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.
At press time, the news of the oil refinery explosion in MR/EN's neighboring borough of Staten Island, NY has rocked not only New York City and its environs, but once again proven the tenuous hold that is sometimes had in the process of delivering petroleum products by ship and barge.
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its September meeting at Caesar's Mission Valley, San Diego, Calif. Hans A. Hofmann, sales manager for MacGregor - Comarain, Inc., presented an excellent paper entitled "Dry Docking — An Evolution.
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.
—Literature Offered Fibergrate Corp. of Dallas, Texas, is offering literature on the innovative new Fibertred stair-step panels that are produced by the company. According to the manufacturer, eight of industry's most popularsize stair treads
The National Shipbuilding Research Program Was Developed By The Maritime Administration And The Society Of Naval Architects And Marine Engineers To Serve All U.S. Shipbuilders. The singular characteristic of the National Shipbuilding Research Program
The 1988 Ship Production Symposium, sponsored by the Ship Production Committee of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and hosted by its Pacific Northwest Section, will take place August 24-26, 1988 at the Edgewater Inn in Seattle, Wash.
The Technical Committee of Lloyd's Register of Shipping has approved new Rules for Inwater Surveys and a number of additions and amendments to the Rules for the Construction and Classification of Steel Ships, subject to confirmation by the General Committee.
Planning Research Corporation (PRC) Marine Systems Division, 1850 K Street N.W., International Square, Washington, D.C. 20006, will team with Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. in a $500,000 project to provide planning and engineering s e r v i c e s f o r the U.
The official opening of Omnipure's new headquarters and plant was recently announced by Leonard Langeland, president of Omnipure. Omnipure is a division of Sigma-Chapman, Inc., and is now headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas. The new structure is