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Moss Point Marine Delivers

Detroit Diesel-Powered Fire Boat

For Use In Honolulu Harbor

Twin Disc marine transmissions. A 3,500-gpm fire pump is driven off of each propulsion engine through a

Fawick air clutch.

Fire suppressant foam is supplied from stainless steel tanks located below decks.

The Moku Ahi's four fire moni- tors include one 5,000-gpm remote- operated unit mounted on the fore- deck, two 2,500-gpm manually oper- ated water monitors on the bridge deck aft, and one 2,000-gpm remote- operated foam/water monitor on top of the pilothouse.

Starting, operating, and stopping of the propulsion, electrical, and firefighting systems is automated for control from the wheelhouse, and the vessel and all systems can be operated by a crew of two.

For free literature on the facilities and capabilities of Moss Point Ma- rine,

Circle 54 on Reader Service Card

Sulzer Forms Diesel Joint Venture

With Italian And German Shipyards

Sulzer Brothers Ltd. has agreed to sell a majority of the shares of its subsidiary Sulzer Diesel Ltd. in equal parts to Fincantieri-Cantieri

Navali Italiani SpA of Trieste, Italy, and a German consortium of Brem- er Vulkan AG of Bremen, and

Deutsche Maschinen- und Schiff- bau AG of Rostock. The remaining shares will be held by Sulzer Broth- ers Ltd. and the management of

Sulzer Diesel Ltd.

According to Sulzer, the new shareholding structure provides a stable, long-term solution to main- taining the Sulzer Diesel name as a leading force in the world market for low- and medium-speed diesel engines for marine propulsion, ma- rine auxiliary and stationary power plant applications. The company said the shareholding structure is strong and will be capable of provid- ing the continuity required in an industry whose products are ex- pected to have a long service life.

Sulzer also said the new share- holding structure will enable its die- sel engines and their development to become even more integrated into the world marine industry. The new shareholders will be able to impart a much greater understanding of the shipbuilding industry and its re- quirements for diesel engines.

The company name will be changed to New Sulzer Diesel Ltd., and Sulzer's traditional business in low- and medium-speed diesel en- gines for marine propulsion and die- sel power plants will continue. The present management team will be retained, and the headquarters will remain in Winterthur, Switzerland.

The engine products will also retain "Sulzer" as a trade name, and thus will be referred to as Sulzer diesel engines. New Sulzer Diesel Ltd. will have a share capital of 100 million

Swiss francs.

A research-and-development agreement was also established by

New Sulzer Diesel Ltd. with its Jap- anese licensee, Diesel United Ltd.

For free literature giving full in- formation on Sulzer diesel engines,

Circle 17 on Reader Service Card

The Moku Ahi is a fully automated firefighting and rescue vessel manned by a crew of five.

All engines and firefighting systems can be operated from the pilothouse.

Moss Point Marine, Inc., Esca- tawpa, Miss., a member of the Trin- ity Marine Group, has delivered the

Moku Ahi, a 110-foot fire boat, cus- tom-designed for use in the Honolu- lu Harbor.

The vessel is equipped with four water monitors or nozzles with a col- lective capacity of up to 12,000 gal- lons per minute of water and foam.

One of the fire monitors is located atop a telescoping tower which can rise 50 feet above the water to allow placement of a stream on the deck of a large ship in ballast.

The Moku Ahi was designed by

Guido Perla & Associates, Inc.,

Seattle, based on results of a study commissioned by the State of Ha- waii, Department of Transporta- tion.

That study, which included the option of refurbishing the 35-year- old Abner T. Longley, built for the same service, concluded that a new vessel should be built to protect major hazard areas in and around

Honolulu, including tank farms, wooden piers, flammable cargo within the commercial port, nearby


List Of Suppliers


Engines Detroit Diesel

Transmissions Twin Disc

Propellers Bird-Johnson Coolidge

Fire pumps Goulds

Fire pump clutches Eaton Fawick

Auxiliaries Detroit Diesel

Propulsion controls Systems Engineering

Steering Wagner Engineering

Machinery alarms .... Engine Efficiency Assoc.

Firefighting control system .... Engine Efficiency Assoc.

Monitors Stang

Foam pump Vikin

Work boat Boston Whaler

Radar Furuno

Marine radio Regency

Fire department radio Motorola

Fathometer Datamarine

Intercom/loud hailer Raytheon

There's no more important job on any boat than navigation. And, at Trimble, we're making that job easier and more accurate than ever before—with four new products that will not only pinpoint you on a chart, but put you right at the leading edge of technology as well.

Each has a different specialty but they all have one important feature in common: they use the Global Position- ing System (GPS)—the most accurate navigation system ever developed.

The NavGraphic II is a whole new way to look at navigation. Its high- resolution screen translates the complex math of navigation into easy-to- understand diagrams.

And its optional charting feature goes a step further by plotting your position and course right on a real

NOAA chart. It's the most automatic navigation system in the world.

If you don't need charts, the new

NavTrac GPS gives you many of the same yacht and private vessel moorages, offshore anchorages and a new oil unloading facility at Barber's Point, over 17 miles from the fire boat sta- tion inside Honolulu Harbor.

While the latter was considered too far away to receive first response coverage from the harbor, it did add a requirement that the boat would be capable of operating in the open ocean.

The resulting boat is 110 feet long, with a 22-foot beam, and 6.5- foot draft.

Propulsion and pumping power is provided by two Detroit Diesel 16V92TA engines developing 1,100 horsepower at 2,100 rpm. They drive fixed-pitch propellers through 30 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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