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OIL SPILL CONFERENCE

Prevention, Behavior, Control, Cleanup Los Angeles, February 25-28 Mayor Tom Bradley will welcome more than 1,200 academic, government, and industry leaders to the 1985 Oil Spill Conference in Los Angeles February 25-28. Speakers from 35 countries

 

Marvin Griffin Joins Matson Navigation Co.

Dr. Marvin A. Griffin, University of Alabama professor of computer science and industrial engineering, has joined Matson Navigation Company in San Francisco, Calif., as a vice president, it was announced by R.J. Pfeiffer, Matson president. Dr.

MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

A p r i l 1 G e n e r a l D y n a m i c s C o r p o r a t i o n , C o n v a ir D i v i s i o n , San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $ 9 , 9 9 8 , 4 5 0 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design efforts to support the Tomahawk cruise missile. Work will be performed in San Diego,

Coast Guard Completes Installation Of Advanced Navigational Aid In N.Y. Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed the installation in New York Harbor of the Inogon Leading Mark, a single station, short-range optical guidance system that directs vessels safely and accurately through narrow channels. The system, which had previously

"Marine Encyclopaedic Dictionary" By Eric Sullivan Just Published

As the title implies, this is a technical book dealing with the shipping industry. It is a reference manual packed with detailed information r e l a t i n g to shipping, navigation, marine insurance, maritime and commercial law, chartering, and ship operations.

U.S. Shipyards Receive Contracts For 25 Ships- January To October '78

On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.

Research Report — Shipboard Piloting Expert System — N o w Available

MarAd completed a research project with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., to develop, design and evaluate an expert system for use as a decision support tool for shipboard pilots and navigation officers. The effort was jointly funded with the U.

Shallow Water Maneuvering Trials Completed In Gulf

The 278,000-dwt supertanker Esso Osaka successfully completed shallow water maneuvering trials on August 3, 1977 in the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Galveston, Texas, it was announced by Exxon Corporation. The trials, which took nine days, were

Ferry Simulation Available For Shiphandling Training At MarineSafety/CAORF

Two classes of ferryboats and two fully equipped terminals have been simulated by the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) which is operated by MarineSafety International (MSI) at Kings Point, N.Y. These detailed computer models

 
 
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