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Prestige Captain Release
The Round Table of Maritime
Associations has welcomed the release of Captain Mangouras, Master of the
Prestige', after 85 days in custody in a high security Spanish prison. The
Round Table condemns the detention of
Captain Mangouras by the Spanish authorities prior to any formal enquiry or legal proceedings, and applauds him for his fortitude under the extreme con- ditions, which prevailed during the inci- dent and his imprisonment. The Round
Table, while welcoming the decision of the vessel's P&I Club, London
Steamship, to meet the $3.2 million bail to obtain the release of Captain
Mangouras, remains of the view that the figure demanded was totally unreason- able. The Round Table is concerned that a precedent has been set for a yet more excessive demand in any such future incident. The Round Table also joins other commentators in decrying the criminalizing of masters and senior offi- cers after a casualty, believing that this is not only indefensible in human terms, but also inhibits timely and efficient accident investigation.
Cummins Provides Aux
Power for New Tanker
A newbuild from a Turkish shipyard for a British owner features Cummins- powered generator sets. The oil tanker
Whitchallenger was delivered in
October, 2002 from Gemak
Shipbuilding Industry and Trading, S.A. of Istanbul Turkey. The 279 x 49 x 28 ft. (84.9 x 15 x 8.6-m) vessel holds a total 4,682 cu. m. with a 163 cu. m. slop tank.
Propulsion power is provided by a MAK 6M25 rated for 1,800 kW at 750 rpm turning into a Rolls Royce 3:1 gear.
Main electrical service to the vessel is provided by a pair of 304 Kwe, 50 hz
Cummins Marine Auxiliaries (CMA 304/5 HX) each powered by a Cummins
KTA19 D(M 1). Limited harbor needs are met by a single CMA80/5 HX (80KWe/50hz) powered by a Cummins 6BT5.9 D(M)
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Titan to Develop and
Build Navy X-Craft
The Titan Corporation has been awarded a $59.9 million contract by the
U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop and build the Navy's "X-Craft." The X-Craft will be a high- speed aluminum catamaran consisting of an advanced hull geometry, designed to give the craft speeds of 50 knots or more. Initially it will be used by ONR for purposes of hydrodynamic experi- mentation to include the addition of advanced lifting bodies and polymer drag reduction techniques.
The X-Craft's deck will have two heli- copter landing spots capable of handling a variety of aircraft up to the size of the
H-60 helicopter series. With a design displacement of approximately 1,100 long tons, the X-Craft will be self- deployable and of flexible design for spiral technology insertion. A Combined
Gas Turbine or Diesel (CODOG) propulsion plant will propel the X-Craft to speeds of 50 knots or more.
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