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Robert Mende (left), former SNAME executive director, receiving the Vice Admiral (Jerry) Land
Medal from C. (Larry) French for his "outstand- ing accomplishments in the marine field."
In Marine Field
Former Society of Naval Archi- tects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) executive director Rob- ert G. Mende has been presented with the Vice Admiral (Jerry) Land
Medal for "Outstanding Accomplish- ments in the Marine Field." The award was presented by C. (Larry)
In addition, to further honor Mr.
Mende, the society's headquarters in Jersey City, N.J., was named the
Robert G. Mende Building.
In making the presentation, Ro- nald K. Kiss, SNAME president, said, "He has guided the society with loyalty, strength, efficiency and to- tal dedication through a period of great change in the art and science of ship design and construction in the United States."
Mr. Mende, who served as soci- ety executive director from 1969 to his retirement the first of this year, was cited for his guidance of the society, making it more internation- ally oriented, expanding the scope of its technical and research pro- gram to include committees dedi- cated to ship design, ship produc- tion, small craft and specialized off- shore engineering.
A graduate of the SUNY Mari- time College at Fort Schuyler and recipient of a Bachelor of Science in
Naval Architecture and Marine En- gineering from Webb Institute, Mr.
Mende held the position of society executive director longer than any other individual.
Francis M. Cagliari was named to succeed Mr. Mende as SNAME
NRC, Coastal And Phibro
To Support Second
National Response Network
The Coastal Corporation, the Na- tional Response Corporation (NRC) and Phibro Energy, Inc. recently an- nounced that they intend to support the creation of a second regional re- sponse network to serve vessel and facility owners seeking compliance with OPA-90.
Officials of Phibro Energy and
Coastal expressed confidence that the
NRC network would offer indepen-
May, 1992 dent refiners, terminals and vessel owners an opportunity to comply with
The NRC network will serve the
U.S. East and Gulf coasts and inland waterway system initially.
It has been reported that plans are underway to modify 12, 180-foot off- shore work vessels to serve as skim- ming and primary recovery boats.
Eight of these vessels will operate in the Gulf of Mexico and the other four will be located on the East Coasts from Miami to Boston.
NRC plans to order 220,000 feet of protective boom and 103 high-capacity skimming units. Support equipment will include landing craft and technical command and communications centers for controlling operations.
NRC is planning to create pro- grams to meet the customers needs and whenever possible integrate with customers, cooperatives and contrac-
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In addition to the eight vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, NRC will also have access to the Seacor Marine
Fleet, which includes high-horse- power vessels and additional supply vessels.
NRC is a joint venture owned by
Seacor Holdings Inc., the Miller En- vironmental Group and Olympic
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