The Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers hosted the 1977 Spring Meeting/ STAR (Ship Technology and Research) Symposium at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, May 25-27. This event proved to be one
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point (Md.) shipyard delivered a record-shattering 530,- 000 deadweight tons of shipping in 1976. The yard launched two 265,000- dwt tankers and delivered two during 1976. The year ended with employment slightly down,
The recent purchase of 450,000- dwt tankers by Exxon, following on closely from the newbuilding orders placed by Bergesen for two 412,000-tonners with segregated ballast tanks, have created a stirring of interest in ULCCs (tankers of 300,000 dwt and over).
The hull assembly nears completion as the icebreaker-type bow is installed on a new design gas turbine-powered oil tanker under construction at FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division in Portland, Ore. Setting the section as a whole is typical of PMC's modular construction method,
Stanley Symon has been named director of tankers at Stolt- Nielsen Inc, Greenwich, Conn., to succeed Per Heidenreich, according to an announcement by Jacob Stolt-Nielsen Jr., chairman of Stolt Tankers and Terminals. Mr. Heidenreich is leaving the company to pursue other business interests.