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MAN B&W Celebrates 1,000th 20/27 Engine To Be Sold

The 1,000th MAN B&W 20/27 engine recently underwent acceptance testing in the presence of the customer and representatives of the classification society. The engine is one of two 12V 20/27 engines (each developing 1,200 kw at 1,000 rpm) for the propulsion plant of a luxury yacht being built for an American owner by the Dutch yacht and shipbuilders C. van Lent & Zonen, La-Kaag.

A modest celebration took place recently at the Augsburg works of MAN B&W Diesel AG, commemorating the 1,000th 20/27 engine to be sold. The "celebrity" is one of two engines of the 12V 20/27 type destined for a 207-foot-long lux- ury yacht belonging to an American owner. The

Dutch yacht and shipbuilder C. van Lent & Zon- en, La-Kaag, is undertaking the building of this vessel.

A comparison with the first order for this engine, two sets of three 7L 20/27 engines as auxiliary gensets for two freighters, clearly shows the breadth of possible applications of this engine series. Of the 1,000 engines sold, 30 percent were used to propel tugboats, fishing vessels, passenger ships, ferries, motor coasters, inland waterway vessels, supply ships, dredgers, yachts, small tankers and many special-purpose vessels. A further 45 percent of these engines are installed as auxiliary gensets for electricity sup- ply on board large merchant ships.

Low fuel consumption, a high availability of engines in operation and low wear values ensure that the L/V 20/27 engine will continue to be a popular choice in various markets in the fu- ture.

The MAN B&W 20/27 four-stroke engine is available as an in-line engine in 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9-cylinder versions, and as a V-type engine in 12, 14, 16 and 18-cylinder versions covering an out- put range between 500 and 1,800 kw at 1,000 rpm. The engine is also available as a dual-fuel version.

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Tinkey, Guthans, And Farrell

Elected To Key AWO Posts

J.A. Tinkey R.A. Guthans Joe Farrell

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association of the domestic inland and coastal barge and towing industry, has chosen its 1989 leadership. J.A. Tinkey, president, Mid-America Transportation Com- pany, Fairview Heights, 111., was elected chair- man of the board; R.A. Guthans, president and chief executive officer of Tenn-Tom Towing,

Inc., Mobile, Ala., was elected as vice chairman, and Joe Farrell, president of AWO since 1983, was reelected to that post.

Mr. Tinkey has been president of Mid-

America Transportation Company since 1985, and has served that company since 1957 in such capacities as vice president-operations, vice president-traffic & personnel, superintendent of vessel maintenance, and as pilot and master on company vessels. He is a member of the River

Industry Executive Task Force, which was formed at AWO's urging last year to deal with drought conditions in the mid-continent, and for which Mr. Tinkey and the Association have received national recognition. Mr. Tinkey has served in a number of key AWO posts, including that of Midwest region chairman. He is a mem- ber of numerous waterway-oriented organiza- tions, and he brings to AWO vast experience and expertise in the maritime field.

Mr. Guthans, elected as vice chairman, has since 1973 served as president of Midstream

Fuel Service Inc., Petroleum Energy Products

Company, and Tenn-Tom Towing Company, all of Mobile, Ala. He is a past Southern Region chairman of AWO, and has served on the Asso- ciation's board of directors and its executive committee. 'Rapid Response Team' Formed

By ABS To Assist Clients

When Vessels Are Damaged

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has implemented a program called the "Rapid Re- sponse Team" that provides immediate assist- ance to shipowners and offshore operators to minimize casualty losses.

In the planning stage since late 1988, the Rap- id Response Team concept is designed to expe- dite emergency services that ABS has offered to the marine industry for more than 125 years.

The team's main objective is to assist shipown- ers and offshore operators with the critical job of assessing damage after a casualty and to provide recommendations for moving the vessel to a safe refuge.

ABS has developed two levels of rapid- response service. The first level provides clients with on-call review, analysis, and consultation based on information that ABS already has in- house on a given ship or offshore unit. On a second level, clients supply ABS with additional information—such as lines plans, pumping ca- pacity—that allows ABS to calculate survivabil- ity, longitudinal strength, and damage and in- tact stability. ABS assesses this information using sophisticated computer programs to mod- el the ship or offshore structure. These electron- ic models then enable the ABS Rapid Response

Team to provide accurate and fast advice.

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Corrosion Protection Group

Of Lukens Names Houghton

VP And General Manager

Charles B. Houghton has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the

Corrosion Protection Group of Lukens Inc. He is responsible for Energy Coatings Company (EN-

COAT) and Cathodic Protection Services (CPS), both companies in the Corrosion Protec- tion Group, headquartered in Houston.

ENCOAT is one of the leading suppliers of insulative and protective pipe coatings for the marine, oil, gas, petrochemical and utility indus- tries of North America.

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