The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1976 · Page 99
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 99

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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 5, 1976Flj ' ' ft ,. U Xk R - X rfJ iV. . ENJOY LUXURY LIVING AND A PRESTIGE ADDRESS AT A NO-NONSENSE PRICE SPECIAL: FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY Individual WasherDryer No Land Lease No Recreation Lease Models Open 10-6 Daily Town & Country Estates Family and Active Adult Apartment Homes 525 Dotterel Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33444 (305) 272-1822 (305) 427-7220 (305) 737-7858 4 Take 1-95 to Linton Rd. Exit East to first right Old Germantown Rd. then left-at Dotterel Rd. Prffmark Realty, Inc.. Broker Iceberg Towing Avoids Disasters But what happens when the merf acing berg is too big to be movej out of its course by even the moi the Energy-saving house of the future . . . today powerful ships available? "Then the drilling rig has to be cut loose and moved to safety either under its own power or by towing until the majestic mountain of ice has passed on," Furst said. S Wilis This is a fascinating operation.:; The bergs normally move at speeds' of less than half a knot although1 they move twice that fast under some conditions. Since a shift in the weather may cause a berg to change its course and become a sudden threat, sometimes a drill rig must be moved in a hurry. But whether or not the move has to be made in a hurry, it may have to be made in terrible weather, so it is essential that the drilling platform be designed for fairly swift flight. The drilling shafts and the pipes leading to the bottom of the sea must be quickly disconnected and so must the enormous links of the 2 BEDROOM NEW YORK (UPI) - Icebergs, once just awesome specters of the arctic waters, today are yielding their secrets to researchers intent on solving the problems they present to business in the search for new resources. Tracking icebergs by means of space satellites, then towing them out of major shipping lanes, and especially out of the paths of oil drilling rigs, is a growing business. It will become an increasingly important business as mankind looks more and more in the arctic and subarctic regions for petroleum, iron, copper and other minerals and grows more dependent on arctic Fisheries for food and on subarctic forests for wood, says Jan Fuurst, a Norwegian who heads Nordco, a new engineering firm at St. Johns, Newfoundland, that specializes in ice research. "We still have a lot to learn about icebergs, but we know enough already so that a disaster like the sinking of the liner Titanic (in collision with an iceberg on its maiden transatlantic voyage in 1912) could hardly occur today," Furst said. Oil drilling companies have been responsible for the recent surge in iceberg towing, although the coast guards of the United States and European countries for years have towed small bergs to clear the mouths of harbors and improve the safety of shipping lanes. The oil companies tow bergs that weigh up to one million tons. "When a company has $50 million or so invested in a drilling operation off Labrador or the arctic slopes of Alaska or Europe, it can't afford the risk of having a rig smashed to pieces by a berg that can weigh up to 12 million pounds and is moving at the full speed of the ocean current," Furst said. So the bergs are tracked by Coast CJuard cutters, helicopters and even space satellite monitoring systems. Especially designed, heavy-duty ice-breaking tugs then intercept the bergs that are small enough to tow those up to an estimated one million tons haul them safely around the drilling rigs, then set them adrift again down current. r t i r i mm i c j j tJ yy a1 J J INCLUDING LOT 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHS mm mm heavy anchor chains. The anchor chains have strategically located locking links that can be disconnected under water by a mechanism activated by acoustical signals, freeing the platform so it can move out of the path of the berg. Each anchor chain has its own automatic buoy and line which pop to the surface so the anchor chains can be retrieved and the drill rig repositioned after the dangerous berg has passed. Furst said the study of icebergs and the polar icecaps has many important facets. "The ice in a big berg was formed at least 10,000 years ago," he said. "It was part of a land-based glacier until it broke off and floated out to sea. 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