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5:00 PM – Social Hour6:00 PM – Dinner7:00 PM – Technical Session & WebcastTopic: The Impact of US Domestic Tonnage Regulations on Design, Maintenance and ManningAbstract: Often referred to as a black art, tonnage has often proven to be the bane of most naval architects. This presentation will cover a brief history of tonnage measurement going back to Roman times, the development of the tonnage measurement systems currently in effect, some of the principal “rule breakers” currently in use to reduce gross tonnage, and their impact on vessel design, construction and maintenance. Presentation will include 1-2 case studies.This presentation is expected to be accredited for 1 PDH. To obtain PDH credit, participants must attend the meeting and submit a completed Learning Assessment and Application Form directly to SNAME.
Phil Essex, Moorsom Consulting GroupPhil Essex has been a tonnage specialist for over 40 years, and is currently principal of the Moorsom Consulting Group. Prior to opening MCG he served as Tonnage Coordinator for the North America for both Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL). He is well known in the maritime industry for his presentations at the International Workboat Show, Pacific Marine Expo and the Passenger Vessel Association’s MariTrends conferences, as well as a mentor and guest lecturer at Webb Institute. His presentations center on demystifying the admeasurement process for the layperson. Phil holds a BS-Ed from the State University College at Oneonta. A member of SNAME since 1985, Phil was named to the Who’s Who in Science and Engineering in 1998. Phil was the first associate member to serve on the PVA Regulatory Issues Committee, and has also served as Chairperson of the Associate Member's Council and as the Associate Member Representative to the PVA Board of Directors. An avid photographer, singer and actor when he is not stretching his measuring tape, he resides in Sea Cliff, NY.
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