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 Marianne Leiknes Ulriksen / Image shared by Dolphin Drilling CEO

Dolphin Drilling names HSEQ Director

; Responsible for AOC process and UK Safety Case for Island innovator and Island Drilling drilling units; Songa Offshore AOC Compliance Manager for the Cat D project in South Korea for Songa Endurance, Songa Equinox, Songa Encourage, and Songa Enabler rigs, and Odfjell Drilling QHSE Manager Mobile Units, Deepsea Atlantic, Deepsea Stavanger and Deepsea Bergen

Rupert Lawson, Head of Tankers – Partner; Oliver Rae, Senior Suezmax Broker; Marialiki Christopoulou, Suezmax Broker; Ali Kader, Suezmax Broker; Dean Abrahams, Senior Suezmax Broker; Robert Boles, Global Suezmax Head (Photo: SSY)

SSY Grows Suezmax Team

, with much of that time spent at Genesis Shipbrokers. Dean Abrahams has 15 years of broking experience and has worked at a range of shipbroking companies including Affinity and EA Gibson.SSY's tanker teams are based in London, Singapore, Houston, New York, Madrid and Mumbai and offer the full range of deep-sea chartering and operational support services

Vivian Maia (Photo: OSM)

OSM CEO to Build Opportunities for Female Seafarers

after graduating from the Merchant Marine Officers School in Rio de Janeiro and spending two years as a Deck Officer with Maersk. She then helped the, at the time, recently formed OSM Brazil set up operations in the country, recruiting, hiring and planning for crew members on the vessels Dan Swift and Deep Sea. Maia is now responsible for crewing a FPSO managed by OSM in Brazil.“It’s been an exciting and fulfilling journey,” she comments, “working both on- and offshore and helping to establish OSM in what is now a key market. I can’t recommend this industry enough for those

Photo courtesy of Equinor

Hundreds of Norway Oil Workers Go On Strike

and Europe's largest gas supplier after Russia.Safe said workers on rigs that conduct exploration or production drilling for oil firms would also walk out on Tuesday.That includes 117 workers from the Transocean Spitsbergen rig; 80 from the Songa Offshore Enabler; 71 from Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger; and 60 from North Atlantic Drilling's West Elara rig.Others set to join the action include 40 Archer drilling workers on the Snorre B platform operated by Equinor; 67 from COSL working on the COSL Innovator rig; 50 from Island Offshore, a supply vessel firm; and 59 from the KCA Deutag

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

said Broadrick. “Carpooling back and forth for simulator training on the weekends was an adventure in itself.”Broadrick, with a third mate’s license and skills in marine transportation, plus a degree in Marine Biology, combined what she learned at Texas A&M Galveston. She worked on deep sea vessels and when she was home between voyages, she volunteered at aquariums. “I clearly pursued the marine transportation portion more aggressively than the marine biology part of my degree, but I have enjoyed both very much.”Daniel Lee Justus is another Aggie ship operator who has fond

Michael Pentony (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Names Pentony Atlantic Fisheries Administrator

oversee aspects of international fisheries conservation and management in the region.   Before joining NOAA Fisheries in 2002, Pentony worked for five years as a policy analyst for the New England Fishery Management Council, primarily on issues related to habitat, marine protected areas, and the deep-sea red crab fishery.   He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University in North Carolina, and a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Between college and graduate school, Pentony served for six years as an

Photo: Crowley

Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

. In that role, he coordinated all sales, marketing and operations activities for Crowley's ship management group and its growing number of customers and vessels served, including container ships, heavy-lift ships, tankers, U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Ready Reserve Force ships, state-of-the-art deep sea construction-vessels and a self-propelled jack-up barge. In 2011, he, too, was awarded the company’s highest honor, the Thomas Crowley trophy, given to employees who have aligned themselves closely with Crowley’s values and displayed outstanding performance along with dedication, leadership

Mo Tafazzoly (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Expands Its Global Footprint

Vryhof, a provider of anchoring and mooring solutions, said it is expanding its global footprint with its companies Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) opening a new office in Aberdeen and Vryhof Anchors appointing Singapore-based Franklin Offshore as its exclusive representative for selling Vryhof solutions in a number of Asia Pacific countries.   “In an industry that has seen considerable negativity over the past year, this is a real statement of intent by Vryhof on our ambitions to expand our products and services in new markets and meet increased demand,” said Wolfgang Wandl, CEO of Vryhof.

Photo: SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime to Train NYC’s Next Ferry Captains

launch May 1st,” said Dennis Robesch, a Safety and Training Manager for NYC Ferry Operated by Hornblower and another SUNY Maritime alumnus.    Making SUNY’s simulators unique are their application with a private commuter ferry system. Typically, simulator training is reserved for deep sea and towing vessels or larger public commuter ferries such as the Washington State Ferry. In addition, similar software is used by other institutions and law enforcement, including NYPD, which could foster new opportunities for additional partnerships since the software is portable. Simulator training

At the Seafarers Awareness Week launch on 9 February, from left to right: Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General, Seafarers UK; Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President Market Strategy, Inmarsat Maritime; David Dingle CBE, Chairman, Maritime UK. (Photo: Seafarers UK)

Two New Themes for Seafarers Awareness Week

and Maritime UK becoming the promotional body for the whole UK maritime industry, bringing together for the first time shipping, ports, marine and business service sectors.   Said Commodore Bryant: ‘Our island nation is dependent on a diverse range of seafarers: Fishers, deep sea, offshore, and nowadays including those who take to the sea to farm fish. Skilled workboat skippers and crews, whose services are in high demand in growth areas such as offshore wind power. Maritime pilots and harbourmasters, providing an essential link between land and sea. Merchant

John Southam (left) and Stephen Maclennan have joined North P&I Club’s loss prevention team (Photo: North P&I Club)

North P&I Club Expands Loss Prevention Team

year, his appointment boosts the Club’s international loss prevention department to 14.   Southam was previously a marine consultant and surveyor with Braemar Technical Services in London. He started as a cadet with P&O Containers, where he rose over 10 years to become a chief officer on deep-sea container vessels operating worldwide. From 2007 to 2012 he served on various offshore energy support vessels in the North Sea and India, after which he spent the next three years in South Korea with the new-build project team of Dolphin Drilling, part of Fred Olsen Energy.   Maclennan

Paul Smulders (Photo: Radio Holland)

Smulders Appointed CEO of Radio Holland

Paul Smulders has been appointed CEO of Radio Holland, part of the RH Marine Group (formerly Imtech Marine).   Smulders returns to Radio Holland where he started his career ashore in 1989 as sales engineer deepsea, after a career at sea as nautical officer. From 1993 on he fulfilled various positions, such as sales manager for the Radio Holland Hong Kong sales activities in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and in the Netherlands as Area Sales Manager and Managing Director of Radio Holland Netherlands. Paul played a pivotal role in growing a successful Radio Holland organization, renowned as

John DeMille (Photo: EdgeTech)

DeMille Joins Edgetech

by police, fire, public safety dive teams and other dedicated SAR teams at the local and federal level throughout the country, having provided training, service and sales support on side scan sonar systems and other important equipment for the industry. DeMille spent 20 years as a U.S. Navy Sea Bee Deep Sea Diver serving with the U.S. Navy underwater construction teams and then went on to work as a project superintendent installing marine transatlantic communication cables. Most recently, DeMille worked with Marine Sonic Technology where he was heavily involved with the side scan sonar product line

James Leeson (Photo: DP World London Gateway)

DP World London Gateway Hires Head of Commercial Port

James Leeson starts in role at the UK’s newest deep-sea container port, with Tabare Dominguez promoted to role in Vancouver   DP World London Gateway Port has appointed James Leeson to the role of Head of Port Commercial following the announcement that Tabare Dominguez is to become Commercial Director at DP World Vancouver.                                                          Leeson started in the role this month, bringing with him more than

Jon Closson (Photo: Furuno)

Furuno Bolsters Sales Squad

of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard on both active duty and the reserves, making him an excellent addition to Furuno’s sales department. Alan will be based out of Furuno’s Camas, Wash. facility.   Jeff Shield – Commercial Sales Representative Previously one of Furuno’s Deep Sea Field Technicians, Jeff Shield is Furuno’s newest Commercial Sales Representative for the Eastern United States. Shield has been with Furuno since 2007 and will remain based in their Denton, Md. office. Brandon Christopher - Field Service Technician Furuno added a new Field Service Technician

Photo courtesy of NOC

Robot School Opens, Addresses Environmental Challenges

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 British Antarctic Survey,

Vancouver Shipyards (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Appoints Three to its Executive Team

Seaspan, an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal and deepsea transportation, bunkering, ship repair and shipbuilding services, named three senior leaders to its corporate executive team, the company announced today.   The appointments include Paul Thomas as Vice President, Engineering – Vancouver Shipyards; Matt Boydston as Vice President, Finance – Seaspan Shipyards; and Billy Garton as General Counsel for Seaspan ULC.    As Vice President, Engineering, Thomas is primarily responsible for engineering and design on new ship construction, in

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