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Cove Enters Ship Repair
And Terminal Business
An affiliate of Cove Shipping Inc.,
C.T. Realty Terminals, Inc., owns and operates a newly rebuilt ma- rine dock facility located at Choctaw
Point near downtown Mobile, Ala.
Cove's new facility includes nec- essary requirements for a ship at dock such as fresh water, electric- ity, crane service, telephone hook ups and compressed air. Several structures make up the facility, in- cluding: a 272-foot reinforced con- crete pier and a 298-foot compacted pier. The facility can accommodate ships up to about 1,000 feet long with drafts of more than 40 feet, and is built to Mar Ad standards for ship lay-up and repair.
The company also has an area especially for topside repairs. Cove
Technical Service, an affiliated com- pany, reportedly keeps the dock busy with multimillion dollar repairs, renovations and improvements to
Cove's vessels, as well as for other shipowners. This company also per- forms marine and industrial fabri- cation, piping, coatings, repairs on turbines, air compressors, pumps, valves, heat exchangers, and pro- vides welding and hydroblasting services. An 11,000-square foot machine shop is also included in the facility.
The facility also has the capabil- ity to tip vessels to make rudder, stern seal or propeller repairs afloat without the use of a dry dock since the water is deep enough at one of its piers.
Cove Shipping operates three large American-flag tankers.
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Wetherford To Head
Hagglunds New Service
To provide better service for its crane customers, Hagglunds Inc. has named Dave Wetherford the senior marine engineer for its new service station in Norfolk, Va. Mr.
Wetherford has been a Hagglunds marine and offshore field engineer for more than eight years, and brings more than 20 years of industrial hydraulic experience with him to his new post.
Hagglunds has delivered more than 6,000 deck cranes for ship- board use ranging in capacity from two to 120 tons. Hagglunds was selected as the crane supplier for the original Sealift program. More than 130 Hagglunds designed cranes have been delivered for Fast Sealift
Ships, Military Preposition Ships and Tactical Auxiliary Crane Ships.
Hagglunds, Inc. offers service support by a dedicated factory trained staff, with service stations conveniently located on the East,
West and Gulf Coasts of the United
States, and in major ports world- wide. Service is available by calling
Hagglunds, Inc. marine hotline.
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Drop In Oil Spills
Creates Call For
A report called "Golob's Oil Pollu- tion Bulletin," published by Rich- ard Golob, states that the number of oil spills of 10,000 gallons or more in U.S. waters were the lowest in 14 years during 1991 and that none have occurred so far this year. As a result of these statistics the Coast
Guard should ease its oil tanker regulations, according to Mr. Golob.
Oil industry lobbyists are likely to use the report's findings in their efforts to convince the government to relax legislation aimed at tank- ers. Industry advocates would par- ticularly like to see double-hulled tanker construction requirements changed to allow for the mid-deck tanker design and other alterna- tives.
The Coast Guard is preparing a report to Congress that will contain its recommendations on alternative tanker designs that it considers equal to or better than double-hulled tankers.
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