Oben Naki Heads to Canada
Emphasising the close working relationship which exists between naval architects Robert Allan Ltd and Turkish shipbuilders Sanmar Ltd, Sanmar's Oben Naki has relocated to Vancouver BC to join the Canadian designers as contracts manager (Turkey). Naki joined Sanmar Shipyards in 2007 immediately on qualifying as a naval architect and marine engineer. He has since gone on to obtain an MBA at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey’s leading educational establishment. Sanmar has currently constructed some 120 tugs of various sizes and power to Robert Allan designs.
Fitzpatrick Appointed President of Robert Allan
The Board of Directors of Robert Allan Ltd. have accepted the announcement from Ken Harford, P. Eng. of his intention to retire in June, 2016 after eight years of leadership at Robert Allan Ltd. “Having completed the ownership transition from Rob Allan and his family to a group of senior managers and subsequently involving a further group of dedicated employees in the company ownership, it is time to pass the helm to the next generation” Harford said. The company informed that the Board extends its sincere gratitude to Ken for the superb job he has done in managing the
Freeman Marine Hires Operations Manager
Freeman Marine, part of AdvanTec Global Innovations and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial, military-grade marine doors, windows, hatches and port lights, has added Peter White to its operations management team at the Gold Beach manufacturing plant. White will be responsible primarily for cast and fabricated products among other projects in this role. Dom DiDia, operations director for Freeman Marine, said, “Peter has a long, rich history in the marine industry and is well-versed with our solutions as an end user and a business client. Prior to joining Freeman Marine, Peter was
DELTA 'T' Systems Appoints Sales Manager
Delta "T" Systems has appointed Jon Gustafson as its application sales manager. The announcement was made by company president Lynn Oien. Bringing over 15 years of broad marine experience to his new position, Gustafson manages and will grow the application sales team. He works with Delta "T" Systems' customers, boatbuilders, vendors and distributors to develop custom engine room ventilation solutions. Prior to his move to Delta "T" Systems, Gustafson worked for Rybovich Boat Company as a shipyard logistics manager and Palmer Johnson Yachts as a designer engineer.
Bibby Offshore Names Nairn Diving Director
Subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry Bibby Offshore has promoted Allan Nairn to Director of Diving. Nairn joined Bibby Diving Services in 2010 as Offshore Project Manager with over 30 years’ experience in the subsea sector. In his new role, Nairn will be responsible for leading all diving related activity within the business. He will ensure day to day diving operations are executed safely, efficiently and continue to meet the high standards Bibby Offshore is known for. “To date, I have worked on operations throughout the company’s South East
etpm Bolsters Offering to O&G Sector
Subsea and marine recruitment specialist etpm has introduced two new key service lines and made two senior appointments to further grow and develop its service offering to companies operating in the current economic climate in the oil and gas sector. The latest editions to its offshore recruitment service are a specialist survey recruitment team and a dedicated ROV Division. These key areas have been implemented to meet high client and industry demand due to the hard to find nature of these disciplines. Two senior industry advisors, Mike Flaherty and Keith McGregor, have been appointed to help
Training the Next Generation of Seafarers
have put training at the forefront of their investment into the next generation of highly trained and capable crew, by enrolling a group of young aspiring seafarers onto their Trainee Engineering Officer and Trainee Deck Office programs. The four cadets, Luke Jakes, Conrad Dempsey, Claire Allan and Jonathan Jones, have recently began their three-year Officer Cadet training and, as such, will experience a wealth of maritime activity, both at sea and academically at various marine institutions throughout the U.K. Under an agreement with X-Press Feeders, Bibby Ship Management
Booth Joins Ashtead Technical Support Team
and ROV operations worldwide. Based in Aberdeen, Booth’s role has been created in response to increased customer demand for outsourced integrated technical support from initial pre-bid stage through to offshore execution, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead Technology, said, “We understand that selecting the right technological solution, with 24/7 support is critical to the success of our customers’ subsea operations. We will continue to expand our technical support team in response to current market challenges
Mair Joins Ashtead Senior Management Team
Middle East with the acquisition of Abu Dhabi based TES Survey Equipment Services LLC. “We have invested heavily in growing our international footprint over the past 12 months and expanding our service offering to meet the needs of our customers in the current market,” said Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead Technology. “David’s extensive subsea industry experience, coupled with an excellent business development track record makes him an extremely valuable addition to the team. He will be integral to driving forward our growth strategy, developing new business
Bibby Line Presents at MLE Showcase
Liverpool-based international services and shipping business Bibby Line Group said it challenged, informed and entertained hundreds of guests during the showcase ‘Bibby Day’ events during the Maritime, Logistics & Energy (MLE) thematic of the International Festival for Business (IFB). Bibby Line Group, a MLE sponsor, hosted two thought-provoking industry seminars at the Museum of Liverpool before entertaining guests with magicians, Beatles music and local cuisine during a champagne VIP reception amidst the museum exhibits. Shipping skill shortages were firmly on the
DONG Energy Expands in the Port of Esbjerg
in these years. We are pleased to expand our current agreement with DONG Energy who has been a good business partner for many years. We are satisfied that we have found an optimal solution together, ensuring that DONG Energy can continue its development which also benefits the whole area", says Allan Junge, Financial Director of Blue Water Shipping. He points out that it has been hard work to find a good and long-term solution, which exploits the existing buildings and areas in the best possible way. The agreement means that DONG Energy will take over the buildings and areas which ETS
The Underwater Center Names Loudon Diver Trainer
with them to ensure they have the knowledge and skills required,” Loudon said. “I am most looking forward to working with and helping students achieve their goals, imparting some of my knowledge and experience to assist them to become safe, competent and effective working divers.” Allan Brown, Operational Director at The Underwater Center, added, “David is a very experienced diver and brings many years of experience to the Center. David’s experience will be used to strengthen the offering we have to both individual and corporate customers at a time when the industry
Australia Bans Bulker for Underpaying Crew
the accounts showed the crew was being underpaid in excess of $17,000 per month with records found reflecting this back to at least April of this year, AMSA said. The vessel was immediately detained for breaching the Maritime Labor Convention. AMSA’s General Manager of Operations, Allan Schwartz, said the keeping of two sets of accounts is extremely concerning. “By maintaining multiple accounts of wages it demonstrates a knowledge and intent to not only withhold wages but to also actively deceive authorities,” he said. “This is completely unacceptable behavior
Uotinen Joins Robert Allan Ltd.
Sami Uotinen will join naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. on October 1, responsible for European Business Development initiatives, operating from Turku, Finland. Uotinen, a graduate naval architect, joins Robert Allan Ltd. from Rolls Royce, where he has worked since 2000, most recently as North American Sales Manager for Z-Drive propulsion. He has also held positions at Aquamaster, Kamewa and Kvaerner Masa Yards.
Loutit Awarded Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship
The trustees of the Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship Trust have awarded the scholarship for 2017 to Taryn Loutit. Loutit is a fourth year mechanical engineering student at the University of Victoria with a passion for and an objective to pursue a career in naval architecture and marine engineering. She has an outstanding academic record and has completed five co-op work terms with marine-related businesses. The Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship Trust was initiated in 1982 from a bequest by the late Robert F. Allan, and with support from his many industry friends and colleagues.
Aqueos Names Palmer Special Projects Manager
Subsea services firm Aqueos Corporation said it has appointed Allan Palmer to the position of Project Manager-Special Projects. “[Palmer’s] 43 years of industry experience complements our existing team of strong project managers, and it increases our technical sales capabilities to our client base in Houston,” said Ted Roche, Aqueos President and CEO.