The 30th Annual Fall Meeting of the Gulf Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) was held at the Broadwater Beach Hotel, Biloxi, Miss., on September 22, 1978. A capacity crowd attended the technical session which opened at 11 a.
Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates, Boston, has named Donald L. Caldera to the new post of senior vice president, marketing of its Cincinnati-based marine subsidiary, Midland Affiliated Company. Midland, one of the nation's largest barging operation on the inland and coastal waterways,
Six maritime industry leaders, including a top official of the International Longshoremen's Association (AFL-CIO), were honored by the National Safety Council for actions in behalf of worker safety. Five of the group were cited for outstanding
Robert M. Loftus has been named president of Ocean Salvors Company, a joint venture of the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, and Crowley Maritime Corporation of San Francisco. Mr. Loftus joined Moran Towing & Transportation in 1962 and served in various capacities.
In the keynote speech before the annual meeting of the Warrior- Tombigbee Development Association, Joseph A. Farrell, president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., warned of two major threats to the future survival of the inland and coastal water transportation industry.
Capt. S. Fraser Sammis, president of the National Cargo Bureau, New York, N.Y., and a longtime leader in ship i n d u s t ry safety, has been elected general chairman of the Marine Section of the National Safety Council for the coming year. He succeeds Capt.
Ronald A. Rossway has been named vice president of Twin City Shipyard, Inc. (TCS), St. Paul, Minn., according to an announcement by the company's president John Buursema. Mr. Rossway formerly served as director of engineering for Twin City Shipyard
—Literature Available AMP Special Industries recently issued Product Bulletin 805-1. This Bulletin, entitled "Marine Cable Splicing Kit," describes the latest equipment for wiring methods to be used in modular shipbuilding, jumboizing and repairs.
The board of directors of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. has elected William A. Creelman to serve as its chairman of the board. Mr. Creelman, who is president of National Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Mo., will be completing the unexpired term of Archie L.
The 18th American Towing Tank Conference has been scheduled for August 23-25, 1977, at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. The conference is under the joint sponsorship of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Office of Naval Research. Technical