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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Arabian Gulf News

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

Chilean Trade Commissioner Sacha Garafulic, right, chats about trade growth opportunities with, from left, Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras and Manatee County Port Authority Chairwoman Vanessa Baugh. (Photo: Port Manatee)

Port Manatee, Chile Aim to Boost Commerce

Port Manatee and Chile are pursuing considerable opportunities to boost two-way trade, according to a Chilean official who visited the Central Florida Gulf Coast port Thursday [June 15]. Garafulic, who spoke at the Manatee County Port Authority’s meeting and toured the port, including the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee, said he believes the hub could serve as a launching pad for enhanced commercial ties.             Garafulic, who is based in Miami, pointed out that Chile is engaged in about $5 billion a year of trade with South

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

Chris Oliver (Photo: NOAA)

Oliver Named Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries

 Chris Oliver has been selected by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, as assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries.   As assistant administrator, Oliver will oversee the federal agency responsible for recreational and commercial fisheries that contribute more than $200 billion to the nation's economy and support nearly two million jobs. In addition to managing productive and sustainable domestic fisheries, including some aspects of marine aquaculture, the agency works to recover and conserve protected resources such as whales, sea turtles and corals.

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

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

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

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

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

Clint Carriere (Photo: Viega)

Viega Hires Carriere as Technical Manager

Viega LLC has appointed Clint Carriere as its newest technical manager for shipbuilding and offshore for the Gulf territory.   In this position, Carriere is responsible for growing the shipbuilding and offshore market, presenting to engineering firms to secure specifications for press fittings for major projects, maintaining current business and searching for new business and providing technical support to distributors within the Gulf Coast and inland waterways.    Carriere brings more than eight years of industry experience to the position. Prior to joining Viega, he worked as an

Mac Bruton (Photo: Intermarine)

Mac Bruton Joins Intermarine

Intermarine, LLC, a transporter of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has named Mac Bruton as Director of Business Development, Americas. He will be based in New Orleans. Bruton has more than 20 years in the international shipping and infrastructure development industries, with a focus on Latin America. He began his career in 1989 as an operations manager for Marine Chartering Co., Inc. Bruton has also held positions with Intergen Energy, Inc., International Energy Partners, LLC., Transoceanic Shipping Company; and from 2002-2006 held the position of Global Accounts Manager with Intermarine.

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