Webb Institute of Naval Architecture has announced the appointment of Jacques B. Hadler as director of Webb's Center for Maritime Studies. In this capacity, he will direct the research activities of Webb Institute. He will join the staff immediately
Stanley C. Stockdale has begun an independent consulting business in Atlanta, Ga. Besides performing general naval architectural duties, Mr. Stockdale plans to specialize in the development of software for the marine community. He has concentrated
The winter meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at the Holiday Inn-French Quarter in Perrysburg, Ohio. The first paper, presented by Mike Bisaillon of Aderco, Inc.,
William N. Johnston was elected president of the American Bureau Shipping at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City on September 20, Robert T. Young, chairman and president, announced. Mr. Young, who will remain chairman of the board of ABS, said that Mr.
M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., one of the nation's largest naval architecture and marine engineering firms, has expanded its Western Area operations with a recently added facility in Oxnard, Calif. The Oxnard office will be staffed initially with 60 engineers,
An American underpressure system called Spillstop is an advanced spill avoidance system for oil tankers. It employs slight, continuous, and pre-existing underpressure in a medium of inert gas of the ullage space of a ship's tank. Spillstop responds
Dr. Charles O. Heller, president of CADCOM, Inc., Annapolis, Md., has announced the appointment of F. William Helming as program director for CADCOM's Washington, D.C. office. In his new position Mr. Helming will have responsibility for sales and marketing,
A new technical committee, the Offshore Committee, has been formed by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Its purpose is to give wider emphasis to the offshore aspects of naval architecture and ocean engineering than heretofore,
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)
SNAME publishes many good textbooks on naval architecture. All the more we can welcome the completely revised new edition of "Ship Design and Construction" published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. In 1980, the "Taggart"