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,
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.
The design work for the sophisticated passenger vessel for Birka Line Ab/Alandslinjen has now been completed at Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard, including details of the general arrangement and accommodations. Construction work began recently in 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.
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
The Maritime Administration and Maritime Subsidy Board have authorized execution of the agency's first construction-differential subsidy (CDS) contracts for the retrofitting of tankers in compliance with the Port and Tanker Safety Act of 1978.
Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash., has been awarded a series of major contracts to furnish controllable-pitch propellers, bow thrusters, and rotary vane steering gear on the large and medium class dredges being built for the Army Corps of Engineers.
Sperry Marine Systems has delivered four 24,000,000-inch/ pound steering systems to National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) for the 188,500-dwt San Diego-Class tankers. These systems are the first triple flow systems delivered in Sperry's expanding steering system business.
—Literature Available Wagner Engineering Ltd. of North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has announced that it has been selected by Saint John Shipbuilding Limited to supply the steering systems as well as integrated steering control systems for six patrol frigates being built for the Canadian Navy.