Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently launched the first of two ferries being built for the State of Louisiana, Department of Highways. The ferryboat New Roads is the first of two ferries to be built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc.
At a recent meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 74 members and guests heard a paper titled "Control and Instrumentation of Slow- Speed Diesels," presented by John W. Dirriwachter, manager,
Sub-Sea Systems has announced the formation of a new joint venture company headquartered in Houston. SUBMAR, Inc. is owned jointly by Sub-Sea Systems of Escondido, Calif., and John Brown and Company, Ltd. of London, England, through its subsidiary, UDI Group, Ltd.
An International S y m p o s i um on "Automation for Safety in Shipping and Offshore Petroleum Operations" (ASSOPO '80) is scheduled to be held in Trondheim, Norway, June 16-18, 1980. The symposium was organized by the Norwegian Society for Automatic Control,
ITT Grinnell Valve Company, Inc. of Providence, R.I., recently introduced the Dyna-Lok highperformance butterfly valve. The new valve is designed to extend the range of conventional butterfly valves with shutoff capabilities of steel gate and ball valves.
An international Ship Vibration Symposium will be held at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va., near Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, 1978. The symposium will be jointly sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee
Gems Sensors Division, Plainville, Conn., recently published a new 16-page catalog describing solid-state Safe-Pak and Zener Barriers that protect instrumentation or equipment in potentially hazardous areas. The units render non-voltage producing sensors intrinsically-safe.
A Seminar on Ship Operation in Heavy Weather has been scheduled for September 19-20 at Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y. _ Recently, there has been increasing interest in technical developments toward more efficient