The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held a joint meeting with The Society of'Marine Port Engineers, the Institute of Marine Engineers, and the American Society of Naval Engineers on December 1'2,
Destroyer, Frigate and Cruiser Technology Biloxi, Miss., October 2-4 A symposium and exhibition jointly sponsored by the Pascagoula Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair-Pascagoula
Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., has progressed steadily with its 82-ft. (24.9-m) High Speed Catamaran, which was designed specifically for the U.S. market. Being built alongside the two 150-ft. (45.7- m) Crew/Supply Monohulls for Otto Can dies LLC, the 82-ft.
Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding invests to maintain its skilled workforce. Shipbuilding, like other industries that rely on a skilled workforce, faces a serious problem: an alarming "knowledge loss" in the area of specialized machining.
Public policy was the focus of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners' (NAPVO) activities in 1988. Led by a newly appointed Public Policy Committee, the association addressed several important issues relating to marine transportation.
Vessel Extractions LLC (VessEx) has launched a service to free ships from hostile situations and sail them to safety. Although the company focuses on repossessing ships for mortgagees, it also assists owners whose ships have been seized, detained, abandoned or stolen.