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Star Shipyards Launches Tug

For RivTow Straits Limited which is unmanned, complies with require- ments for automation of marine engines.

Auxiliary power is provided by two General

Motors, Series 3-71, diesel engines driving two 50-kw Delco generators.

Norman Cosulich, RivTow Straits' vice president of operations, states that "The orig- inal concept in the design of the vessel was to get a fast boat, and the new tug is expected to be faster than average, and because of the low silhouette, to show good sea-keeping qualities.

We feel that the vessel will be extremely safe as it has two completely identical propulsion systems—with two of everything."

The highly efficient tug is built for service under two classifications, either Home Trade 11 with a seven-man crew, or Home Trade 111 with a six-man crew. ject and was then assigned to Electrical De- sign B, where he has been in charge of de- veloping departmental management systems and procedures.

The State Of Alaska Requests

Bids From West Coast Yards

To Upgrade 352-Ft. Ferries

An announcement has been made by the State of Alaska, Department of Public Works, Divi- sion of Marine Transportation requesting bids ftom West Coast shipyards for the lengthening and upgrading of two 352-foot Malaspina Class

Southeastern Alaska ferry vessels. The third vessel of this class will be modified at a later date under a separate contract.

Essentially, the work will consist of lengthening


Session Chairmen

Named For Third

Int'l LNG Conference

Technical session chairmen have been named for the Third Inter- national Conference and Exhibi- tion on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG-3), which will be held in

Washington, D.C. from September 24 through September 28, 1972.

The seven technical sessions and their co-chairmen are: • The Impact of LNG on Gas

Supply—D.E. Rooke, member for production and supply, The Gas

Council, London, England; T.J.

Joyce, Chief, Bureau of Natural

Gas, Federal Power Commission,

Washington, D.C. • LNG Technology: Research and Development—Prof. G.G. Ha- selden, department of chemical en- gineering, University of Leeds,

England; Pierre Verret, directeur,

Direction des Etudes et Tech- niques Nouvelles, Gaz de France,

Paris, France. • International Trade in LNG—

C.P. Coppack, managing director,

Shell International Gas Limited,

London, England; George D. Car- ameros Jr., vice president, El Paso

Natural Gas Company, Houston,

Texas. • New Developments in LNG

Transportation — Rene Boudet, president directeur general, Gaz- ocean, Paris, France; Ing. G. Sac- chi, l'amminstratore delegato,

SNAM, Milan, Italy. • Liquefaction Plant Experi- ence : Baseload, Peakshaving and

Satellite—A. Chanderli, president directeur general, CAMEL, Al- giers, Algeria; Leslie J. Clark, chairman, Northern Gas Board,

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. • LNG Technology: Safety,

Codes and Other Aspects—Dipl.

Ing. Christoph Brecht, member of executive board, Ruhrgas Aktien- gesellschaft, West Germany; Yves

Delavesne, directeur du gaz na- ture!, Entreprise de Reeherches et d'Activites Petrolieres, Paris,

France. • LNG Projects: Financial and

Economic Aspects — Dr. Benito

Luongo, director, Technical Office of Hydrocarbons, Ministerio De

Minas E Hidrocarburos, Caracas,

Venezuela; Pedro Grau Hoyos, di- rector general, Gas Natural, S.A.,

Barcelona, Spain.

Persons interested in presenting papers at any of the sessions should submit abstracts, not to exceed 200 words in English and/or French, no later than October 15, 1971, to

Program Committee Secretary, A.

G. Higgins, International Gas

Union, 17, Grosvenor Crescent,

London, S.W. 1, England.

The sponsors of LNG-3 are the

International Gas Union (IGU) headquartered in London, Eng- land, the International Institute of

Refrigeration (IIR) located in

Paris, France, and the Institute of

Gas Technology (IGT), based in

Chicago, 111.

Gilger Promoted

At Matson Terminals

Matson Terminals, Inc. has named William F. Gilger regional terminals manager for northern

California, it was announced by

James P. Gray, president. Mr.

Gilger succeeds Stanley M. Kowle- ski who has taken the post of ferry transit manager for the Golden

Gate Bridge Highway and Trans- portation District.

Mr. Gilger started with Matson in the Port of Los Angeles in 1949.

He became assistant regional ter- minals manager for northern Cali- fornia in 1967 and was named re- gional operating manager in Au- gust 1970.

I.S. Kotelnikoff has been named regional operating manager, the post formerly held by Mr. Gilger.

Mr. Kotelnikoff, who started with





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