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.
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,
Capt. Hans J. Hjelde has been named vice president and general manager of Barber Steamship Lines' newly formed Atlantic region, it was announced by Robert H. Pouch, president of the steamship agency. Captain Hjelde succeeds Frank M. Cangemi,
Capt. Arthur M. Osborne has joined the Port of San Francisco as director of engineering and maintenance according to an announcement by executive director Eugene L. Gartland. Capt. Osborne served as Commanding Officer, Naval Station Treasure Island,
David Higgins, executive director of the Marimed (maritime medicine) Foundation in Honolulu, has announced the signing of the initial contract for the construction of a 150-foot, three-masted topsail schooner. The vessel will be outfilled with
— 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.