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$75 Million Cable Ship

Launched By AT&T/

Teleglobe At FELS

AT&T and Teleglobe of Canada recently announced the launching of a $75 million cable ship, the Glo- bal Mariner, which is jointly owned by the two companies through a limited parternship between their respective subsidiary companies,

Teleglobe Marine, Inc., and

Transoceanic Cable Ship Co.

The ship's interior is being fitted out at the Far East Levingston (FELS) shipyard in Singapore, with sea trials scheduled for this fall.

With the addition of the new cable ship, AT&T now operates five cable

Circle 261 on Reader Service Card ships for the AT&T/Teleglobe part- nerships. Two of the vessels, the

C.S. Global Sentinel and the C.S.

Global Link were also built by FELS shipyard in 1990 and 1991.

For additional information about the services and facilities available from Far East Levingston's ship- yard,

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Gerhard Kurz Elected

Chairman Of Ocimf

The president of Mobil Shipping and Transportation, Gerhard

Kurz, was recently elected as chair- man of the Oil Companies Interna- tional Marine Forum (Ocimf). The

Ocimf represents the oil industry and independent tanker owners, particularly in matters of marine safety. He succeeds Douglas

Wolcott, of Chevron, who has been the organization's chairman since 1989.

Mr. Kurz- became Mobil

Shipping's president in 1988, after first joining the company in 1964.

His responsibilities extend over 40 tankers and 53 tugs and barges.

Dutch Launch One Of

World's Largest Dredges

Reported to be the world's largest trailing suction hopper dredger, the 17,300-dwt J.F.J. De Nul, was re- cently launched from the Merwede

Shipyard, in Hardinxveld-

Giessendam, Netherlands. She is scheduled to be commissioned in

August by her owning company Jan

De Nul, of Aalst, Belgium.

A substantial amount of the dredge's $55.6 million construction contract was subsidized by the Dutch and Belgium governments.

The J.F.J. De Nul's 415,000 cubic feet hopper capacity brings major economies of scale to dredging, rec- lamation, offshore trenching and backfillingtasks. As a cargo dredger, the vessel will be capable of reach- ing sand and gravel at depths ap- proaching 250 feet, reportedly far beyond the range of contemporary dredges.

The vessel's twin MAN B&W L48/ 60 diesel engines generate 16,800 bhp and powers the ship at 15 knots.

Two 12,000-bhp dredgingpumps are also onboard. In deep water, the dredge utilizes a Simrad Albatross dynamic positioning system and twin 880-hp bowthrusters fitted in the foreship section.

Kawasaki Receives $55 Million Order

For Bulker From K Line

Tokyo-based Kawasaki Kisen

Kaisha (K-Line) has recently placed a $55 million order with Kawasaki

Heavy Industries for a 150,000-dwt pure bulk ship.

The keel is scheduled to be layed in June 1993 and completed at the end of February 1994. The vessel has already been committed to op- eration with K-Line under a long term charter contract with Kawasaki

Steel for the Japanese iron ore im- port market.

The new bulker will be used as a replacement for the Liberian-flag, 116,000-dwt ore/coal carrier

Brockman, which is managed by

Kobe Kisen Kaisha.

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