SNAME Players Perform At Pacific Northwest Section's 27th Annual Fall Meeting
The 27th annual fall meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held recently at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel.
The technical session featured "North to Tuktoyatuk," a panel discussion and audiovisual presentation on the design, construction and delivery voyage of the tugs and barges for Northern Transportation Ltd. for service on the McKenzie River in Canada's Arctic. The panel, moderated by Les Coward, included L.
Montpetit, Northern Transportation Ltd.; C.G.
Tait, Arctic Transportation Ltd.; A. McLaren, Allied Shipbuilders Ltd.; V. Gadsby, Vancouver Shipyards Ltd.; D. Hengeveld and R.
Allan, R. Allan N.A. Ltd.
Mr. Montpetit Outlined the reason for Northern Transportation's requirements for a fleet of four 4,500-hp tugs, twenty 250-foot river barges, and four thruster barges for operation, brought about by increased activity in oil exploration in the McKenzie Valley Delta in Canada's Arctic region. Robert Allan, naval architect, briefly summarized the design problems encountered in developing acceptable propulsive efficiency in tugs operating in a very shallow draft condition. Shipbuilders Vic Gadsby, Arthur McLaren and D. Hengeveld explained the logistics problems encountered in building and delivering this fleet of vessels within the six months that were available for this massive project. Capt. George Tait narrated a slide presentation of the 3,700-mile delivery voyage from Vancouver to Tuktoyatuk The technical session was followed by a marine curling bonspiel in the afternoon and the traditional closing dinner-dance that evening.
Opening up the social events was a buffetcabaret the previous evening, which featured a satirical revue about the design of the ark, entitled "No No, Noah, That's a No No!" and starred the SNAME players.
Other stories from February 15, 1974 issue
- NASSCO Launches Largest Vessel Ever Built On West Coast page: 7
- Walter Thorsen, Inc. Named Exclusive Rep For Eleusis Shipyards page: 8
- Oceans International Announces Merger And Expansion Plans page: 10
- McAllister Orders Three 4,290-Hp Tugs page: 11
- Bethlehem Begins Construction On 265,000-Dwt Tanker —Largest Vessel Built In The United States page: 12
- Arthur Levy Boat Service Announces New Appointments For Thomas And LeBlanc page: 12
- Todd President Sees U.S. Shipbuilders Improving Competitive Position page: 14
- Society Of Marine Port Engineers N.Y. Discuss Care Of Turbine And Hydraulic Oil Systems page: 14
- Harwich Tonnage, Inc. Formed In California page: 15
- K.W. Waldorf Named To New Zapata Post page: 15
- Bigger, Bigger . . . Bigger page: 18
- USMMA At Kings Point To Admit Women page: 19
- Storm Awards Contract To Bethlehem Beaumont Shipyard For Offshore Drilling Rig page: 20
- NASSCO Expanding Facilities To Build 150,000-Ton Tankers page: 20
- SNAME N.Y. Metropolitan Section Hears Technical Paper On 'New Approach To The Ship Hull Characteristics Problem' page: 21
- ASNE Annual Meeting Set For May 2-3 In Washington, D.C. page: 21
- Thomas B. Crowley Elected President At Western Shipbuilding Ass'n Annual Meeting page: 24
- FMD Appoints Sanchez To Direct Field Operations page: 25
- Alco Engines Names Comeng Holdings Ltd. Australian Licensee page: 25
- Friede & Goldman Inc. Design Zapata Rigs Building At Avondale page: 28
- Sea Trials And Launching Ceremonies Held For AMOCO Tankers At Astilleros Espanoles page: 28
- Ametco Shipping Elects J.E. Hundt President page: 29
- World Dredging Ass'n New Midwest Chapter To Meet February 28 page: 29
- L. Arthur Strenkert Named Sales Manager Smit Nymegen Corp. page: 31
- Magnavox Announces Offshore Drill Rig Positioning System page: 31
- Paper On Water jet Propulsion Discussed During SNAME Philadelphia Section Meeting page: 32
- Worthington Service Corp. Names Budrick And lennings page: 33
- Zapata Corporation Reports Record Results page: 33
- Drew Chemical Names Rogers Managing Director New So. Africa Subsidiary page: 33
- Luckenbach To Build New Tampa Terminal page: 33
- SNAME Players Perform At Pacific Northwest Section's 27th Annual Fall Meeting page: 33
- David O'Neil To Head New Firm Of Marine Propulsion Consultants page: 34
- Liberian Services —Consulting Firm Elects Wiswall Pres. page: 35
- Diamond M Orders Two Jackup Rigs And A Semisubmersible page: 35
- Management Changes At Dearborn-Storm page: 36
- Tanker Management Firm Promotes Nichols page: 36
- Raytheon Company Submarine Signal Div. Appoints R.G. Popovici page: 38
- Berwind Lines Names Bericochea Exec. VP page: 38