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.
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.
Kongsberg Systems, Inc., 10 DeAngelo Drive, Bedford, Mass. 01730, has announced the appointment of Erik Ambjor as president. Mr. Ambjor succeeds Dr. Trond Bue, who has recently assumed another p o s i t i o n with Kongsberg Systems' parent company, Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk of Norway.
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.
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
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.
The Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation, Great Neck, N.Y., is offering free literature on its new Adaptive Steering Module (ASM), designed to achieve fuel savings on large commercial ships. The literature is a reprint of a Sperry paper given
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).
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
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.