"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
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.
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.
Six new marine autopilots were introduced recently by Racal Marine Controls Limited. Designed to meet the requirements of shipowners worldwide, the new range includes two series—the Racal-Decca 80 Series of super-adaptive autopilots and the Racal-Decca 60 Series of conventional systems.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), an international ship c l a s s i f i c a t i on society, has published the 1980 edition of Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways. Many sections in the new edition contain revised data,
Ulstein Trading Ltd. A/S of Norway is offering a free color brochure on its high lift rudder, a result of intensive research and several years' experience in ship construction and manufacture of ships' equipment, which provides improved maneuverability and fuel economy.
P.K. Wennberg, president of Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash. 98031, has announced the appointment of Eagle Marine, Inc. as PSI sales representative, covering Florida and Georgia. The agreement covers PSI's product lines of PSI/Liaaen controllable- pitch
Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., with head offices in Madrid, Spain, has announced the appointment of Wesley D. Wheeler, president of Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., international maritime consultants, 104 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016, as its exclusive U.
Stanley A. Dashew, president and founder of OMNITHRUSTER INC., recently announced that the board of directors elected J. Michael Melvin vice president, marketing. Mr. Melvin will report directly to the office of the president. OMNITHRUSTER INC.