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.
William B. Hubbard, senior vice president-operations for American President Lines, Ltd., Oakland, Calif., has announced the appointment of F. Douglas Finlayson to the new position of assistant vice president-marine operations. A 26-year veteran of vessel operations and design management,
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,
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).
The keel for Hull 729 was laid recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corporation (BSC), Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The oceangoing bulk cargo barge is being built for Universal American Barge Corporation, Greenwich, Conn. This will be the first vessel built for Universal American by BSC.
The cantilever type jackup drilling rig Sugar Ratna, ordered by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India, was completed recently at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Immediately following delivery, the rig left under tow for India,
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.
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 Gulf Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will hold its Annual Winter Meeting in Houston, Texas, on Friday, February 10, 1978, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, according to information released by John Chivvis, West Area vice chairman.
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