Ship Operations Symposium Set For Sept. 23-25 In NYC

A three-day International Symposium on Ship Operations (ISOSO) will be held at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City, September 23, 24, 25, 1980.

T h i s c o n f e r e n c e will examine those problems relating to navigation, weather forecasting and communications aspects. in the maritime industry. Running concurrently with the symposium will be an exhibit of the latest e q u i p m e n t f r o m international manufacturers in t h o s e t h r ee areas. The sponsors of the symposium are the Maritime Association of the Port of New York, the Council of American Master Mariners, the American Institute of Merchant Shipping, and the Council of American Flag Ship Operators. Conference chairman Capt. Alfred E. Fiore of Mara- Time Marine Service had this comment: "Tremendous s t r i d es have been made in the 'new technology' areas of navigation, communications, and weather adaptive processes of ship operations.

" A t the same time, there has been a large growth in the size of the world's merchant fleets, along with an increase in vessel casualties.

The latter development has caused international reaction in the f o rm of severe regulatory requirements. The vessel operators are presently concerned about effecting compliance with these new regulations. We feel that the solution of this problem, along with the concommitant interest in saving fuel and safeguarding the marine environment, implies an urgent need to spread the word on how this 'new technology' can assist vessel operators in attaining improved safety records, and hence stay within the spirit and constraints of the new laws. The Symposium on Ship Operations is dedicated to this precept." For more information, contact International Symposium on Ship Operations, 80 Broad Street, 34th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10004, telephone (212) 425-5704.

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