A Report On The 89th Annual Meeting A series of extremely interesting technical papers, a banquet, dinner-dance, and the presenting of traditional awards were the hallmarks of the 89th annual meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine
The maritime industry has an image problem. Perceived to be an aging industry, many players in the maritime niche deal daily with the very real problem of replenishing its employment ranks, from desk jobs designing and operating vessels, to those at sea and in the construction yards.
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a new ship design concept being considered to combat emerging threats in the littoral. It will be a relatively small, focused-mission combat ship that will revolutionize the way the U.S. Navy builds and fights ships.
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., jointly with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., both of Japan, recently received an order for a mobile Arctic caisson rig, the first of its kind in the world, from Gulf Canada Resources Inc., a group company of Gulf Oil of the USA.
Baker Marine Corporation, which is primarily engaged in the construction of offshore jackup drilling platforms, has announced its intention to enter into a License Agreement with Cometarsa, S.A., an Argentine corporation with principal offices in Buenos Aires.
As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,