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Kramek Nominated As Next
Rear Admiral Robert E.
Kramek was recently nominated to be the next Commandant of the U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG), when current
Commandant J.William Kime re- tires on June 1. The USCG's senior rear admiral, Radm.Kramek is cur- rently the USCG's chief of staff, and commanding officer of USCG head- quarters. Both a surface operations specialist and a naval engineer with extensive service, RAdm. Kramek has commanded two USCG districts, as well its largest base at Governors
Island, N.Y. He commanded the
USCG's newest High Endurance
Cutter and the Haitian Migration
Task Force, leading the interdiction and rescue of 37,000 Haitians.
AEA Pulls Out Of Kloster
Cruise Divisions Purchase
Kloster Cruise Ltd. and AEA In- vestors Inc. of New York announced that AEA has decided not to pursue the purchase of Royal Viking Line and Royal Cruise Line, two of
Kloster's operating divisions. In
December 1993, AEA had executed a letter of intent to acquire the two
Kloster divisions for $565 million.
AEA decided not to pursue the transaction after it concluded that
AEA's investment goals could not be achieved within the financial frame- work proposed for the transaction.
Trinity Marine To Build Third
Barge For Allied Towing
Trinity Industries Inc.'s subsid- iary Gretna Machine & Iron Works has begun construction of a 300-foot (91m), oceangoing double-hull barge for Allied Towing Corp., Norfolk,
Va. When completed in June 1994, the barge will have 10 cargo tanks with a total capacity of 35,000 bar- rels or 6,000 short tons of phenol and petroleum products. It will have a 55-foot (17 m) beam and a 22- foot (7 m)depth. It will transport phenol between Philadelphia and
Hopewell, Va. for Allied-Signal
Corp., and will be based out of Nor- folk, Va.
Cargo will be transferred by two
Detroit Diesel driven Byron-Jack- son deepwell pumps. The barge will have steam coils for heating the cargo for easier discharge, and it will be equipped with a diesel driven generator to supply power for deck lighting and hydraulic systems.
On deck, the barge will be equipped with a hose-handling boom, a New England Trawler
Equipment anchor winch and two
Patterson wire ropes pushing winches. The barge will be outfitted for vapor recovery and fully closed loading. An Ian-Conrad Bergan,
Inc. TankRADAR sampling system will be installed. It will meet or exceed the requirements of OPA 90 and will be certified as an oceango- ing, Type I Oil and Chemical Tank
Barge by the U.S. Coast Guard and byABS. Trinity-Beaumont, another
Trinity shipyard, recently delivered two 332-foot (101 m), 80,000-barrel capacity double-hull oceangoing barges to Allied Towing.
Gretna Machine & Iron Works,
Inc. is part of the Trinity Marine
Group, Gulfport, Miss., which is owned by Trinity Industries, Inc.
The group includes 13 shipyards in
Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Florida, Missouri and Pennsylva- nia. For more information on Trin- ity,
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Empresa Nacional Bazan
Names TAST Corp. U.S. Rep
Jose L. Moya, general manager of Empresa Nacional Bazan, re- cently announced the appointment of the TAST Corp. as its exclusive representative in the U.S. Bazan consists of three large factories in
Ferrol, northeastern Spain, on the
Atlantic; Cartagena on the
Mediterannean; and San Fernando near the Straits of Gibraltar. In each, there is a shipyard and a spe- cialized production center. For more information from the TAST Corp.,
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Companies interested in distributing the Heila product line, should contact:
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