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,
The keel for Hull 730 was laid recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The oceangoing bulk cargo barge is being built for Ocean Barge Corporation, New York. This will be the first vessel built for Ocean Barge Corporation by Bay Shipbuilding Corp.
At the February meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the members were treated to an interesting presentation on the design and construction of World War II U.S. Navy capital ships.
In 1932, after rusting in a public park for more than two decades, the USS Holland was cut up for scrap, a sad and ignoble end for the vessel hailed as the first modern submarine. Beyond sentiment, however, the Holland's unseemly demise was a historical tragedy.
The cantilever type jackup drilling rig Sugar Ratna, ordered by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India, was completed recently at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Immediately following delivery, the rig left under tow for India,
Donald M. Surgenor, executive vice president/general manager of Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc., Seattle-based naval architecture/ marine engineering firm, announced the appointment of two vice presidents: Stan C. Stumbo as vice president, operations and E.
The appointment of Edward G. Ogden as chief engineer has been announced by Bernard Delannoy, executive vice president of De- Long Corporation, 29 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10006. DeLong is engaged in the design and construction of piers, docks,
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,
A new computerized ship management information system has been developed by Nav-Com, Inc., of Deer Park, N.Y. This system, Busiship™, is the first integrated package that combines fully marinized computer hardware with a wide variety of software
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,