Omnithruster Inc. has recently established a Canadian manufacturing facility in Sarnia, Ontario. The new Mark II Omnithruster series and Omnithruster ice lubrication systems will be fabricated at that plant. Omnithruster president Charles M. Aker said:
2002 will surely not be counted as "a banner year" for many, if any, industries, particularly not for the leisure and travel niche. The cruise industry survived a tough year, as terrorism, a shakey economy and sickness outbreaks onboard ships grabbed headlines.
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met at the Officers' Club at the Washington Navy Yard on January 18, 1978, to hear C.C. Glansdorp and Dr. Gerald van Oortmerssen discuss "Research on Steering, Maneuvering, and Controllability of Surface Ships.
Lt. Col John U.D. Page Newark Bay, owned and operated by Maersk Line Ltd, for Military Sealift Command (MSC), was renamed MV Lt. Col. John U.D. Page during a ceremony at NORSHIPCO on February 21, 2001. Brad Sauer, president of Maersk Line, Ltd.
Shipbuilding experts from the Navy, Maritime Administration and private industry met in Brunswick, Maine, on September 13- 14 as guests of Bath Iron Works to propose and evaluate methods of improving technological capabilities of U.S. shipbuilding.
Hong Kong will soon be able to offer some of the world's most up-to-date ship repair facilities, according to Jack Barrass of Hongkong United Dockyards. The facilities will incorporate a giant HK$40-million floating drydock which was constructed in Sasebo, Japan.
James R. Derusha has been appointed vice president of manufacturing at Marinette Marine Corporation, Ely Street, Marinette, Wis. 54143. It is the latest of several management positions Mr. Derusha has held during his 20 years with the Wisconsin shipbuilder.
The First International Symposium on Computer Aided Hull- Surface Definition (SCAHD 77) will be held in Annapolis, Md., on September 26-27, 1977. The symposium will be presented by Technical & Research Panel 0-34 (Computers), and hosted by the Chesapeake