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Monday, May 1, 2017

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Andrew Shaw (Photo: ASRY)

Shaw Takes the Helm at ASRY

Andrew Shaw has taken up his new position as chief executive at ASRY,  ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf. Effective January 4,  Shaw will lead the firm as it enters its 40th year of operation. He re-joins the company after previously holding the position of general manager of the ASRY Offshore Services division from 2009 to 2014.   Shaw has more than 25 years experience in the global maritime industry. He was most recently group managing director for 2.5 years at a U.K. ship repair and conversion company. Prior to that he was general manager of ASRY Offshore Services for

From right to left: Khamis Juma Buamim, Group CEO, Abdulla Saeed Abdulla Brook Al Hemeiri, Chairman, and Ahmad Al Kilani, Board Member of Gulf Navigation (Photo: Gulf Navigation)

New CEO at GulfNav Leads Expansion Plans

, GulfNav will execute new projects and activities to contribute to turnover and profit growth over the next five years. These projects include offshore support services, increasing shipping services and marine product sales and distribution through expansion of shipping services network within the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman; engaging in trip time charters by working and trading vessels on spot hire; acquiring vessels on bare boat with purchase option; purchasing work boats for offshore projects; and building global network with business stakeholders and third-party owned vessel management under the

Jos Goris

Ship Repair Specialist Goris to Join ASRY

New Operations General Manager, Jos Goris, to bring 20 years of experience with top firms including Damen, Maersk and Shell. ASRY, a ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has appointed Jos Goris as the new General Manager of the Operations division, effective October 1. Goris brings more than 20 years worth of shipping experience with global leaders such as Damen, Maersk and Shell, with more than 12 years of that being in ship repair yards across Asia and the Americas. He will lead the newly restructured Operations division of ASRY which is the backbone of the yard’s repair capabilitie

Photo courtesy of RCCL

Quantum of the Seas to Embark on World Tour in 2015

. The Quantum Global Odyssey will open for sale on May 20, 2014, for Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members and on May 22 for the general public. Quantum of the Seas will sail its nearly two-month, epic journey around the world via the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean. Guests aboard the Quantum Global Odyssey will have the opportunity to enjoy all the Quantum-class innovations, while visiting a curated collection of fascinating destinations for an experience only found on Royal Caribbean.   Alternatively, vacationers can choose among

Adams, Lewis Join FairfieldNodal Data Processing Team

Brian Adams and Andrew Lewis have joined FairfieldNodal as the company continues to focus on growing its data processing technology portfolio and service offerings.   Adams assumes the role of Technical Sales Manager, Fairfield Seismic Technologies, tasked with growing FairfieldNodal’s data processing business with an expanded technical portfolio in the Permian Basin and Gulf of Mexico.    Lewis joins FairfieldNodal as Manager of Reservoir Services, Fairfield Seismic Technologies. Reservoir characterization will be a new service offered to FairfieldNodal customers.   Form

Robert Glassman (Photo: VMAG)

Glassman Joins VMAG

Marine electronics, navigation and communication systems supplier Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG) said it has recruited Robert Glassman as a Senior Technical Sales Engineer as it expands its portfolio to provide turnkey marine technology for refits and new builds.   Glassman graduated from Palm Beach Community College, joined the Coast Guard and retired after 20+ years as a Mustang Lieutenant. During his military service, he was instrumental in many drug and migrant interdictions, conducted numerous aids to navigation projects, was the resident fisheries expert for the Gulf of Mexico

Dr. Ahmed Al Abri (Photo: Oman Drydock Company)

Oman Drydock Appoints Deputy CEO

.   “When I first went to study naval architecture at Southampton University in the U.K., there were no shipyards in Oman,” he said. “Now, nearly 20 years on, Oman is blessed with one of the best equipped, most competitive, most strategically located shipyards facing the Arabian Sea in Oman Drydock. For me, this is a job which fits with my experience and academic background. Shipyards are similar in their operations and I have been very fortunate to work in a wide range of them and learn from many talented people. This has given me a real insight into different schools

Jim Long (Photo: Gulf Marine)

Hendry Marine and Gulf Marine Hire Long as CEO

Hendry Marine Industries Gulf Marine Repair Corporation, one of the Southeast’s leading tug-barge shipyards, announced the hiring of Jim Long as the new Chief Executive Officer. Long will focus on business improvement and long-term planning for Hendry Marine, Gulf Marine and all their affiliated companies. He started on the job January 18. Gulf Marine recently consolidated with Hendry Corporation to improve operations and better position the company for growth. The hiring of Long as the CEO is part of that consolidation plan.   “This is an exciting time to join the talented team

Billy Smith (Photo Trinity Yachts)

Billy Smith Rejoins Trinity Yachts

Long time vice president of Trinity Yachts to help shape the future of Harvey Gulf   William S. Smith III (Billy) has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Trinity Yachts effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Shane Guidry, president and CEO of Harvey Gulf International Marine.   Smith previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at Trinity Yachts and Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG), a position which was eliminated upon the purchase of the companies by Harvey Gulf on June 25, 2015.   Smith is a founding member and current board member of the

Shane Guidry

Harvey Gulf Expands into Mexico

Harvey Gulf, a strong driver in the U.S. OSV market and a true leader in the incorporation of LNG-as-fuel in marine vessels, announced that it establishing Harvey Gulf International Marine de Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V.    Recently approved changes in Mexican law allow foreign ownership in hydrocarbons which facilitates this growth.   “We recognize the growth potential in the Mexican market for our business," said Shane Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf International Marine. "The establishment of Harvey Gulf International Marine de Mexico will allow us to fully deliver our

BOEM Oil and Gas Lease Sale: 48m Acres

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced the bureau will offer more than 48 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development, in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Central Planning Area (CPA). “As one of the most productive basins in the world, the Gulf of Mexico remains an important component of our domestic energy strategy to create jobs, foster economic opportunities, and reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil,” Hopper said. “The exploration

From left: David Kaysen, Trygve Reid and Rex Sutherlin (Photos: EBDG)

EBDG’s Gulf Coast Office Adds Three New Hires

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has added three new marine engineers to its Gulf Coast office: Senior Naval Architect David Kaysen, Marine Engineer Trygve Reid and Marine Engineer Rex Sutherlin.   David Kaysen brings over 25 years of naval architecture experience to his position at EBDG. His technical and project management experience includes work with the U.S. Navy, USCG, NOAA and commercial ships. He earned a BS in engineering science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in ocean engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.   Trygve Reid brings

Kimberly Nastasi (Photo: HII)

Ingalls Names Nastasi Director of Communications

Kimberly Nastasi has been named director of communications at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division. She will report to Jim McIngvale, who was recently named director of communications and public affairs.   Prior to joining Ingalls, Nastasi served as the chief executive officer of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the executive director for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She also served as an adjunct professor at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for eight years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in

Jerry Nichols (Photo: InterAct)

Nichols Joins InterAct Technical Team

abilities were honed by spearheading analysis and appraisal of the company’s existing exploration portfolio and establishing new value enhancing exploration and development opportunities through his depth of experience and California contacts.   Nichols has six years of experience in the Arabian Basin with Pennzoil and later Novus Petroleum, including seismic acquisition and interpretation and well operations. His accomplishments include the role of president of Pennzoil Qatar Inc. in Doha, Qatar.   Nichols holds a BA in Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude), an MA in Geology from the University

Long-Range Clean Tanker Rates Hit 8-Month High

Long-range clean tanker rates stayed firm on Monday extending a recent rally with firmer cargo demand bolstering sentiment further.   Long Range 1 tankers, carrying 55,000 tonne loads from the Middle East Gulf (MEG) to Japan, reached W117.50 in the Worldscale measure, or $11,453 a day when translated into average earnings, the highest since mid September last year. That compared with W116.14 or $11,156 a day on Friday and W107.45 or $8,112 a day last Monday.   "With plenty of cargoes in the market and tonnage looking fairly thin far out, rates look likely to remain firm for

Jim McClaugherty

McClaugherty Joins SeaTrepid International

SeaTrepid International announced that Jim McClaugherty has joined the company as senior sales manager for the Gulf of Mexico. McClaugherty joins with 45 years of experience in the offshore industry, starting his career as a commercial diver in 1970 in the Gulf of Mexico, and over a 10 year period moved up the ranks as diver, lead diver and diver supervisor. He then became a project manager and won a series of promotions to vice president and sales/business development director for a number of diving and marine contracting companies. McClaugherty served with TETRA Technologies as director of

Studies Examine O&G Potential in GoM and Pacific

Two new studies by QUEST Offshore Resources, Inc. estimate the significant potential benefits – including jobs, economic activity, revenues to governments, and energy production – that could result from opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Pacific outer continental shelf to oil and natural gas leasing. The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) will discuss the study results and the implications for energy policy in a press conference call on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Randall Luthi, NOIA president, and

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