The Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers convened its fall meeting at the Ann Arbor Inn in Ann Arbor, Mich. A record turnout for the Section of 266 participants made the occasion a very lively one.
An advance in hydrodynamic design has been endorsed by Norwegian energy group Statoil, as the prospective charterer of an innovative newbuild intended for coastwise distribution of oil products. The 4,200-dwt vessel contracted by Bergen Tankers
Perko, Inc. has just been granted interim acceptance of over 100 of its navigation light models for vessels over 20 meters (65.7 feet) and for vessels over 50 meters (164.1 feet). This a c c e p t a n c e , granted on September 2, 1977, enables naval architects,
MTN Adds Flex To Communications In maritime satellite communications, continuous, uninterrupted service is paramount. In development at this time is a revolutionary stabilized antenna system that will simultaneously transmit on C and Ku band and in both linear and circular polarity.
$3.72 Billion Appropriated For Fiscal Year (FY) 1993, the budget proposes a funding level of $3,718 billion in appropriations for the U.S. Coast Guard, a five percent increase over the FY 1992 level. Included in the total are $203 million to