DIVISION AND BRANCH NEWS
Hong Kong Joint Branch Joint 2010 Annual Ball
Te Hong Kong Joint Branch of Te Royal Institution of Naval Architects and Te Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology with Te Hong Kong Institute of Marine Technology jointly organized the 2010 Annual Ball on the 26 November 2010 at the Grand Ballroom of Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Tsimshatsui in Hong Kong. Tis year, we had a record high of 29 tables with VIP guests from
different sectors including the delegate from Guangdong SNAME. Besides formal speeches by Guest of Honour – Mr. Kenneth Koo – Chairman of HKSOA as well as by both chairmen from HKJB
Members of the HKJB.
and HKIMT of Ir Dr Tsui and Ir Dr Nelson Yu respectively, singing, dancing and a lucky draw were also arranged.
Professor Choo Yoo Sang delivered a talk on “Installation Engineering of Offshore Structural Systems” at a joint meeting of the HKJB and the HKIMT on 13 December 2010. In his talk Professor Choo emphasized the importance of
planning as well as the consideration of the configuration of the liſting structure, the availability of plant and equipment to be used as well as the environmental situation before actually liſting the heavy structure. When employing more than one piece of liſting equipment to be used, special care has to be taken, such as how to communicate and synchronize the whole liſting procedure. He also stressed the importance of checking the C.G. and the wiring system design in order to achieve a balanced liſting. During the discussion, Professor
Choo emphasized that young engineers should think of the real situation before they use computer programmes to assist calculations. They should not rely on a computer to produce the results without a good understanding of the engineering principles. He recognized that young engineers are computer savvy, but
that they needed time to develop their engineering feel.
Chairman HKJB – Dr. S.Y. Tsui Southern Joint
Branch Annual Dinner
Te 2010 Annual Dinner of the Southern Joint Branch of RINA & IMarEST was held at the De Vere Grand harbour Hotel in Southampton. 176 members and their guests attended. Mr. Vaughan Pomeroy, the Guest Speaker, gave an informative and entertaining talk. Several RINA and IMarEST members received their 45-year Long Service Certificates. Southern Joint Branch prizes were awarded to top students and engineers from Southampton and Southampton Solent Universities and HMS Sultan. See www.southernjointbranch.org.uk
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