National Cargo Bureau Reports On '76 Activities
The 26th Annual Meetings of Members and Directors of the National Cargo Bureau, Inc., were held recently at the Board Room of the American Institute of Marine Underwriters, 99 John Street, New York City. John R. Walbridge, vice president of the Insurance Company of North America, was reelected chairman of the board of directors. Niels W. Johnsen, chairman of Central Gulf Lines, Inc., was reelected deputy chairman of the board and Thomas O. Clark, vice president, marine of Commercial Union Assurance Companies, was reelected treasurer. Capt. S. Fraser Sammis, president, and Jerome P.
Scully, vice president and secretary, continue in their respective positions. Capt. Donald W. Gates was appointed vice president and chief surveyor.
The Members elected the following to the board of directors: J. Borowiak, marine secretary, Fireman's Fund Insurance Cos.; R.M. Buckley, partner, Simpson, Spence & Young; M.G. Bulloch Jr., senior vice president, Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc.; T.O.
Clark, vice president, marine, Commercial Union Assurance Cos.; Rear Adm. S.H. Moore, USN, Commander, Military Sealift Command, and J.R. Walbridge, vice president, Insurance Company of North America.
In his annual message to the Membership, Mr. Walbridge reported that almost 27,000 surveys were performed during 1976.
He reported on the Bureau's close advisory capacity with the U.S.
Coast Guard, particularly at meetings of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization in London. The Bureau participates in the Sub-Committee on Containers and Cargoes and the Sub-Committee on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods. The Containers and Cargoes Sub-Committee is undertaking a uniform sampling procedure of ore concentrates to determine the flow moisture point. Eight countries are participating in this test, with Norway as the coordinator.
A report of the results will be submitted at the next session of the Sub-Committee.
The Sub-Committee on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods completed a new Section 19, "Carriage of Dangerous Goods in Shipborne Barges on Barge Carrying Ships," for addition to the "General Introduction of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code." This new Section is a result of efforts of the Bureau, industry and U.S. Coast Guard in drafting a practical guide for transport of dangerous goods in barges on LASH and SEABEE type vessels.
A significant achievement was the recent consolidation of Hazardous Materials Regulations into the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, which became effective January 1, 1977. This makes available in one publication both intermodal and international regulations for the transport of hazardous materials.
The chairman also advised that the Bureau is considering the preparation of a guide for the proper stowage of containers.
This would be a joint effort by members of the maritime industry, and a proposal is now being developed for presentation to the Maritime Administration.
The Bureau was formed in 1952 and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to safety of life and property at sea. Its marine surveyors inspect the stowage and securing of cargoes on vessels and in containers. Membership is composed of individuals representing Government, steamship and marine insurance underwriting organizations.
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- BSRA Publishes Code Of Procedure For Marine Equipment page: 4
- Sixth LNG/LPG Meeting Gastech 78 To Be Held Nov. 7-10 In Monte Car page: 4
- Nichols/Pittman/Choate Purchase Cox Interest In Mississippi Marine page: 6
- Japanese Shipbuilders Association Elects Dr. Shinto President page: 6
- Lockheed Shipbuilding Launches First Of Two Sub Tenders Building At Total Cost Of $253 Million page: 7
- Harland And Wolff Building LPG Carriers For Service To U.S. page: 8
- Bethlehem To Reconstruct Four PFEL Ships At Cost Of $5 Million Each page: 8
- Federal Barge Lines Names David Ruffner Manager Eastern Region page: 8
- Newly Formed ASNE Puget Sound Section Holds First Meeting page: 9
- McAllister Adds 4,290-HP Tug To Hampton Roads Fleet page: 9
- Western Gear Corp. Receives $8-Million Contract From Navy page: 10
- Union Mechling Corp. Elects Smail President —Mechling Chairman page: 10
- Model Of National Monument Honoring American Seamen Unveiled On Maritime Day page: 11
- New GE MST-21 9,000-19,000 SHP Steam Turbine Available page: 11
- Research Contracts To Combustion Engineering And Mortada International page: 11
- Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. Sign Contracts For New Ship Repair Complex page: 12
- LNG-5 . . . Dusseldorf page: 12
- American Bureau Forms Republic Of China Technical Committee page: 13
- Zapata And Dutch Firm To Build And Operate U.S.-Flag Dredges page: 14
- Todd Seattle Lays Keel For Guided Missile Frigate —FFG-10 Is First In A Multi-Ship Navy Program page: 15
- Franz Krautkremer, President Of Schottel, Awarded Medal Of Merit page: 16
- $394,000 Contract To Study Inland Waterways And Gulf Coast Area page: 17
- Sembawang Shipyard Modifies Barges Converted From Tankers page: 18
- N.Y. Propeller Club Elects Hart President page: 19
- $28-Million Contract Awarded To Equitable page: 22
- Louisiana Names Amoss Maritime Man Of The Year page: 23
- Uniflite Receives $1,440,000 Contract For Utility Boats page: 23
- Marland Expanding— Manufacturing Facility Moved To Wisconsin page: 24
- Gulf Mississippi Marine Corp. Awarded Nine-Vessel Contract page: 25
- 260-Foot SEACON Is New Navy Offshore Construction Vessel page: 26
- A.C. Sargent And A.J. Herkes Form Naval Architectural Firm page: 26
- Pacific N.W. Section Hears Paper On Marine Cathodic Protection page: 28
- National Cargo Bureau Reports On '76 Activities page: 29
- Union Mechling Forms Water Analytics Division page: 30
- Design Of A Reheat Turbine page: 31
- BP And Stolt-Nielsen In Shipping Agreement page: 32
- U.S. Steel Orders Colt-Pielstick Engines For Huge Ore Carrier page: 33
- International Paint Announces Promotions And Appointments page: 38
- Raytheon Adopts New Warranty Program page: 38
- Lloyd's Register Pioneers Vibration Monitoring Techniques page: 40
- ABS Forms Republic Of China Technical Committee page: 42
- Modern Wooden Ship — Design And Construction Subject Of SNAME Philadelphia Section Meeting page: 43
- Lockheed Designs Oil Skimmer For Installation In Craft Used In Offshore Cleanup page: 44
- Marathon Introduces Jumbo Bottom-Supported Offshore Platform page: 44
- Seatrain Using Unique Shipbuilding Technique page: 44
- Propulsion Systems, Inc. To Supply Bow Thrusters For Two Ro/Ro Vessels page: 44
- Chairperson Named For Kings Point Museum page: 46
- Dixie Dredge Corp. Appoints James Bishop page: 47
- NYSA And CONASA Reelect James Dickman President page: 47
- Dry Dock Association Elects Massa President page: 50
- Hansen And Tidemann, Inc. Names Mitchell To Head First West Coast Office page: 50
- Delaware Marine Launches Pilot Boat For Port Of Monrovia page: 51
- New Register Shows Ro-Ro Fleet Much Larger page: 51
- Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference Issues Call For Papers page: 52
- ITT Decca Marine Introduces Two New Navigation Aids page: 53
- Singapore Shipbuilders Elect Chua Chor Teck page: 54
- Don McGee Joins Austin Marine, Inc page: 54
- Propulsion Systems, Inc. Appoints John Phinney Engineering Manager page: 55
- World Shipping Statistics 1976 page: 55
- Misener Brochure Describes Facilities At Tampa, Fla. Yard page: 56
- Electro-Nav Names Woolf General Manager San Francisco Office page: 56
- SNAME Los Angeles Section Discusses Use Of Concrete For Marine LNG Tankage page: 56
- San Diego Section Of SNAME Hears Paper On Epoxy Resin Machinery Chocking page: 57
- Raytheon Marine Adds New Series Of Weather Receivers page: 57
- Bethlehem Beaumont To Build Self-Setting Production-Storage Platform For Phillips Petroleum page: 57
- Safety In Marine Applications Course Sponsored By ISA —Washington, D.C., June 27-28 page: 58
- Prudential Installs Fleetwide Preventive Maintenance Program page: 58
- National Cargo Bureau Appoints Captain Gates page: 59
- Maryland Police And United Nations Order Boats From Uniflite page: 60
- Mitsubishi To Convert Sea-Land Containerships page: 61
- Marine Electronics Dealers Establish Reciprocal Service page: 61