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New England Company Receives U.S. Funds To Investigate Giant Sphere As Offshore Oil Terminal

The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,

 

Bird-Johnson Names Gulf Coast Manager

Jim Darby has been appointed Gulf Coast regional manager for Bird-Johnson Company, a leading manufacturer of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems. Mr. Darby will manage Bird- Johnson Company's Marine Division sales office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Suite 112E, Houston, Texas 77081.

Type 45 Destroyer Build Plans Modified

The Secretary of State for Defense announcement on the royal Navy's Type 45 destroyer was hailed as a boon for South Coast Shipbuilding, as the revised strategy means that Vosper Thornycroft (VT) will play a significant role in the Type 45 program, building sections for all ship in the class.

Shipboard Electrical Cable Discussed At New York SNAME

The title of the paper presented at a recent meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was "Electrical Cable for Ships — Past, Present and Future." The author was Dieter Popoff, and some

SNAME President Names Committee Chairmen

Robert T. Young, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/ technical organization for members of the marine industry, has announced the following committee chairmen for 1977: Committee on Applications — chairman, Dr.

Maritime College Earns Further Accreditation

The Engineer's Council for Professional Development (ECPD) has accredited the electrical engineering, marine engineering, and naval architecture curricula of SUNY Maritime College. The ECPD is recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA)

Conoco Plans Tension Leg Platform For N. Sea Depths To 2,000 Feet

Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced plans for a new type of drilling and production platform capable of operating in 2,000-foot waters, twice as deep as the previous record. The company expects the new platform to be operating in the North Sea in four years.

ARINC Awarded $117,000 MarAd Study Contract

The Maritime Administration has awarded a $117,563 study contract to ARINC Research Corporation, Annapolis, Md., for development of an Automated Management Control System for U.S. public marine terminals. The objectives of the 12-month study

IMarE/RINA Joint Offshore Group International Conference Dates Set

The Institute of Marine Engineers in association with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects is organizing and sponsoring an international conference in London, May 20-21, 1992. The theme of the conference is "Offshore Safety: Protection of Life and the Environment.

Hvide Shipping Appoints Fitzgerald Vice President Government Relations

Jean Fitzgerald has been appointed vice president, government relations, at Hvide Shipping Incorporated and its affiliates. Prior to joining the Fort Lauderdale-based company, he served as the executive director of the Port Everglades Association.

 
 
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