When:  Dec 11, 2023 from 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  New York Metropolitan Section

EVENT DESCRIPTIONDECEMBER JOINT SOCIETY MEETING NOTICE SNAME/IMarEST/ASNE/SMPE hosted by SMPEWe will also be streaming this presentation via webcast. To register, please visit:*Once registered, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the event


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.

RESERVATIONS / CANCELLATIONSReservations to this meeting should be made prior to meeting time. A minimum of three days’ notice is preferred to ensure adequate seating and service at meetings, however reservations can be made online up to the start of the meeting.Alternatively, you may contact Anthony D. Nigro, our Meetings Committee Chair, via his email: tonynigro2003@yahoo.comPayments not made online should be made to the Meetings Committee Chair at the door. If you wish to pay by check, please make your check payable to NY Met Section SNAME.NY MET SPECIAL FUNDING PROGRAMWe would like to thank all generous contributors for your past support of the New York Metropolitan Section Special Funding Appeal for past SNAME seasons.Our appeal for your generous support is especially urgent at this time as we face an increasing need to reach out to the New York Metro community at large regarding SNAME and the maritime industry as well as to keep meeting prices in check in the face of rising costs.To make a Special Fund donation, please contact our Section Chair, Anthony Nigro. We on the NY Met Section Leadership Committee thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration of this request.You can send your contribution check by Mail to:George O. Williams,117 Littleworth LaneSea Cliff, NY 11579-1736



White Horse Tavern – Financial District
25 Bridge Street
New York, NY 10004

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Students $20.00
Member $55.00
Non-member $75.00
Student - Non-Member $40.00


Anthony Nigro
(516) 721-5744