ABS Forms 18-Member Hong Kong Technical Committee

An 18-member Hong Kong Technical Committee has been formed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The committee, composed of prominent individuals in maritime affairs, will enable ABS to maintain closer contact with scientific and technical matters relating to shipbuilding and engineering in Hong Kong, said ABS chairman and president Robert T. Young.

Chairman of the new committee is Y.K. Pao, chairman of World- Wide Shipping Agency, Ltd.; vice chairman is K.M. Koo, managing director of Valles Steamship Co., Ltd.

The inaugural meeting of the committee was held on July 19 in Hong Kong, and was attended by Mr. Young. Also in attendance were Edwin S. Wenzel Jr., chief surveyor, from the New York office, and Warren L. Anderson, ABS principal surveyor for the Orient. On July 21, Mr. Young spoke to the Hong Kong Shipowners' Association on the future of nuclear power in merchant shipping.

The formation of the Hong Kong Technical Committee brings to 14 the number of overseas technical committees maintained by ABS. In addition to Messrs. Pao and Koo, the members of the new committee are: Frank S.B. Chao, president, Wah Kwong & Company (H.K.) Ltd.; Edward S.C. Cheng, executive director, Unique Shipping Agencies Ltd.; Dr. Peter J.S.

Cheng, Peter Cheng, Naval Architect and Marine Consultant Limited ; Quincy Chuang, director, Hong Kong Shipping Agencies Limited; T.C. Hsin, director, Fortuna Navigation Company, Ltd.; Frank G. Hsu, director, Oak Steamship Company Limited; Ca- Fee Hu, managing director, Patt Manfield & Company, Ltd.; A.G.

Hutchinson, chairman, Mollers' Limited; Denis F.P. Li, director, P.S. Li & Company, Ltd.; David T.V. Lieu, managing director, Van Shipping Company, Ltd.; Kenneth K.W. Lo, deputy managing director, Teh-Hu Cargoocean Management Company, Ltd.; C.L.

Pao, president, Regent Shipping Limited; Frank W.K. Tsao, chairman, International Maritime Carriers Ltd.; C.H. Tung, general manager, Island Navigation Corporation, Ltd.; William S.S.

Wong, executive director, Ocean Shipping and Enterprises Ltd.; and Deh-Ling Wu, chairman, Taiship Company, Limited.

ABS is a nongovernmental, worldwide ship classification society which is primarily concerned with the establishment of internationally accepted standards, called Rules, for the design, construction, and periodic survey of merchant vessels and marine structures. It is represented in approximately 90 countries. In Hong Kong, ABS offices are located at 1209 New Sincere Building, 173 Des Voeux Road Central.

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