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Rovco to Double Its Workforce

at projects including applied artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicle path planning and live 3D underwater computer vision.“Our commitment to R&D ensures we continue to be at the top of our game and can deliver our services at the highest level. We are confident that our investment in equipment and people will enable us to meet our ambitious growth targets.&rdquo

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Navico Hires Elgie to Lead Americas Sales

the Americas.In his new role, Elgie will be responsible for all sales, marketing and operations activities for the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands throughout North, Central and South America.Elgie came to Navico from Wilson Electronics, a manufacturer and marketer of cellular infrastructure equipment based in Utah, where he served as chief marketing officer. Prior to this post, he spent 10 years at Belkin International where he led the iPhone, iPad and iPod accessories division, launched the company's WeMo home automation line, and led the digital marketing and customer care organizations

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IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

be instrumental as IMTRA continues to develop the industry’s finest lighting and control solutions. He learned to sail and became fascinated with the technical workings of vessels at a very young age which ultimately led to a career as a yacht captain, end user and repairer of all types of marine equipment. After 15 years and 100,000 sea miles, he settled ashore and has been dedicated to working with marine electronics and electrical systems ever since.Kinder Woodcock has taken over as Northeast recreational sales manager after spending more than 20 years helping build IMTRA’s lighting presence

Left to right: Russian Minister of Transport Evgeny Ditrich and Sergey Frank CEO Sovcomflot (Photo: SCF Group)

Sovcomflot and ABB Open Training Center in Russia

zone of the Russian Federation and the eastern regions of the country.”Ogay said, “Such a fruitful cooperation of the University with major industrial partners allows it to respond to the shipping industry requests relating to the training of high-quality specialists. The center’s equipment also enables the university to explore new research areas.&rdquo

Dean Lembke (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Names Lembke Facilities Manager

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has hired Dean Lembke as its new facilities manager. He will serve as the agency’s liaison with tenants, service and government agencies, private contractors and other property users to derive safe and efficient use of all Port Authority-owned land, structures, equipment and other assets.Lembke will be responsible for establishing cost-effective, environmentally sound asset-management programs for all Port Authority properties. He also will work closely with the executive director and CFO on long-range planning with regard to capital improvement programs and new

Redzic Joins Caterpillar as Digital Enabled Solutions VP

the company’s Digital Enabled Solutions Division (DESD), effective July 30, 2018. He will be based in Caterpillar's Chicago office and report to Group President of Customer & Dealer Support Bob De Lange.DESD is comprised of the company's data analytics group, the enterprise data hub, equipment management tools, Cat Connect technologies and customer experience portals.Redzic takes over for Caterpillar Vice President Julie Lagacy, who has led DESD on an interim basis. Lagacy will continue in her role as vice president of Global Information Services.Redzic brings to the role more than 20

Weeks Marine Invests in Maritime Program at Louisiana College

progress on the construction of NTCC’s second building at the Lacombe Campus. A longtime supporter of higher education and workforce training, Mr. Weeks took the opportunity to announce a personal contribution of $250,000 to support local maritime efforts and to secure state-of-the-art training equipment for students. Also in attendance were members of Weeks Marine’s senior leadership team, Richard S. Weeks (CEO), Eric Ellefsen (President), and Patrick Whelan (Executive Vice President), who then announced a corporate match of $250,000 to establish a scholarship endowment in perpetuity to

Greg Tuthill (Photo: SeaCube Container Leasing)

Tuthill Named COO of SeaCube Container Leasing

global growth, Tuthill will lead SeaCube’s global sales, marketing and trading teams. He is responsible for the development and implementation of evolving business strategies designed to further SeaCube’s vision of being the customer’s first choice for refrigerated intermodal equipment while also driving company growth.Most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Americas Region, for CMA CGM, Tuthill brings 30 years of industry experience to this position. He began his career with American President Lines, Ltd in 1988 where he held several positions

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

behalf of The Underwater Centre, which was also project managed by Subsea 7 with close collaboration and support from TechnipFMC. The combined resources and collaboration between The Underwater Centre, Subsea 7 and TechnipFMC served as an example of working together as one team.As well as refurbishing equipment, completely rebuilding the closed bell and adding the SPHL from Subsea 7’s decommissioned Rockwater 1, a vessel has been converted to create a new training system – renamed Deep Diver 1.SPHLs are one of the main means of evacuating divers form a saturation diving environment in the

Brent Sappington (Photo: Consolidated Ship Repair)

Consolidated Ship Repair Hires Sappington

, to subsea and offshore construction at one of the largest waterfront shipyards in Texas.Sappington’s experience in the industry began at a young age, working on a boat off the Oregon coast with his fisherman father. A 28-year marine industry professional, he has worked at industry leading marine equipment OEM's and offshore drilling operators, holding a variety of positions including Field Service Engineer, Service Manager and Mechanical Superintendent. He is a subject matter expert for marine propulsion, diesel engines and anchor winches, and has a track record completing complex underwater

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

, India, in August committing the parties to establishing the new service.iCALL was subsequently inaugurated by Dr Malini V. Shankar, India’s Director General of Shipping, when she made the first call to the service last month.Addressing industry leaders, principals and maritime technology and equipment providers last month at a two-day Synergy seminar in New Delhi, Capt Unni argued that the maritime industry should do far more to address mental health issues.“5.9% of all deaths at sea are proven suicides,” he said. “If the suspicious cases of probable suicides – seafarers

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TecNiq Adds Staff

TecNiq, a multi-industry leader in high-performance LED lighting for marine, RV, fleet, emergency response vehicles and heavy equipment, has hired three staff to fill key roles. Terri Thornton and Darryl Lanier join the company as sales associates for the light duty trailer market. Kevin Shaffer has been named national sales manager.Kevin Shaffer comes to TecNiq from Intertek Testing Services where he was sales manager for its transportation technologies division. Prior, he managed sales in its military/aerospace division. Shaffer earned a B.A. from Western Michigan University in professional

A District vehicle retrieves a survey vessel at the New York District's reconstructed Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City, N.J., June 12, 2018. The new boat ramp enables launching and retrieving craft during all points in the tide cycle. A section of the Hydrogaphic Surveys class was taught aboard survey vessels on the water in New York-New Jersey Harbor. (Photo by James D'Ambrosio)

New Site Hosts Corps’ Hydrographic Survey Training

role providing courses in a variety of subject areas."Outdoor InstructionAttendees also received outdoor instruction. Students broke into small groups and moved through six work stations around the terminal and aboard survey vessels on the water: learning about the configuration and mounting of equipment on survey vessels; an overview of cartography (drawing maps); and Global Positioning Systems, among others. On the final two days, subject-matter experts from the Army Geospatial Center in Fort Belvoir, Va., also conducted briefings on charting inland rivers and Bathymetric Lidar ― water-penetrating

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Huisman, ATC Offer Offshore Crane Training in Singapore

recognized offshore crane training and qualifications to Australian, British and American standards at the one location.Public courses offered in Singapore make use of real Huisman cranes or SMST cranes (a Huisman affiliated company).  For any onsite training needs, site specific cranes or equipment as required can be utilized.  

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Port of Duluth-Superior Generates $1.4 bln and 8,000 Jobs

jobs are created when individuals spend their wages locally in grocery stores, restaurants, shopping centers and on home purchases. The study also captured indirect jobs created when marine-related businesses purchase goods and services from office supply companies, maintenance and repair contractors, equipment suppliers and the like.The nearly 20 privately owned bulk cargo docks in the Port of Duluth-Superior, plus one general cargo terminal operated by Duluth Cargo Connect, altogether account for the 35 million short tons of cargo moved during the 2017 navigation season

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YANMAR, ABYC Partner in Technician Training

will facilitate the course with ABYC’s guidance and certification materials, making ABYC Certification more accessible than ever for rising marine technicians.YANMAR Academy brings a systematic approach to training with a variety of course offerings for YANMAR product lines, including agriculture equipment, construction equipment, utility task vehicles, industrial diesel engines, energy systems and marine diesel engines. All courses are led by staff experts and conducted in state-of -the -art, product -specific training labs designed with student computers, 60-inch computer displays, advanced audio

Steve Moore (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal Appoints Moore as Product Manager

Ocean Signal, whose portfolio of safety devices includes the rescueME range, has appointed Steve Moore as its new Product ManagerExperienced marine electronics specialist Steve Moore joins safety equipment leaders with focus on new product launches and development of established range.Moore brings more than 25 years of technical and marketing experience in the marine industry in both the commercial and leisure sectors to the role, in addition to a strong background in integrated marine electronics. He joins Margate-based Ocean Signal following a seven-year spell with international marine electronics

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