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Crowley Maritime Names

Rockwell Smith Manager,

Oil Transportation

Rockwell Smith

Rockwell (Rocky) Smith has joined Crowley Maritime Corpora- tion's Pacific Division in the newly created position of manager of oil transportation, according to a re- cent announcement by Vincent

Godfrey, Crowley director of oil industry services, Seattle, Wash.

Mr. Smith is responsible for mar- keting offshore oil transportation and for contract administration in the oil industry and contract serv- ices department.

The company performs oil barg- ing on the U.S. West Coast as well as to Alaska and Hawaii, utilizing a fleet of oil barges ranging up to 400 by 100 feet in dimensions and 16,000 long tons in capacity. Prod- ucts carried include gasolines, die- sel, jet fuel, chemicals, fuel oil, and crude oil. In addition to oil barging,

Crowley's contract services include ocean and coastwise towing, off- shore support operations, heavy-lift and heavy-haul, and marine sal- vage.

Mr. Smith is based at division headquarters in Seattle.

Johnson Pumps Acquires

Mayfair Marine

Johnson Pumps of America,

Schiller Park, 111., a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Pump AB,

Orebro, Sweden, recently acquired the Mayfair Marine Division of

Mayfair Molded Products, producer of submersible bilge pumps, auto- matic switches, bilge blowers, and live well aerating devices.

Mayfair Marine will operate as an independent division of Johnson

Pumps of America. A smooth and stable transition has been ensured, according to Johnson Pumps, through a long term lease and sup- ply agreement, which will enable

Mayfair Marine to continue manu- facturing at its Schiller Park facili- ty, and retain virtually all of its cur- rent employees.

For more information on Mayfair

Marine and Johnson Pumps of


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Load-Dispersing System

From Uni-Mat Used

In Transport Operation

Davenport/Mammoet, Rosharon,

Texas, recently utilized an inter- locking, load-dispersing mat system from Uni-Mat International, Inc.,

September, 1990

Houston, Texas, for transport of a heavy pressure vessel.

For the transport operation, a section of the deck of a 182- by 54- foot barge was decked using Uni-

Mats. The primary purpose of the decking of the barge was to prevent high point loads from damaging the metal deck.

The layout pattern for the ninety 8- by 14-foot Uni-Mats used was such that each Uni-Mat was inter- locked into and on top of four bot- tom Uni-Mats, thereby reportedly decreasing the loads on the deck section by 75 percent when com- pared to conventional mats. The total load on the barge was 830 tons—the 630-ton pressure vessel and 200-ton self-propeller hydraulic trailer assembly.

After the four-hour installation of the Uni-Mats, Davenport/Mam- moet installed conventional timber mats for cradle sections for the splitter tower to rest on. The pres- sure vessel unit was loaded on the barge at Lake Charles, La., and transported to Sulphur, La., for in- stallation as part of a major ethyl- ene plant under construction.

Uni-Mat International is offering a free brochure detailing its load dispersing system. For a free copy,

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Power 9RTA84C - 46 800bhp - 100rev/min


Sulzer Diesel Ltd

PO Box

CH-8401 Winterthur, Switzerland

S, Telephone: (052) 81 49 22 3 Telex: 896 060 70 sz ch £ Telefax: (052) 22 4917

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