The Australian marine industry is noted for building large, fast, efficient vessels, primarily for commercial fernpurposes. But as coastal patrol needs grow, so too do the military applications for these amazing breeds. Follow ing is a brief review of some of the recent news from Down Under.
The spring meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, was held at the Holiday Inn in Marinette, Wis., on May 25, 1978, with about 110 registered members and guests. The technical session,
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has already established a name for itself with its finite element analysis (FEA) work that has enhanced designs on a variety of vessels on a broad-spectrum range — from passenger vessels to offshore oil platforms.
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently to hear a paper entitled "SWATH AGS Deep Ocean Survey Ships," presented by H. David Kaysen of MAR, Incorporated. The evening began with a discussion of
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.