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New Technology on

Display at Fish Expo I

WorkBoat Atlantic

The topic of new technology is the bait being thrown out to potential attendees of this year's Fish Expo and WorkBoat

Atlantic show, which is scheduled to take place from October 12-14 at the

Rhode Island Convention Center in

Providence, R.I.

Both groups have joined forces to pro- duce the latest innovations that are being applied in the Northeast, leaving atten- dees with many questions, such as: "How quickly will tractor tugs take over in the northeast ports and what advan- tages do they really offer?"; "How has

SENESCO returned Quonset Point to its

South America Gets former glory as a leader in marine tech- nology?"; and "What advantages do electronic charts offer and how do you decide what's right for your boat?"

More than 350 exhibiting companies will be presenting a broad range of prod- ucts and services, including bearings, coatings and preservatives, engines, fishing gear, jet propulsion, government agencies and shipbuilding and repairs.

In addition, the conference boasts a full scheduled of seminars that will be con- ducted throughout its three-day span, beginning with "Vessel Financing: Cap- ital Construction Fund Basics," on

Thursday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m., and concluding with "Electronic Charts:

What You Need to Know When Buying or Using," on Saturday, October 14.

Those interested in attending can reg- ister by telephone: (800) 261-8925; fax: (800) 454-3002, or online at or www.workboatat-


Fernandez Hontoria, 24. 39610 El Astillero. Cantabria - SPAIN

Tel.: + 34 942 20 91 00 • Fax: + 34 942 20 91 01 e-mail:

Focus on Fishing Industry

Circle 234 on Reader Service Card

October 2000 Circle 207 on Reader Service Card 7 "Kit" Trawlers

Wales-based, high-tech boat building company, Steel-Kit (U.K.) Ltd. is work- ing with South American prawn fishing companies and repairers to provide "state-of-the-art" computer generated steel and aluminium building kits for on board processing, prawn fishing vessels.

Smart Strain Gauge

Level Sensor with

Generic 4-20mA Output

A recent project has been the develop- ment of prototype kits, hulls and fin- ished vessels for two 75 ft. (23-m) facto- ry deck shrimp trawlers with sophisticat- ed onboard sorting, cooking and freez- ing facilities. As a development of this project Steel-Kit has designed, and is organizing on behalf of the owner, a ded- icated shipbuilding and repair facility in

South America that will produce up to 10 boats a year initially with additional capacity as required. Commenting on the project, managing director Don

Fuller-Love said, "This is an exciting opportunity for us. We are looking for- ward to expanding our activities to

South America." The company intends to use the new facility to supply Kits,

Many Options

Use one sensor for all shipboard liquid levels

This technology has been designed specifically for surviving the rigors of ballast tank continuous monitoring. It weighs less than 2 oz. and is con- structed from 100% pure titanium. • It's the size of your thumb • Accuracy .25% of full scale • 100% Titanium • Weighs less than 2 oz. • ABS/USCG/Lloyds approved • FM Class ;1, Div. 1 Intrinsically Safe • Removal without tank entry • No mercury or other contaminants • Interfaces to your existing monitoring system • One sensor for all shipboard liquids: fuel oil, lube oil, fresh water, black water, etc. • Generic 4-20 mA output • Used in 15,000 tanks worldwide

A new team of young professionals, trained at

ASTANDER, is ready to drive the yard into the new century.


Visit our web site: ELECTRONIC MARINE SYSTEMS. INC. 800 Ferndale Place

Rahway, NJ 07065

Now privatised,

ASTANDER is the sum of a long- established repair centre plus a skilled workforce, under new and dynamic management.

And not only for repairs, but also for conversions, in which we have demonstrated our capabilities during some recent sophisticated projects.

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