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Oil spill response efforts for the Prestige sinking are being coordinated by Sasemar (Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad), which is a department of the DGMM (Direccion General de la Mari- na Mercante). Ro-Clean Desmi — a Danish manufacturer that has been making offshore booms and skimmers for over 25 years — has been on scene assisting, sending emergency teams with more than 16,700 ft. (5,100 m) of offshore oil containment boom during the first week.

USA ' P.O. Box 350465 • Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33335 UK " New Road, Newhaven • East Sussex BN90HE BR ' Ftua Gen. Mena Barreto 708 Sao Paulo, Brasil

Tel: 954-929-5200 • Fax: 954-929-0102 Tel: ++44 (0) 1273 515-555 Fax: ++44(0)1273 515-456 Tel: ++55 11 887 9217 • Fax: ++55 11 887 2687 years of experience in the marine indus- try having worked with companies such as Newport News Shipbuilding and

United Shipbuilders of America.

Woods New President of

Rickmers-Linie America

Rickmers-Linie, Hamburg, Germany, has appointed Bill Woods as presi- dent/CEO of Houston-based Rickmers-

Linie America, effective November 1, 2002. Woods, who has more than 28 years of experience working in the transportation industry, most recently served as vice president Commercial for

Great Western Steamship Company (GWS), and senior vice president of

Great Western Transportation Consult- ing, a wholly owned subsidiary of GWS.

ICS Welcomes

New President

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) has appointed Anthony Cooke and Richard Sayer as its new president and vice-president, respectively — for two years. From 1991 to 1999, Cooke was chief executive of Andrew Weir &

Co and president of the Chamber of

Shipping from 1996-97. He is currently a director of The Baltic Exchange,

James Fisher & Sons pic, Bidcorp pic and the West of England Shipowners

Mutual Insurance Association.

Northrop Grumman

Names Kaufman as VP

Northrop Grum- man Corporation's

Newport News sec- tor has appointed

Alene (Leni)

Kaufman as vice president and sec- tor chief informa- tion officer. Kaufman, who has respon- sibility for establishing the IT strategic direction and the day-to-day leadership of all information systems at Newport

News, began her career with Northrop

Grumman in 1979 and has held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility that include project man- ager of integrated solutions, manager of software engineering and technical spe- cialist of manufacturing systems.

Univan's Container

Fleet Increases

Effective November 2002, Univan is taking over full technical management of six container ships. Ranging from 546 to 1,232 TEUs, these ships will bring the total Univan fleet to approximately 73 ships, including 41 container vessels.

These six containers ships — will be taken over between now and the end of the year, with existing crews being replaced with Indian masters and ratings from Univan's container crew pool, on a gradual basis. Interest from other con- tainer ship owners is also due to Uni- van's growing pool of dedicated contain- er ship crews and the self-perpetuating pool of technical expertise gathered by them.

Ship Concept Studies

Contract Awarded

Six companies are each being awarded a firm-fixed-price contract worth $500,000 for the performance of focused-mission ship concept studies intended to explore a range of approach- es in an overall effort to define future ship requirements. These studies will further refine the Navy's requirements and knowledge of technology options for the proposed Littoral Combat Ship and other future ship classes.

This is a part of the Naval services transformation into the 21st Century and lays the foundation for future warships. rSan Francisco, California - May

The SS "Jacob Luckenbach", a C-3 ocean freight vessel built in 1944 sank in the environmentally sensitive California waters on July 14, 1953 as a result of a collision with the SS "Hawaiian Pilot". The "Luckenbach" now rests in 176 feet of water broken into 3 pieces.

Response <& Results:

The USCG hired Titan to provide an assessment, removal, and disposal of oil from the vessel. Titan recovered 85,000 gallons of heavy bunker C oil from the wreck.



Navigator of the Seas

Delivered by KMY

The 1,020-ft., 140,000-gt, 3,800-pas- senger MS Navigator of the Seas was delivered November 18 at Kvaerner

Masa-Yards' Turku shipyard. Navigator of the Seas, newbuilding 1347, is fourth in the Voyager-class series of cruise ships for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

The first three ships in the series, Voy- ager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas were deliv- ered in October 1999, September 2000 and October 2001, respectively. A detailed technical report on Navigator will be published in the February 2003 edition of MR.

Main Particulars

Length, (o.a.)

Breadth, (max.)

Draft, (dwl)

Speed, service

Main Engines

Propulsion machinery ...1,020 ft. (311.1 m) 161 ft. (49.1 m) 28 ft. (8.6 m) 22 knots .6 x Wartsila 12V46C .3 x 14 MW AZIPOD

Spellings to Succeed

Healey at EMMF

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) has appointed Jaime Spellings as direc- tor, Global Marine Fuels in succession to Peter Healey, who will assume a new role as global customer service manager.

Austal USA Adds

To Sales Team

Austal USA has appointed Carl F.

Wegener to its sales team in Mobile,

Ala. A graduate of Old Dominion Uni- versity with a degree in Mechanical

Engineering, Wegener has more than 15 2nd 32

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