NCAA Elects New Officers—Jack T. Day Becomes President

Jack T. Day was elected the national president of the Naval Civilian Administrators Association at the annual convention, which was held recently in Bremerton, Wash. Mr. Day is the director of management engineering at the C h a r l e s t o n Naval Shipyard in Charleston, S.

 

IHI Delivers Japan's Biggest Helicopter Destroyer

The Kurama (shown above), a 5,200-ton (displacement) helicopter destroyer for Japan's Defense Agency, was delivered recently at the Tokyo Shipyard of Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. (IHI). The new ship, built as part of the Fourth Defense Buildup Program,

N.Y. Port Engineers Society Discusses Importance Of Propeller Finish

The recent meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y. heard a paper titled "The Importance of Good Surface Finish on Large Diameter Propellers," presented by James W. Elliott Jr., engineering manager at Michigan Wheel Gulf Coast, Inc.

Van Houten To Head New Parsons Brickershoff Marine Facilities Unit

Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas of New York, one of the nation's oldest and largest consulting engineering firms, will enter its second century of existence with the formation of a new marine facilities division, Parsons Brinkerhoff Van Houten, headed by Leonard Van Houten.

Hyundai To Build 9 Ships For United Arab Shipping - T o t a l Cost $400 Million

Korea's Hyundai Group has won what is reported to be the largest single shipbuilding c o n t r a c t in history to build nine vessels for the United Arab Shipping Company. Under the USD 400-million contract, Hyundai will construct nine containerships of 35,

Mitsubishi To Convert Sea-Land Containerships

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Group of Japan has received a contract from Sea-Land to undertake major conversions of four of its T3- class containerships at a total cost of about $50 million. Beginning next January, the ships will be withdrawn in succession from

Daewoo Wins $16.5-Million Contract To Build Offshore Vessel For India

The Oil and Natural Gas Commission of India has signed a contract for construction of a $16.5-million well-stimulation vessel by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd. of South Korea. The 26212 -foot ship will feature a dynamic positioning system,

TANO Wins Contracts Worth $10.7 Million For Vessel Automation Systems

TANO Corporation of New Orleans has won contracts for marine automation systems for 17 new oceangoing vessels since January of 1980. The dollar value of contracts awarded to the company so far this year is $10.7 million. TANO president James J.

MarAd Awards CDS For Mormac Conversions To Cost $4.4 Million Total

The Maritime Subsidy Board has authorized the award of construction- differential subsidy (CDS) for work by Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Baltimore to increase the container-carrying c a p a c i t y of four Mariner Class vessels owned by Moore McCormack Lines of New York.

ASMAR Completes Repairs To Chilean-Owned Frieghter

ASMAR, Chile's leading shipbuilder and repairer, recently completed repairs to the 14,160- grt Villarrica owned by Sociedad Naviera Ultragas S.A. of Chile. The vessel was dry-docked at the Talcahuano yard, where the 15-ton rudder was dismantled and repaired.