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,
The appointment of Gayne Y. Marriner as general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's San Francisco (Calif.) Yard was announced by William C. Brigham, vice president in charge of shipbuilding. Mr. Marriner is s u c c e e d i ng Patrick G. Filip, whose retirement has been announced.
The Spring Meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was convened r e c e n t l y at the Westlake Holiday Inn near Cleveland. Total registration was 85. Following registration and
Western Marine Electronics (WESMAR) of Seattle recently presented the company's first SC44 stability computer and printer to the 860-foot containership President Lincoln. The presentation was in acknowledgement of American President Lines' cooperation in testing the new device.
Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced plans for a new type of drilling and production platform capable of operating in 2,000-foot waters, twice as deep as the previous record. The company expects the new platform to be operating in the North Sea in four years.
P&O Princess Cruises will utilize Wiirtsila Enviro- Engines, which employ electronically-controlled common- rail fuel injection to provide optimum combustion over the entire load range, to give the particular benefit of no visible smoke at any load
Commenting on a White House plan to "reduce the burden of government regulation," American President Lines (APL) and Sea-Land have asked the government to expand the Wilson-Weeks Agreement which bars government owned and operated vessels from competing with commercial ships.
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.
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,
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,