Record A t t e n d a n c e At I N A A n n u a l M e e t i ng

A record number of members attended the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Naval Architects of British Columbia recently and elected the following board of directors: president, Les Coward; v i c e p r e s i d e n t , Dave Moore; treasurer, Eric Dixon; director of education, Vic Gadsby/ Randy Rigets; editor of monthly n e w s l e t t e r M e t a c e n t e r , Alan Reynolds; and program and publicity director, Robert Harris.

Papers presented during 1979 included, among others: "Collision Avoidance System" by Kenneth C. Ravenna, the Western U.S. representative for Sperry Marine Systems; "Design Features and Construction of the M.O.T. Buoy Tender Vessel Dumit" by T.A. McLaren, which was built earlier this year by Allied Ship Builders; "An Update of the Impact of Metrification on the Marine Industry and the Naval Architect" by Eric Dixon; "New Materials and Methods of Aluminum Construction" by Sam Matsumoto, president of Matsumoto Shipyards in North Vancouver; "Three Recently Completed Designs," a short description of three designs recently completed by Cleaver & Walkingshaw, including the 350-foot icebreaker Canmar Kigoriak, a fishing boat and a turret moored drill barge, by Bruce McDonald; and "Limiting Factors of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics for Ship Construction" by Robert B. Harris. Onboard inspections of unusual vessels also were made.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 29,  May 1980

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