More than 150 members, guests and students met at the Officers Club on Pier 91 in Seattle, Wash, for the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers annual student day. The day's events included a morning technical session,
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
the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, led a group of New York City marine insurance companies in forming a not-for-profit, benevolent purpose society to promote the safety of life at sea. This evolved into the American Bureau of Shipping which
New York City rolled out the red carpet to welcome Norwegian Cruise Line's (NCL) latest addition to its fleet. In December, NCL debuted the 92,250-ton Norwegian Dawn, with NYC style reminiscent of the ship's new homeport. The christening ceremony
Hitachi Zosen recently received an order from Offshore Investments Limited, a subsidiary of Hunt International Resources Corporation of Dallas, Texas, to supply two jackup offshore type oil drilling rigs. After delivery, the rigs will be operated by Penrod Drilling Company,
G.W. James Jr., president, T.L. James & Co., Inc., Ruston, La., has announced that his firm is in the process of forming a joint venture with Hollandshe Aanneming Maatshappij BV (HAM), Rijwijk, the Netherlands, for the purpose of entering the seagoing hopper dredging business.
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.
MacGregor Far East (MGFE), the Tokyo-based member of the MacGregor International organization, has received orders to supply cargo access equipment for 33 vessels to be built for Paraguay. Thirty are dry cargo barges to be delivered by Mitsui Engineering
The advent of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) not only brought a new dimension in cargo handling, it also brought a new dimension to tank washing. Water washing of cargo tanks of these large vessels requires tremendous volumes of water. For this
Plans for the international Design- Inspection-Redundancy Symposium on November 14—16, 1983, at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va., are nearing completion. The symposium will be sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee,