The Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers convened its fall meeting at the Ann Arbor Inn in Ann Arbor, Mich. A record turnout for the Section of 266 participants made the occasion a very lively one.
W.J. Amoss Jr., prominent New Orleans steamship executive, has been named Louisiana's Maritime Man of the Year by the Past President's Council of The Propeller Club of New Orleans, it was announced by Roy J. Dupre, chairman of the selection committee.
Taking a page from OPA 90, the European Union has officially adopted its unilateral plan for accelerated phaseout of single-hull tankers. The regulation was published in the October I edition of the Official Journal of the European Union and came into effect on October 21, 2003.
James J. Reynolds, president of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS), Washington, D.C., has announced that a lawsuit has been filed by his organization, together with Chevron USA, Inc., Atlantic Richfield Company, Exxon Corporation,
The board of directors of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., has announced the election of Steven R. Blust as assistant vice president- Liner Services, Mediterranean division, and Roger L. Clark as vice president-Washington division. Mr. Blust,
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has authorized the award of a contract to Bender Welding and Machine Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., for the construction of a fisheries research vessel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Deputy Secretary of Transportation, James R. Busey, told the Connecticut Maritime Association's annual conference that a Bush Administration policy designed to protect the nation's merchant marine is forthcoming. Mr. Busey said that one major reform
Pacific Far East Line's board of directors has authorized the sale of three surplus vessels and 800 surplus steel barges to correct its current operating problems. The vessels are the luxury liner S/S Monterey, retired from service in early January; the luxury liner S/S Mariposa,
Two of the cruise industry's most renowned organizations have joined forces to develop Securite One, which will lead to a safe and secure cruise vessel. Formulated by John McNeece, chairman of U.K.-based cruise ship designer McNeece and Brigadier,