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HKCYIA's “Diploma in Cruise Operations”

techniques, first aid, security awareness, crisis and crowd management, human behavior, personal safety and social responsibilities, fire prevention, cruise operations and workplace practices.  Through HKCYIA's affiliations with leading global cruise brands like MSC Cruises, Costa, AIDA, Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises, Norwegian, Disney Cruise Line etc., students can have direct access to latest employment information and opportunities.  The course, which has been included in the Engineering Training Subsidy Scheme (ETSS) with reference EG423702P, is now open for application

LaSonya Hill (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Logistics Names Hill VP

managing Crowley’s logistics efforts supporting the transportation of humanitarian cargo, materials and supplies following the Haiti earthquake in 2010.In 2012, she was named manager of customer care, and given oversight for the company’s key apparel customer shipments. She was promoted to Caribbean service manager in 2013 and director of customer care in 2015, the position she held until her current promotion

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Crowley Logistics Announces Organizational Changes

supply chain solutions, Crowley Logistics has announced several personnel moves that further position the company for exceptional customer service and growth.Patrick Collins has been promoted to vice president of terminal operations; Jose “Pache” Ayala has been named vice president of Caribbean logistics, and Claudia Kattán de Jordán has been appointed vice president of Central America logistics. All three executives report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Logistics.Collins is responsible for the overall operations and strategy for the

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Empowering Women in the Maritime

and acquire the high-level of competence that the maritime industry demands.Since the programme was established 31 years ago, its portfolio of activities has grown extensively. IMO has facilitated the establishment of seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands, some 152 countries and dependent territories and 490 participants.The programme provides gender-specific fellowships, giving access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries. A good example

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All-Female Crew Sails Waters in Latin America

of Svitzer Monte Cristi, Marysabel Moreno.In an industry typically dominated by men, Svitzer Monte Cristi, is led by Captain Maria de los Santos, accompanied by Chief Engineer Marysabel Moreno and supported by sailors, Paloma Montero, Loreanni Torres and Juana Custodio.The General Manager of Svitzer Caribbean, Cap. Dickson Rivas and members of the executive board of the company pursued this project for two years and focused their energy on training. Captain Eduard Medina said that the group was encouraged to live up to the Svitzer standards and today, all see the reward. “These women have become

Ricaurte Vasquez. Pic: Florida State University

Panama Canal Appoints New Administrator

, deputy administrator (2000-2004) and finance director (1996-2000) for the waterway, playing a role in laying the groundwork for the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Recently, he served as General Electric's executive director (2013-2015), vice president, and CEO for Central America and the Caribbean (2008-2011).He has a PhD in Managerial Economics and a Master's Degree in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also has a Master's Degree in Economics from North Carolina State University.To guarantee a smooth succession, Vasquez will soon begin a

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SeaKing Hires Apprentices

starters on the 10th anniversary of its apprentice training scheme.  A grand total of 43 apprentices have now been employed by the marine electrical specialist. SeaKing employs more than 100 engineers worldwide with a track record delivering projects across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Caribbean and USA.New apprentices Callum Mulrooney, James Fields, Michael Mcevoy Hayes and Bradley Jones will now embark on a two-year extended diploma, NVQ Level 2 and 3, in Electrical Installation alongside a BTEC Diploma in advanced Manufacturing & Engineering.SeaKing Electrical managing director

Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

Jeeninga as Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia) and Maurice McKeating as Cluster Managing Director, UK South.Fred Jeeninga holds nearly 20 years of experience from the marine service industry. His work has taken him to Russia, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international experience, the majority of which were regional or managing director roles. He was born in the UK and has worked in

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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

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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

Daniel Young (Photo:GAC)

Young Joins GAC

Daniel Young has been appointed as GAC’s Group Marketing Manager, covering the eastern United States, eastern Canada, and the Caribbean.He brings to his new role 15 years’ port agency and logistics experience drawn from a diverse working background that includes business development for both commercial and government customers, port operations management and freight forwarding. Young’s appointment reflects the Group’s continuing drive to fully understand and meet the needs of its customers by drawing on its strengths and versatile, integrated range of shipping and logistics

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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".

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

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

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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