Fire Kills Five at ASL Marine's Batam Shipyard
The vessel owner-operator and shipbuilder ASL Marine Holdings said that a fire occurred in its shipyard in Batam, Indonesia. ASL press release that initial investigations showed the incident occurred on board a tanker that was being repaired at one of its dry docks. The fire likely started inside and was confined to the pump room, the company added in its statement. Whilst this may restrict damage and deaths, nevertheless five people died and one person is injured, they were employees of our subcontractor. Initial investigations suggest that there was no explosion.
Torgersen Joins Phoenix International
will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from our current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. Torgersen comes to Phoenix with over 20 years of experience in Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental (QHSE) and regulatory affairs and is a retired Master Mariner (Unlimited Tonnage, Oceans). He is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans with a Master of Quality Management (MQM) and holds a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Marine Transportation Management from the State University of New York. Additionally, he was honorably discharged from
Pharos Offshore Names Warder COO
Pharos Offshore announced Andy Warder has joined the team as Chief Operations Officer with immediate effect. Warder joins Pharos with over 25 years’ experience in the offshore industry holding senior and executive management positions with a track record of successfully growing his business units and providing strong support and solutions to Clients predominantly throughout the Asia Pacific regions.
Bunker Holding Appoints Chief Sales Officer
, as well as travelling to key strategic clients worldwide. The Chief Sales Officer position is a newly created function within Bunker Holding which will be overall responsible for new business development in Bunker Holding with primary focus on the development of large strategic customers, marine lubricants and new strategic business development projects. Jan Obel was the natural choice as he has successfully been working with strategic sales prior to joining Bunker Holding and has a strong track record in developing and managing a successful global bunker company. Keld Demant, Group
Barone Named VP of Precision Drive Systems
Precisions Drive Systems (PDS), a global provider of high-speed precision spindle motors, support and repair based in Bessemer City, N.C., announced that Bob Barone has been named vice president of the company. Barone brings a wealth of experience to PDS, including owning and operating an architectural millwork company, as well as holding product management and sales positions with Michael Weinig, Biesse America and Benz. His experience in wood, plastic and engineered composite manufacturing applications will be brought to bear assisting PDS customers with all of their spindle needs
Turnbull Named Senior Advisor at Seabury Capital
Seabury Capital LLC has appointed David M. Turnbull as a Senior Advisor. Turnbull will serve to facilitate Seabury Capital’s expansion of its global product and advisory service offerings in specialty finance, investment banking, technology and software applications. Seabury Capital Chairman, President & CEO John E. Luth commented, “The addition of an experienced and well-respected industry expert such as David Turnbull will advance Seabury Capital’s efforts in serving our clients’ needs. His insights and significant reference points within the aviation, aerospace
New Leadership Appointments at Bomin
The Bomin Group, a global physical supplier and trader of marine fuel oil, announced a number of appointments within its leadership team in order to create a solid foundation for further growth in the coming years. Effective April 1, 2016, Thomas Roller has been appointed as the sole Managing Director of Bomin Bunker Holding. Thomas Johannsen, former joint Managing Director of Bomin Bunker Holding, has been appointed Director Public Affairs of Marquard & Bahls. At the same time, Jan Christensen has been appointed as Global Head of Bunker Operations for the Bomin Group. In his new
Fidelis Group Holdings Names Kirchhofer VP of Marine Division
Fidelis Group Holdings, LLC (FGH), with its subsidiary Continental Underwriters, Ltd., has hired John Kirchhofer as Vice President of its Marine Division. In this position, Kirchhofer will be responsible for expanding the group's brown water hull and primary marine liability geographical footprint, which will complement FGH's national inland marine and ocean cargo product lines, the company said. Kirchhofer will report directly to H. Elder Brown, Jr., Chairman of FGH and will be based in the group's New York City office located at 100 William Street. Kirchhofer comes to FGH with more
Otto Marine Brings in Subsea Adviser
Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company which owns and operates a fleet of offshore support vessels, shipyard and offers specialized offshore services, announced that the group has appointed UOB Kay Hian Holdings Limited to advise the group on strategic options, aimed to develop the international profile and competitive position of its subsea services unit in the increasingly growing segment. Such options include but are not limited to a potential listing on the on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). According to Otto Marine, the group remains committed to the business
LOC Appoints Rutler as Group CFO
International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has appointed Jerome Rutler to the newly created post of Group Chief Operating Officer, responsible for LOC’s global operations including marine assurance and risk, energy and shipping sectors. Rutler has worked for more than 20 years in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and marine industries for a variety of companies, EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation), consultancy and technical advisory. He also has experience as a company director, with particular expertise in management, operations and strategy.
Glendinning Named SVP, Service Division, Alfa Laval
with driving consistent profitable growth, and developing new sales opportunities for the service business of Alfa Laval in the U.S. His responsibilities include leading parts sales, reconditioning services, field services and technical support activities. Glendinning joined Alfa Laval in 1982 as Marine Engineer for the company’s military products group. He worked in various areas of the organization, holding positions in regional and national service, global business development, as well as capital equipment marketing and sales management. He was most recently responsible for Alfa Laval&rsquo
Landau UK Hires Business Operations Director
Jonathan Crossland has been appointed as the new Business Operations Director of Landau UK, specialists in delivering installations and retrofits of equipment and systems to all leisure and commercial marine vessels. Crossland will be responsible for managing and implementing plans for the future growth of Landau UK and will provide stability and mindfulness without holding back on innovation. Crossland will oversee the working environment and associated operating procedures, working alongside board members monitoring operational performance. He brings with him more than 12 years’
Kongsberg Names New Manager for Offshore Production
Global marine technology company, Kongsberg Maritime has appointed a new business manager for the Offshore Production division of its Kongsberg Maritime Ltd base in Aberdeen. David Wilson brings to the role more than 27 years of experience in the marine engineering industry, the vast majority of which has been spent with Kongsberg Maritime. He has played an integral role within a number of teams, holding key positions within technical sales and business development, covering offshore support, offshore survey and construction, merchant shipping, marine research and naval markets, the comapny said.
Fernback to Lead C-MAP
Marine navigation technology company C-MAP announced that Sean Fernback has been engaged as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Marine Solutions Holding AS and the C-MAP Group. Fernback will focus on strengthening the product portfolio and developing and implementing the company’s strategic initiatives to further grow the Commercial and Recreational divisions of the business.} Most recently, Fernback was CEO of the open platform locations company HERE, which he led for two years including managing its divestiture from parent company Nokia. Prior to that, Fernback led engineering and product
New GM for of Thrustmaster Asia Pacific
best suited for Asia Pacific's growing offshore industry," said Joshua Soong. "[Thrustmaster] also provides a unique portable dynamic positioning system for quick dockside conversion of any work barge or ship to a dynamically positioned vessel." Soong has been in the marine and offshore industry all his working life, holding several senior positions in sales, marketing and general management with Singaporean and international companies. Soong trained as a marine engineer and has also obtained a Bachelor's degree in computer science and a Masters in finance
DPH Announces New CPO and President
unit transformation across the entire DPH network. May will report to DPH’s CEO, James Dillman. May has over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry. Prior to his new role, May served as the president for Portus Holdings in Jacksonville. He is an alumni of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marine Transportation. He’s also a retired lieutenant with the United States Reserve. Additionally, Troy Gouger has been named president of operations, responsible for all day-to-day operations at each DPH location.
Vallianz Acquires OER Holdings for $28m
Vallianz Holdings Limited, a provider of offshore support vessels and integrated marine solutions to the oil and gas industry, has today announced that it is acquiring OER Holdings Pte. Ltd. for $27.7 million (USD). Headquartered in Singapore, OER is a provider of manpower services to the offshore industry and has been supplying professional crew with proven experience in offshore work and related hospitality services to clients worldwide including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, India and Mexico. OER was founded by Sugianto Tandio, a respected business entrepreneur who has