Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
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Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: March 1978
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
VOL 39 No. 3

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March 1978

C. A. Boekhoudt

W. Chal

A. P. Geerman

Boekhoudt, Chai, Gi

In Oil Movements a
Effective March 1, 1978, Cecilio A.
Boekhoudt, Wingsoen Chai, Alberto
P. Geerman and Eddy Wijdh were pro-
moted to the new position of Ship
Agent in the Process Oil Movements
and Shipping Division. In this posi-
tion, they will be supplying service to
all Exxon-owned and/or Exxon-opera-
ted ships calling Aruba port. Effective
the same date, Abraham (Bambino) A.
Lake was promoted to Tug Master

eerman, E.

Wijdh Advai

nd Shipping; Lake P
on Lago's tugs. With their March 1
promotion, these employees have at-
tained management status.
with Lago since 1946 when he start-
ed to work as a Messenger "B" in the
former Shipyard. In 1956, after work-
ing four years as an Apprentice Clerk,
he became a Launch Dispatcher in
the Marine Department. He subse-
quently worked in the various Marine


Vice President John
R. Gibbs in his office
during his last days
at Lago.

Vice Presidente John
R. Gibbs den su ofici-
na durant ens iitimn

dianan I

na Lago. 6

Lago Vice President
On March 13, John R. Gibbs, Lago's
Vice President and Director since
August 1974, will leave Aruba on a
pre-retirement vacation to St. Peters-
burg Beach, Florida. Mr. Gibbs will
retire from the Exxon organization ef-
fective May 1, 1978.
A 1945 M. E. graduate from Ste-
vens Institute of Technology in Ho-
boken, New Jersey, John has been
with Exxon since 1947. He was origi-

John R. Gibbs Retires
nally employed as an Engineer in the
Technical Department of the Bayway
Refinery in New Jersey. John be-
came Mechanical Manager for the
Chemical Operations after several
supervisory assignments in both the
Technical and Mechanical Depart-
1959 saw the start of a series of fo-
reign assignments. The initial assign-
(Continued on page 2)

ice to Ship Agent

moted to Tugmaster
divisions as Ships Personnel Clerk,
Marine Cable Clerk, Utility Clerk and
acted as Documents Clerk and Marine
Dispatcher until his promotion to Ope-
rations Clerk in 1965.
Cecilio advanced to Marine Dis-
patcher in 1966. In recent years he
has had several acting assignments
as Marine Coordinator.
Off the job, Cecilio enjoys listen-
ing to Latin American music on his
stereo set, cultivate fruit trees, do odd
jobs around the house, and fishing.
A former football player, he now likes
to watch football matches. He has
visited Puerto Rico, Colombia, Vene-
zuela, and plans to visit Costa Rica
this year.
Cecilio, his wife Alejandra and
children Miriam (19), sons Ferdinand
(17) and Cecilio (15) live at Rasmijn-
straat in San Nicolas. Their eldest
children, Ignacia (21) is attending law
school in Curacao, while Gilbert (20)
is studying dentistry in Bogota, Co-
WINGSOEN CHAI's first job at La-
go in 1949 was as Office Boy in the
Executive Office. Later on he worked
in the Apprentice Typist and Appren-
tice Clerk categories until 1954 when
he transferred to the Technical En-
gineering Division. Here he worked
ass Head E.I.G. Clerk and Section
Engineering Clerk until 1964 when he
was assigned to the Operations Coor-
dination Division.
In 1966, Wingsoen transferred to
Process Marine where he advanced
to Marine Dispatcher. Prior to his
(Continued on page 3)

E. Wildh




Editor: Mrs. L. I. de Cuba Photographs by : Joe's Photographic Service
Senior Editor: A. Werleman Printer: Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.

These process trainees here receive instructions on HDS units from Area Trainer Fran-
cisco Boekhoudt during field training.
E estudiantenan dl Process aki ta recibi instruction tocante unidadnan di HDS di Area
Trainer Francisco Boekhoudt.

Series of Process Training Programs Help Mold

Process Men into Better Refinery Operators

The Process Department's 1978
training effort is focusing attention on
new or recently employed as well as
on the more experienced process
men. Training programs scheduled
throughout the year vary from theore-
tical courses in the classroom to the
more practical on-the-job sessions in
the many aspects of operating our
complex refinery. Tailor-made pro-
grams such as Onsiites, Offsites and
Utilities Operations as well as Panel
Operations are being updated and
scheduled in the program.
As part of this Process training pro-
gram, twenty-six new employees in
the Fuels and HDS Division recently
received the "Onsites Advanced I"
program as the first group scheduled
in the overall 1978 effort.
To prepare for this responsible job
of operating our refinery, the trainees
were first introduced to various refine-
ry processes in the Refinery Basics
Course late last year. Besides giving
them a broad understanding of the
refining industry, these men got the
opportunity to see process units in
operation and to observe process men
at work. Their training also included
participation in a series of fire train-
ing sessions conducted at the Com-
pany's Fire Training Facilities.
Following this initial introduction to

refining operations, the trainees were
rotated to different units; eighteen
trainees in the Fuels Division, and
eight in the H.D.S. Division to work
(Continued on page 4)

SVice Presider
ment was to Norway where John was
named Mechanical Superintendent of
the Slagen Refinery. From 1961 to
1963, he held the same position at the
Esso Chemical Plant in Stenungsund,
Sweden, advancing later to Opera-
tions Superintendent and Assistant
Plant Manager. In 1965, John joined
Esso Pappas in Thessaloniki, Greece,
as Assistant General Manager of the
Petroleum and Chemical Manufactur-
ing Facilities and was named Gene-
ral Manager in 1967.
His next foreign assignment took
him to Esso Standard Libya at Marsa
el Brega where he became Start-up
Manager of the Liquid Natural Gas
Project. Before coming to Aruba in
1974, John had been Manager of the
Rotterdam Refinery of Esso Nether-
lands since 1970.
John has fond memories of his as-
signments in Europe where he lived
in different atmospheres and cultures
and where he had the opportunity to
be an integral part of the business
and social communities. John will

Lago Ori & Transport Co Ltd
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March 1973

Vice Presidente di La go
John R. Gibbs Ta Retira
Dia 13 di Maart, John R. Gibbs, La-
go su Vice Presidente y Director for
di Augustus 1974, lo bai for di Aruba
ariba un vacantie na St. Petersburg
Beach, Florida promer cu el retira.
Sr. Gibbs lo baha cu pension di e or-
ganizacion di Exxon efectivo 1 di Mei
John, kende tin grado di maestro
den ingenieria di Stevens Institute di
Technology na Hoboken, New Jersey
for di 1945, a traha cu Exxon desde
1947. El a ser emplea originalmente
como un Ingeniero den Technical De-
partment na Bayway Refinery na New
Jersey. John a bira Mechanical Ma-
nager di Chemical Operations des-
pues di varies asignacion superviso-
rio den ambos Departamentonan T6c-
nico y di Mechanical. Durante 1959
el a cuminza un serle di asignacion-
nan na exterior
Su asignacion inicial tabata na No-
ruega caminda John a ser nombra
Superintendent di Refineria Slagen.
For di 1961 pa 1963, el a ocupa e
mesun position na e Esso Chemical
Plant na Stenungsund, Suecia, avan-
zando mas despues pa Operations
Superintendent y Assistant Plant Ma-
nager. Na 1965, John a bai traha cu
Esso Pappas na Thessaloniki, Grecia,
como Assistant General Manager di
Petroleum y Chemical Manufacturing
Facilities y a ser nombra Gerente Ge-
neral na 1967.
(Continua na pag. 4)

it Gibbs Retires
from page 1)
always remember Aruba for its happy
and marvelous people; the long walks
along the white-sand beaches and
swimming in the crystal-clear waters
off Seroe Colorado and the Palm
John, a native New Yorker who has
not lived in the USA for almost
twenty years, will retire on Amelia Is-
land, a quiet, lush resort island on the
Coast of Florida, on the Atlantic
Ocean John and his wife Jeanne,
who have lived in rented apartments
or homes over the past decades, are
enthusiastic about settling down in
their "dream home" which will be
completed in early Fall. They plan
to indulge in their favorite sports on
the island, biking, hiking, golf and
tennis, and to see more of their child-
ren : John, who is married and lives
in Hobbs, New Mexico: their married
daughter Georgene who is in San Die-
go, California; Jacqueline who lives
in Memphis, Tennessee, and Robert,
who will soon be moving to Miami,

March 1978AB S

Course Instructors Dick Brief (2nd left), Jerry Lynch (cen-
ter) and Dick Allen (1st right), measure hood ventilation
In the Laboratories Inspection Section. At rear (right)
is one of Lago's participants Morley Marks.
Instructornan Dick Brief, Jerry Lynch y Dick Allen ta midi
ventilation di un "hood" den Laboratorio. Part patras ta
Morley Marks di Lago.

The course participants here get a demonstration of H2S and noise mea-
surement at the Fuel Gas Scrubber Unit.
Participants den e curso aki ta haya demonstraclon di midimento di H2S
y boroto na Fuel Gas Scrubber Unit.

CaribbeanlSouth American Affiliates Participate

In Industrial Hygiene Training Course at Lago
From March 13 17, the 1978 In- were Industrial Hygienists Richard I.
dustrial Hygiene Contacts Training Allen, Richard S. Brief and Jerry R.
Course was held at Lago with parti- Lynch of the Research and Environ-
cipation of seventeen representatives mental Health Division of the Medical
of affiliated companies in the Carib- Department of Exxon Corporation in
bean and South American countries. Linden, New Jersey, and George Cve-
Three Lago engineers also participa- janovich of Lago's Industrial Hygiene
ted in the training program which was Division. Coordinator, and also a par-
sponsored jointly by Esso Inter-Ame- cipant in the course, was Arnold M.
rica, Inc (EIA) and Exxon Chemical Goldstein of EIA's Logistics Depart-
Latin America Inc. (ECLA). ment.
Instructors of the week-long course (Continued on page 8)

Five Employees
March 1 promotion, Wingsoen acted
in the position of Marine Coordinator,
and last year, as a Tanker Turnaround
A 1945 ATS graduate of the St.
Martinus Gesticht in CuraQao, Wing-
soen followed several courses at La-
go, including Work Direction Pro-
gram, Intermediate and Advanced Ty-
ping, Office Precedures, English Writ-
ing and Process Economics. On his
own, he followed two years of evening
MULO classes at the Mon Plaisir
School and a Radio Amateur Course.
A member of the National Geogra-
phic Society, Wingsoen enjoys read-
ing, especially books on travel and
history. He enjoys watching football,
baseball and volleyball games.
He and his wife Irma have four
children: Erwin (20), Debbie (17), El-
gina (15) and Randy (6). Wingsoen
plans to visit Europe during his forth-
coming vacation.
go as a Messenger in the Marine Of-
fice in 1954. In 1959 he became a

Advance in O. M.
from page 1)
Jr. Clerical Trainee "C" and moved
up to Postal Clerk in 1960.
In 1964 he was promoted to Dock
Attendant. The following year he
was assigned as Process Helper in
the former Receiving & Shipping Di-
vision where he became Pumper in
1966 and Assistant Operator in 1967.
In 1970, Alberto transferred to Marine
Operations as Ship Dispatcher. Since
January 1977, he has been acting in
the position of Marine Coordinator in
Oil Movements, Harbor Operations.
In his spare time, Alberto enjoys
tending his rose garden, fishing and
playing dominoes. A former basket-
ball player on the Plymouth team, he
enjoys watching the games nowadays,
as well as football and baseball mat-
On his next vacation, Alberto plans
to visit Disney World with his wife
Maria, and children Angele (10) and
Alex (5).
EDDY WIJDH started as an Appren-
tice Typist in the Personnel Depart-
ment in 1943. The following year he

ULCC Esso Atlantic "
Ta Mara na Reef Berth-2
Den horanan tempran mainta dia 1
di Maart, ULCC "Esso Atlantic", un
tankero igual cu "Esso Pacific", a ser
mard na Lago su Reef Berth-2. "Esso
Atlantic", cu 516,895 ton, ta 1334 pia
largo, 233 pia hancho y e tin un cala-
do di 83 pia.
El a ser piloted door di Docking
Master I. Willem van Til, asiisti door
di Lago su tugnan "Esso Oranje-
stad", "Esso San Nicolas" y "Esso
Santa Cruz", bao comando di Tug-
masternan Abraham Lake, Edwin Go-
mez, Don Richardson, cu yudanza adi-
cional di un tug gecharter.
"Esso Atlantic" a ser mard door
di Assistant Operator Rene Medonne
y Operator Rufio Thiel, asisti door di
un Mobile Gang consistiendo di Ba-
silio Geerman, Grecencio de Cuba,
Agustin Semeleer, Basilio Tromp y
Edelmiro Dania.
moved to the Marine Office where he
became a Jr. Clerk in 1946. Eddy oc-
cupied various clerical positions un-
til 1955 when he moved up to Ship
Dispatcher. In 1961, Eddy was named
Ships Personnel Clerk.
Eddy followed an Industrial and La-
bor Relations course from ICS seve-
ral years ago on his own time. His
main hobby is stamp collecting, which
he has been doing for the past 40
He has six albums all of them with
stamps of Holland, the Netherlands
Antilles and Surinam his native
country and several boxes contain-
ing extra postage stamps.
Eddy and his wife Johanna have
three children: Kenneth (28), who has
a B.S. in Economics and who is study-
(Continued on page 8)


March 1978


Process trainees during their practical training here receive instruc-
tions from Area Trainer Benny Alders at Pipestill No. 5. At right,

Estudiantenan di Process ski ta haya instruccionnan di Area Trai-
ner Benny Alders na Pipestills No. 5. Na drechi, Area Trainer

Juan van der Biezen with students at NFAR unit. Juan van der Biezen cu estudiantes na NFAR unit.

I Series of Courses
(Continued from page 2)
alongside experienced process opera-
Now that they have become more
familiar with their new job surroun-
dings, they have passed on to a
more advanced training course. This
"Onsites Advanced I" three-week
course began on February 20. While
the theoretical part covered mostly
refinery equipment and various plant
processes, the trainees were also in-
structed on the importance of good
housekeeping and safety on the job.
They visited the Mechanical Shops
and the Laboratories and received in-
structions from Area Trainers Benny
Alders and Juan van der Biezen at
the Pipestills and Light Ends units in
the Fuels Division, and from Francis-
co Boekhoudt on the HDS Division
In charge of the Process Training
Program is Everett A. Beaujon, while
Adolf (Dufi) Kock is Process Training

I Vice President
(Continua di pagina 2)
Su siguiente asignacion na exterior
a hibele Esso Standard Libya na Mar-
sa el Brega caminda el a bira Start-up
Manager di e Proyecto di Gas Natu-
ral Liquido. Promer cu el a bini Aru-
ba na 1974, John tabata Gerente di
Refineria di Rotterdam di Esso Ne-
derland for di 1970.
John tin recuerdonan agradable di
su asignacionnan na Europa caminda
el a biba den ambientenan y cultura-
nan diferente y caminda el tabatin e
oportunidad pa ser un part integral
di e comunidad di negocio y social.
John semper to record Aruba pa su
hendenan feliz y maravilloso; e pa-
seonan largo ariba e beachnan di san-
to blanco y landamento den awanan
cla manera cristal cerca di Seroe Co-
lorado y na Palm Beach.
John, kende ta native di New York

for Process Employees I
Coordinator. Presentations given du-
ring the program were by Chester
Vlaun, Angel Rasmijn, Francisco
Kock, Kenneth Brook, Alejandro Ras,
Edgar Maduro, Martines Leo, Emilia-
no Trimon, Felix Croes, Pedro Iraus-
quin, Lee Stanley, Silvio Cijntje and
Carlos Z. de Cuba. Ev Beaujon dis-
cussed job responsibility, while the
use of the Task Book was explained
by Dick Heywood.
At the close of the program, the
trainees had the opportunity for open
discussion with Process Manager Oy-
stein Dahle, HDS Division Superinten-
dent Tom Golda and Fuels Division
Superintendent Joaquin Croes.
On March 10, the Process trainees
completed the three-week course and
received their certificates from Pro-
cess Manager 0ystein Dahle in the
presence of their supervisors in Class-
room 2 of the Administration Build-

Gibbs Ta Retira
y kende no a biba na Merca durante
casi binti anja, lo retira ariba Amelia
Island, un isla tranquil y berde ariba e
Costa Este di Florida, ariba Oc6ano
John y su casA Jeanne, kendenan a
biba den apartamentonan of casnan
gehuur durante e ultimo decadanan,
ta entusiasma pa establece nan mes
den e "cas di nan sonjo" cual lo bmni
cla na principio di Otofio.
Nan tin plan di goza di nan depor-
tenan favorto ariba e isla, corremen-
to cu bicicleta, camna, hunga golf y
tennis, y pa mira nan yiunan cu mas
frecuencia : John, kende ta casa y ta
biba na Hobbs, New Mexico; nan yiu
muher casa Georgene kende ta na
San Diego, California; Jacqueline
kende ta biba na Memphis, Tennesse,
y Robert, kende pronto lo muda pa
Miami, Florida.

Entrenamento Teni na Lago

Pa Forma Equipo di Rescate

Pa Casonan di Emergencia
Di 15 di Februari te 22 di Februari,
un curso di entrenamento di rescate
di 48 hora a ser duna na diez-ocho
empleado y dos miembro di e Briga-
da di Bomberos di Gobierno. E cur-
so, cual a consists di instruction spe-
cial den tur ramo di operacionnan di-
ficil di rescate, a ser conduct door di
un equipo di entrenamento di tres
persona di Exxon USA, Refineria di
Bayway na Linden, New Jersey E
instructornan Richard S Jennings,
Joseph M. Mahoney y William C Ha-
yes ta miembro di e Equipo di Res-
cate di Bayway. E equipo di Bayway
a duna instruccionnan di rescate na
otro refinerianan di Exxon USA y
anteriormente a participa den un can
tidad di competencianan internacio
nal di rescate teni na Merca.
E empleadonan di Lago, kendenan
a participa den e curso aki, ta forma
e base pa bira miembro di Lago su
"Aruba Lago Emergency Rescue
Team ALERT" nobo cual prono lo
ser formal. E equipo di rescate lo
consist di dos escuadron di ocho pa
diez persona cada uno E persona-
nan aki ta recibiendo entrenamento
intensive den tecnicanan di promer
auxilio, combat candela, y operacion-
nan leve y dificil di rescate, y lo ta
cla pa reacciona ariba cualkier tipo
di emergencia cu ta involve opera-
cionnan di rescate den concession di
Miembronan di ALERT lo tene nan
propio reunionnan y sesionnan di en-
trenamento durante henter dia un bia-
ha pa luna den refineria, caminda
nan lo trata di crea situacionnan di
emergencia di bida real. E sesion-
nan aki di practice lo tene e equipo
mehor prepare pa cualkier situa-
(Continua na pagina 7)


March 1978

Vice President John Gibbs Hosted at Farewell-Retirement Party March 10

Mr. Gibbs here chats with Marguerite Brouwer, Frits Beaujon and Elias Fingal at the party at the Esso
with Pat Kock, Mario Zarraga and Errol Bardouille. At left, he gives some good advice to new MPT's

Club. In center picture he is
Vivian Wever and Edna Farro.

iWn igmr r lI mm
Alex Hassell, Rafael Blume, Rosendo Nicolaas and George In center picture, Mr. Gibbs converses with Everett Beaujon. Discussing
Chehin gather to say goodbye. his future plans with Hans Bonnema and Steve Sayuk.

At left, Mr. Gibbs with his Girl Fri- Mr. Gibbs is here with Lago Pilots Gerard de Jong, RI-
days Pat Every and lola Tjin-Tham-
Sjin. Above, getting some good ad- chard Sweetnam, Jose van de Linde and Marcel van Dore-
Sjin. Above, getting some good ad-
vice from Dr. Meiners. malen.

Here he is flanked by Jim Maxey, J. Stenfert-Kroese, Morley Marks and John Hodgson. Enjoying beautiful farewell songs by Tony
Thijssen duo. Wishing Mr. Gibbs a happy retirement here is Francisco Romero.


March 1978

6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS March 1978

Long-Service Award Presentations

; t

- January/February 1978


Mario Kelly of Mecha-
nical M&C (2nd left)
was awarded his 25-
year service watch on
his anniversary on
January 26.

Claude L. Peterson
(center) of Industrial
Services Lago Police
was the recipient of a
25-year service watch
on January 28.

t '

At far left, Ni-
casio Kelly (4th
r) of Process-
Fuels here ac-
cepts his 25-
year service
watch o n his
anniversary on
Feb. 1.
Bertrando Hen-
riquez (2nd I) of
Mech. Cleanout
receives his 25-
year service
watch on Feb. 2.


Nlcolaas E. Thijeen of Process Fuels com-
pleted 25 years with Lago on Feb. 3. Here
he receives his 25-year service watch.

Robert Hernandez of Technical Project
Development Division here admires his
25-year service watch presented to him
February 14.

Another 25-year service watch recipient in
February was Dominico T. Farro of Mecha-
nical Metal Trades who received his
watch February 16.

At far left Fabiano Pe-
rez of Mechanical -
Electrical accepts his
30-year service em-
blem on the occasion
of his service anniver-
sary January 14.
On picture at left, Ed-
win J. F. Toppenberg
(2nd left) of Control-
ler's MCS Office
Services, after receiv-
ing his 25-year service

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Participants in the course are
(front row): Trevor L. Conner,
SCecil Gittens, Carlos Kwidama,
Adolf Boekhoudt, Rejinaldo RIj-
ke (Govt. Fire Brigade), Bernard
Kalls, Hendrik Peters, Jacinto
Ruiz, Jozef Dirks and Eric Dow-
ling, captain. Standing: Training
Coordinator Jacinto Harms, Ahll
Mirjah, Antonio Solognler, Mel-
ville Pollard, instructor/training
coordinator Richard S. Jennings,
instructor William C. Hayes, Wil-
Ilam Cannegleter, Miguel Wil-
liams, Augustin Dorothal (Govt.),
Philip de Souza (captain), in-
structor Joseph M. Mahoney and
Ind. Services Administator Jim

Twenty Men ReceiveTraining
In Heavy Rescue Operations
To Respond in Emergencies
From February 15 through Februa-
ry 22, a 48-hour rescue training cour-
se was given to eighteen employees
and two members of the Aruba Go-
vernment Fire Brigade. The course,
which consisted of special instruc-
tion in all phases of heavy rescue
operations, was conducted by a three-
man training team from the Exxon
USA. Bayway Refinery at Linden,
New Jersey. The instructors Ri-
chard S. Jennings, Joseph M. Maho-
ney and William C Hayes, are mem-
bers of the Bayway Rescue Team.
The Bayway Team has provided res-
cue instructions to other Exxon U.S.A.
refineries and has previously partici-
pated in a number of international
rescue competition matches held in
the U.S.A.
The Lago employees, who partici-
pated in the training course, form the
nuclues for membership in Lago's
new Aruba Lago Emergency Rescue
Team ALERT to be formed soon.
The rescue team will consist of two
squads of eight to ten men each.
These men are receiving intensive
training in first aid techniques, fire
fighting, and light and heavy rescue
operations, and will be ready to res-
pond to any type of emergency invol-
ving rescue operations in the Lago
ALERT members will conduct their
own meetings and full-day training
sessions once a month in the refine-
ry, where they will try to create real-
life emergency situations. These prac-
tice sessions will keep the team bet-
ter prepared for any life-saving si-
tuation that could arise.
Lago is purchasing specialized res-
cue equipment which will be used by
the ALERT members for training pur-

poses and in actual rescue opera-
The formation of ALERT is another
step in the company's continuing ef-
fort to keep Lago a safe place to
work. During the past two years La-
go has provided concentrated training
for its employees in basic first aid,
use of breathing apparatus and basic
fire fighting. These training pro-
(Continued on page 8)

One of the rescue practices included des-
cending from a height of about 80 feet,
from Pipestill No. 9, using a "life-line".

Equipo di Rescate
(ContinuA di pag. 4)
cion di salba bida cual por surgi.
Lago ta cumprando equiponan di
rescate specializA cual por ser usa
door di miembronan di ALERT pa en-
trenamento y den actual operacion-
nan di rescate.
E formacion di ALERT ta un otro
paso di compania su constant es-
fuerzonan pa mantene Lago un lugar
di seguridad den trabao. Durante e
reciente dos anjanan Lago a duna en-
trenamento concentrA pa su emplea-
donan den promer auxilio bAsico, uso
di aparatonan pa hala rosea y e cur-
so basico di pagamento di candela.
E programanan di entrenamento aki
lo continue den future te cu cada em-
pleado a participa. Tambe tin conti-
nuamente programanan di repiticion
den pagamento di candela pa miem-
bronan den e select Brigada di bom-
beros Voluntarios di Lago pa asegura
cu cada miembro ta mantene un nivel
halto di habilidad den e function im-
portante aki.


~March 1978

- ~S~9~

8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS March 1978

3#vi k`/1Ellan
Participants in the 1978 EIA/ECLA Industrial Hygiene Contacts Training Course held at
Lago March 13 17, are: Sitting, first row: F. Borjas, A. Thomas (Lagoven), A. N.
Goldstein (EIA) and M. Samour (Esso Centam). Second row: K. Peart (Esso Caribbean),
P.Garcla (Esso Chile), W. Abdalah (Esso Centam) and J. R. Pineda (Lagoven). Third
row: H. Maraflotl (Esso S.A.P.A.), D. Marquez, R. E. Marks and C. K. Rodkey (Lago).
Fourth row: J. Botero (Exxon Chem-Latin America), W. H. Kite (EIA) and H. N. Church
(Esso Caribbean). Standing: M. Roxo (Iretama-Rio), G. J. Cvejanovlch (Lago), Dr. A.
Gomes (Esso Braslleira), Instructors J. R. Lynch, R. I. Allen 'and R. S. Brief (Exxon Cor-
poration), Dr. R. Cabrera (Esso Colomblana) and H. Igleslas (Esso Centam).

Industrial Hygiene Course

The site of the Industrial Hygiene
Contacts Training Course was Room
2 of the Administration Building. The
course taught the principles of Indus-
trial Hygiene and covered a series of
techniques to identify and measure
the degree of potential hygiene pro-
blems in industrial areas. Demonstra-
tions were given during videotape and
slide presentations and films, and al-
so, during a mini-survey conducted in
the refinery and in the marketing

Five Employees
ing dentistry, and Carmelita (26), a
nurse, who is specializing in physio-
therapy, both of them in Holland and
Ronald (22), who is a musician in
Germany. Eddy and his wife have vi-
sited Europe several times.
ABRAHAM (Bambino) A. LAKE's
first job at Lago was in the Esso Club
Bowling Alleys in 1942. Later on he
worked as Laborer in the Welding
Shops, and between 1945 and 1949 he
sailed with the Lake Fleet of the Esso
Transportation Company where he be-
came Quartermaster.
In 1952 he was re-employed as a
Yardsman in Lago's Marine Depart-
ment, then moved to Mechanical -
Storehouse where he worked until
1964 when he was assigned to Marine
Department as a Launch Helper A.
The following year he advanced to
Quartermaster, and 1974, he became
Tug Operator, the position he held

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area, using special measuring instru-
Lago was selected for this training
program because it is the only major
refinery in this area with a full-time
Industrial Hygienist.
The course is intended to help par-
ticipants develop an awareness of in-
dustrial hygiene in their specific area,
to enable them to take necessary
measurements and to report their
findings for further evaluation.

Advance in O. M. I
from page 3)
prior to his March 1 promotion.
Bambino followed the one-year Tug-
master Training Program in 1976 and
obtained his Government Tugmaster
license last year. The course also in-
cluded fire training, first aid and En-
A member of the Veteran Baseball
Team, Bambino has been active in
baseball over 30 years. He was
awarded a royal decoration a gold
medal in the Order of Oranje Nassau
for his years of dedication to this
sport activity last year. His other
interests include swimming, fishing,
listening to Latin American and Soul
stereo music and watching professio-
nal football games.
Bambino has five sons: Leonardo
(22), Fermin (15) and Romano (10),
who are in Aruba, and Rondolph (18)
and Perry (13) who are studying in
the U.S.A.

Curso di Higiene Industrial
Teni na Lago pa Afiliados
Di Caribe y Sur America
Di 13 17 di Maart, e curso tocan-
te Contacto pa Higiene Industral a
ser teni na Lago cu participation di
diez-siete representantes di compa-
nianan afilia den paisnan di Caribe y
Sur America Tres ingeniero di Lago
tambe a participa den e program di
entrenamento aki cual tabata patrocl-
na door di Esso Inter-America, Inc
(EIA) y Exxon Chemical Latin Ameri-
ca, Inc. (ECLA).
Instructornan di e curso di un si-
man tabata Higienistanan Industrial
Richard I. Alien, Richard S. Brief y
Jerry R. Lynch di Research and En-
vironmental Health Division di Depar-
tamento Medico di Exxon Corpora-
tion na Linden, New Jersey, y George
Cvejanovich di Lago su Industrial Hy-
giene Division. Coordinador, y tambe
un participate den e curso, tabata
Arnold M. Goldstein di EIA su Logis-
tics Department.
E lugar caminda e Curso di Entre-
namento di Contacto pa Higiene In-
dustrial a ser teni ta den Cuarto 2 di
Administration Building. E curso a
sinja e principionan di Higiene Indus-
trial y a cubri un serie di tecnicanan
pa identifica y midi e grado di pro-
blemanan potential di higiene den
areanan industrial. Demonstracion
a ser duna durante presentacionnan
di videotape y slides, y pelicula, y
tambe, durante un mini-inspeccion
conduci den refineria y den area di
marketing, usando instrumentonan
special pa midi.
Lago a ser selectA pa e entrena-
mento aki pasobra e ta e unico refi-
neria grand den e area aki cu un Hi-
gienista Industrial den su empleo
E curso aki ta pa yuda participan-
tenan desaroya conocimiento di hi-
giene industrial den nan area speci-
fico, pa nan mes haci e midimento-
nan necesario y pa nan report nan
resultadonan pa un evaluacion mas
Rescue Training
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grams will continue in the future un-
till each employee has participated
There are also continuous refresher
programs in fire fighting for members
of the select Lago Volunteer Fire Bri-
gade to ensure that each member
maintain a high level of proficiency
in this important function.
Basic refresher fire training course
in petroleum-type fires are also pre-
sented from time to time to members
of the Government Fire Brigade as
part of Lago's continuing cooperation
with the community.