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Avondale Christens First Of Five Fleet Oilers Building For Navy

The first in a series of five fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy by Avondale Shipyards, a division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) in recent ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. Named for the late Henry J.

 

SNAME Gulf Central Section Told How A Load Line Assignment Is Obtained

The 30th Annual Summer Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Gulf Central Section was held at the Saxony Restaurant in New Orleans, La., on July 27, 1978. Prior to the technical session, William W. Hamilton, SNAME Gulf Section chairman,

Miami Car/Passenger Ferries Designed By Nickum & Spaulding

Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Seattle naval architects, recently completed the design for two 22-car ferries for service between Miami Beach and Fisher Island, Fla. William B. Rebozo, president of Island Developers, Ltd., operators of the ferries,

Indonesia To Use Jetfoil In Naval, Commercial Roles

A Boeing jetfoil to be evaluated in a variety of naval and commercial roles by the government of Indonesia was launched recently by Boeing Marine Systems in Renton, Wash. Bima Samudera I, the first jetfoil fo r the Republic of Indonesia, will

Concurrent Systems Releases New NAPOL Hydrostatics Package

Concurrent Systems has released Version 2.0 of its easy to use hydrostatics package NAPOL (Naval Architectural Problem Oriented Language). NAPOL is available in a personal version capable of performing calculations of Hydrostatic curves of form and

Unique Spillstop— Advanced Oil Spill Avoidance System

An American underpressure system called Spillstop is an advanced spill avoidance system for oil tankers. It employs slight, continuous, and pre-existing underpressure in a medium of inert gas of the ullage space of a ship's tank. Spillstop responds

Small Security Vessel Symposium Set For London March 6-10

"Small Fast Warships and Security Vessels" are the subject of an international symposium to be held in London from March 6 to 10, 1978. Organized by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects through its Small Craft Group, the symposium will bring together

Thames Operator Buys High-Tech Catamarans

FBM Marine Ltd. of Cowes, Isle of Wight, has won a contract to build three new catamaran ferry craft for the Riverbus Partnership who operate the RiverBus service on the River Thames. The 62-seat catamarans are specifically designed for use on riverine and harbor ferry routes.

Bird-Johnson Appoints Green To Great Lakes, Nielson To Gulf Coast

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass.—a leading supplier of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems—has named Erwin (Ed) D. Green Great Lakes regional manager, and has appointed Carl R. Nielson sales engineer for the Gulf Coast. In their respective positions,

MonArk Boat Announces Promotions And Changes

In support of continued growth in both recreation and commercial/ military markets, Bruce Neimeth, president, MonArk Boat Company, Monticello, Ark., announced a number of promotions and changes. At the corporate level, two new positions, materials manager and information systems manager,

 
 
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