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Join a growing international organization, work on exciting projects, put your maritime talent to work for the protection of life, property and the natural environment.

ABS is a leading classification society. We are growing. Grow with us.

ABS is looking for talented individuals to join our team of surveyors in the Gulf Coast region.

In this position, every day is different. ABS surveyors are exposed to a wide variety of vessel, rig and equipment types and face new challenges every day.

Applicants must have a marine engineering degree or equivalent. Seagoing experience and a USCG license are a plus. Applicants must have the right to work in the United States and the ability to travel internationally.

Important job. Important people.

Mail / Fax / Email resumes to:

ABS Americas

Attn: J. Marks 16855 Northchase Drive, Houston, TX 77060

Reference job code: Surveyor GC

Fax:281-877-5926 • Email: absempopp@eagle.org

ABS Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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First JAK-400

ATB System

Enters Service

The first of a new breed of ATB entered service mid-summer, when pusher tug Kara

Sea and oil barge

Spring Creek of K-

SEA Transportation

Corp.. Staten Island. N.Y.. headed off to Pakistan loaded with 12,500 tons of Soybean Oil.

According to the owner's report on July 25, 2001: "Mornin' everyone. The Kara Sea and Spring Creek are approaching the vicinity Bermuda, are in three to five- ft. seas and are making 8.3 to 8.9 knots. The crew is happy with the way the tug rides except for the lateral slamming caused by the seas on the quarter. They have stuffed rope between the tug and barge to dampen the effect which lessens the jolts. There are no other reported problems and the system and components appear to be operating as expected."

The installation job was completed by Bollinger, Gulf

Repair LLC. The entire net installed equipment and steel weight was 39 metric tons total, approx. eight tons net (five tons steel and 5.2 tons equipment such as push pin cylinders, 2 off) to the tug (2.25 tons were removed) and the rest approx. 31 tons net to the barge. 14 tons were removed, 34.86 tons steel and 10.4 tons socket plates were mounted.

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