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San Francisco Hosts SNAME Spring Meeting And STAR Symposium

The Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers hosted the 1977 Spring Meeting/ STAR (Ship Technology and Research) Symposium at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, May 25-27. This event proved to be one

 

Secure Seas, Open Ports

Keeping our woters safe, secure and open for business As new international and domestic regulations regarding shipping security enter force, the focus is not simply on security, but also on maintaining a healthy flow of commerce to keep the U.

SNAME Outlines Program For Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium—May 25-27

The first combined Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will be held May 25-27 in San Francisco's (Calif.) Fairmont Hotel. STAR stands for "Ship Technology and Research," and this is to be the second such STAR Symposium.

Oceans '83 Conference Issues Call For Papers

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Council on Oceanic Engineering (COE) have invited papers from all interested authors for the Oceans '83 Conference and Exposition. Each accepted

$45-Million Subsidy Repayment Approved

The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved the applications of Wilmington Trust Company to repay approximately $45 million in construction-differential subsidies (CDS) which the Maritime Administration previously awarded for the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.

Bird-Johnson Building New $5-Million Facility To Machine Blades

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has begun construction of a $5-million blade-machining facility to convert bronze castings into finished marine propeller blades. The announcement was made by Howard H. Scott, chairman and chief executive officer, at a cornerstone-laying ceremony.

Role Of Ro/Ro Shipping In Dry Cargo Trade

The past two to three years have seen a continuing growth of interest in ro/ro vessels, with a relatively small but nevertheless steady stream of orders for this type of ship—both large and small — being placed with shipyards in Europe and Japan.

Alabama Shipyard Signs Another Tug/Barge Contract

Alabama Shipyard has signed a contract to build an articulated tug and barge (ATB) vessel for Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Va. Both vessels will be designed and built to ABS classification standards. "This is our third major contract award during the last four months of 2000,

 
 
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