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Phil Gabriel (Photo courtesy of True Heading)

True Heading Fills Key North American Positions

True Heading, a Swedish manufacturer of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), GPS compasses and app navigation products, announced the hiring of several key North American staff today.   Assuming the position of director, Americas, Phil Gabriel comes to True Heading with over 28 years of marine electronics experience. Prior to True Heading, Gabriel was president and an executive board member of Hemisphere GNSS. Gabriel also held senior management and business development positions with Allied Signal Aerospace, Furuno and Digidyne. Gabriel will help set strategy and infrastructure in the

Image: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines/Rolls-Royce

Ferry Sunflower is Test Bed for "Intelligent Awareness"

be deployed with the aim of making the vessel safer, easier and more efficient to operate by providing crew with an enhanced understanding of their vessel’s surroundings. This will be achieved by fusing data from a range of sensors with information from existing ship systems; such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) and radar. Data from other sources, including global databases, will also have a role.    The intelligent awareness system will benefit from Rolls-Royce’s extensive experience in the Tekes funded project Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA)

YachtProjects International owner Pippa Nicholas, left, and Allan Foot, MD of Solent Refit, right, at Hythe (Photo: YachtProjects)

YachtProjects Relocates UK Operation at Solent

a portfolio of products and skills, including, VSAT hardware and airtime, managed onboard networks, Inmarsat airtime and offer Mandatory Global Maritime Distress and Safety (GMDSS) services. With a 24/7/365 remote support network, connectivity issues globally can be resolved in minutes due to the automatic alert systems YachtProjects International has in place. The networks include products for automatic failovers, sharing of up to four sources of connectivity and data compression as well as a bespoke firewall security level.  YachtProjects International is also the European and UK sales

Ron Davis (Photo: HII)

HII Hires Davis to Lead Cyber Security Program

Ron A. Davis has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) as chief information systems officer (CISO). In this new role, he will lead the company’s cyber security program with responsibility for ensuring the early identification of threats and risks and the implementation of controls and other processes and methods to protect information systems for the entire HII enterprise.   Davis will work in HII’s Washington, D.C., office and will report to Chris Kastner, executive vice president, business management, and chief financial officer.   “Cyber security is a top

Photo courtesy of NOC

Robot School Opens, Addresses Environmental Challenges

The National Oceanography Center (NOC) is a partner in a new $3.8m Center for Doctoral Training in the use of 'robotic' systems for environmental sciences. The NOC component of the center will focus on innovative marine robotics and sensors, which can be used to address key scientific challenges such as; climate change, deep-sea exploration, and identification of biodiversity ‘hotspots’. The fleet of marine robots based at the NOC has recently developed into one of the most advanced in the world. This project is being led by the University of Southampton, and also involves the

Benjamin H. Scott (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute Adds Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering

Webb Institute has appointed Benjamin H. Scott as the Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering. Scott is a design engineer with over 30 years of experience in thermal and hydraulic analysis, heat exchanger design, thermal performance testing and fluid system design.    Scott recently retired from Exelon Corporation as the senior manager of design engineering at their Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Md., where he oversaw a staff of 60 multidiscipline engineers responsible for all plant modifications and improvements, maintenance of the plant’s design and licensing basis

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

First Emirati Port Operations Team in Abu Dhabi

; a system that helps with identifying, following and organizing the vessels at sea.    The VTS collects traffic and ship data, for example the intention of a ship’s visit, through radar, closed-circuit television (CCTV), Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephony and the Automatic Identification System (AIS).    The collected data is compiled at the VTS operator’s work station located inside the port’s control tower, from where the operator uses it to respond to the traffic situation at sea.   Pilotage Next, a pilot from Abu Dhabi Marine Services is

Scott Rankin

LUX Assure Appoints Rankin for CoMic

LUX Assure appointed Scott Rankin as its technical expert for the company’s chemical monitoring technology, CoMic. Rankin joined LUX Assure a year ago and has since taken part in specialist training and gained in-depth experience working with CoMic, which provides information on optimal dosage of corrosion inhibitors. Prior to working at LUX Assure, Rankin spent over three years with a global contract research organization as an analytical chemist within the metabolism and mass spectroscopy departments, after completing an MSc in Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, where he

FairfieldNodal Welcomes New COO, CTO

FairfieldNodal has made two new additions to its executive leadership team: Tom Scoulios, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Geosciences, and Shawn Rice, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.   Scoulios will focus on execution of FairfieldNodal’s geoscience expansion plans by identifying and advancing technologic services and solutions, growing the business through strategic partnerships, growing the reservoir monitoring business, and supporting the identification and integration of potential corporate and/or asset acquisitions.   Rice will focus on

SAMSUN has three SAILOR 6222 VHF DSC Class A systems on board (Photo: Cobham SATCOM)

Turkish Cadets Learn GMDSS Operation

A new Turkish training ship operated by TUDEV, the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation, is now providing vital safety and operational training for Turkish maritime cadets following installation of an extensive suite of SAILOR GMDSS solutions including Inmarsat Mini-C and maritime radios, all operated through a unique touch-screen user interface. The SAILOR 6000 GMDSS products used on board the Ro-Ro/Passenger ship ‘SAMSUN’, which was recently chartered and converted for training by TUDEV, the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation, are the foundation of a diverse curriculum delivered

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MarTID: The Global Maritime Training Survey

In a coming edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, we explore modern training and “blended learning” techniques with Murray Goldberg, CEO of Marine Learning Systems, maker of MarineLMS. A researcher and developer of learning management systems, Goldberg’s software has been used by millions of people and companies worldwide. Here Goldberg explains the scope and important of a historic new annual survey, The Maritime Training and Insights Database (MarTID) (www.martid.org/survey). Q: Our parent organization, New Wave Media, your organization, and in conjunction with the

Continuing Education Opportunities at WMTC

Three continuing education courses with available CE credits will be offered for professional engineers as part of the technical program on day one of this year’s World Maritime Technology Conference to take place November 3-7 in Providence, R.I.    SNAME’s annual meeting and expo, the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), is incorporated with the triennial WMTC. Early-bird registration discounts are available until October 1. SNAME members and members of the organization societies can register as members for additional discounts.   The Practical Seakeeping course (Ed Lewandows

Rob Osborn

Strategic Marine Appoints New GM

  Specialist shipbuilder, Strategic Marine, has appointed Rob Osborn as General Manager for Fabrication and Engineering. Over the last few years, Strategic Marine has established and rapidly developed production capability in the sectors of marine infrastructure, modular fabrication and engineering. Rob Osborn’s appointment sees Strategic move into a new growth phase for these areas. Prior to joining Strategic Marine, Rob held several leadership roles in global companies with related backgrounds, including ATCO Australia and Kiewit. “Rob comes to us with great experience

Joanne Tse

Tse Heads Risk Management, BMT Asia Pacific

  BMT Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of BMT Group has appointed Joanne Tse as Head of Risk Management based in Hong Kong. The new appointment will help support the regional growth of risk consultancy services - principally in the transportation and construction sectors. Joanne will be actively involved in developing and managing risk projects for our growing client base. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the rail industry specialising in risk assessment and management, safety assurance, and corporate/enterprise risk management. Rejoining BMT after three years at Willis Insurance

Tom Allegretti, AWO President & CEO

AWO Praises Simplification of TWIC Process

Last week, the Transportation Security Administration began nationwide implementation of a program that reforms the burdensome process by which mariners and other transportation workers receive required Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC). The TWIC OneVisit program eliminates the requirement that workers make two trips to a TWIC enrollment center to pick up and then activate their TWIC. Under the new, streamlined process, a mariner can apply for a TWIC at an enrollment center and opt to receive the credential by mail. AWO President and CEO Tom Allegretti called the nationwide

4th Edition of International Graduate Program

Prysmian Group  is launching the Fourth edition of its international program to recruit 40 new graduates in Engineering and Economics, with the aim of helping develop the business's managers and professionals of the future. The new recruits will be mainly placed in the Research & Development, Manufacturing and Sales functions.   Candidate identification, which started in the past few days and will last until the end of December 2014, involves a structured selection and assessment process both at local and Group level, with the aim of having 40 more young people join the Group during

Offshore rig worker: File image

Australia Job Seekers Meet Employers at AOG Perth Conference

The organizers of the Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) say that the demand for labour is so high that by 2018 the oil and gas workforce is expected to increase by 57 percent, according to the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency. On 21, February 2014 over 1000 graduates and tertiary students meet with major employers at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre  to learn about job opportunities, graduate programs and vacation work available in the oil and gas sector. The oil and gas industry is bringing a healthy profit to Australia's economy, with almost $200 billion worth