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,
James R. Wittmeyer has been appointed vice president-operations at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding, Chester, Pa. He succeeds John A. Serrie, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding industry. Mr. Wittmeyer has 30 years of experience in shipbuilding.
Although long in the vanguard of containership technology, Germany's Hapag-Lloyd did not feel compelled to join the early rush towards vessels of wider-than-Panamax gauge. Once the prudent Hamburg company decided to embrace the concept, however,
Hyde Products, Inc., designers and manufacturers of ship's deck machinery, steering systems, oil spill recovery equipment and other marine and industrial equipment, recently announced the appointment of two new vice presidents at its Cleveland headquarters.
Long discussed as the embodiment of next-generation marine technology, the Japanese "Techno- Superliner" (TSL) is now a reality. The 14,500 grt TSL will be built from aluminum and measure 460 x 98 ft. (140 x 29.8 m). To be built by Mitsui Engineering
The keel for Hull 729 was laid recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corporation (BSC), Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The oceangoing bulk cargo barge is being built for Universal American Barge Corporation, Greenwich, Conn. This will be the first vessel built for Universal American by BSC.
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has issued a call for papers for a symposium on ship costs and shipboard energy that the section will conduct in conjunction with T&R Panel 0-36 — Economic Analysis of Marine Transportation.
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,
The centennial observance of the founding of the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the University of Michigan was linked with the recently held fall meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
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.