The 89th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will convene at The New York Hilton Hotel, New York, N.Y. on November 19-21, 1981. "This is by far the Society's largest annual event," stated John J. Nachtsheim, president of the Society,
—Literature Avaialble— Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines Inc., recently held a press conference to announce plans to reopen its towboat and barge construction facilities at the Jeffersonville shipyard during the third quarter of 1989.
The recent meeting of SNAME's New York Metropolitan Section was past chairmen's night, with 12 of them in attendance, including Lester Rosenblatt, president of the Society. The title of the technical paper, which was presented by R. Stanlev S.
Mechanical engineer Till Braun of Germanischer Lloyd is passionate about precision. "If I was building a boat, any boat, I would want to have a classification society involved," he says. Till, Project Manager for the society's Diesel Engines and Emissions Department,
—Technical Paper Available— Good lubrication contributes greatly to the efficient operation and long service life of machinery. In turn, good lubrication depends on two factors, i.e.—a proper selection of products and a sound care of the lubricants in service,
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
Russell G. McVay, vice president of Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., has appointed Kenneth S. Johnson as chief harbor dispatcher for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Johnson is a veteran of 40 years' experience, ashore and afloat,
The Ship Structure Committee, an Interagency Advisory Committee dedicated to the improvement of marine structures, has recently published some new technical reports of interest to those concerned with the design and safety of ships and offshore structures.
Valves, valve actuators, and other accessories are vital components in any ship's piping systems for cargo, fuel, ballast, steam, seawater, and many other applications. Valve manufacturers offer a wide variety of valve types, variations, and materials,