A team from the Naval and Ocean Engineering Department at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) has won the first International Student Offshore Design Competition sponsored by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Ocean,
John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc. of Boston has received a contract from Sun Transport, Inc. of Claymont, Del., to design an advanced tug/barge unit for carriage of specialty petroleum products between U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports. The 4,600-bhp tug and 95,
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).
James R. Wittmeyer has been appointed vice president-operations at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding, Chester, Pa. He succeeds John A. Serrie, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding industry. Mr. Wittmeyer has 30 years of experience in shipbuilding.
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,
Peter Burbank, president of A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd., New York, N.Y., has announced the election of Franklin W.L. Tsao as a director to its hoard and the formation of an affiliated company, Shipcentral, Limited, New York, of which Mr. Tsao is the president.
A new Rule book, "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks," has been published by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The Rules apply to floating dry docks over 61 meters (200 feet) in length, but can be applied, subject to special considerations, to smaller structures.
The board of managers of the A m e r i c a n Bureau of Shipping (ABS) elected three officers at its Semi-annual Meeting on September 19. Announcement of the elections was made by Robert T. Young, ABS chairman. The officers are Lawrence J. Bates to senior vice president, Robert F.
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.