As far back to the early 1900's when the transatlantic crossing ruled the day, the motto of the cruise ship industry was to provide passengers with a vacation that was both relaxing and hospitable. For the most part, the majority of these passengers
Setenave, the state-owned Portuguese shipyard, has acquired the right to use STEERBEAR HULL, the computer-based system developed by Kockums. Now in use at several other large international shipyards, the system is intended as a reinforcement of
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company of Jacksonville, Fla., has announced the appointment of Donald W. Jett as vice president-contracts and administration. He joined the company in 1977 as chief engineer, and has been involved significantly in the overall operation of the firm.
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.
Dockside Machine and Ship Repair, 131 North Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington, Calif. 90744, have been appointed Manufacturers Representatives in southern California for Burmeister & Wain Company of Copenhagen, Denmark. The announcement was made by Robert Strachan, vice president of Dockside.
NASSCO recently announced the realignment of its production management organization. Erwin Struss rejoined the new construction department as director, new construction-outfitting. Alongside Mr. Erwin is Duncan McNeill, director, new construction- steel.
Under severe Arctic operating conditions, a relatively new bearing material has outlasted traditional laminated-phenolic propeller shaft bearings by a ratio of about nine to one. The longer-lasting bearing was made from Thordon XL, an alloy of polymer and synthetic rubber,
MARCO Pacific Shipbuilding Corporation, a subsidiary of MARCO Seattle, has announced plans to build a new design tuna purse seiner. The vessel is 58 meters long, 11.5 meters wide, and 5 meters deep, with a carrying capacity of 700 metric tons of frozen tuna in 12 refrigerated brine wells.
Benjamin C. Martino has been appointed assistant general manager of Todd Shipyards Corporation's Galveston (Texas) Division, it was announced recently by Robert D. Hesley, general manager of that division. Mr. Martino has over 30 years' experience in shipbuilding and ship repair.
Fritz G. Tovar has been elected a corporate vice president of General Dynamics Corporation and named vice president-general manager, Electric Boat Division, it was announced recently. Electric Boat, in Groton, Conn., builds nuclear-powered Ohio-class