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News Paras Marine Unveils Cable Repair Boat Paras Marine launched its new Cable Repair Boat, which is the brainchild of Naval Architect Alastair Hunter. The 24.9 ft. (7.6-m) craft is designed as a fail safe platform for streamer in-water maintenance, to significantly reduce the number of accidents associated with the use of work boats in the marine seismic industry. It is also designed to be used as a fast rescue craft. The unique hull is designed to allow for cables to be accessed from below in a central well, immediately dispensing with the need for overloading one side of the craft, or leaning outboard in order to make repairs. Despite being an inherently stable platform, the CRB is designed to survive inversion with automatic engine shut-offs and is fully able to re-start once righted. "The marine seismic industry has a strong need for the use of small craft in all its incarnations," says Hamish Wilson, Paras Marine Chairman. "Safety therefore has to be high on the list of prerequisites for any new design - risking life is no longer acceptable in an industry when there are safe alternatives available." Paras Marine's Cable Repair Vessel is believed to be the only craft in the world specifically designed for the purpose of cable repair, in-water maintenance and fast rescue tasks. For more information email@example.com MHI Receives Two LNG Orders Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) received two orders for MOSStype LNG carriers featuring a tank capacity of 145,000 cu. m. from NiMiC. No.1 S.A. and NiMiC. No.3 S.A. The two companies, both based in Panama, are joint ventures between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The ships will be constructed at MHI's Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, with delivery slated for the third quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010. Both ships are to be operated under long-term charter by Chinese Petroleum Corporation of Taiwan. In conjunction with the project, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has been contracted to build two sister ships of identical design. The LNG carriers on order will each feature four MOSS-type spherical tanks collectively holding up to 145,000 cu. m. of LNG. For more information www.mhi.co.jp Main Particulars Length, o.a. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .949.8 ft. (289.5 m) Breadth, molded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160.8 ft. (49 m) Cargo tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145,000 cu. m. Service speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.5 knots Come see us at Holyhead Towing Receives AHT Complete Solutions for Engine Builders, Retro-Fit Kits or Replacement Parts Class Approved ISO 9001 Holyhead Towing has taken delivery of the third of the Afon Alaw series shallow draft AHT. Delivered by Hepworth Shipyard earlier this year, the Afon Caradog is LR classed and keeps with the company practice of naming the tugs after rivers on the Island of Anglesey in Wales, where the company is based. The Maritime Reporter & Engineering News Booth 2610 For Main Engine, Auxiliary & Standby Applications Common rail & pump and line formats to 2,000 Bar Design & Manufacture or Sub-Contract to your drawings 22