A recent meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects heard a paper titled "A New Approach To Computer-Based Preliminary Ship Design." The authors were Dr. Farrokh Mistree and Timothy D. Lyon, both of the University of Houston.
Shaver Transportation Company has recently taken delivery of a new ship handling tug, the Portland, for service in the Port of Portland. The Portland is propelled by two Maritime Industries model 1650 H 360° steerable Z-drives, each rated at 1,700 bhp.
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.
Kockums Shipyard, Malmo, Sweden, has just announced delivery of the 256,050-dwt tanker Sea Swift to the iSalen Shipping Companies of Sweden. The turbine-powered VLCC is the last of six tankers ordered by Salen and the 16th in the Kockums present series of twenty 255,000- tonners.
Ten engineers of General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn., delivered professional papers on submarine design and construction innovation at EB's recent fourth Annual Professional Honors Seminar. The audience at the honors seminar
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
At its recent annual meeting held in New Orleans, La., the Water Resources Congress elected Maurice C. Stout, vice president, Indianapolis Water Company, Indianapolis, Ind., chairman of the board; Tval Goslin, consultant, Western Engineers, Inc.
Howard H. Scott, president of Bird-Johnson Company, has been elected chairman of the board of directors and continues as chief e x e c u t i v e o f f i c e r . He replaces Frederick K. Becker, who is retiring. The board also announced the promotion of Charles A.
Dravo Corporation's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., recently launched its 40th Viking-class towboat, the Ned C. Sheats. The 5,600-hp towboat is the latest in the Viking line, which began in 1972 in response to the need for increased productivity in river transportation.
There is a new awareness of the need for improved steering gear reliability on tankships. This awareness has arisen as a result of recently proposed regulations and standards published by the U. S. Coast Guard and the Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).