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Rob Goley (Photo: SBI)

Goley Signs on as Director at SBI

comes to SBI as a recently retired 20‐year veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG). During his tenure with USCG, Goley was an accomplished operator and respected leader with multiple command tours.   Goley has received national recognition for his strong partnerships across all Department of Homeland Security components, as well as state and local agencies. He also serves as the national secretary for the Maritime Professional Responders and Officers, the only national organization dedicated to the maritime public safety professional. Goley brings a strong understanding of federal program

Larry Hungerford is now President & CEO at Terma North America (Photo courtesy of TNA)

Terma NA Names Hungerford President & CEO

in Fort Worth, Texas, provides direct interface with Lockheed Martin and related business leaders in support of the F-35 and F-16 programs. An office in Portsmouth, Virginia, focuses on radar systems and services for U.S.-based customers, including U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, the FAA and Department of Homeland Security. The Denmark-based Terma Group (Terma A/S) develops systems and services for defense agencies, civilian authorities, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and advanced composite aerostructur

Mike Brown (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Global Diving & Salvage Hires VP in Houston

has long been an advocate for the safety and education of commercial divers. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the ADCI for 20 years in various positions, including four terms as president of the association. Brown is currently serving his second three year term on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) as the representative for Offshore Commercial Diving services on the U.S. Outer  Continental Shelf.   “Mike brings us unparalleled experience and expertise in offshore operations for the oil/gas market, along

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) Photo Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Hires Adm. Papp as President Washington Ops

, as President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Washington Operations. Admiral Papp served as an Officer in the Coast Guard for nearly 40 years, completing his career as the 24th Commandant of the U. S. Coast Guard from 2010 to 2014. The Coast Guard is the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was a career cutterman, serving in six cutters, commanding four of them, including the Coast Guard’s square rigged sailing ship, USCG Barque EAGLE. As a flag officer, Admiral Papp served as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area; as the Chief of Staff of the Coast Guard

Elissa DeFalco (Photo: SUNY Maritime)

SUNY Maritime's DeFalco Awarded for Excellence in Teaching

, an associate professor of humanities at SUNY Maritime College, has received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York this year. The award was given in recognition to her dedication to the success of her students, her willingness to serve her department and the college, and her commitment to academic excellence. “Your mastery of teaching, dedication to students, adherence to the highest academic standards, and continued professional achievements are reflected in your selection for this honor,” said Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY chancellor

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups.  Committee members serve 2-year terms, with no more than two consecutive term re¬appointments, and approximately one-third of members' terms of office expire every 2 years.    The Department strives to select individuals with in-depth knowledge of their respective industries or government sectors.  Members are nominated through a full and open process published in the Federal Register.   The new members are:   1. Gary Adams, Vice President Global Logistics, Walmart

Hunter Maritime Acquisition Launches IPO

USA, Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus. A written prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, when available, may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time

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CLIA Appoints Kim Hall Operational & Security Director

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that Hall brings maritime and piracy analytic experience to the association. For the past three and a half years, Hall was Senior Analyst with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), supporting DHS S&T, USCG Headquarters, USCG Atlantic Area, and the National Strike Force Coordination Center. CLIA adds that Hall specializes in maritime security. Prior to HSSAI, she was a research analyst in the Center for Naval Analyses' (CNA) Strategic Initiatives Group focusing on threats and issues pertaining to the global commons.

AMP Chairman Tom Allegretti

American Maritime Industry Booming Testifies AMP

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation today heard first hand about America’s booming domestic maritime industry from Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of the Board of Saltchuk, one of the country’s most recognized transportation and distribution companies, who was testifying on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP). Tabbutt told Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) that American maritime, supported by the Jones Act, is strong, vibrant, and growing. “Our industry is experiencing an

Photo courtesy of AMP

Texas Ranks Third for U.S. Maritime Jobs, Houston No. 2

Texas ranks third among all states for domestic maritime jobs with Houston ranked second among all U.S. cities for its contribution to the U.S. maritime industry, according to a new study PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Transportation Institute and released by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry.   The domestic maritime industry, comprised of the vessels which move cargoes between American ports, pumps $8 billion annually into the Texas economy, and provides 39,190 Texas maritime jobs, with $2.3 billion in worker income. A former

Michael Lempke (Photo: HII)

Lempke to Lead Newport News’ Energy Programs

acquisition and operations for both government and industry. Most recently, he served as vice president of integrated strategic decision support for Systems, Planning and Analysis, Inc., in Alexandria. He has also held senior management positions with the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Energy, the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and the Department of the Navy. Lempke earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in acquisition management from The George Washington University

Rob Yoder (Photo: GOST)

GOST Names Yoder Head of R&D

Technologies) has promoted Rob Yoder to Director of Research & Development.   Yoder has served the company for over four years in the capacity of technical sales representative and lead technical support agent.    In his new position, Yoder will manage the technical support department; develop technical documentation, such as installation and user manuals; design, test and implement new technologies; and support GOST’s global marine electronics dealer and distributor network to ensure its products are installed properly and working to specification.   He takes on

Walter J. Brudzinski (Photo: Chuck Fazio)

Insights: USCG Can Suspend and Revoke Merchant Mariner Credentials

, including the Coast Guard, from controlling ALJ’s salaries, conducting performance evaluations on them, or providing monetary/honorary awards to ALJ’s.      Pursuant to Memorandum of Agreement, Coast Guard ALJs also adjudicate cases for agency components of the Department of Homeland Security such as the Transportation Security Administration. As time and availability permit, Coast Guard ALJs also adjudicate cases for other agencies on a reimbursable basis in support of the Office of Personnel Management’s ALJ Loan Program. For example, Coast Guard Judges assisted the

Dodge Kenyon (Photo: Liberian Registry)

Liberian Registry Appoints Investigations VP

Registry from Holland America Group, where he was Manager of Technical Operations, Auditing and Compliance and Chairman of the Fleet Health, Environmental, Safety and Security Committee. His previous experience includes 12 years as a vessel inspector and investigator with the State of Washington Department of Ecology Spills Prevention Program and over two years as a marine surveyor for American Bureau of Shipping in Los Angeles. Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the U.S.-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “Dodge has almost

In August 2015 General Dynamics NASSCO launched Perla del Caribe, the second ship in a series of natural gas powered containerships for TOTE (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

US Shipyards: Building for America, Jobs for Americans

a host of suppliers – $9.2 billion in labor income, and $10.7 billion in gross domestic product, or GDP, to the national economy. These are well paying jobs with opportunity for advancement.    Many of these shipyards build not only commercial vessels but also ships used by the U.S. Department of Defense. Case in point: General Dynamics, NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego recently built the world’s first containerships that run on natural gas, and is now building a series of vessels for the Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base program. It is a compelling example of a strong domestic U

Allcargo Logistics Inks Training MoU in Maharashtra

Allcargo Logistics’ CSR arm, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra State Skill Development Society (MSSDS) to train over 7,400 youth in Maharashtra. This initiative will help Allcargo to enhance its scope of work under its skilling initiative ‘Nipun’ and would substantially contribute to the Government of Maharashtra’s Skilling Maharashtra Mission.   Trainees will be primarily skilled in the fields of heavy and light commercial vehicle, warehousing and unarmed security guards. The initiative aims to provide placements to at least 70

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Washington Maritime Economy Grows Stronger -Study

the findings. The Workforce Development Council of Seattle & King County, the Transportation Institute, the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County, BNSF Railway, Wells Fargo, the Economic Development Alliance Snohomish County, the Puget Sound Ports Council- Maritime Trades Department- AFL-CIO, and the Washington State Department of Commerce provided generous support for the study

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