The Southeast Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers inducted the newly formed Student Section from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., into SNAME at a recent section meeting. This is the second official
William B. Hubbard, senior vice president-operations for American President Lines, Ltd., Oakland, Calif., has announced the appointment of F. Douglas Finlayson to the new position of assistant vice president-marine operations. A 26-year veteran of vessel operations and design management,
Blancke Marine Services of Sewell, N.J., has signed a contract with Victress Ltd. for the conceptual design of a passenger-freight- RO/RO vessel. The vessel is intended for inter-island use in the Bahamas. The vessel will carry passengers, mail, frozen /refrigerated foodstuffs, and vehicles.
George U. Curry, president of Henschel Corporation, a unit of General Signal, Newburyport, Mass., has announced the promotion of John R. Carter to vice president—advanced programs. Mr. Carter has held a succession of engineering positions at Henschel since 1960.
ABS recently held a seminar on "Tanker Designs for the 21st Century" in Houston, Texas. The seminar was kicked off with opening remarks by ABS chairman Frank Iarossi and was followed by presentations from representatives of three shipping companies (BP,
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has made a concerted effort to attract and cultivate a new generation to sustain not only itself but the industry. Excerpted here are comments from Philip Kimball, Executive Director,
In response to an increasing number of serious marine steam boiler casualties, a panel of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' Ships' Machinery Committee has completed a guide for anyone involved in operating this equipment, which
Joseph J. Cuneo, president of Energy Transportation Corporation (ETC) of New York City, has announced the appointment of Nicola F. Pergola as manager-marine personnel. His responsibilities will include the manning of licensed and unlicensed crews for the company's fleet,
Newfoundland's Premier Brian Peckford has announced that the National Research Council of Canada has given final approval for the construction in St. John's of a $46.8-million marine research institute that will accelerate the Province's promising offshore oil potential.
At its recent board of directors meeting, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., elected Kenneth Evans as vice president-engineering. This promotion reflects his increased responsibilities as head of the growing engineering capability.