James H. Webber has been promoted to vice admiral and assigned as chief engineer of the Navy.
In making the announcement, chief of naval operations Adm. James D.
Watkins said the appointment "sets a new tone for the Engineering Duty Officer Corps, and reaffirms the critical importance of technical excellence in the Navy." He described technical engineering as fundamental to the development and maintenance of an affordable, revitalized U.S. Navy fleet.
As chief engineer, Adm. Webber will have primary responsibility for maintaining technical engineering excellence throughout the Naval Sea Systems Command. He will also act as the principal advisor to the NAVSEA Commander, and point of contact with external activities, on the Command's engineering matters.
He will also be responsible for setting engineering policy and standards, and insuring that they are met by the program managers for NAVSEA's various ship product lines.
Adm. Webber graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949, and received postgraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and naval architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955.
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James R. Kelly, director of the Delaware River Port Authority's World Trade Division and a past president of the North Atlantic Ports Association, has been named to succeed executive director William W. Watkin Jr. as head of the bistate agency. Mr. Kelly will also assume the new title of president wh
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A 280 by 150-foot offshore drilling rig arrived in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Coatzalcoalcos, Mexico, June 27, completing a 15,000-mile trip from Nihama, Japan, in some 77 days, according to G.A. Watkins, acting managing director of Global Transport Organisation, San Francisco, Calif.
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Recent christening in New Orleans marked the completion of two new dredges for the growing private industry fleet. The cuttersuction drdege Bill James and the split-hull hopper dredge Atchafalaya are being place in service by Louisiana-based T.L. James & Company, Inc., and Gulf Coast Trailing
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Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, hove the experiment and the performance of the sensors gives us a to within sight of the Goldeneye platform and the RRS James step change in our con? dence that in a real-world situation we Cook. Partners in the STEMM-CCS project, the GEOMAR have the capability to detect
Robotics in Canada. The pipe National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, aboard the was then connected by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to RRS James Cook. Once on station, close to Shell’s Goldeneye a CO2 supply on the seabed, allowing gas to ? ow through platform approximately 100km off the
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Virginia is the ?rst and only major port on the East Coast to have all its cargo handling facilities ISO 14001 Certi?ed for Environmental Management The James River Barge Line service utilizes tugboats powered by low emission engines reducing emissions by 38% on cargo moves to Richmond, VA. The Port of Virginia
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