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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

IMO MARPOL 73/78 - International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

To honor Earth Day 2019, ASNE presents a webinar introducing IMO MARPOL and its major annexes and treaties. Join Richard Delpizzo, ABS Director International Government Services, for a discussion on MARPOL and other treaties; anti-fouling systems, the transfer of alien species by ships’ ballast water and the environmentally sound recycling of ships. This one-hour discussion is available free for ASNE members, though registration is limited to 40 individuals in order to facilitate conversation. Register today to save your virtual seat.

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Logistical Information

Instructor: Richard Delpizzo, ABS Director, International Government Services
Date: April 22, 2019; 1300-1400 EST

Registration Information

Capacity: 40
Enrollment Fee: Member FREE, Non-Member $20
Terms and Conditions

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On the 18th of March in 1967, the SS Torrey Canyon struck Pollard's Rock on Seven Stones reef, between the Cornish mainland and the Isles of Scilly. She was an oil tanker with a cargo capacity of 120,000 tons of crude oil. Being the largest vessel ever to be wrecked, it caused an environmental disaster. The world maritime community knew that something needed to be done.

In 1973, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. Now known universally as MARPOL, it has been updated many times with relevant amendments and annexes. The MARPOL Convention addresses pollution from ships by oil; by noxious liquid substances carried in bulk; harmful substances carried by sea in packaged form; sewage; garbage; and the prevention of air pollution from ships. MARPOL has greatly contributed to a significant decrease in pollution from international shipping and applies to nearly all of the world’s oceangoing merchant tonnage.