A large turnout of members and guests attended the recent second meeting of the 1983-84 season of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Guest speaker was David B. Sucharski of ARCO Oil and Gas Company in Dallas.
Paul T. Paraskevas has been appointed t e c h n o l o g y advisor/ research and development coordinator for the Planning Department of Butterworth Systems Inc. (BSI), Florham Park, N.J. The appointment was made by A.J. Kelly, president of the
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) of Tokyo, Japan, received an order early last September from Idemitsu Tanker Co., Ltd. to build a 253,923-dwt VLCC which will be equipped with IHI's contrarotating propeller (CRP) system. The ship,
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association has named George A. Uberti of San Diego, Calif., as its 1979 Marine Man of the Year. Mr. Uberti, a 1948 Academy graduate, c u r r e n t l y serves as chief marine engineer at the National Steel
Robert L. Witt, engineering manager of the Fluid Control Division of FMC Corporation, 10516 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas 77024, announced that William A. Gill has been named offshore engineering manager. In this newly created position, Mr. Gill's
Seven major personnel changes were announced recently in the marine branch of Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla. The new assignments are: Michel E. Dabbar, marine manager; Richard C. McFarland, director of fleet operations; C. Jeff Goodell,
1981 is shaping up to be a very busy year at Bailey Corporation. The New Orleans firm is presently building ship's stores boxes for five tankers under construction at nearby Avondale Shipyards. "We're probably the only Gulf Coast company that
In 1977, public outcry forced the Coast Guard to withdraw its opposition to the use of unmanned enginerooms while in U.S. waters. But, in light of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the agency is once again proposing new requirements for unmanned tanker enginerooms.