At the San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers meeting held in January 1980, Ralph J. Bradford, chief marine engineer from National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, presented an interesting paper entitled "LHA Rampwell Design, a Successful Failure.
Founded in 196/ by President John F. Kennedy, Operation Sail (OpSail) lias since found its way back to New York Harbor for significant events such as the Bicentennial celebration in 1976 and the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.
As part of an extensive expansion program, the Governmentowned Sembawang Shipyard in S i n g a p o r e recently began construction of a new floating dock. Scheduled for completion by mid- 1981, the floating dock will be the largest in the East,
Onboard-Napa has released the upgraded user interface for the Onboard-NAPA tanker version. The new version is now ready for delivery for chemical, product and crude oil tankers. Onboard-NAPA is a software system for onboard load planning, damage stability analysis and decision support.
The New Venture, a 277,083-dwt VLCC, was recently completed by Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen. It was then christened and delivered to the owner, New Dynasty Shipping Inc. This tanker is the first of its size to be developed by Hitachi Zosen. It