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The Sibig Venture submerged to a draft of 15 meters during immersion trials in

Cadiz Bay, Spain.

Successful Trials Held

For Heavy Lift Vessel Sibig Venture

Constructed by Astilleros Es- panoles S.A. (AESA), the heavy- lift vessel Sibig Venture suc- cessfully completed sea trials re- cently. The new ship is owned by International Transport Con- tractors (ITC) of Haarlem, Hol- land.

The purpose of the trials was to check and verify theoretical calculations, vessel's maneuver- ing characteristics in the fully floated condition, and immersion time from ballast to full immer- sion draft. The vessel can be ma- neuvered from the bow control station as well as from the con- ventional bridge aft.

The result of the trials proved successful as reported by the owner in a telex message from

FERNSTRU the vessel: "All calculations showed stunningly accurate fig- ures." The time for immersion was approximately six hours.

The draft conditions in the sail- ing mode are 8.65m fwd and 10.66m aft. The draft in the fully immersed condition is 18.7 me- ters fwd and 18.0m aft.

The level master in the cargo control room displays draft read- ings as well as soundings in the tanks, percent of tank full, filling or draining speed, and heeling angles and trim.

ITC is offering a free eight- page color brochure describing the new vessel and its capabili- ties. For a free copy,

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Raytheon Holds SatCom

Engineering Seminar

Raytheon Marine Company held a Maritime SatCom Train- ing Seminar at its New York of- fice at Staten Island's Pouch Ter- minal recently to provide Ray- theon technicians with a com- prehensive review of installation and service procedures for Satel- lite Communications equipment.

Raytheon recently announced its agreement to serve as exclusive sales agent in the United States,

Mexico, and Scandinavian coun- tries for Satellite Communica- tions equipment manufactured by

Japan Radio Company (JRC).

The SatCom equipment comple- ments the full line of high seas products provided by Raytheon

Marine Company, including

Bright Display radars, Automatic

Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA),

SatNav, Loran-C Doppler Speed

Logs, and Vessel Tracking Sys- tems, as well as many other com- mercial and workboat products.

The New York engineering ses- sion was part of Raytheon's on- going educational program to pro- vide highly proficient technicians for service and installation of all its products worldwide.

Earl Gustafson, communica- tions engineer, of Raytheon Ma- rine Company headquartered in

Manchester, New Hampshire, conducted the seminar, and JRC's

Tad Hayashi, U.S.A. representa- tive, also particiated. Attendees from Raytheon's regional service centers were: William Dilworth,

Houston: Robert Holley, Tampa-

Miami ; Larry Kinney, Seattle;

James Medlock, Manchester; Tom

McDougal, Torrance; William

Rhoads, Manchester; Genaro Ri- vera Jr., New York; Aldo Simcic,

New York; and John White, New

Orleans. Jack Street, Seattle, and

Michael Mitchell, New York, sales engineering, were also present.

Two new Inmarsat-approved

JRC SatCom models, JUE 15A

Mark II and JUE 15A Mark III, now being offered, represent the finest Satellite Communications equipment available today. The units provide speedy, dependable and private communications through the Inmarsat Satellite

System by voice, teletype, print- er, facsimile or high-speed data from or to ships on the high seas worldwide.

For more information on Sat-

Com and other Raytheon equip- ment,

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NABRICO Names Holland

Tidewater Area Distributor

The J. Henry Holland Corpo- ration of Virginia Beach, Va., has been named a stocking distribu- tor for Nashville Bridge Com- pany (NABRICO), Nashville,

Tenn., products in the Greater

Tidewater Area.

One of the largest marine, con- tractor and mill supply houses on the East Coast, the corpora- tion serves all of the military in- stallations and local, state, and federal government facilities in the area as well as shipyard, ship repair, contractor, tugboat, and barge companies. The Greater

Tidewater Area includes Nor- folk, Portsmouth, Newport News,

Hampton, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, the eastern shore of Virginia, and the Lower Chesapeake Bay Area.

In announcing the appointment,

NABRICO vice-president T. Ray

Jackson said the Holland Corpo- ration will stock a wide variety of NABRICO products, including hatches, winches, and other ma- rine deck hardware. NABRICO currently is increasing the num- ber of distributors the company has nationwide in order to better serve the entire marine industry. "We are adding qualified dis- tributors both along the inland waterways and along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts," Mr. Jack- son explained. "In 1982, we an- nounced the addition of four dis- tributors, three serving various sections of the Gulf Coast and one on the Mississippi River. "The J. Henry Holland Corpo- ration is the first new distributor to be named along the Atlantic

Coast." $33-Million Increase

Awarded GE For Nuclear

Propulsion Contract

General Electric Company,

Schenectady, N.Y., has been awarded a $33,333,000 face-value- increase to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for naval nuclear propulsion compo- nents. The Naval Sea Systems

Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024- 74-C-5182).




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