Eleven New Members Elected To American Bureau Of Shipping

Eleven 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. This brings to 385 the number of ABS Members.

The new Members are: Robert Stevens Bassett, vice president, Interocean Management Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa.; Robert D. Goldbach, president, Navios Corporation, Nassau, Bahamas; Thomas H. Feehan, president, Brown & Root, Inc., Houston, Texas; Clarence L. French, president, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif.; Rear Adm. John D.

Johnson, Commander, Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C.; Moriyoshi Kadota, president, Idemitsu Tanker Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Blakely Smith, Maritime Consultant, Houston, Texas; Vice Adm. Jonas Correia da Costa Sobrinho, president, Companhia do Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; William H. White, senior vice president, Davie S.B. Ltd., Lauzon, Quebec, Canada; Kenneth E. Sheehan, vice president, American Bureau of Shipping, New York, N.Y., and Robert C.F. Ho, managing director, Fairmont Shipping (H.K.) Ltd., Hong Kong.

The American Bureau of Shipping is a nongovernmental, worldwide ship classification society which establishes internationally recognized standards, called Rules, for the design, construction, and periodic survey of merchant vessels and other marine structures.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 48,  Oct 15, 1977

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