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Astilleros Espanoles Delivers Second Of Two
Tankers For National Oil Corp. Of Libya •sifp 'Jjju-
The Marsa El Harlga, powered by an AESA/Sulzer main engine, has a cargo capacity of approximately 1,984,171 cubic feet.
The 47,000-dwt tanker Marsa
El Hariga, hull 174 of the Astil- leros Espanoles, S.A. Matagorda
Yard, for National Oil Corpora- tion of Libya, has undergone her sea trials in the Bay of Cadiz.
The tanker has been designed for carrying crudes and is the second in a series of two, which were awarded to Astilleros Es- panoles, S.A. by the National Oil
Corporation of Libya.
The ship's shapes have been developed by the El Pardo Tow- ing Tank and incorporate a hull of modern design. Special atten- tion has been paid to the bulb's shapes.
The approximate measurements and principal characteristics are: length overall, 678 feet; breadth,
For Drill Rig Parts
Argo International Corporation,
New York, N.Y., has announced the formation of a new wholly owned subsidiary, Argo Interna- tional Services Ltd., specifically geared to serving the burgeoning offshore drill rig industry. A.B.
Austen has been appointed man- ager of operations and planning and will direct the efforts of the new subsidiary based in New
Orleans, La., with branches in
Houston, Texas, Carson, Calif., and New York, N.Y.
Mr. Austen has been with Argo since 1966 in the capacity of gen- eral manager of the New Orleans
Branch. Prior to 1966, he was employed by General Electric
Company in its installation and service engineering department as a drill rig electrical service engineer.
Argo has been providing re- placement parts, traction motors, mud pump consoles, rig panels, and electrical components to rig builders, owners, and operators are high impact strength, rigid- ity stiffness, thermal and sound insulation, vibration, dampening, higher speed with the same horse- power (for power boats), struc- tural flotation, and improved dis- tribution of weight (for racing yachts). "We are extremely gratified that Lloyd's has seen fit to certify
Contourkore," Norman G. Boyer, vice president-marketing for Bal- tek Corporation, said. "We be- lieve it significant that Contour- kore has been certified exclusively among end-grain core materials.
Contourkore is manufactured un- der the tightest specifications and quality control supervision, there- by meeting the rigid standards demanded by Lloyd's for certi- fication." 95 feet, and depth, 52 feet.
The propulsion equipment is composed of an AESA-Sulzer 7R-
ND76 main engine, capable of developing a maximum continu- ous output of 14,000 bhp at 122 rpm to provide a speed of 15.3 knots.
The finish is of high standard and proper equipment, and facil- ities covering the latest interna- tional requirements are provided.
The delivery ceremony was at- tended by Libyan diplomatic rep- resentatives, authorities of the
Maritime Department and top executives both from the owner and Classification Society, who were all assisted by directors and the technical staff of Astilleros
Espanoles, S.A. for the past five years, in line with its existing marine and in- dustrial business. The new sub- sidiary will focus exclusively on the rig business, with a large in- ventory and the expertise geared to this unique industry. Future plans call for an additional facil- ity in Northern Europe, serving offshore rigs in the North Sea.
Certified By Lloyd's
Baltek Corporation, 10 Fairway
Court, Northvale, N.J. 07647, has announced that its structural sandwich core material, Contour- kore®, has been certified by
Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
Contourkore is a structural core blanket formed of end-grain blocks attached to a fiberglass scrim.
Contourkore/fiberglass struc- tural sandwiches have been util- ized for more than 20 years by leading boat manufacturers (both pleasure and commercial) world- wide for hulls, decks, canopies, cabin walls and bulkheads. Qual- ities contributed by the material
Ex-AIRCRAFT REPAIR SHIP —ARVA-5
L.O.A 328 feet TWIN SCREW — 1800 S.H.P . . .
Beam (Extreme) 50 feet Powered by two (2) General ...... . H„. t Motors 900 HP Diesel Engines, Draft (Max. Nav.) 14 feet Mode| 12.567ATLD) 12 cylinders!
Light Displacement. .2100 tons 2 Cycle, 744 RPM. — NO OPERATIONAL RESTRICTIONS —
Could be used for Drill Ship, Crane Ship,
Supply or Quarters Ship, Cargo Ship, Etc.
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