The first meeting of the 1981- 1982 season of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held recently aboard the Princess Louise in the Port of Los Angeles. George Stiehl, incoming chairman of the Section,
At press time, the news of the oil refinery explosion in MR/EN's neighboring borough of Staten Island, NY has rocked not only New York City and its environs, but once again proven the tenuous hold that is sometimes had in the process of delivering petroleum products by ship and barge.
With the rapid increase in the need for large plants in nonindustrialized areas, major Japanese shipbuilders have each developed unique methods to build large plants utilizing their engineering and shipbuilding techniques, such as barge-mounted plants.
Foster Wheeler Boiler Corporation, 110 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, N.J. 07039, has received a contract from the Quincy Shipbuilding Division of General Dynamics Corporation to supply inert gas generators and dry air plants for two liquefied
LeBeouf Bros. Towing Co., one of the better-known marine transportation companies operating on the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast, has evolved into one of the fastest growing, diversified organizations in the marine industry. As a result of this growth,
C.L. French, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the society's committee chairmen for 1983. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES Advisory Public Service Committee — Donald P. Courtsal, treasurer, Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.