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.,
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,
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.
Italian classification society RINA has launched Green Star, which it is dubbing the new environmental standard for shipping. The recently delivered Costa Atlantic from Kvaerner Masa-Yards for Costa Crociere is the first ship to meet the green standard,
John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., naval architects, marine engineers and consultants of New York, N.Y., and IHC-Holland of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, announce their joint establishment of Dredge Technology Corporation at Suite 3000, One World Trade Center, New York, N.