The 50-foot move of a 160-footlong, 200-ton glass fiber reinforced polyester (GRP) mold is done safely in 3Vi minutes on a film of air at the Mercantile-Beliard N.V. shipbuilding plant in Ostend, Belgium. Each of six mold sections are moved the same way by the yard,
The worst kept secret in the U.S. shipbuilding industry is the need for renewed, elevated levels of naval ship construction to maintain the fleet at a level, which allows it to meet its worldwide operational strategies. The bestkept secret is exactly what combination of political pressure,
The Marine Machinery Association recently held its fall Government/ Industry forum in Crystal City with strong participation from industry as well as from the Navy's engineering and purchasing communities. MMA's president, Jim Fromfield of Leslie Controls,
Edward J. Campbell, chairman, executive committee of the Shipbuilders Council of America, the national industry association of shipbuilders, ship repairers and ship component manufacturers, has announced selection of M. Lee Rice to succeed Edwin M.
The newly organized Spanish ship classification society FIDENAVIS, and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have entered into an agreement of full cooperation between the societies, it was announced by Robert T. Young, chairman and president of ABS.
Arlington, Va. October 15-16 The International Ship Structure Symposium '84 (SSS 84) will be held October 15-16 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. Sponsored jointly by the interagency Ship Structure Committee and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers,
JJH Inc., a naval engineering company, has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder Intermarine USA, Savannah, Ga., for the detailed outfitting design for the lead ship of the U.S. Navy's new coastal minehunter (MHC-51) Class. To be named the USS Osprey,
The Administration's budget for fiscal year 1983 will allow the Navy to reach a 600-ship fleet, Navy Undersecretary James Goodrich told the Western Shipbuilding Association. Speaking before the group's recent annual meeting, Mr. Goodrich said the Navy currently has 514 ships,
The quarterly meeting of the American Society of Naval Engineers, Southern New England Section, was held recently in New London, Conn. Capt. Don Kern, USN (ret.), chairman of the Section, presided over the meeting. The large-scale ocean transportation of
Scholarships in both the graduate and undergraduate levels are again being provided by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers to encourage men and women to pursue studies in naval architecture and marine engineering, or closely related fields.