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Refrigerant Conversion

Requires Advanced Training

Significant recent changes in the

HVAC/R industry have all factions of the maritime industry concerned with complying with new codes and regulations to remain environmen- tally sound and avoid fines.

These changes—including the accelerated phase-out of CFC's; the development and introduction of numerous alternative refrigerants; and the assessment of fines for the violation of environmental regula- tions; and more—are addressed via training seminars by the Environ- mental Training Group.

Workers employed in the mari- time industry are not exempted from certain certification requirements.

They must pass a certification test through an EPA-approved organi- zation. Test subject areas for the exam include: the environmental impacts of halogenated refriger- ants, regulatory compliance, the ap- plication of the regulation to spe- cific service procedures and replace- ment refrigerants. Environmental

Training Group, Inc. employs anum- ber of licensed marine engineers who are conducting training semi- nars geared to the marine industry.

The organization is EPA-approved for testing, and will be conducting two national tours of major U.S. port cities, one in the spring and one in the fall. For more information, contact Environmental Training

Group at tel: (410) 740-1551.

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When the name of the game is fast spill response, make sure the name on the boat is Kvichak.

Our SRVs are all-aluminum, but their main ingredient is reliability. They've proven that where it counts - on the job - for people like Alyeska Pipeline,

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Phone (206) 545-8485

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As little as $9,995 gives you the

Del Norte 3006 DGPS Survey

Quality System — an integrated data collection system with 1 to 2 meters accuracy. The 3006 offers sensor integration, logging capability and guidance software in a single unit. The 3006 is backed by a 1-year warranty, 24-hour telephone support, and service centers world-wide.

Clearly, the performance and price are right on the mark.

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Value, Features and Service

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Voluntary Observing Ship

Program Seeks Members

The Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program is organized to ob- tain weather and oceanographic observations from moving ships. An international program under World

Meteorological Organizations aus- pices, the VOS has 49 countries as participants.

The U.S. program is the world's largest, with over 1,600 vessels.

Observations are taken by deck officers, coded in a special format and transmitted to the National

Weather Service.

They are then distributed on na- tional and international circuits for use by meteorologists in weather forecasting.

The program operates at no cost to the vessel, with communication charges, observing equipment and reporting supplies furnished by the

National Weather Service.

For more information, contact the

National Program Office at tel: (301) 713-1724.

Biscayne Bay Pilots Order

Gladding-Hearn Boat

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding,

The Duclos Corp., received an order for a new pilot boat from the Biscayne

Bay Pilots Association.

The C. Raymond Hunt Associ- ates-designed vessel, a 52-foot (15.9 m) all-aluminum boat, is scheduled for delivery in August and has been dubbed Viscaya.

Powered by a pair of Detroit Die- sel engines, each rated at 364 bhp at 2,100 rpm via Twin Disc gears to a four-blade nickel-bronze propeller, the deep-V, hard-chine hull will have a top speed of 22 knots.

According to shipyard officials, noise levels in the pilothouse will be under 77 decibels.

Metal sheathed, acoustical insu- lation will be placed under the deck and against the engine room bulk- heads.

Also, a sound-reducing air-intake system, heavy-duty sound-absorb- ing engine mounts and a hospital- grade muffler system will further help to dampen sound.

For more information on the ves- sel building capabilities of Gladding-


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Equipment List

Main engines Detroit Diesel

Gears Twin Disc

Engine controls


Hydraulics system Hynautic


Depth sounder .. Datamarine

Compass Ritchie

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