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New Mono-Hull Form Provides Ultra-Stable Drilling Platform

A new mono-hull form having motion characteristics almost equivalent to many semi-submersibles in operational sea states has been developed and marketed by Waller Marine, Inc., a Houston-based marine design and construction organization. The concept, originally conceived and patented by F.

 

Shipboard Electrical Cable Discussed At New York SNAME

The title of the paper presented at a recent meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was "Electrical Cable for Ships — Past, Present and Future." The author was Dieter Popoff, and some

New England Company Receives U.S. Funds To Investigate Giant Sphere As Offshore Oil Terminal

The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,

Bird-Johnson Names Gulf Coast Manager

Jim Darby has been appointed Gulf Coast regional manager for Bird-Johnson Company, a leading manufacturer of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems. Mr. Darby will manage Bird- Johnson Company's Marine Division sales office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Suite 112E, Houston, Texas 77081.

SNAME President Names Committee Chairmen

Robert T. Young, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/ technical organization for members of the marine industry, has announced the following committee chairmen for 1977: Committee on Applications — chairman, Dr.

Hvide Shipping Appoints Fitzgerald Vice President Government Relations

Jean Fitzgerald has been appointed vice president, government relations, at Hvide Shipping Incorporated and its affiliates. Prior to joining the Fort Lauderdale-based company, he served as the executive director of the Port Everglades Association.

Maritime College Earns Further Accreditation

The Engineer's Council for Professional Development (ECPD) has accredited the electrical engineering, marine engineering, and naval architecture curricula of SUNY Maritime College. The ECPD is recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA)

Efficient Bunker Buyers "Need to Know"

The bunker industry is witnessing interesting times. Throughout the last 12 months, prices have doubled for many grades of fuel, reaching unparalleled levels. At the same time, the industry has seen the launch of the first serious Internet- based marine fuels sales operations.

Small Security Vessel Symposium Set For London March 6-10

"Small Fast Warships and Security Vessels" are the subject of an international symposium to be held in London from March 6 to 10, 1978. Organized by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects through its Small Craft Group, the symposium will bring together

ARINC Awarded $117,000 MarAd Study Contract

The Maritime Administration has awarded a $117,563 study contract to ARINC Research Corporation, Annapolis, Md., for development of an Automated Management Control System for U.S. public marine terminals. The objectives of the 12-month study

 
 
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