New international standards for double hull oil tanker construction were recently adopted at the 32nd session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 32) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency responsible for maritime affairs.


Charles Murphy Receives Halert C. Shepheard Award For Merchant Marine Safety

Rear Adm. Charles P. Murphy, USCG (ret.), general manager, ship construction, Sea-Land Service, Inc., has been named recipient of the second annual Halert C. Shepheard Award for achievement in marine safety. The award was established by the American Institute

SNAME Philadelphia Hears Paper On Hopper Dredge Design

The December '79 meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at the Engineer's Club in Philadelphia, Pa., and was attended by 77 members and guests. The Section's past chairmen were honored,

Future Requirements Of Coast Guard Vessels

"The problem is change and how to cope with it. I have learned that 90 percent of problem solving is realizing that you have a problem," stated Adm. James S. Gracey, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, at the 1983 Society of Naval Architects and Marine

Walter Beam Named Vice President-Research And Development At Sperry

Robert L. Wendt, president of the Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Walter R. Beam to the newly created post of division vice president for research and development. In his new position, Dr. Beam will

Planning Navigation/Communication Conference To Be Held In New York March 21, 22 And 23

Members of the committee planning the second annual Port of New York Navigation and Communication Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and co-sponsored by the Council of American Master Mariners and

ABS Forms Republic Of China Technical Committee

A 13-member Republic of China Technical Committee has been formed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The committee, composed of prominent individuals in ROC maritime affairs, will enable ABS to maintain closer contact with scientific and

U Of California Gives Course On Deepsea Oil Structures Jan. '78

A concentrated five-day course on the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of deepsea oil production structures will be presented January 23-27, 1978, at the University of California, Berkeley. Staffed by a faculty of internationally recognized

'86 Ship Production Symposium Scheduled For August in Williamsburg

Design and production concepts to reduce shipbuilding schedules and costs is the theme for the 1986 Ship Production Symposium to be held at the Williamsburg Lodge August 27-29, 1986 in Williamsburg, Virginia. The reduction of shipbuilding schedules

Ship Microcomputers Discussed At SNAME Northern California

A paper entitled "The Design and Selection of Shipboard Microcomputer Systems" was presented at a recent meeting of the Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held in San Francisco. Stanley Stockdale, senior associate of David J.

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