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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Rovco to Double Its Workforce

we have identified a number of opportunities to grow our business. We are seeing a more optimistic outlook across the industry and our plans for the next 12-months reflect this.“We have a number of key regions where we see opportunity for expansion, with a focus on oil and gas in the U.K., Europe, Asia Pacific, North and West Africa markets. We are also looking to expand our offshore wind contracts in the U.K. and Europe.“A key part of our growth strategy is investing in R&D, we already offer innovative solutions for subsea survey, but over the next 12-months we plan to invest another

Mark Guthrie (Photo:  KVH Industries)

​Guthrie to Direct KVH Initiatives in Asia-Pacific Region

KVH Industries, Inc. announced that Mark Guthrie has been named KVH’s vice president for the Asia-Pacific region.Guthrie will oversee all KVH activities in this area, which is of vital importance in the mobile connectivity market. Mobile tech innovator KVH provides connectivity solutions for the maritime market, including global mini-VSAT Broadbands services used by thousands of vessels worldwide.Guthrie joined KVH in 2013, and has held a variety of roles, most recently serving as vice president for global channel management. Mark’s extensive experience in the satellite communications and

Thierry Hochoa (Photo: BOURBON)

Hochoa Takes Over as Bourbon CFO

at Arthur Andersen, then Ernst & Young (EY). In 2004, he joined Technip, first as Director of Internal Audit, then held various finance positions at Group level before becoming, in 2011, Corporate Financial Control Director. In 2013, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of operations in Southeast Asia on the key Yamal project in Shanghai. In February 2016, he became Vice-President Finance & Group Controller in Paris and actively worked on the merger and integration project of Technip with the American FMC Technologies. In April 2018, Hochoa joined BOURBON Corporation as Director of the financial

Photo: Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises to Grow Capacity by 43 Percent by 2021

, is due to arrive in 2019, with the sister ship of the Costa Venezia due in 2020, followed by that of the Costa Smeralda in 2021.    Starting in March 2019, the fleet innovation programme also includes the return to the Mediterranean of the Costa Fortuna, a ship currently operating in Asia, which will offer one-week cruises departing from Genoa. At the end of 2019, the Costa neoRiviera will be transferred to the fleet of AIDA Cruises, the Costa Group's German brand. After being remodelled and refurbished, the ship will be named AIDAmira, departing on its maiden voyage on December 4

Andrew Gray (Photo:  CJC)

Campbell Johnston Clark Bolsters Admiralty and Casualty Team

of casualties that necessarily arise from incidents.Alistair Johnston, Director and one of the three founders of Campbell Johnston Clark, said the appointments were indicative of the importance the firm places on its Admiralty and Casualty work. Johnston said that CJC would also strengthen its presence in Asia in the coming weeks, with another senior individual joining its Singapore team from HFW Singapore

Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

overseas as well as managing the internal operations team. In his new role as Head of Sales & Marketing, he will be aligning sales activities with the company’s global business development plans. This will include exploring new markets around the world in areas such as Africa and South East Asia. He will also be targeting new sectors for Actisense products including the automotive, industrial automation and agricultural vehicle markets. He will continue to work closely with overseas distributors, travelling extensively to international trade shows to ensure that the Actisense brand remains

Kristina Kamatoy, MICHA Scholarship Beneficiary 2018 (Photo: Sailors' Society)

Sailors’ Society Select Kamatoy for MIHCA Scholarship

; Garrets International, supplier and store management partner to the global shipping community, and Sailors’ Society will provide funding to support Kristina’s living costs for the duration of the one-year course.   The Philippines has one of the largest rich-poor divides in South East Asia. MIHCA courses give young people an opportunity to earn recognized training credentials and start a seafaring career.   Students must demonstrate a desire to work at sea for three years following completion of the course. The training also prepares students to work on land in the hospitality

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

World Maritime Day Theme 2019: Empowering Women

;IMO also supports the empowerment 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

Pascal Bounin, Operations Director, Richard Leistra, Regional Manager Singapore and Harrie van der Steldt, CEO (Photo: Boreas Maritime)

Boreas Maritime Opens Singapore Branch Office

Crewing agency Boreas Maritime bv, headquartered in the Netherlands, said it has set up a new regional office in Singapore to provide services and support to clients based in the Asia Pacific region.Boreas Maritime Operations Director, Pascal Bounin, said, “Having a dedicated office in Singapore is crucial to fulfilling our mission of providing the best in class crewing services to our clients around the world.”The new branch office has been formed after Boreas acquired the shares of a Singapore-based company, where Richard Leistra will be Regional Manager.The company said it has been on a

Thomas Liew (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Names Liew CFO

Subsea services business Kreuz Subsea has appointed Thomas Liew as the group’s chief financial officer.Liew has more than 20 years’ experience in senior financial positions, leading multi-entity organizations in the Asia Pacific region and has been instrumental in driving growth and profitability through the implementation of key operating structures. His previous roles include VP Finance at ALSTOM Grid where he was CFO for ALSTOM’s EPC business in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to ALSTOM, Liew also held key finance and strategy positions with SONY Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Steven Matthew (Photo: BIO-UV Group)

Matthew to Head BIO-UV Group's New Asia Office

BIO-SEA ballast water management system, has appointed Steven Matthew to head up the company’s new sales office in Hong Kong.While Matthew’s focus initially will be on increasing sales of the UV-based BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam, BIO-UV Group ASIA, established on August 4, 2018, will target the Asia-Pacific market as a whole.With fewer components and welded parts, the UV-based BIO-SEA system is designed and manufactured at BIO-UV Group’s production plant in Montpellier, France, using components manufactured in the European Union

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Seafaring Cadets Upskilled the ‘Singapore Way’

and shipboard organization. We will be better equipped to take on the challenges as we sail on our first ships,” said Wasin Pothiyan, Cadet from Thoresen Co (Bangkok) Ltd.CadetsPlus Training ProgramThe CadetsPlus Program started in 2007 in Qing Dao and has since broadened its training region in Asia. In line with SMTF’s objective to promote collective training, education and upgrading of seafarers, the program has since gained traction with close to 3,000 cadets being trained so far across 15 cities in six countries: Xiamen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Tianjin, Nanjing, Qingdao, Chongqin, Cebu, Manila

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

; In fact, there are six Texas A&M Galveston graduates working at BP Shipping, including Long.With a staff of 390 and 1,270 BP Maritime Services Officers, BP Shipping has main offices in Sunbury and Canary Wharf in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Houston and Chicago serving Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific. The company brings more than 100 years of expertise in providing a variety of skills such as seafaring, engineering, chartering and legal services to manage shipping risks and deliver innovative and agile marine solutions.Long says that summer training cruises with the Texas A&M Maritime

David Richards (Photo: North P&I Club)

Richards Joins North P&I

North P&I Club said it has appointed David Richards as Deputy Director (Cargo), part of the group’s specialist cargo claims team.Richards, formerly a partner with Ince & Co and a Legal 500 recommended dispute resolution lawyer, is a specialist in commercial shipping and trade and brings a range of experience and expertise in dealing with commodities, bill of lading and charterparty contracts. Richards regularly lectures on all areas of shipping and trade law, as well as on litigation and arbitration generally and has a special interest in Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

Photo: Carnival

Carnival Maritime, ENSM Partner for Cadet Training

addition to its classical study programs it offers various advanced education courses in the simulator, e.g. for LNG Basic certificates or Polar Code certificates.Carnival Maritime is responsible for the nautical and technical management of the cruise brands Costa Crociere, AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises Asia. It guarantees safe and sustainable ship operations by promoting best practices, efficiency and innovative technology. Carnival Maritime encourages its staff to develop their proficiency in both theory and practice, and it invests specifically in training and qualification of its officers and cadets

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

, Hong Kong and Indonesia.”Now with more than 20 MCA approved courses being delivered each month, Galileo Maritime Academy is expecting similar growth in international students from the cruise ship and offshore oil & gas industries, partly due to the growth in cruise ship operations based in Asia and voyaging to new Asian cruise destinations such as Phuket and Phang Nga Bay, the Andaman Islands, the Mergui archipelago, Bali and Lombok, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and also because of the starting recovery of the oil and gas offshore operations.Bill O&rsquo

KPI Bridge Oil Singapore Moves Office

joined KPI Bridge Oil Singapore as a Bunker Trader. Tang joins KPI Bridge Oil from a Hong Kong based trading company where she held an Assistant Manager position. She achieved a Master’s Degree from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012. Tang has worked for more than four years in bunkering in Asia and Russian Far East and is particularly experienced in high seas ship to ship (STS) deliveries.  

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