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Training Caribbean Maritime Women

"Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" will give additional impetus to all the Women in Maritime Associations to raise awareness of their activities.IMO has supported the creation of seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector  in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands.These associations are made up of female maritime professionals and provide a forum for networking, exchange of ideas and initiatives on industry developments, while motivating and empowering women through training

Colby Weik  (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students

Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father who led the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. The company continues to give scholarship dollars to deserving students in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program was expanded to Central America and to date, has provided financial assistance to more than 20 students in that region

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Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Webb Students

upon him an honorary doctorate degree during their 119th commencement ceremony in 2015.Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father

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HII Named a Top Employer for New Grads

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was named one of America’s best employers for new college graduates in 2018 by Forbes. HII was ranked 21 of 250 employers in the nationwide survey.Forbes derived the list from a series of independent, online surveys of more than 10,000 young professionals working for organizations with more than 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. The surveyed employees were asked to give their opinions on a series of statements surrounding their employer’s atmosphere and development, image, working conditions, salary and wage, and workplace and

Marcus Höglund (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Eyes US West Coast Cruise Business

of its management team in Finland to head its Seattle operation, in a move aiming to expand West Coast activities and provide a new focus for its U.S. cruise ship customer base.Marcus Höglund, Foreship Senior Vice President Engineering Services, will take up a position as Head of Operations North America, Foreship LLC with effect from October 8 to lead a team including existing staff in Seattle and in the company’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla. office.Höglund has worked worldwide in the cruise sector throughout a 20-plus year career and was one of Foreship’s founders in 2002, playing a

SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

enabling the crewing and operations of ships, offshore vessels, tugboats and safety craft.SIMNAV – Bridge SimulatorThe modern bridge simulator at ICN was developed in Brazil and is considered a showcase of advanced maritime training, being one of the only such simulators in Brazil and all of Latin America. Simulators have been employed in different areas since the First World War, but have been under intensive development since the late 1940s, along with computer technology, sonar and radar technology. The Navigation and Maneuvering Simulator - SIMNAV - was developed by ICN in 2011 as an aid to the

John R. Ballard, Ph.D., is the new Academic Dean and Provost of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Photo: USMMA)

USMMA Names Academic Dean and Provost

and Academic Programs at the National War College. He was also the founding Dean of the National Defense College in the United Arab Emirates. Most recently, he served as the Vice President for Veteran’s and Military Partnerships and Director of the Service members Opportunity Colleges at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.He is a published author and has lectured and presented seminars around the world on matters of national security, leadership and military history. He has published six books and is awaiting publication of his latest work, the co-authored book, National

Ingalls Apprentice Graduation 2018 (Photo: HII)

110 Graduate Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice School

with high-quality, dependable, world-class ships that will be used to defend our nation and its values. This is where all of you, as graduates, will play such an important role for our nation.“I am committed to ensuring Mississippi’s industry partners remain competitive so we can preserve America’s national security superiority and our nation’s role as the world’s leader in commerce,” Hyde-Smith continued. “And, importantly, the jobs that make Mississippi families stronger and more secure.”Since 1952, Ingalls’ Apprentice School has produced more

Photo: Sailors’ Society

Half a Million Seafarers Benefited from 'Ship Visitor' App

the seafarers into the city for a well-earned break from their duties and the intensity of life on board.”The network of organizations using the app has grown since it launched in 2015. Furthermore, Sailors’ Society now has an affiliate program for maritime welfare providers in North America, which includes: Houston International Seafarers’ Center, the Ministry to Seafarers in Montreal, Saugenay International Seafarers’ Ministry and most recently International Seafarers’ Center in Brunswick, Georgia.Jan Kubisa from the Houston International Seafarers’ Center

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

assistance. He and his family recently returned to his home town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts from South Florida where he captained vessels ranging from 80- to 120-feet. Norton has sailed extensively from the coast of New England through the Florida Keys to the Bahamas, Caribbean Islands and Central America.Van Noorden recently joined IMTRA as a technical support engineer in the growing electrical department. A twenty-year marine electronics expert, Noorden’s engineering talents will be instrumental as IMTRA continues to develop the industry’s finest lighting and control solutions. He learned

Dario Deste named Fincantieri Marine Group President and CEO

Fincantieri Marine Group Announces CEO Succession

for Business Development‐Naval, before being appointed as President and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group the following May.Deste, A former Navy officer, has nearly 30 years of industry experience, including 11 years with Fincantieri. Since 2014 Dario has been CEO of Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, a company providing maintenance and repair support services on several U.S. Navy programs.Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated, “I would like to thank Francesco for building up our presence in the United States and preparing us for an even greater future. We wish him the best in

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Stork’s Caribbean Team Achieves Competence Credential

Stork Technical Services Trinidad and Tobago Ltd, has become the first business in Central and South America to achieve OPITO approval for the way it monitors and develops the skills and competence of its maintenance workers in the region.Recognized as the global industry benchmark, the OPITO competency management system (CMS) accreditation confirms that Stork’s scaffolding and fabric maintenance personnel are carrying out their roles to a best-in-class international standard.The company demonstrated that its CMS for personnel across nine different roles within the business met the criteria set

Jamie Elgie (Photo: Navico)

Navico Hires Elgie to Lead Americas Sales

Navico, parent company to marine electronics brands Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP, announced today that Jamie Elgie has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and chief operating office of the Americas.In his new role, Elgie will be responsible for all sales, marketing and operations activities for the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands throughout North, Central and South America.Elgie came to Navico from Wilson Electronics, a manufacturer and marketer of cellular infrastructure equipment based in Utah, where he served as chief marketing officer. Prior to this post

Greg Tuthill (Photo: SeaCube Container Leasing)

Tuthill Named COO of SeaCube Container Leasing

for the development and implementation of evolving business strategies designed to further SeaCube’s vision of being the customer’s first choice for refrigerated intermodal equipment while also driving company growth.Most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Americas Region, for CMA CGM, Tuthill brings 30 years of industry experience to this position. He began his career with American President Lines, Ltd in 1988 where he held several positions in marketing and sales before heading up North America Operations for APL, Ltd. After leaving APL, he continued to

Tim Haas (Photo: CMA CGM)

Haas Named COO at CMA CGM America

CMA CGM America has appointed Tim Haas as its new Chief Operations Officer.Haas leads CMA CGM’s U.S. Operations team from its headquarters in Norfolk, Va. He began on June 25, 2018, and he reports to the Ludovic Renou, President of CMA CGM America.Haas has more than 27 years of experience in shipping, terminal operations and executive management. For 21 years, Haas worked at Maersk, including APMT and Sea-Land, taking on a variety of roles in the U.S. and abroad. Among his assignments, he was COO of the APMT terminal in Oman, General Manager of Business Development in The Hague, and COO of

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

World Maritime Day Theme 2019: Empowering Women

of women through gender-specific fellowships; by facilitating access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries. IMO has supported the creation seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. Access to these regional networks have provided members with a platform to discuss gender issues; a golden thread of worldwide maritime communication and improved implementation of IMO instruments. The selection of the theme, "Empowering Women

Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin speaks at Victory Landing Park during the announcement of a hiring partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Also pictured (left to right) are Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball, Gov. Ralph Northam and Newport News Mayor McKinley Price. Photo by John Whalen/Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Newport News Shipbuilding Partners With Commonwealth of Virginia

."   This initiative will be supported by various state agencies, including Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Virginia Community College System, the Virginia Employment Commission, and the Virginia Office of Veterans and Defense Affairs.   Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry.   

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