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Utility Vessel M/V Lamnalco Mallard

Delivered To Kuwait Service By HUDSHIP

Wendle Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of the

HUDCO Group based in Morgan

City, La., announced that Hudson

Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP) of

Pascagoula, Miss., has recently delivered the 112-foot offshore utility vessel M/V Lamnalco Mal- lard to Lamnalco Limited, Das- mah, Kuwait.

The Mallard, the third vessel

HUDSHIP has built for Lam- nalco, has sailed for the Arabian

Gulf, where she will operate out of Sharjah, U.A.E.

Principal dimensions of the

Mallard are 112 feet by 26 feet by 10 feet, with a deck cargo ca- pacity of 100 tons. Power is pro- vided by twin GM 16V92 diesel engines delivering a total of 1,272 bhp through Twin Disc model

MG-527 gears at 5.17:1 ratio.

Auxiliary power is furnished by twin 50-kw generators driven by

GM 4-71 diesel engines.

All living spaces, pilothouse and galley areas are air-condi- tioned to provide for crew com- fort. The living areas are de- signed and arranged to provide spacious accommodations for each crewman. Three 4-man staterooms are provided on the main deck, and two 2-man staterooms are located on the fo'c'sle deck.

The Mallard's sister ship Teal was launched from ceremonies on

HUDSHIP's east bank yard with the crew of the Mallard watching just prior to their departure for the Arabian Gulf.

Lamnalco has greatly increased its fleet of owned and managed vessels in the last year, and they are especially proud of retaining

Twin GM diesel engines poweer the M/V Lamnalco Mallard en route to service in the Arabian Gulf. their position as one of the mar- ket leaders in the highly com- petitive field of offshore supply charters in the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea.

Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc., a division of the HUDCO Group, is nearing completion on the expan- sion of its west bank facility.

New translation rails, launch- ways, and bulkheads are in the final stages of completion and are keeping pace with the construc- tion of the large offshore supply vessels under contract at the west bank.

Participants in the SNAME-New York meeting on the Marine Chemists were, left to right: William H. Garzke, publicity chairman; Curtis Nelson, meetings chairman;

Charles Keller, author, National Fire Protection Service; Howard C. Blanding, exec- utive committee; Sig Kellner, executive committee; Neil Reddy, section chairman;

John Daidola, vice chairman; and Richard Wahlenmeier, membership chairman.

SNAME New York Hears Paper

On Marine Gas Chemists

A meeting of the New York

Metropolitan Section of The So- ciety of Naval Architects and

Marine Engineers, held recently at the Buttonwood Restaurant in

New York City, featured a pres- entation on the Marine Chemist.

The topic, "Is This Ship Gas

Free? An Overview of the Duties and Training of a Marine Gas

Chemist," was treated by Charles

L. Keller, a marine field service specialist with the National Fire

Protection Service, and included a slide presentation.

Mr. Keller detailed the duties and responsibilities of the marine chemist as they relate to safe repairs of a wide range of ves- sels. He discussed how the chem- ist determines if the conditions are acceptable for safe entry into and the conditions necessary for working within confined spaces.

He detailed what goes into de- termining whether an area is posted as "Safe For Workers," "Not Safe For Workers," "Safe

For Hot Work," "Not Safe For

Hot Work," and "Inerted." The latter can mean inerted with a non-reactive gas or inerted with a flammable compressed gas.

Mr. Keller gave a brief history of the development of this valu- able professional group and the various disciplines to which a marine chemist must be exposed during training to meet the cer- tification requirements of the Na- tional Fire Protection Associa- tion. He also described the stand- ard procedures followed by a typ- ical marine chemist to assure a vessel is adequately free of resi- dues and gas to allow workers to safely engage in repairs and some of the instrumentation used in making the determination.

Shown at the SNAME-New England, ASNE joint meeting, left to right: Capt. Bruce

C. Skinner, USCG, chairman, New England Section, SNAME; George Pelletier, president, Battleship Massachusetts; Rear Adm. John D. Beecher, USN, speaker;

Ms. Margo Cottrell, president, Fall River Marine Museum; Comdr. Oliver Porter,

USN (ret.), chairman Southern New England Section, ASNE.

SNAME-New England, ASNE

Hear Rear Adm. Beecher On

Battleship Reactivation

The joint fall meeting of the

New England Section of The So- ciety of Naval Architects and

Marine Engineers and the South- ern New England Section of The

American Society of Naval En- gineers featured a presentation by Rear Adm. John Beecher,

USN, on "USN Battleship Reac- tivation Program," following din- ner in the wardroom of the USS

Massachusetts (BB-59) at Fall

River, Mass. Close to 200 mem- bers attended the meeting.

Admiral Beecher is Deputy

Commander for Surface Combat- ant Ships, Naval Sea Systems

Command. He began his presen- tation by summarizing 20th cen- tury American battleship design.

He suggested that conditions that led to the retirement of the bat- tleships have changed with the development of cruise missiles and a shortage of aircraft car- riers.

Admiral Beecher then discussed some of the ship design impact of the conversion of the USS New

Jersey (BB-62). Included were the impact of installation of Tom- ahawk and Harpoon weapon sys- tems, upgraded electronics suite, a helicopter deck, and CHT sys- tem. 22 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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