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.
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,
Fifth San Antonio Class Ship to be Named New York At a ceremony held on September 7, 2002, aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York Harbor, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England announced his decision to name the fifth ship of
The Shipbuilders' Association of Japan recently elected new managing directors. Dr. Hisashi Shinto, president of IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.), became president of the Association, while Gakuji Moriya, president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
With the rapid increase in the need for large plants in nonindustrialized areas, major Japanese shipbuilders have each developed unique methods to build large plants utilizing their engineering and shipbuilding techniques, such as barge-mounted plants.