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10th B.C. Towboat

Industry Conference

Set For April 9-11

The 10th B.C. Towboat Industry

Conference sponsored by the Brit- ish Columbia Towboat Owners and the Council of Marine Carriers has been scheduled for April 9-11,1992, in Victoria, British Columbia,

Canada. The event will be held at the Empress Hotel and Victoria Con- ference Center in Victoria, British


The theme of the show will be "The Towing Industry in a Modern


For further information, contact:

Peter Woodward or Teresa

Ledesmaat(604) 687-9677, or B.C.

Towboat Industry Conference, 200- 1575 West Georgia Street,

Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2V3 Canada; telephone: (604) 687- 9677; or fax: (604) 687-1788.

YVC Bolnes Dockyard

To Convert, Upgrade

Russian Fish Factory

Rotterdam-based YVC Bolnes

Dockyard recently signed a multi- million guilder contract for the con- version and upgrading of a Russian fish factory.

YVC Bolnes will install fish re- ception facilities, fish storage and cool tanks, a Stord fishmeal process- ing installation, an Inham fish freez- ing installation, an electrical installationbyVan Rietschoten&

Houwens, and new Konus Kessel steam boilers. Called the Dauriya and owned by Sevrybholodflot of

Murmansk, the 542-foot by 70-foot by 41-foot vessel will also be cleaned and coated. The conversion and upgrading are expected to be com- pleted by June 1992.

Following the conversion, the

Dauriya will be able to receive 600 tons of fish at sea from small fishing trawlers, producing 100 tons of fishmeal and 90 tons of deep frozen fish per day.

For free literature detailing the ship construction and repair work of

YVC Bolnes Dockyard,

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OSTC Names J.E. Talmage

VP, Chartering Operations

Ocean Specialty Tankers Corpo- ration (OSTC) recently announced the promotion of James E. Talmage to vice president of chartering op- erations. He will report directly to

Craig Stevenson Jr., president of


In his new position, Mr. Talmage will continue to be responsible for all operational aspects of chartering activities as well as taking a more active role in the chartering of pool vessels.

OSTC is a joint venture between

Hvide Shipping, Inc. and OMI Corp.

OSTC markets marine transporta- tion services from the U.S. Gulf to the U.S. East and West Coasts for bulk chemicals, clean petroleum and crude.

Presently OSTC has the follow- ing ships on long-term charter:

Seabulk America, Seabulk Magna- chem, OMI Dynachem, OMI Hudson and OMI Star.

President Bush Selects

Andrew H. Card Jr.

To Head DOT

Andrew H. Card Jr. was re- cently selected by President Bush to be Secretary of Transportation.

Since the start of the Bush Ad- ministration, Mr. Card has been assistant to the president and deputy

White House Chief of Staff.

If confirmed by the Senate, Mr.

Card will replace Samuel K. Skin- ner, who recently succeeded John

H. Sununu as Chief of Staff.

Mr. Card's resume shows scant transport industry experience other than a one-year stint at the U.S.

Merchant Marine Academy in the late 1960s. He served as maritime liaison during the Bush campaign and continued in that role during his days at the White House.

Christopher L. Koch, chairman of the Federal Maritime Commis- sion, said, "He comes into the posi- tion having a more advanced grasp of maritime issues than some oth- ers."

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The finest vessels

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