The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' last technical meeting of the 1980-81 program was held recently at the Engineers Club in Philadelphia. Following the cocktail and dinner hours, the meeting was formally opened by chairman J.
Adm. Lauren S. McCready, formerly head of the Engineering Department at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, and first head of the National Maritime Research Center, was the guest of honor at a recent meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its inaugural 1981-82 meeting recently at the Buttonwood Restaurant with past chairmen's night. The event brought back some 19 past section chairmen.
A recent clutch of 'Rolls-Royce' shipboard equipment and technology contracts in Norway arising out of specialized, capital-intensive newbuild projects testified to the U.K. group's march into the commercial marine domain. For sure, the emergence
Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Victoria, B.C., Canada, was recently awarded a $38-million contract for the conversion and modifications to two more B.C. ferries. The work is similar to but more extensive than that done earlier on the Queen of Vancouver and
Brunvoll AS of Norway reports that demand for its new custom-built thrusters is running high. The company has a long history of building thruster units of all types for a wide range of vessels, from cruise ships to offshore ships and cable layers.
The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently heard a presentation on "Outfitting With Double Bulkheads" given by Warren Peterson, international marketing director of E.F. Hauserman Co., of Cleveland, Ohio.
A new report from international shipping consultants, Westinform, suggests that changing liner trades are making many general cargo vessels obsolete. This is not just because of the usual problems associated with age, such as loss of performance and increasing maintenance and repair,
The corporate structure of Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc. has been modified to improve response to customer requirements and facilitate diversification of services. The company is currently pursuing opportunities in the areas of energy transfer
A new Rule book, "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks," has been published by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The Rules apply to floating dry docks over 61 meters (200 feet) in length, but can be applied, subject to special considerations, to smaller structures.