National Cargo Bureau Appoints Captain Gates

The National Cargo Bureau has announced the appointment of Capt. Donald W. Gates as vice president and chief surveyor. Captain Gates had been serving as chief surveyor since July 1974.

He is a graduate of the State of New York Maritime College and sailed as deck officer and master with Isthmian Steamship Company and United States Lines before becoming a marine cargo surveyor. He has been with the Bureau since its inception in 1952.

Captain Gates is an advisor to the U.S. representative to the Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) Sub- Committee on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods, is a member of the U.S. SOLAS Working Group on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods, a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Committee on Packaging and Transportation of Fissile and Radioactive Material (N-14), ANSI N-552 Committee on Trans- portation of Nuclear Materials To and From Off-Shore Nuclear Power Plants, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Sectional Committee on Storage, Handling and Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals, and American Institute of Marine Underwriters Container Committee, and of the Chemical Transportation Industry Advisory Committee (CTIAC).

Captain Gates is also a member of the Council of the American Master Mariners, past president of the National Council of Alumni Associations, Marine Society of the City of New York, and The Propeller Club, Port of New York.

He is also a Pilot Commissioner for the State of New Jersey. He is recipient of Public Service Commendation from the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard for his contribution to marine safety.

The National Cargo Bureau, Suite 2757, One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, is a nationwide nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the safe stowage, securing and unloading of cargo on all vessels. It formulates recommendations to Government on safe stowage of dangerous goods and other cargoes, and offers low-cost cargo loading inspection surveys (breakbulk and containers), and inspection of cargo-handling gear.

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