The Eighth Congress of the Pan- American Institute of Naval Engineering (IPEN) will be held in Washington, D.C. (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia), September 11-17, 1983. In announcing plans for the meeting, Rear Admiral James W.
Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW) of Bath, Maine, one of the country's leading shipbuilders, has been purchased by private investors led by Gibbons, Green, van Amerongen, Ltd., a diversified investment banking firm based in New York. BIW was formerly owned by Congoleum Corporation,
Some two dozen United States maritime enterprises, including operators of ocean tankers, general cargoliner vessels, stevedoring and marine terminal facilities, towboats and military ships and shipyards were cited for outstanding records in industry safety.