UMC International Pic recently supported the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) to successfully complete the afloat replacement of a 7.5-ton Voith Schneider Propulsor (VSP) unit, while the Royal Navy ship was operating over 3,000 miles from its UK base port.
From the USS Monitor to Theodore Roosevelt's "Great White" fleet to today's development of the Littoral Combat Ship, the U.S. Navy, its mission and its physical assets have undergone many complete metamorphoses over the country's 227-year history.
The Port of Portland (Ore.) Commission recently elected Joseph M. Edgar its president for 1980. Mr. Edgar has served on the commission since August 1973, and was president in 1977. Other officers for the nine-member board elected at the regular meeting were Alan Green Jr.
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its fifth meeting of the 1976-77 season at the Officers Club of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The meeting included the presentation of two papers on unsteady propeller hydrodynamics.
International management consultants H.B. Maynard and Company, Inc., 60 East 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10017, have designed a development plan for the DIANCA Naval Shipyard at Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, to increase shipyard capacity substantially over the next two years.
The Marine Section of the National Safety Council Business and Industry Division has scheduled technical sessions, meetings and an Open Workshop Seminar on Shipyard Safety Issues. This meeting of the Shipyard Group is in conjunction with the National Safety Congress in Orlando,
Plans for the development of a $230-million, 40-million-ton per year coal export t e r m i n a l in Hampton Roads, Va., are being formulated by Parsons Brinckerhoff Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., a New York-based
Genstar Pacific Corporation of San Francisco, Calif., a Genstar Limited company, has announced the appointment of Gregor G. Peterson as president and chief executive officer of the company. H.D. Edelen, formerly president, now becomes chairman.
A $281,203 contract for the Development of a Standardized U.S. Flag Dry Bulk Carrier has been awarded to M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 350 Broadway, New York, N.Y., by the Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration.
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— SPD Technologies recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the Navy Switchgear Division of Brown Boveri Power Equipment Inc., based in Montgomeryville, Pa. Final terms of the transaction were expected to be completed May 27.