Sun Transport, Inc. and the Military Sealift Command (MSC) recently signed a contract for MSC's five-year charter of Sun Transport's 34,400-dwt p r o d u ct tanker New York Sun (See December 1, 1980 issue MR /EN, page 28). The contract for MSC's charter of the newly constructed tanker in the worldwide trade was signed by Sun Transport president Frederick P. Eisenbiegler and Rear Adm. Bruce Keener III (Commander-MSC) during brief ceremonies at MSC's Washington, D.C., headquarters.
Commenting on the charter, Mr. Eisenbiegler said: "This signing brings to a successful conclusion our marketing efforts to find the right customer for the ship.
Sun Transport faced stiff competition in bidding for this charter.
Our vessel was selected because its modern features make it the rierht ship at the right time for MSC operations. The ship's fuelconserving diesel power plant and a satellite navigation system that will enable it to pinpoint its position at any given time are two major operational features that certainly contributed to the MSC decision to charter the ship." S p e c i f i e d modifications have been made to the tanker that will enable it to refuel U.S. Navy ships under way, as well as permit the transfer of personnel and light, dry cargo between itself and other ships while at sea. Features of the 612-foot-long vessel i n c l u d e automation, permitting control of engine speed and direc- tion from the bridge; air-conditioned crew quarters; and an elevator connecting four superstructure decks with the engine room.
Six pumps are installed to discharge the tanker's 247,000-barrel cargo in 15 hours.
Other features of the New York Sun include segregated ballast, an oil/water separation system, a sewage storage and t r e a t m e nt system, and a collision avoidance system.
The Navy's M i l i t a r y S e a l i ft Command provides for the oceanborne transport of Department of Defense cargo.
The petroleum product carrier M/V Philadelphia Sun (shown above) has left Sun Ship Inc., Chester, Pa., and joined its sister ship, the New York Sun, in the Sun Transport U.S.-flag tanker fleet, a considerable portion of which is assigned to transporting petroleum products to the Delaware Valley region
The Philadelphia Sun, second of a new class of fuel-efficient, dieselp o w e r e d coastal tankers under construction for Sun Transport, was launched recently at the Chester, Pa., yard of Sun Ship. A cheering crowd of more than 8,000 guests, employees and their families looked on as Mrs. Pat Green
AMBASSADOR In November this year the Jos. L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany, delivered the rollon/ roll-off ship Ambassador to Coordinated Caribbean Transport, Inc. (CCT) of Coral Gables, Fla., a subsidiary of Transway International Corporation. The $19.5- million RO/RO is the first
presidents of two of its subsidiaries. Frederick P. Eisenbiegler, bulk ship product group vice president for Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company — another Sun subsidiary— has been made president of Sun Transport, Inc. He also will hold the title of vice president and general manager of marine transport
Dock Co., Chester, Pa., has appointed Richard Schmitt as naval architect, Shipbuilding Administrative Division. Mr. Schmitt's responsibilities include the review and updating of ship repair cost estimating techniques and the development of special marketing programs. He reports to Everett C. Hunt
The 23,500-dwt combination container-roll-on/roll-off ship John B. Waterman (shown above) was christened recently at the Sun Ship yard in Chester, Pa. Sponsor of the vessel was Mrs. George B. Moran, wife of a director of Waterman Industries, during a brief ceremony. The 692-foot Waterman is being co
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, the oldest four-year naval architecture undergraduate institution in the U.S., recently announced the selection of a new trustee member — Frederick P. Eisenbiegler. Frank J. Graziano, chairman of the board of Webb Institute, stated that he is "delighted and pleased
The S/S John B. Waterman is the first of three combination rollon /roll-off (ro/ro) container vessels being constructed by Sun Ship, Inc., Chester, Pa., for Waterman Steamship Corp. of New York. Delivery of the Waterman is scheduled for April 1981. Its design is very close in basic concept to a new
Lester Rosenblatt, president of M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., naval architects and marine engineering firm of New York, recently announced the appointment of Amos Baki to the position of vice president of the corporation. As manager of the Washington area branch in Arlington, Va., Mr. Baki is responsibl
vice president-operations at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding, Chester, Pa. He succeeds John A. Serrie, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding industry. Mr. Wittmeyer has 30 years of experience in shipbuilding. He started in the engineering department of the John H. Mathis
A $281,203 contract for the Development of a Standardized U.S. Flag Dry Bulk Carrier has been awarded to M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 350 Broadway, New York, N.Y., by the Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration. M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. has formed a
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