In mid-April 1978, the Department of Engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., inaugurated a fourweek Marine Diesel Continuing Education course which makes the Academy's new medium- and slow-speed diesel f a c i l i t i e s available to licensed steam engineers.
The recently completed M/S Boogabilla is classed by its builders and owners as the third generation of deepsea roll-on/roll-off vessels. The ship incorporates several new items for this type of vessel, such as a largebore, slow-speed diesel engine; three parallel trafficways,
pair of self-dumping hopper barges are shaping up in one building shed at the Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan Shipyard on the shore of the Pearl River, while a 62 x 15 ft. (19 x 4.5-m) patrol launch for the Hong Kong Immigration Department awaits the installation
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced the following program for the 1978-79 season: September 20, 1978—Regular meeting of the San Diego Section. Paper: "Heavy Lift Ship Design and Costs," by Benjamin V.
George A. Gabriles, president of Maencor, Inc., a Freeport, Texas, maintenance and engineering contracting firm for the marine, offshore, and chemical industries, has announced the addition of three management employees. Harry F. Koester Jr. joins the firm as c o n t r o l l e r , George H.
Attendees at a recent maritime conference have identified the 10 most effective ways that ship operators can save fuel. Most of the approaches involve modification, conversion or installation of thoroughly tested equipment. But the element having