Hoffman Maritime Consultants Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of Finn C. Michelsen as Technical Director. Dr. Michelsen will be responsible for all products, including the Helm family of guidance systems currently being marketed to the offshore industry,
EnerSea Transport LLC, in association with its maritime partners, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K"Line) and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), announced that its VOTRANS gas carrier achieved "Class Approval in Principle" (AIP) from ABS (American Bureau of Shipping).
Technical proposals for the shipment of natural gas under compression rather than in the refrigerated, liquefied state have surfaced from time to time over the years, but have received a lukewarm response from the marine industry. The considerable
The 57,000-dwt Exxon Baytown was christened in recent ceremonies at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. near New Orleans. The crude oil carrier was built for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston, and will transport cargoes between U.S. West and East Coast ports and will also trade in the Caribbean area.
The U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, recently awarded a contract to Marine Consultants & Designers, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, for a conceptual applications study concerning loading, discharge and cargo topping off of bulk carriers.
A recent meeting of the New England section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at the M.I.T. Faculty Club, in Cambridge, Mass. at which the speaker was Comdr. Edward A. Chazal Jr., USCG. He presented a paper "Maritime
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, N.Y., the oldest four-year naval architecture undergraduate institution in the U.S. developed solely to the education of future naval architects and marine engineers, has announced the election
The Ship Structure Committee has recently published two new reports dealing with structural details and tolerances common to the commercial and naval shipbuilding industry. These reports should be valuable guides to both structural designers and shipyard personnel.
Lester Rosenblatt, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the following committee chairmen for 1980: Vice president—Advisory Public Service Committee—Donald P. Courtsal, vice president and general manager,
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,