The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
The 91st Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held on November 9-12 at the New York Hilton Hotel, again drew a large attendance at the banquet, technical sessions, and at the expanded Second International Maritime Exposition,
The newest 1,000-foot vessel on the Great Lakes, Bethlehem Steel Corporation's M/V Lewis Wilson Foy was recently placed in service. Designed and constructed by Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. 54235, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Sixty members and guests of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers were welcomed aboard the S/S Princess Louise for its recent meeting. Bill Hood, secretarytreasurer of the Section, conducted a
A virtually new book, the new edition of Ship Design and Construction, has just been published by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. This book has been developed over nearly a five-year period by 27 authors, an expert control committee,
Star Cruises and Carnival Corp. tightened their grip on Norwegian cruise group NCL Holding during February by ousting the board and appointing Norwegian lawyer Ole Lund as the new chairman. Lund, who is also chairman of state oil firm Statoil, will head a new six-member NCL board.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) recently held a naming ceremony and open house for the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), first of two 90,000-dwt tankers NASSCO is converting into 1,000- bed Naval Hospital Ships. Both events were open to the public.
Ole Skaarup, chairman of Skaarup Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., has announced that William O. Gray has been appointed president of Skaarup Oil Corporation and that Capt. Lawrence Tzou has assumed full responsibility for ship operations
The American Bureau of Shipping, a 115-year-old ship classification society, has acquired a 21-story building on lower Manhattan for use as its worldwide headquarters. Announcement of the purchase was made by Robert T. Young, ABS president, and James D.
F.A. Voigt & Company B.V. of Rotterdam has purchased all outstanding shares of Houston-based F.A. Voigt shipping Company, and has reorganized and renamed the firm Voigt & Koutroulis Shipping Company. The changes were announced by Voigt chairman of the board Wieger J.