Mr. Henri Kummerman, founder and president of the International MacGregor Organization, has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law by the Senate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Announcing the honor at a dinner in Switzerland to mark Mr.
Wilton-Fijenoord B.V. in Schie- dam, Netherlands, has booked an order valued at Dfl 60 million (about $26.7 million) for the con- struction of two Customs Patrol Vessels for the Republic of China (Taiwan). These ships will have an overall length of 214.
Over the past six decades, there have been rapid developments in technology and marine operations. These have brought about significant changes in maritime education and training. Six decades ago, maritime education and training was a relatively straightforward process.
City of London, March 18-22 The City of London will be the focus of attention for the world's shipping industry when the second Expoship London is held March 18- 22 this year at the Barbican Centre. This international exhibition, first staged in 1983,
Dr. Gerald P . Francis has been appointed head of the Department of Engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. He has concurrently received the rank of captain, U.S. Maritime Service. A 1958 graduate of the University of Dayton,
The Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded a fixed-price contract totaling $30,709,896 to Bay Tankers, Inc., One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York, N.Y., for the operation and maintenance of four T-AKR Fast Sealift Ships. Two of the ships will be based in Violet, La.
A license for Texas Offshore Port Inc. to construct and operate a deepwater port for oil supertankers in the Gulf of Mexico has been approved by the federal Department of Transportation. The port, to be located 12 miles south of Freeport, Texas,
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has authorized publication in the Federal Register of a notice that it is proposing a new policy permitting spare parts to be based ashore. The proposal also specifies a predetermined limit on the amount of constructiondifferential subsidy
Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of IU International, has appointed Oscar D. Andersen executive vice p r e s i d e n t and named Alf Clausen vice president and technical director, it was announced by Kenneth A.B. Trippe, president. Mr.
Northwest Marine Iron Works and Holland America Lines have jointly announced plans for a $10- million major refurbishing and renovation this fall of the S/S Rotterdam, the cruise line's flagship. Holland-America's J. Lievisse Anriaanse, vice president-Technical Department,