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Orkot Helps Repair Iceberg Damage To Tanker, Overseas Okie

Orkot was involved in one of the most unusual repairs recently performed at Western States Industries (WSI) of Portland, Ore. on the 894-ft. (272.5-m) tanker Overseas Ohio.

The Overseas Ohio had been en route to a take on a shipment when it had a head-on collision with an iceberg off Alaska. The ship, which is capable of carrying 26 million gallons of oil, was carrying salt water as ballast at the time and so no potentially damaging spillage occurred. The gaping 17- by 20-ft.

(5.2- by 6.1-m) hole was secured and the tanker safely arrived at Portland. Part of the $1 million repair work involved replacement of rudder bearings. Orkot was chosen to replace the bearing material. The bearing was supplied within hours from the Orkot facility in Eugene, Ore.

Other vessels Orkot has contributed to include the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hamilton, the U.S. Navy guided missile frigate Rentz, the Washington State ferry Walla Walla, the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, Conoco's 275,000- ton bulk carrier Independence, and P&O cross channel ferry Pride of Calais.

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