"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
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.
—Literature Available Hollming, Ltd., the Finnish shipbuilding and engineering group, has opened offices in Louisiana. The objective is to promote and conduct marketing of the Aquamaster Azimuth propulsion units and support sales and service activities in the U.
Already operating successfully aboard tankers of a major U.S. oil company fleet, the new Henschel Rudder Follow-up Failure Alarm meets the recently proposed U.S. Coast Guard rules requiring an alarm upon steering failure. It provides the required audible
A free color brochure entitled, "A Milestone in Autopilot Technology," details the Navipilot from C. Plath. A general purpose, multi-function, microprocessor-controlled autopilot, the Navipilot V is suitable for application on all classes of ships ranging from yachts to supertankers.
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.
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).
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