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Ryan-Walsh Acquires

Assets Of Palmetto

Shipping And Stevedoring

Ryan-Walsh, Inc. recently an- nounced their acquisition of the ste- vedoring and marine terminal as- sets of Palmetto Shipping and Ste- vedoring Co., Inc. in the ports of

Charleston, S.C., along with Savan- nah and Brunswick, Ga. This acqui- sition will enable Ryan-Walsh to enhance its current operations in the ports of Charleston, Savannah and Brunswick. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Mobile, Ala- bama and serving the maritime in- dustry for more than 125 years,

Ryan-Walsh operates in 24 ports in the South Atlantic, Gulf Coast and inland waterways system. Services include stevedoring, material han- dling, terminal operations and lo- gistics management. Ryan-Walsh is a subsidiary of the Pittsburgh- based Vectura Group, Inc., a pri- vately owned holding company with annual sales in excess of $300 mil- lion. Vectura's other principal oper- ating unit is National Marine, Inc., a barge transportation company operating from New Orleans.

Oregon Iron Works

Building Two Explosives

Disposal Craft For Navy

Two Navy-designed, 65-foot, alu- minum-hulled boats termed "Explo- sive Ordnance Disposal Support

Craft, Mark 2" (EODSC MK2, for short) are presently being built by

Oregon Iron Works of Clackamas,

Oregon. The tasks of detail struc- tural design and computerized loft- ing are being handled by Elliott Bay

Design Group of Seattle, Wash.

The mission of these boats calls for a load of equipment that is rare aboard small craft. There will be sophisticated sonar, the "area point search system" (APSS), a "remotely operated vehicle" (ROV) and Mark 16 "underwater breathing appara- tus" (UBA). The Mark 16 is a he- lium-oxygen system designed for low acoustic radiation and minimum magnetic influence, an indication of the kind of work that is planned.

The EODSC MK2 will have a length of 65 feet 8.5 inches, a beam of 18 feet 10 inches and be powered by two 450 shp Detroit 8V-71TI die- sel engines. There will also be two 40 kw, 450 V, three phase Detroit 3- 7 IN diesel engines which will serve as service generators.

In general, a suspected explosive object will be located by the towed- array APSS, then pinpointed and identified by the ROV. EOD divers will then either detonate it in place or neutralize it, after which it may be safely recovered.

These unusual craft are being constructed by Oregon Iron Works which usually builds large shore side metal structures. Their staff devel- oped tooling and methods based on general metal fabrication practice combined with rigorous quality con- trol measures.

Launching Of M/V Santa

Victoria At Flender Werft

For Ivaran Shipping

The container vessel, Santa

Victoria, was recently launched at

Flender Werft, Lubeck, for Ivaran

Shipping AS, Lysaker, Norway.

The godmother is Alejandra S.

Robinson of Agencia Maritima

Robinson SACFI, Buenos Aires.

The vessel is the latest in a series of four (two for Offen and two for

Ivaran), of which two each have been under construction at Flender Werft andThyssenNordseewerke. All four ships are identical to the Santa

Isabella, which is the Flender 1600.

The Flender 1600 is distinguished for its most effective economy, its large stowage capacity of 14-TEU and its low fuel consumption. These vessels have a length of 597 feet 5 inches and a beam of 93 feet 2 inches.

The deadweight is 30,000 dwt. De- sign speed is 19 knots.

Propulsion is supplied by an MAN

B & W 7L 60 MC crosshead engine with a rating of 11.550 kw at 115 rpm. Power transmission is direct to a controllable pitch propeller.

Electrical power is supplied by a shaft generator having an output of 1,300 kw.

Delivery of the vessel is sched- uled for June 1992.

For more information about the services provided by Flender Werft,

Circle 40 on Reader Service Card • THROUGH TRANSPORT FOR THE FUTURE •


AT 20-22 MAY 1992


Exhibit at Gothenburg in May amongst the latest technology, systems and equipment from an international gathering of specialist companies serving the Ports, Terminals, Through Transport and

RoRo Shipping Industry

Ancra Marine - Sweden Brax Shipping - Sweden Port of London - UK Consent Equipment - Sweden

Hyco-Italy Norfreight - UK Ka I mar LMV- Sweden Kettenwerk Brueckl - Austria Deltamarin - Finland

Volvo Penta - Sweden M L Douglas Equipment - UK Navalimpianti - Italy Wallhamn Terminal - Sweden

Kvaemer Ships Equipment - Sweden Butterley Engineering - UK Zeebrugge Port Authority - Belgium

Port of Bilbao- Spain Cargo Safe - Sweden Cederval I & Soner-Sweden Rautaruukki - Finland

Reliance Mercury-UK SeaSafeTransport - Norway Simsonship - Sweden ABPHull-UK

Swed Telecom Radio - Sweden ABP Southampton - UK Wallenius Lines - Sweden Port of Tilbury - UK

Fagioli - Italy Wiking Leasing - Sweden Svetruck - Sweden SISU-Finland Container Management - UK

Goteborg Truck Service - Sweden Transtema Communications - Sweden Sealink Harbours - UK

Lars Wenneras Marine - Sweden Port of Rotterdam - Netherlands Helsinborgs Hamn - Sweden

Finnish Marine Technology - Finland CVS - Italy Kvaerner Masa-Yards - Finland

British Marine Equipment Association - UK Cruise Ferry Info - Sweden Svensk Sjofarts Tidning - Sweden

Port Development International - UK Knud Sorensen Shipping - Denmark Mafi Transport Systeme - Germany

Cargoware International - UK Seehafen Rostock - Germany Furuno Sverige - Sweden Belotti - Italy

Port of Blyth - UK Bore Line - Finland Goteborgs Hamn - Sweden N & T Estline - Sweden

Rauma Yards - Finland Rolux - Finland Planmarine - Germany Lansing Linde - UK Adriatica - Italy

Wartsila Diesel - Finland PGS-Italy Transport Nytt - Sweden Skandia Insurance - Sweden

Lloyd's Ship Manager - UK IMA-Germany Port of Aa I borg - Denmark Fosroc International - UK

Tor Line - Sweden Finnish Foreign Trade Association - Finland Stena Rederi - Sweden MacGregor Navire - UK

Lubecker Hafen - Germany Associazione Porti Italiani - Italy Hafenamt Cuxhaven - Germany R M Containers - UK

Exhibition Application

Based on the Organiser's highly successful formula of Integrated Conference and Exhibition, RoRo 92 will create the right business environment for companies to explore new opportunities in worldwide RoRo and through transport.

For details of Exhibition space contact:

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