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Zapata Commissions— (continued from page 37) under inclement deepwater condi- tions. Also, the vessel has maxi- mum maneuverability through the use of its controllable-pitch pro- pellers and 400-hp bow thrusters, and maximum stability in rough seas and while handling anchors.
Its sewage treatment and oily water separator systems assure
Gems sensors comprise a full line of le gauging equipment, fabricated of a v providing answers to almost any liquid le encounter. For example: the LS-1700 is a switch for limited space applications; the of stainless steel for use in corrosiv pressures and temperatures; and, the LS-800 provides one or more levels of detection in a single unit, calibrated to your exact specifications over operating lengths of up to 48 feet.
And now, the solar age has arrived with the new Gems "Solar" Powered Tank Gauging
System. Activated by a flash- light beam, it is ideally suited for use on barge tanks and other areas where continuous electrical power is not avail- able.
Get the whole story on Gems total level control capability. compliance with existing and an- ticipated pollution control require- ments. Powered by two EMD 16-645E70 diesels, the new ves- sel's principal dimensions are: overall length, 207 feet 4 inches; beam (width), 40 feet; and draft (maximum load) 16 feet 8 inches.
Its ample cargo capacity, with rapid pumping units, permits ver- satile operation on long supply runs. The vessel has a crew of 10, control and tank ;ty of materials, problem you may npact single level 1950 is fabricated iquids at higher and can accommodate 14 addi- tional passengers.
Zapata Marine Service, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Zapata Corporation, a Houston,
Texas-based diversified natural resources company. In addition to marine services and offshore drilling, Zapata's businesses in- clude petroleum exploration, bulk shipping; menhaden, anchovy and tuna fishing; coal and copper min- ing, and construction and dredg- ing. Zapata is unique among com- panies in the offshore oil industry in that it also has a full range of fishing operations, which date back to a menhaden fishing busi- ness established in the Chesa- peake Bay area over 100 years ago.
Among honored guests at the commissioning ceremonies were: the Honorable John H. Chafee,
U.S. Senator (D-R.I.) ; Scott Eu- banks, director of the Rhode
Island Department of Economic
Development, and Mrs. Eubanks;
Gordon Byrd, director of the Busi- ness and Industry Division of the
Department of Economic Devel- opment, Mrs. Byrd, and daughter
Jenny Ventura Byrd, the maid of honor; and a number of officials from the Providence and North
Key Zapata representatives in- cluded : Ronald C. Lassiter, presi- dent and chief operating officer,
Zapata Corporation, and Mrs. Las- siter; Robert B. Wall, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Zapata Corporation; Paul
L. Kelly, senior vice president- corporate affairs, Zapata Corpora- tion, and Mrs. Kelly, the vessel's sponsor; Kenneth W. Waldorf, president of Zapata Marine Serv- ice, Inc., and Mrs. Waldorf. Other
Zapata representatives included
C.D. Summitt, vice president- marketing of Zapata Marine
Service, Inc.; and Tony Pontillo, shorebase manager of Zapata Ma- rine's Davisville operations, and
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The first Crandall-designed rail- way drydock to be built in Mas- sachusetts in 50 years has just been completed by Norlantic Die- sel, Inc. at their repair yard in
Fairhaven. This upgrading of Nor- lantic's facilities illustrates the belief that the New Bedford fish- ing fleet is alive and is well on the road to recovery after many years of marginal operation.
The drydock is a standard
Crandall railway with a certified lifting capacity of 500 tons. The cradle is of composite construc- tion, having a timber undercar- riage supporting steel beams and uprights. This combination of ma- terials has proven over the years to be very effective from the op- erational standpoint and to make construction easy—Norlantic's own forces fabricated and erected the structure.
The entire facility is supported on treated timber piling. The track upon which the cradle runs is of structural steel, which was fabricated in easy-to-handle sec- tions and installed by divers.
Other features of the railway are the standard Crandall rollers, the open-link railway chain, and an electrically driven open-geared type Crandall hauling machine, which was made locally and in- stalled by Norlantic.
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