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 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.
A stagnant economy, threat of overcapacity and canceled cruises due to repairs and late deliveries have conspired to slow the hyper-growth cruise industry has enjoyed for the past decade. Even last year's new Millennium, which hurst onto the cruise scene with its new gas turbine propulsion,
Albert S. Giorgis has been elected to the newly created position of group vice president, technical, of National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif. He reports to C. Larry French, president. Reporting to Mr. Giorgis are the vice president,
The first U.S. Navy surface warship to be named in commemoration of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay in Alabama was christened at the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., recently. The ship, officially named Mobile Bay (CG-53),
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. and its subsidiary, Marinette Marine Corporation, will partner with Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. to develop and construct a prototype Response Boat Medium (RB-M) for the U.S. Coast Guard. Kvichak. located in Seattle with full-service waterfront facilities,
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has announced details of the California Sections joint meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Northern California Section and the San Diego Section on October 13, 14 and 15.
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, the oldest four-year naval architecture undergraduate institution in the U.S., recently announced the selection of a new trustee member — Frederick P. Eisenbiegler. Frank J. Graziano, chairman of the board of Webb Institute,
After more than 25 years of indirect involvement in Japan, International Paint has now formally joined the Japanese marine community. At an inauguration ceremony held in Tokyo. David French, Sub-Business Unit Manager for Japan, Australasia and Korea,
C.L. French, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the society's committee chairmen for 1983. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES Advisory Public Service Committee — Donald P. Courtsal, treasurer, Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.