Twenty-seven maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society held in New York City on September 19. This brings to 406 the number of ABS Members. The new Members are: William H. Banks, president, Chevron Shipping Company, San Francisco, Calif.; Rear Adm. William M. Benkert, USCG (ret.), president, American Institute of Merchant Shipping, Washington, D.C.; Howard C. Blanding, assistant vice president, American Bureau of Shipping, New York, N.Y.; J. Byrn, president Genstar Marine Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; C.
Chao, president, China Union Lines Limited, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China; Peter Constas, vice president, Avon Steamship Co., Lake Success, N.Y.; George S. Coumantaros, president, Southern Star Shipping Co., Inc., New York, N.Y., and Jean Coune, assistant managing director, Chantiers de 1'Atlantique, Saint Nazaire, France.
Also, Adm. Ralph W. Cousins, USN (ret.), president and chief operating officer, Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va.; N. Cosulich, vice president, Rivtow Straits Ltd., Vancouver, British Colum bia, Canada; Rear Adm. Krishan Dev, vice chairman and managing director, The Shipping Corporation of India, Ltd., Bombay, India; J.R. Elder, vice president and general manager, Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Collingwood, Ontario, Canada; A.M. Fowlis, president, Seaspan International Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; John G. Goumas, J.G. Goumas, (Shipping) Co. S.A., Piraeus, Greece; G.R. Harrison, president, Canadian Marine Drilling Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Adm. John B. Hayes, Commandant, United States Coast Guard, Washington, D.C., and R. Henderson, general manager, Kingcome Navigation Co., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Also, Peter S. Hepp, president, Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa.; Leslie Jones, vice president, Marsh, McLennan Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Charles G. Kiskaddon Jr., president, Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc., New York, N.Y.; Dr. N.V. Laskey, president, Camat International Transportation Consultants, Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Peter Lygnos, president, Lygnos Bros. Shipping Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Scott Misener, president, Scott Misener Steamships Ltd., St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; Vice Adm. Robert I.
Price, USCG, Commander, Atlantic Area and Third Coast Guard District, Governors Island, N.Y.; J. Stitt, general manager-Marine Division, Algoma Steel Corp., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada; Carl Stuber, president, Cleveland Tankers, Cleveland, Ohio, and Edwin S. Wenzel Jr., assistant vice president, American Bureau of Shipping.
The American Bureau of Shipping is an international ship classification society that establishes standards, called Rules, for the design, construction, and periodic survey of merchant vessels and other marine structures.
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