The first meeting of the 86-87 season for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at the princess Louise II Restaurant in San Pedro. The author, Thomas R. Junod, marine and offshore manager of Equipment Engineering Inc.
Robert S. Boston, assistant to the Chief of Naval Engineering, 12th Coast Guard District, presented a paper entitled "Management of Shipboard Maintenance" at a recent joint dinner meeting of the Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects
ARAMCO has awarded a contract to Verolme Brazil (VERB) for the construction of four selfelevating platforms. The contract is valued at more than $125 million. The platforms were designed by Gusto Engineering of Schiedam, Holland. Three will be used for wellservicing and fire-fighting,
BMD Posts Successful Year; Eyes Retrofit Market Following a period of transition and consolidation of its marine operations, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, at one time one of the leading shipbuilders in the nation, has made a successful transformation into one of the leading U.
In June 2000, Autoship Systems Corporation of Vancouver, Canada launched Autostructure, its new internal structural design program. Autostructure is used to create a 3-D model of a vessel structure and to output the parts of that model in CAD format.
A & P Appledore International Limited recently announced the appointment of Donald McLean as new managing director of Neorion Shipyards Syros Limited. Mr. McLean takes over the role from Thorsten Andersson who has been managing director since the re-opening of the yard in February 1979.
The Hoosier State, a twin-screw 556-horsepower tug, was recently completed by R.E. Derecktor and Co., Dania, Fla., for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Chicago, 111. Designed by S.L. Petchul, Inc., Naval Architect, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the
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.