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Some of the first webinar delegates - identities protected due to data protection regulations (Image: Stream Marine Training)

Stream Marine Training Re-opens

blended learning approach also gives total flexibility for the trainees who can choose which days they want to visit the site for the practical exercises and when to take the theoretical content using the live webinars.All the listed STCW courses running over webinars are approved by both UK MCA and Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA).“Our team has worked extremely hard to make sure that we could re-open in a safe manner while still offering our clients the main safety critical courses which are fundamental for seafarers to learn. This new blended approach offers participants and staff a safe environment

Martyn Thomas is the Chief of Staff at Stream Marine Training Ltd (SMT Ltd.)

Profiles in Maritime Training: Martyn Thomas, Chief of Staff, Stream Marine Training Ltd. (SMT)

, maritime and shore-based safety and survival training. “Our instructors have a breadth of industry knowledge and help our clients build courses to meet their needs where required; this department operates over our three sites,” said Thomas. In recent weeks we have been approved by both the Bahamas Maritime Authority and the MCA to deliver a number of STCW courses through the use of Webinars. This is allowing us to deliver classroom teaching around the world to seafarers requiring training during this period of restricted travel.Following the launch of its Alternative Fuels (LNG) training

John Adams  (Photo: V.Group)

Adams Appointed as Managing Director of V.Ships

at Teekay Shipping, most recently holding the position of Managing Director, Glasgow and Chair of the Operational Leadership Team.In his time at Teekay, Adams played a key leadership role during Teekay’s growth, integrating acquisitions into the expanding fleet operations. He is also Chairman of Bahamas Shipowners’ Association and Vice Chair at the International Chamber of Shipping, where he Chairs a strategic industry Working Group focusing on meeting the IMO GHG reduction targets.As managing director of V.Ships UK Ltd, based in Glasgow, Adams has been brought on board to strengthen our

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SMT’s Tech Division Offers Polar Code Training

have been taken in relation to safety, protection of the environment and seafarer competence.In anticipation of the increase in maritime traffic in the polar regions both for leisure and commercial purposes, Stream Marine’s Technical Training division has developed the world’s first Bahamas Maritime approved Polar Code/Polar Survival training course in partnership with Teekay Shipping.Available since January 2019, the course prepares crew regarding the actions they need to take in order to survive in icy seas for up to 5 days, as per the current requirement, in the unlikely event of

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

who need technical and application assistance. He and his family recently returned to his home town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts from South Florida where he captained vessels ranging from 80- to 120-feet. Norton has sailed extensively from the coast of New England through the Florida Keys to the Bahamas, Caribbean Islands and Central America.Van Noorden recently joined IMTRA as a technical support engineer in the growing electrical department. A twenty-year marine electronics expert, Noorden’s engineering talents will be instrumental as IMTRA continues to develop the industry’s finest

Peter Fetten (Photo: MV WERFTEN)

Fetten Named CEO at MV WEFTEN

Carnival Corporation & PLC for the past nine years. He was also Vice President Newbuilding and Fleet Design of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for eight years and held several executive positions during his 16 years at Blohm+Voss Shipyard. Fetten is also a past member of the board of directors of Grand Bahamas Shipyard and has worked together with Laakso at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Fetten, a German national with degrees in naval architecture and welding engineering, brings to the role nearly four decades in the maritime and shipbuilding industry.Laakso, in his new role as COO, will focus on the overall

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SUNY Maritime, Greece Maritime Academy Begin Collaboration

.   This agreement marks the latest in a series of agreements SUNY Maritime College has signed to build international partnerships, and to help students and faculty stay connected to the international maritime industry. Previously, the college has signed agreements with LJM Maritime Academy in the Bahamas, National Taiwan Ocean University and Svendborg International Maritime Academy in Denmark.    

Don Stephens (Photo: Mercy Ships)

Mercy Ships President Receives Honorary Doctorate

the world, through the organization’s use of hospital ships to deliver hope and healing to some of the world’s poorest countries.   Stephens founded Mercy Ships in 1978. It was the realization of a dream that was inspired by three life events: the devastation of a hurricane in the Bahamas in 1964, the birth of his profoundly disabled son, John Paul, and a brief encounter with Mother Teresa. His baccalaureate speech to the Gordon graduates included poignant memories of meeting Mother Teresa in Calcutta. Stephens referenced her pointed question at the time which became his motivation

Yasmin Fortuny (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Fortuny Technical Manager

Viega LLC has hired Yasmin Fortuny as its new technical manager for its shipbuilding and cruise business development division in the Florida, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Caribbean regions.   In this position, Fortuny is responsible for positioning Viega as the primary choice for marine applications within the cruise line, shipbuilding, mega-yacht, commercial-vessel and military markets. She is also responsible for promoting all of Viega’s marine-approved products, educating key end users and promotion and distribution across all marine channels.   Fortuny has more than 14 years of

Lori Ulrich (Photo: W&O)

W&O Promotes Key Associates

and local SHRM chapters, both highly respected organizations for Human Resource professionals.   Tammy Emerson has been with W&O since 1988, but took a seven year hiatus starting in 2001 and returned in 2008 to become an Account Executive for the Jacksonville and Tampa branches, including the Bahamas. Emerson coordinates projects for internationally known shipyards, owner/operators, as well as the U.S. military.    Having served in the military herself as an SKCS in the Navy for over 23 years, Emerson became involved in the Propeller Club of Jacksonville in 2009. Rising through the

 Charles Maher is the new Ship Repair General Manager (GM) at ASRY, bringin 15 years of experience with top firms including Dormac, Grand Bahamas Shipyards, and Southern African Shipyards.

Maher Named Ship Repair GM at ASRY

ASRY appointed Charles Maher as the new General Manager (GM) of the Ship Repair division, effective January 4, 2016. Maher brings more than 15 years worth of corporate and hands-on technical shipyard experience at Dormac Marine & Engineering, Grand Bahamas Shipyard, and Southern African Shipyards. He will lead the newly restructured Ship Repair division of ASRY. Maher’s appointment will overlap with the outgoing Ship Repair GM, Magdy Sharkawy, who retires in February, to ensure a comprehensive transition of the role and a seamless client handover.   “This new addition to the


Cruise Shipping: RCL's 'Quantum of the Seas' Delivered

4,180 guests in 2,090 cabins, and is staffed by a crew of approximately 1,550. The ship departed from Bremerhaven to Southampton October 28, 2014, from where she will set off to her Atlantic crossing on November 2. The maiden voyage is scheduled for November 23 from New York (Cape Liberty) to the Bahamas. Dimension: 167,800 gt Length overall: 347.75 m Molded breadth: 41.4 m Number of decks:18 Draught: 8.50 m Engine output:  Wärtsilä 2x12V 2x 16V totally 67,200 kW Propulsion power: 41,000kW Speed: 22, knots Number of passengers: 4,180 Number of passenger cabins: 2,090 Number

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