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
The Louisiana (shown above), the 10th liquefied natural gas tanker to be built by General Dynamics in the past three years, was christened recently in ceremonies at the corporation's Quincy shipyard. Mrs. Dwight H. Seely Jr. of Houston, wife of
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.
Gary S. Grimes, who joined General Dynamics 11 years ago as a management intern, has been named general manager of the corporation's Quincy Shipbuilding Division. In announcing the appointment, P. Takis Yeliotis, General Dynamics' executive vice president-marine, said that Joseph H.
Three major energy-related companies have formed Sea Plex Corporation of Tulsa to provide the offshore industry with retrievable, bottom-supported drilling/ production/storage facilities specifically designed to exploit fields that had been considered marginal.
— F r e e Literature O f f e r e d— The Walter S. Diehl, T-AO-193, the fifth in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction at Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division, Avondale, La., for the U.S. Navy, was recently christened. She is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 1988.
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. New Orleans, has signed a letter of intent with shipbuilders in Japan and the United Kingdom for construction of six large, automated containerships. One letter of intent is with a joint venture of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co.
States Africa Line has announced the appointment of veteran steamship industry executive James T. Crowley as president of the recently formed ocean cargo carrier that provides liner services between U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports and South and East Africa.
The National Waterways Conference, Inc., advocates fair and evenhanded Federal navigation policies. It is the only waterway organization which directs practically all of its resources into the policy arena, working for adequate funding for navigation
The new Ship Security and Alert Systems (SSAS) regulations were adopted by International Maritime Organization (IMO) to enhance maritime security in response to the increasing threat from terrorism and piracy. After July l, 2004. most deepsea passenger