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director of the Alaska Marine High- way System (AMHS). Mr.

Dronkert has been working as the

AMHS marine facilities superinten- dent since April, supervising the design, construction, maintenance and repair of the eight-vessel fleet.

He has also been overseeing the design of a new mainline, ocean- class vessel for the system. The

Alaska Marine Highway is a state- owned ferry system operating eight ships that provide year-round ser- vice to 31 ports.

Trinity Wins $67.3 Million

Navy Contract

Trinity Industries' subsidiary

Halter Marine, Moss Point, Miss., was awarded a $67.3 million con- tract by the U.S. Navy to build two

AGOR oceanographic ships. One of the ships will be used by the Univer- sity National Ocean Laboratory Sys- tem fleet and operate by the Woods

Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the other will be operated by the

National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration (NOAA).

The new ships, AGOR 25 and an as-yet-undesignated ship, will be 273 feet (83.2 m) long with a loadline draft of 17 feet (5.2 m) at approxi- mately 3,300 long ton full load dis- placement. Each will have 6,000 hp of diesel/electric propulsion and a diverse array of sophisticated scien- tific equipment and laboratories.

STN Propulsion Technology

For Two New Baltic Ferries

STN Systemtechnik Nord GmbH,

Bremen, Germany, won an order from the Finnish shipbuilder,

Finnyards, to help implement die- sel-electric propulsion systems on the new combi-ferries of the Ham- burg TT-Line. The Ro/Ro ferries will each be equipped with synchro- converter-type electrical propeller propulsion plants with two three- phase current motors from STN

Systemtechnik Nord.

Hornblower Owner Elected

PVA President

Terry MacRae, chairman of

Hornblower Dining Yachts, was elected president of the national

Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) during the PVA's recent annual con- vention in Orlando, Fla.

Mr. MacRae's firm, headquar- tered in San Francisco, operates luxury dining, entertainment and sightseeing cruises in several Cali- fornia locations, including San Fran- cisco, Berkeley, Marina del Rey,

Newport Beach, San Diego and

Coronado. Its flagship is the 1,000- passenger California Hornblower.

Mr. MacRae joined PVA, for- merly known as the National Asso- ciation of Passenger Vessel Opera- tors, in 1984. He was elected to the board of directors in 1989, served as treasurer in 1992 and vice presi- dent in 1993. In addition to his leadership positions, Mr. MacRae chairs the Association's Maritime

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Insurance Committee and serves on its active Legislative Issues Com- mittee.

North Pacific Expediting

Wins $14 Million MSC Fuel

Delivery Contract

North Pacific Expediting has been awarded a $ 14 million tug and barge fuel delivery contract by the Mili- tary Sealift Command.

North Pacific Expediting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of

Klukwan, Inc., an Alaska Native

Corporation formed under the

Alaska Native Settlement Claims

Act (ANSCA), is based in Juneau,

Alaska. North Pacific Expediting is deploying the 3,000-hp tug Chilkat

Hunter and the 34,000 bbl barge

Chilkat Warrior to Japan and Ko- rea for the delivery of fuel to U.S. military bases in these two coun- tries.

The Chilkat Hunter and the

Chilkat Warrior underwent modifi- cations and upgrades at Duwamish

Shipyard in Seattle to meet MSC's requirements for this four-year con- tract.

North Pacific Expediting was as- sisted in securing this contract by

Seay Corporation, a Seattle-based marine marketing company.

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