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,
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.
Bay Shipbuilding Corp. has announced the signing of a contract to build an oceangoing bulk cargo barge for Universal American Barge Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. This will be the first vessel built for Universal American Barge by Bay Ship. The
The 30th Annual Summer Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Gulf Central Section was held at the Saxony Restaurant in New Orleans, La., on July 27, 1978. Prior to the technical session, William W. Hamilton, SNAME Gulf Section chairman,
A 160-foot motor-assisted commercial windship using the principle of the airfoil has been designed by Jeffrey Dunan for a northern California corporation that plans to use the craft for marine research. The $7-million vessel is scheduled to be completed
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 two-day technical symposium concerning the role of the computer in marine vessel design and construction will take place at Annapolis, Md., late in September. Held under the sponsorship of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the symposium,
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 2002 Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention and trade show will be held on March 11-15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Fla. The conference will provide cruise lines and suppliers a venue to exchange ideas on marketing and management,
The U.S. Department of Defense has authorized the Navy to procure five production versions of the PHM (Patrol Hydrofoil Missileship) under an appropriation of $282.1 million. Delivery of the first vessel in this production program is expected from The Boeing Company, Seattle, Wash.