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MarAd Approves Title XI

On $5.5-Million Towboat

For Mystic Marine Towing

Mystic Marine Towing Partners

II of St. Louis (original applicant was ML Barge Operating Corpora- tion) has received Maritime Admin- istration approval for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the

Fred Spence

Moss Point Marine, Inc. (MPM) of Escatawpa, Miss., has announced that Fred Spence has joined the company as assistant to the presi- dent. He will be working with cus- tomers as well as MPM manage- ment on a daily basis to insure smooth work flow. He will also assist in marketing efforts and various special projects.

Mr. Spence brings 25 years of shipyard and construction experi- ence to MPM, having served with

Halter Marine's New Orleans yard as western area production director, corporate production control man- ager, yard manager, and production control manager.

Tenn-Tom Waterway

Project Nearing

Early Completion

Mid-America's newest passage- way to the Gulf of Mexico—the

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway— is moving toward completion much faster than projections based on sur- veys and studies by the Army Corps of Engineers, say Tenn-Tom offi- cials.

Dedication ceremonies for the 234-mile, $2-billion barge canal are scheduled in Mobile, Ala., and Co- lumbus, Miss., on June 1, 1985.

However, administrator Don Wal- don of the Waterway Authority says the route may actually be open to barge traffic as early as January next year. The waterway will pro- vide primary corridor states like In- diana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and

Tennessee with a new, direct water route to the Gulf.

Mr. Waldon says he cannot guar- antee that the waterway will be car- rying barges from end to end the first week in January, "but if every- thing keeps falling into place the way it has, it's entirely possible."

Studies and surveys have resulted in a Corps of Engineers' estimate of 28 to 30 million tons of cargo mov- ing on the Tenn-Tom in its first full year of operation. Traffic on com- pleted portions support the projec- tions, says the Corps' public affairs officer, Sam Green. Columbus

Lock & Dam reports 541 lockages this year, and the Gainsville Lock &

Dam at the south end of the project has moved 130,000 tons of cargo. "These figures are impressive," Mr.

Green said, "but they're only a drop in the bucket compared with what we are going to see." 20

Fred Spence Joins

Moss Point Marine

New Brochure Offered

By Bull & Roberts On

Marine Products

Bull & Roberts of Murray Hill,

N.J., a major marine supplier since 1903, has announced a complete product line for the tugboat, work- boat and offshore industries.

The line includes BR-700, the first new diesel engine cooling water treatment in 40 years, fuel oil pour point depressants, bilge cleaners, lube oil analysis, degreasers, ultra- violet water purifiers, evaporator treatment plus many other prod- ucts.

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