M a r A d W i l l Sponsor C o a l - F i r i n g Seminar

The U.S. Maritime Administration will hold a seminar on "Coal- Firing Technology for the Maritime Fleet" on May 19, 1980, at the Seamen's Church Institute in New York City.

"The enormous i n c r e a s e s in ships' fuel costs and the increasing dependence on foreign oil has spurred interest in conservation techniques and alternative fuels in the U.S. maritime industry," said Marvin Pitkin, the agency's assistant administrator for commercial development.

The seminar will discuss the economics and thermodynamics of coal-firing, and will draw upon experiences of electric utilities and vessel operators. Speakers will include representatives of naval architecture firms, shipping companies, utilities and MarAd.

R e s e r v a t i o n s may be made through May 16 by contacting ADI Transportation Systems, 280 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, N.Y. 11798; (516) 364-0498. A $20 fee includes all materials and a luncheon. The meeting is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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