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Renewing Engine Monitoring Systems

In Old Ships Saves Money

Orkot Offers Heavy Load Carrying

Composite Rudder Bearing

Meyer Werft Delivers Passenger Vessel

M/S Bukit Raya

An alarm and monitoring system from Moland

Automation was installed in the existing control panel on (he Berge Arrow, an upgraded ship, owned by

Bergesen shipping company.

Faster and lower-cost replacement of ships' alarm systems is now an option for vessels strug- gling with costly maintenance of old monitoring equipment. Existing control panels can be used, and the upgrade even carried out, while the vessel is under way. Moland Automation in

Arendal, Norway, has a system that monitors the main engines, auxiliaries, tanks and other tech- nical functions on board. The system is techni- cally approved by the leading classification soci- eties.

Monitoring critical areas on board a ship pre- vents a collision or grounding due to engine breakdown by providing early warning of mal- functions in the machinery. The Bergesen d.y. shipping company chose to have Moland refit its older, "pre-1978" vessels. Moland installed a new system adapted to one ship while the vessel was under way.

Moland systems have now been installed in approximately 150 vessels, of which about 30 are older ships upgraded to the classification societ- ies' standards for documentation and functional- ity of alarm systems.

These systems reportedly allow more preven- tive maintenance to be carried out on the equip- ment being monitored.

For more information on Moland Automation

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GEC Alsthom Diesels Selected For New

Royal Navy Carrier

Orkot, the reinforced thermoset composite, can be freeze fitted without the danger of shattering.

Orkot Ltd. offers composite bearings for use at pressures up to 10 N/mm (1,450 psi). Normally the use of such material would be limited to 5.5 N/ mm (798 psi). Orkot bushes can be used in demanding rudder designs. The company offers

Orkot, a non-asbestos fabric-reinforced thermo- set composite which incorporates solid lubricants, making it effective under light ballast conditions, or where there are extended periods between lubrication or lubrication cannot be guaranteed.

The company claims it will tolerate edge loading and misalignment even with the heaviest of loads.

Orkot is suited for freeze fitting without the danger of shattering.

For more information on Orkot Ltd.

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Meyer Werft of Papenberg, Germany deliv- ered a 6,000-grt passenger ship to the Indone- sian Ministry of Communications/Directorate

General of Sea Communication, Jakarta.

The 328-ft. (100-m) ship was named Bukit

Raya after a mountain on the island of

Kalimantan, province of Kalimantan Tengah (formerly Borneo).

The Bukit Raya has a capacity for 970 pas- sengers and is the 15th passenger ship for

Indonesia. In 1995 Meyer Werft will deliver another vessel of this type to Indonesia.

When Meyer Werft completes the cruise ves- sel delivery in 1995, the yard will then have built a total of 22 ships for Indonesia —16 passenger vessels, five cargo/passenger ships and one gas tanker.

For more information on Meyer Werft

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Ingalls Christens Aegis Stethem,

Commissions Aegis Stout

The U.S. Navy's newest Aegis guided missile destroyer was christened Stethem at Ingalls

Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries. The new ship, DDG 63, is named in honor of Petty

Officer Robert Dean Stethem, USN, (1961- 1985). The ship's sponsor was Petty Officer

Stethem's mother, Patricia L. Stethem.

DDG 63 is 504 ft. long (153 m) with a beam of 59 ft. (18 m). Four gas turbine engines will power the 8,300-ton ship to speeds above 30 knots.

Stethem will operate with aircraft carriers and battle groups in high-threat environments, and will also provide essential escort capabili- ties to Navy and Marine Corps amphibious forces, combat logistics ships and convoys. (Below) DDG 55 is named in honor of Rear Admiral Herald F.

Stout (1903-1987), a heroic Navy destroyerman of WWII.

GEC Alsthom Diesels has won contracts worth more than $2 million to supply diesel generating sets for the Royal British Navy's new helicopter carrier HMS Ocean. The four Ruston 12RKCs and one Paxman Vega 12JZ sets will supply auxiliary and emergency power generation on the new vessel. The Kvaerner shipyard in Govan,

Scotland supplied the hull and machinery sys- tems. The new carrier will enable the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines to operate helicopters in support of an Amphibious Warfare Group, and to accommodate commandos, vehicles, ammunition and equipment.

For more information on GEC Alsthom Diesels

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L. Stethem. Their son, Petty OfficerRobert Dean Stethem, USN, a Seabee and Navy diver, was posthumously awarded the Purple

Heart and the Bronze Star for bravery and heroism as a victim of the hijacking of TransWorld Airlines Flight 847 to Beirut, Lebanon, on June 14, 1985.

Stout Commissioned in Texas

The U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet received its newest ship when USS Stout (DDG 55) was commissioned during ceremonies at the Port of

Houston, Texas. DDG 55 is the fifth ship in the

Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of Aegis guided missile destroyers, and the second Aegis de- stroyer to be delivered to the Navy by Ingalls

Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in

Pascagoula, Miss.

Secretary of the Navy John Dalton deliv- ered the principal commissioning address, and

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. J.M. Boorda,

USN, placed USS Stout in commission.

For more information on Ingalls

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