Third Generation Ro/Ro Subject Of New York SNAME Section Meeting

The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced that its first meeting of the 1978-79 season will be held at the Whitehall Club in New York City on September 19, 1978. The social hour will commence at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by dinner and the technical presentation. This meeting will also be past chairman's • night.' The title of the technical paper is "Design of the Third Generation Deep Sea Ro/Ro," and will be jointly presented by representatives from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., the shipbuilder, and Transatlantic Rederi, A.B., the owners of the vessel.

The paper will discuss general considerations and peculiarities in the design of ro/ro vessels, as well as the basic conception and development of the third generation deepsea ro/ro-class ship.

Machinery arrangement, optimization of hull form, and structural design and safety measures applied for accidental damage, which required special investigation to satisfy the owner's advanced requirements, will also be discussed.

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