Archibald G. Gillies was recently elected vice president in the executive administration of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The announcement was made by William N. Johnston, ABS chairman and president, following a meeting of the board of managers
A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling
AWO: SAFEGUARDING THE BOTTOM LINE OF ITS MEMBER COMPANIES A truly national organization, AWO's 300-plus member companies are located along the banks of all major US waterways, and on the shores of the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts The American
The possibility of a future regulatory regime in which newbuild bulk carriers over a certain size would need to be double- hulled has moved a step closer towards becoming a reality. In March this year, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s
At the March meeting of the San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 56 members and guests heard the presentation of a technical paper on water lubricated rubber bearings. The authors of the paper were introduced: Ray L.
The Turku Shipyard of Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries, Inc., recently launched the second of five Baltic cruise ferries for operation by Viking Line on routes between Finland and Sweden. Christened the M/S Athena, the 580-foot cruise ferry was named by Marianne Myrsten,
The Intersociety Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference and Exhibit, which will be held June 5-8, 1989 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, Washington, D.C., is soliciting unclassified abstracts and papers on a wide range of topics related to advanced marine systems.
On 19 December Congress passed a continuing resolution providing defense program appropriations for FY 1986. It provides total obligational authority of $281 billion for defense programs. The Administration had requested $304 billion and last year's defense appropriation was $278 billion.
Capt. Perry W. Nelson, USN (Ret.), president of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/technical organization for members of the mar rine industry, announced the following committee chairmen for 1986: STANDING AND SPECIAL
— L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r e d— The first of the U.S. Navy's newest class of mine counter-measure ship, USS Avenger (MCM-1) was recently commissioned at the yard of her builder, Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI), in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Mrs. Sybil Bailey Stockdale,