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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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RCCL and Seafarers Gala (Photo: Seafare??rs’ House)

Seafarers’ House Launches $4.5m Campaign

Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades has launched the public phase of its “Place of Welcome” Campaign to build a new home for the mariners who visit the port.  The announcement was made at its annual Golden Compass Gala on May 19, honoring President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International Michael Bayley, who announced that the cruise line is committing $500,000 to the campaign.   The three-year, $4.5 million fundraising effort will allow Seafarers’ House to build a new facility, as well as provide a way to sustain the operations of programs and services offered to

Photo: Stork

Stork’s Caribbean Team Achieves Competence Credential

Stork Technical Services Trinidad and Tobago Ltd, has become the first business in Central and South America to achieve OPITO approval for the way it monitors and develops the skills and competence of its maintenance workers in the region.Recognized as the global industry benchmark, the OPITO competency management system (CMS) accreditation confirms that Stork’s scaffolding and fabric maintenance personnel are carrying out their roles to a best-in-class international standard.The company demonstrated that its CMS for personnel across nine different roles within the business met the criteria set

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

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 lighting

Roland Malins-Smith (Photo courtesy ACMF)

ACMF Receives Grant from Former SeaFreight Boss

The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) announced it received a contribution of $150,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Roland Malins-Smith. Mr. Malins-Smith, now retired, is founder of SeaFreight Line Ltd. which was acquired by Crowley in 2015.The ACMF funds scholarships and provides grants for classrooms and other facilities at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).Malins-Smith, born in Grenada, began his career in 1970 researching shipping and transportation issues for the then Caribbean Free Trade Area (Carifta) Secretariat based in Georgetown Guyana. He was later seconded to the West Indies

Jordan Tilton (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power Hires Tilton

management and aftermarket business development in the Americas.Tilton has more than 15 years experience in the commercial marine sector. He began his career on the Great Lakes captaining high speed ferries and also worked as a captain on board yachts and commercial vessels in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean before joining U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine as a Vessel Commander and Marine Interdiction Agent.Tilton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University and maintains a 200 Ton Near Coastal Masters license

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

World Maritime Day Theme 2019: Empowering Women

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, "Empowering

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Training Caribbean Maritime Women

A new mentorship scheme to encourage the next generation of women into the maritime sector has been launched at the annual conference of the Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WiMAC), which is being held in Belize City, Belize (October 16-19).This type of scheme is consistent with  International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Women in Maritime program, which supports the participation of women in both shore-based and sea-going posts, in line with the goals outlined under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls".

Jens Bering (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Bering VP, Marine Sales

announced.    Bering, who has 20 years of experience with Volvo Penta, will provide strategic direction for the company’s North America marine sales segment, with responsibility for commercial and leisure marine sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.   “Jens brings the breadth of experience to the role, having worked in engineering, sales and product management throughout his successful career with Volvo Penta,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “He is respected by employees, industry peers

Daniel Vargas (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Vargas VP, Business Development

Crowley names Daniel Vargas new Vice President of International Business Development, prtnering with Jeffrey de la Combe to enhance Caribbean services   Veteran sales executive in ocean transportation and logistics Daniel Vargas has been appointed vice president of international business development to support the Crowley Maritime Corp. liner and logistics services groups. He will work closely with Crowley's new director of logistics in St. Maarten, Jeffrey de la Combe, to bring supply chain solutions for customers and their cargoes originating outside the U.S.     In the newly

Janne Luukkonen (© MV WERFTEN)

MV WERFTEN Promotes Luukkonen

ships and the Endeavor Class exploration yachts starts early 2018,” he said.   Luukkonen studied at the Helsinki University of Technology and is a naval architect. He has long-time experience in building large cruise ships, and has worked as a project manager for companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruises

Lars Ljungström (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Ljungström VP of Finance, CFO

;m has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) for Volvo Penta of the Americas, effective July 2017.    Ljungström will provide strategic leadership over finance, planning, budgeting and reporting for North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. He will also oversee coordination of IT systems and services, as well as legal and sales operations.    Prior to this appointment, Ljungström was CFO at GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, where he was responsible for finance and IT, internal control compliance activities and implementation

Windstar Cruises Appoints Inman as Director

and technical operations officials to further maintain and enhance the luxury line’s high standards for safety and traveler welfare. Inman’s distinguished career with the U.S. Coast Guard involved leading complex operations across drastically different geographic areas including the Caribbean Sea, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and North Pacific Ocean. His day-to-day work life involved commanding multiple Coast Guard vessels and their crews, overseeing emergency search and rescue missions and spearheading intense international law enforcement efforts including counter drug, human smuggling

Royal Caribbean Names Miller SVP & Chief Human Resources

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said it has named Laura B. Miller senior vice president and chief human resources officer, report directly to chairman and CEO, Richard D. Fain.   Miller joins Royal Caribbean with more than 25 years of experience implementing human resources strategies, having most recently served as SVP and chief human resources officer for ADT Corporation. Prior to that, Miller was the chief human resources officer for Coca-Cola Refreshments.   Miller graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industry and Labor Relations.   As of December 31, 2017, Royal

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training.   Kelleher will be responsible to support both marine and industrial segments within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He will serve as a member of the Volvo Penta of the Americas executive team and the extended aftermarket management team   Kelleher was previously director of the marine leisure segment with responsibility for OEM and dealer sales and partnership development for North America. He has also served as head of the service

Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

service while growing and continually improving the company.” Crowley Fuels provides transportation, distribution and sales of petroleum products to more than 280 communities across Alaska, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales, distribution and engineering services primarily in Alaska, the Caribbean and Central America

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Port Security Training in Dominican Republic

are also being taught to train other officials with similar responsibilities.   The workshop follows a 2016 national table top exercise on maritime security, organized in cooperation with the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC).    The 2016 exercise identified a number of recommendations for further training, parts of which are being addressed by this week’s workshop.   IMO facilitates this by helping Member States enhance their maritime security, focussing on what the civil maritime

Peter Fetten (Photo: MV WERFTEN)

Fetten Named CEO at MV WEFTEN

Laakso will remain as Managing Director and step into the position of COO to focus on cruise shipbuilding.Fetten was previously the Senior Vice President of Corporate Ship Refits at 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

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