New York Metropolitan Section Begins New Season With Past Chairman's Night And Third Generation Ro/Ro Paper
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers opened the 1978-79 season with Past Chairman's Night on September 19, 1978, at the Whitehall Club in New York City. The Section chairman, David A. O'Neil, introduced all the past chairmen present. Robert T. Young, national SNAME president, expressed the Society's appreciation to Nicola Pergola, last year's chairman, with a lapel pin. Mr. O'Neil presented Mr. Pergola with a plaque on behalf of the Metropolitan Section.
Joseph Connors, the Papers Committee chairman, introduced Sohachi Namba, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., who presented the paper "The Third Generation Deep Sea Ro/Ro." This paper describes the ro/ro vessel Boogabilla, completed in August 1978 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. for Scan Carriers, to be put into service between Northern Europe and Australia and New Zealand. This vessel has an overall length of 750 feet, a deadweight of 31,500 tons, with the capacity of 1,707 FEUs.
Some of the features of this ship presented include a large bore, slow-speed diesel engine, three parallel trafficways, and a jumbo angled stern ramp. Special consideration had to be taken in laying out the trafficways, as the access required for the slowspeed diesel was quite high.
Items covered in the paper are structural configuration, outfittings, hydrodynamic design, safety measures for accidents, noise control and the actual construction of the vessel.