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Marine Diesel Engineering—

A Continuing Education Program

In mid-April 1978, the Department of En- gineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Acad- emy, Kings Point, N.Y., inaugurated a four- week Marine Diesel Continuing Education course which makes the Academy's new medium- and slow-speed diesel facilities available to licensed steam engineers. Devel- oped with the seagoing steam engineer in mind, the course blends the participant's experience with diesel engine practice. Serv- ice engineers from the various manufac- turers, who reside with the 12 participants during the course, provide over 50 percent of the instruction. Industry specialists to date include representatives from American

M.A.N. Corp., Burmeister & Wain American

Corp., Colt Industries, Delaval Engine and

Compressor Division, Mobil Research and

Development Corp., Sulzer Bros. Inc., and

The De Laval Separator Company.

Prof. George D. Kingsley (second from left), of the

Department of Engineering, U.S. Merchant Marine

Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., is shown with industry specialists Bryan Wilson (left), diesel sales engineer,

M.A.N., New York, N.Y., P. Claussen (third from left), manager, Service Department, M.A.N., London, and

Tomislav Mageri (right), manager, Diesel Sales Depart- ment, M.A.N., Augsburg.

A major purpose of the continuing educa- tion course in marine diesel engineering is to provide the capabilities for training diesel engineering officers. Ninety days' observer time is required in order to receive a U.S.

Coast Guard Diesel endorsement on a steam license. The Coast Guard has approved the

Marine Diesel Continuing Education Pro- gram at Kings Point as being the equivalent of one-half of this observer time. Conse- quently, a participant in this course will need approximately 45 days' diesel observer time before he may sit for his motor license to obtain Coast Guard endorsement at the same level as his steam license.

In 1979, the program will be expanded to a five-week course. Six classes are planned, with starting dates as follows: January 2,

February 6, March 13, July 31, September 4 and October 9, 1979. Applications for these courses can be obtained by contacting Joan

K. Stuhlmuller, Continuing Education Co- ordinator, Marine Diesel Program, Fulton

Hall, Kings Point, N.Y. 11024. Following review of application, enrollment is con- firmed by the Academy. Enrollees reside in the Barstow House, and all meals are served at the Executive Dining Room on the Acad- emy grounds. The course fee for the 1979 offerings is $1,200, including books, notes and room and board.

William V. Figari Elected

New National President

Propeller Club Of U.S.

The Propeller Club of the United States has elected William V. Figari, corporate vice president of Crowley Maritime Corporation, as its new national president.

Mr. Figari, elected during the 52nd An- nual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, Oc- tober 11-13, succeeds Lloyd A. Strickland, a vice president of Lykes Bros.

Alexander Bolton of Matson Navigation

Company, Honolulu, was elected South Pa- cific Coast regional vice president.

Others elected include William J. Wolter, president of Cairo Marine Service, Inc., na- tional first vice president; Donald J. Schmidt, senior vice president, Farrell Lines Incorpo- rated, national second vice president; Childs

E. Dunbar Jr., vice president, Algiers Iron

Works & Dry Dock Co., Inc., national third vice president, and Capt. Robert E. Hart, president, Marine Index Bureau, New York, national vice president for student ports.

A1 Filiatrault was reappointed secretary- treasurer for The Propeller Club of the

United States in Washington, D.C.

Second Of Four Triple-Deck

TMT Barges Placed In Service

Trailer Marine Transport Corporation's

Second triple-deck barge, the El Conquista- dor, departed Jacksonville, Fla., October 15, on her maiden voyage to San Juan, Puerto

Rico, according to Robert G. Homan, senior vice president of the Caribbean Division of

Crowley Maritime Corporation, TMT's parent company.

The El Conquistador has the capability to carry 374 forty-foot truck trailers on her three decks.

The Conquistador is the second received of four mammoth triple-deck barges to go into service between Jacksonville and Puerto

Rico. Built by FMC Corporation, Marine and

Rail Division, Portland, Ore., these barges are the world's largest ro/ro barges, meas- uring 580 feet long, 105 feet wide, 57 feet high and capable of transporting 374 forty- foot truck trailers.

A sister barge, the La Reina, joined

TMT's fleet in May of this year, and two more sister barges are scheduled for delivery in 1979. TMT provides trailerized cargo serv- ice between stateside terminals in Jackson- ville/Miami, Fla., and Lake Charles, La.; and Puerto Rico, Venezuela, the Dominican

Republic, the Virgin Islands and the Leeward and Windward Islands.

TMT is the largest ro/ro carrier in the

Caribbean trade operating out of the South- east and Gulf. These tri-deck barges join five 400 by 100-foot, double-deck barges currently in TMT service.





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