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Roll Stabilizer

Widely Accepted

By Fishing Industry

Flume Stabilization Systems, Inc. has recently completed sea trials of its stabilizer aboard the A.K.

Strom, a 225-foot tuna seiner own- ed by Delta Fishing Company of

Terminal Island, Calif. The ship, under the command of Capt. David

Rico, is the second largest tuna seiner in the world. From her home base of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the ship will range from the Pacific to waters off Africa.

The trials were conducted be- tween Tacoma, Wash., and San

Diego, Calif., in heavy seas. Per- formance of the stabilizer was con- sidered exceptional by Captain

Rico, especially considering the rough weather encountered. To- ward the end of the trial, the weather abated enough to unstabi- lize the ship. Utilizing a John J.

McMullen Associates test program and vertical gyro roll recorder, overall roll reductions of 80 per- cent were measured in 13-foot-high waves, with maximum unstabilized roll angles of about 50 degrees double amplitude recorded.

Stabilization such as this allows the A.K. Strom to drift at night, even with seas as described above.

Considering that such ships are at sea for 30 to 40 days at a time, per- sonal comfort is an important point. Furthermore, stabilization often makes fishing operations pos- sible under weather conditions that would ordinarily prohibit fishing.

Fifty-three ships related to the fishing industry have thus far been

Flume stabilized. Of these, 42 are trawlers, seiners or longliners, 32 being American owned.

One-Day Seminar

On Ocean Engineering

To Be Held At MIT

Working in the ocean means de- veloping ocean engineering tech- niques, not just modifying land or aerospace techniques for ocean use.

Massachusetts Institute of Tech- nology's Sea Grant Project Office,

Cambridge, Mass., is sponsoring a one-day seminar at MIT on Sep- tember 22, 1971, during which ocean engineers from industry, Government and academic institutions will de- scribe, analyze, and discuss various ocean engineering problems and sug- gest some pragmatic solutions to them.

Their examples will emphasize situa- tions in recent ocean engineering projects from industry and from

MIT's educational and research pro- grams. They will include organizing, planning, and programming these projects, as well as using adapted civil engineering techniques, floating and fixed platforms, submersibles and other tools, and divers.

For further information, write or call the Sea Grant Project Office,

Room 3-282, MIT. 77 Massachu- setts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass. 02139. Telephone: (617) UN 4-6900, ext. 7041.

Two Foreign Operators

Order LNG Carriers

Totaling $60 Million

Two leading foreign shipping en- terprises have placed orders with the

French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlan- tique, St. Nazaire, for the construc- tion of large liquid natural gas carriers of approximately 4,237,872 cubic feet capacity. Initial value of the order will be about $60 million, according to an announcement made by A.L. Burbank & Co., 120 Wall

Street, New York, N.Y., and their marine service organization in Ham- burg, Germany, who arranged the contracts.

Each of the specialized tankers, roughly equivalent to a conventional oil tanker of about 144,000 dead- weight tons, will be powered by an

Atlantique/Stal Laval steam turbine of 32,000 shp providing a speed of 19 knots.

Zodiac Shipping N.V., a subsid- iary of Nederlandsche Sheepvaart

Unie, Rijswijk, Holland, said to be the largest shipping group in Hol- land, ordered one of the ships, which is scheduled for delivery September 1, 1976. A similar LNG carrier was ordered by one of the biggest United

Kingdom shipping concerns, Ocean

Steamship Co., through a subsidiary,

Odyssey Trading Co., of Bermuda.

This vessel is scheduled for delivery

June 1, 1977.

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