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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Laura Escobar (right) and Joe Li (left), Purser Trainers of HKCYIA, gave talks on cruise careers (Photo: HKCYIA)

HKCYIA Takes Part in Maritime Career Expo

careers and their prospects.   In addition, 15 shipping and tertiary educational organizations set up booths at the Expo to provide information about educational opportunities and career pathways in the maritime industry. Participating organizations included Anglo-Eastern Univan Group, China Classification Society, Dalian Maritime University Alumni, Shanghai Maritime University Alumni, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hongkong International Terminals Limited, Hongkong United Dockyards Limited, Maritime Professional Promotion Federation, Hong Kong Seamen&rsquo

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IRClass Announces New Appointments

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has announced three new senior appointments aimed at boosting its presence in key international maritime centers. The new appointments in Singapore and London are part of IRClass’ strategic plan to expand its capabilities and geographical reach to meet growing demand in these vital markets. Mr. Narayanan Shankar joins as Senior Vice President of Business Development in Singapore. He will co-direct business development and strategy with Mr Anil Devli, Chief Operating Officer (Commercial) of IRClass. Prior to joining IRClass, Mr Shankar held key

Photo: ABB

DNV GL Certifies ABB’s Marine Academy

ABB’s Marine Academy has been recognized by classification society DNV GL for meeting its standards for maritime training. Operating in six locations around the globe, ABB’s Marine Academy aims to reduce vessel downtime and improve safety through education. ABB was awarded the DNV GL SeaSkill certificate following an extensive audit by the classification society and it will be valid for the next five years.   With electrical systems playing a greater role onboard, ABB is seeing a strong demand from the maritime sector to ensure the skills of crew members remain up-to-date.   &l

Photo: IMO

Expanded World Maritime University Campus Inaugurated

by Danish architect Kim Utzon in collaboration with Australian architect Tyrone James Cobcroft of Cobcroft Architects.   The City of Malmö has funded the infrastructure while the up-to-date fittings have been provided through donor support. Donors include The Nippon Foundation, the China Classification Society, DNV GL Maritime, the Nakashima Propeller Co. Ltd, Hyundai Glovis, Dr. Peter and Jane Muirhead, the Korean Shipowners’ Association, the Korean Registry, the Government of Germany, Shindong Digitech Co. Ltd, Dr. Binali Yildirim, Paul’s Fine Art and Antiques, Nova Marine Carriers

Paillette Palaiologou (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Palaiologou Named Marketing Director at Bureau Veritas

Paillette Palaiologou, recently appointed as Bureau Veritas’ Marine Marketing & Sales Director within the Marine & Offshore Operating Group, is tasked with defining and leading the classification society’s business development strategy and priorities in the maritime market.   Palaiologou is a naval architect and holds a Master of Science in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.  She started her professional career in Oceanbulk Maritime S.A, as Technical Superintendent and then Head of Hull & Classification Department. In July 2005, she

IRS on Talent Acquisition Spree

   IRClass, the Leading Ship Classification Society has hired 17 of the brightest and best Naval Architecture students from the elite technical institutes of India.   IRClass celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year. In keeping with the philosophy of acquiring the brightest talent, IRClass has visited four technical institutes of India namely, IIT-Chennai, IIT-Kharagpur, Indian Maritime Institute-Vizag and CUSAT-Kochin for campus placements to induct best talent from the field of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.   The management has constituted a four member senior

American Welding Society Opens Asian Offices

The American Welding Society (AWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the science of welding, has announced  the opening of AWS Asia. Based in Hong Kong, China, with a second office in Beijing, AWS Asia will help serve AWS’s growing Asian market. In early May, AWS purchased the World Engineering Xchange International Limited (WEX Asia) office in Hong Kong.  The office, located at Technology Park, Unit 2508, 25/F, 18 On Lai Street, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, will now serve as AWS Asia’s headquarters and Yoanne Lau will lead as Managing Director of AWS Asia. Bob Wing

Koichi Fujiwara (Photo: ClassNK)

ClassNK Shuffles Leadership Team

Current Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara has been appointed as Chairman and President as well as a Representative Director of classification society ClassNK, effective March 7, 2016. Current Executive Vice Presidents Yasushi Nakamura and Tetsuya Kinoshita will continue in their present roles on the team, joined by Junichiro Iida as Managing Director.   Noboru Ueda has stepped down as Representative Director, Chairman and President. Current Executive Vice President Tetsushi Agata has been appointed as an Executive Auditor as part of the Society’s aim to strengthen its auditing

Tor E. Svensen (photo: DNV GL)

Svensen retires from DNV GL

Tor E. Svensen, Group Executive Vice President at DNV GL, has decided to retire effective from August 1, 2016. Svensen is a ubiquitous figure in maritime circles, and he will continue to work in the maritime industry and will, amongst other things, take up a role as professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, focusing on education and research related to safety at sea. Svensen’s career at DNV GL spanned more than 20years and saw him lead the Maritime Business for more than a decade.    “Tor has made an outstanding contribution to the company over these past 23 years

Eiji Okazaki (Photo: LISCR)

Liberian Registry Names Tokyo Appointments

The Liberian Registry has appointed Eiji Okazaki as president of the Tokyo office operated by its US-based manager, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR).   Okazaki was formerly president and CEO of Japanese ship owner and ship manager IMECS Co Ltd, a subsidiary company of the Japanese major trading house, ITOCHU Corporation. He has nearly forty years’ experience of working at an executive level in the shipowning and ship sales and purchase sectors in Japan, Korea, and Europe. He replaces Takeshi Okamoto, who will return to ClassNK in June after more than five

Nick Brown (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Brown Named Bureau Veritas Communications Director

Nick Brown has been appointed Bureau Veritas’ new Communications Director, Marine & Offshore Division, the classification society announced.    Brown will take up the post from November 2, 2016, replacing Philippe Boisson, who will retire after more than 25 years in the role.   Brown joins Bureau Veritas from Lloyd’s Register where he has spent the last nine years, most recently as Head of Brand & External Affairs, Marine & Offshore. He has 25 years of shipping industry experience, starting as a commercial trainee with the Wallem Group in Hong Kong. A specialis

Lee Jeong-kie (Photo: KR)

Korean Register Names New Chairman & CEO

Classification society the Korean Register (KR) has elected Lee Jeong-kie as its new Chairman and CEO.    Lee assumes the role of Chairman and CEO, following the death of B. S. Park, who passed away after a short illness in October 2016.   Lee has worked for KR for 29 years, most recently as executive vice president of KR’s survey division. He was elected at the extraordinary meeting of KR’s general assembly which oversees the running of KR and comprises 86 voting members. This is the second time in KR’s 56-year history that an internal candidate has been appointed

Matthieu de Tugny  (Photo:  Bureau Veritas)

Donche-Gay Steps Up to BV Group Role

Philippe Donche-Gay, President of the leading international classification society Bureau Veritas, has been promoted to the role of Senior Executive Vice President of Bureau Veritas, reporting to the group’s CEO, Didier Michaud-Daniel. His new role sees him lead the implementation of Bureau Veritas' strategic plans in parallel with his position as President of the Marine & Offshore Division. Philippe Donche-Gay, commenting, said: ‘We have ambitious targets to continue the transformation of our entire business. One of the areas I will be building on across the whole Bureau Veritas

Ian Edward Ross (Photo: GBSL)

Grand Bahama Shipyard Adds Four Executives

experience delivering strategic and operational support to major organizations in the oil and gas, power generation and heavy construction and fabrication industries. Prior to joining GBSL, Ian held several senior international HSSEQ executive roles in the U.K., Europe, North Africa, Middle East, China, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.    Ian holds a Master of Science Degree in Health and Safety Management and is a lead auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems.     Don Keirce, Vice President Operations Donald “Don” Kierce joined GBSL November

Seen here is WinGD training manager Tyson Liang Qin presenting the W-FMS virtual reality engine room to a delegation of ship owners. (Photo: WInGD)

WinGD Opens Virtual Reality Engine Room Facilities

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has inaugurated a new installation of its W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for training complete engine room crews at the Marine Power Academy Training Center of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. (HHM), in Shanghai, China.   The simulator joins a network of some 20 further installations at strategic locations around the world. As well as being the first installation of WinGD’s dedicated, multi-touchscreen simulation hardware in China, the Shanghai FMS system is also first to be pre-programmed with specially adapted versions of the engine-specific

Ryan Randall (Photo: TSGI)

Rendall Joins The Shearer Group

Naval architect Ryan Rendall has joined the naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI).   Prior to joining TSGI, Rendall worked for Metal Shark Boats as a naval architect and marine engineer. He received a B.S. in Marine Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and the Marine Technology Society.

Mikal Grure Eie (Photo: Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering)

Global Maritime Appoints Norway Regional Manager

 Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has appointed Mikal Grure Eie as Regional Manager for Norway. Mikal’s brief will to develop closer customer relationships and drive new business development opportunities throughout Norway - a key market for Global Maritime.   Mikal has spent over 10 years in the offshore sector. Previous roles include support with the construction of the Hywind floating wind farm and other wind power projects as well as on oil and gas fields, such as