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Friday, February 15, 2019

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JJ Ha (Photo: Høglund Marine Solutions)

Høglund Appoints Ha as MD

;glund’s relationships with ship owners and shipyards in Korea and driving the adoption of LNG and electric hybrid propulsion through Høglund's crucial system integration and automation solutions.Ha joins Høglund from MTS Cooperation, a Korea-based sales agency representing equipment companies in the marine and offshore market, where he worked as Managing Director for 12 years. Prior to this, he spent 10 years working as a sales manager for Rolls-Royce Marine Korea

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 RMKMS

RMK Merrill-Stevens introduces electronics division.

as RMK Merrill-Stevens Shipyard (RMKMS) introduces a marine electronics service and sales division led by David Gratton, past chairman of National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA).  Gratton is an expert outfitting megayachts with complete electronics systems, having serviced and installed equipment on thousands of vessels with Martek of Palm Beach, which closed in 2018. During his tenure at Martek and on NMEA’s board, Gratton pioneered service standards for marine electronics professionals through master dealer programs and technician certifications.Among other niches, Gratton&rsquo

David Miller with fellow owners, Bob and Bill Wetta (Photo: DSC Dredge)

DSC Dredge’s Miller Retires

his retirement. Miller embarked on his career in the early 1980’s when he began working for Kenner Marine & Machinery (KMM). Following several consecutive KMM positions, David completed his final 10 years there as a field service specialist.Miller was one of the original founders of Best Equipment Technologies, Inc. (BEST), established in 1998, located in Poplarville, MS. BEST operated as a steel fabrication shop and dredge manufacturer. Partnered with the Wetta family, Miller helped found companies that provided essential services to the dredging industry. In 2010, these companies were

Chris Johnstone (Photo: DeltaTek)

DeltaTek Appoints Johnstone

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek Global, has announced the  appointment of Chris Johnstone as Operations Supervisor.Johnstone will focus on managing well site operations offshore and helping to design and develop new technologies, and he will also be responsible for implementing an equipment maintenance system and subsequent procedures.Prior to his appointment, Johnstone was a wellsite drilling engineer / performance coach at EnQuest. This followed an extensive engineering career which he began as an operations engineer at Stork and progressed to become a drilling engineer with LR

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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

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

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

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

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

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

Photo:Huisman

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.  

Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority

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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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

Photo: TecNiq

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

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