Some 300 persons attended the recent Shipboard Energy Conservation International Symposium in New York sponsored by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. At the two-day conference, p r o m i n e n t speakers from government and
Kenneth Wood has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Halifax Industries Limited of Nova Scotia. He succeeds William J. Riley, who is leaving Halifax to become "more involved in offshore and other developmental activities." Mr.
James P. Horn, president of Farrell Lines Incorporated, has announced that Thomas J. Sartor Jr., formerly vice president-marine, has been appointed vice president-marine special projects. This newly created position combines the former New Construction Section
The 85th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will convene at the New York Hilton Hotel on November 10-12, 1977, it was announced by Robert T. Young, president of the Society. "This is by far the Society's largest annual event,
The Ship Structure Committee has recently published two new reports dealing with structural details and tolerances common to the commercial and naval shipbuilding industry. These reports should be valuable guides to both structural designers and shipyard personnel.
The Maritime Administration has released a report on "Large Diameter Propellers of Reduced Weight." The report describes the design, manufacture, performance, and fuel economy of several types of large, slow-turning, lightweight marine propellers.
The U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, recently awarded a contract to Marine Consultants & Designers, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, for a conceptual applications study concerning loading, discharge and cargo topping off of bulk carriers.
Lester Rosenblatt, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the following committee chairmen for 1980: Vice president—Advisory Public Service Committee—Donald P. Courtsal, vice president and general manager,
Peter Burbank, president of A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd., New York, N.Y., has announced the election of Franklin W.L. Tsao as a director to its hoard and the formation of an affiliated company, Shipcentral, Limited, New York, of which Mr. Tsao is the president.
The board of managers of the A m e r i c a n Bureau of Shipping (ABS) elected three officers at its Semi-annual Meeting on September 19. Announcement of the elections was made by Robert T. Young, ABS chairman. The officers are Lawrence J. Bates to senior vice president, Robert F.