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Tribon M3 Debuts

Equipment Selection

Tribon M3 Shipbuilding system offers an Equipment Selection feature, designed to offer considerable savings in the time designers spend on searching for material. The new tool Project Copy for reuse of design data is geared reduce design man-hours. Improvements on the

System performance will have a dramat- ical impact on the speed of work.

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Fishman, Founder of

Maritime Power, Dies

Irving Fishman recently passed away.

Fishman held a degree in Chemical

Engineering from Albany State College, and served on the Manhattan Project during WWII. Following the war, he began a life-long career in the marine industry, founding his own company.

Maritime Power, in 1956. Maritime

Power's client list included the U.S.

Navy, foreign navies, the oil majors, cruise lines, cargo carriers, towing com- panies and a number of industrial facili- ties. At the age of 85. Fishman still came to the office in Jersey City. N.I. every day. He will be remembered for his incredible knowledge, unshakable integrity, infectious personality, unique sense of humor and gentle humility.

New Company for

Paper Transport

Gorthon Lines and B&N Nordsjofrakt. who for several years have cooperated on the transport of paper products in the

North Atlantic, will coordinate their

Atlantic activities in a newly-created company, which will be owned equally by Gorthon Lines and B&N. Gorthon's

Atlantic transport activities will be handed over in their entirety to the new company, as will B&N's 'RoLo' activi- ties. The new company. Gorthon-B&N

Transatlantic will have its head office in

Helsingborg. Activities will start on

April I, 2004. and Anette Henriksson, the former finance manager at Gorthon

Lines has been appointed as CEO. As part of the agreement between Gorthon and B&N to establish Transatlantic,

Gorthon will acquire one of B&N's paper carriers, the 15.000 dwt


Statoil to Expand U.S.

LNG Capacity

A non-binding letter of intent has been signed by Statoil with U.S.-based

Dominion energy company, giving

Statoil the exclusive right to negotiate a deal which will secure access for the group to extra capacity at the Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in

Maryland. USA.

Knightsbridge Secures

Charters for Two Vessels

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited secured a medium-term time charter contracts for two of the company's five very large crude carriers (VLCCs). It has chartered the vessels to Tankers

International LLC, each for a period of three years at a rate of $30,000 per day with a 50/50 profit sharing arrangement for earnings in excess of $30,000 per day calculated by reference to the BITR


Tankers International LLC is a pool for the commercial operations of four large tanker owners and operators: A.P.

Moller, Euronav Luxembourg SA.,

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc and

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Replaces fluid-filled gages

Stainless steel housing

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Multiple Tank Level Processors

Continuous measurement of multiple ballast and shipboard service tanks.

Total volume and/or tank depth

Durable corrosion proof housing

Digital communications output

KING-GAGE6 LiquiSeal

Liquid Level Transmitter

Rugged marine liquid level sensor for ballast/cargo/service tanks or draft measurement.

Electronic or pneumatic output

Proven air purge principle

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