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.
Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Seattle naval architects, recently completed the design for two 22-car ferries for service between Miami Beach and Fisher Island, Fla. William B. Rebozo, president of Island Developers, Ltd., operators of the ferries,
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
Designers & Planners, Inc., was purchased recently by Seatech Industries, Inc. from Todd Shipyards Corporation. The new Board of Directors of the firm has named Feridun K. Serim, Wolfgang Reuter, and Monroe Levy as the new senior controlling officers.
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,
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,
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
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"
Tom Bender Jr., president of Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc., announced the award of a contract to Bender by Jo Daviess Riverboat Venture of Chicago for the conversion of the 205-foot Galena Eagle (Ex-Monte Carlo) from a dinner excursion vessel to a casino riverboat.
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)