy certified and commercial fixed- pitch propellers. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Axel

Johnson Inc. of New York City.

For free literature giving more information on the Bird-Johnson


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Crandall To Conduct

Second 1990 Dockmaster

Training Seminar

Crandall Dry Dock Engineers Inc. will conduct a second 1990 dock- master seminar in San Diego from

September 25 to September 28 at the Kona Kai Beach and Tennis


For more information, contact

Crandall Dry dock Engineers Inc. at 21 Pottery Lane, Dedham, Mass., 02026, Telephone (617) 329-3240.

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