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Polarcus to Cut Jobs, Salaries

reduction in offshore operating cost. This will mitigate the anticipated elevated idle time of the Polarcus fleet in the coming months," Polarcus said.New contractIn a separate statement on Wednesday morning, the Oslo-listed company said it had won an offshore survey contract in North-West Europe.Polarcus said the project would begin in the second quarter of 2020, with a duration of three months. The company did not provide any details on the financial terms of the deal, nor on the identity of the client.Worth noting, Polarcus used the photo of its Polarcus Adira vessel to illustrate a social

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More than a Million of Oilfield Services Jobs at Stake

(bpd) from April, when OPEC+ countries start increasing their production, Rystad said.Offshore workforce to be cut by 19%"E&P operators and contractors want to minimize the potential spread of Covid-19 by reducing the workforce to an absolute minimal level. This is happening across the world but Europe, currently, is the most impacted market,“ says Martinsen.Offshore workforce is likely to be reduced by a total of 19% in 2020 as the low oil prices will halt most of the exploration work and MMO projects in the second half of the year and the fear of a Covid-19 outbreak on offshore platforms

Elina Papageorgiou (Photo: LR)

LR Appoints Papageorgiou as M&O President

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has appointed Elina Papageorgiou as its new Marine and Offshore President for UK and Ireland, commencing on April 1, 2020.Papageorgiou has held a variety of roles across North and South Europe in sales, marketing and finance functions since joining LR in 2004. Most recently, she led LR’s Marine and Offshore sales teams in 11 different countries across South Europe.Papageorgiou graduated with a BSc in Economics from Brunel University and has an MBA from Imperial College London.  

Martin Helweg (Photo: P&O Maritime Logistics)

P&O Maritime Logistics Names Helweg CEO

for Logistics and Technology.For the past three years, Helweg has been responsible for P&O Maritime Logistics’ global operations. Earlier, Martin spent over 15 years in marine service solutions working for Svitzer, an A.P. Moller-Maersk Company in regional CFO and CEO roles across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.P&O Maritime Logistics was created last year following DP World’s acquisition of Topaz Energy and Marine and its integration with P&O Maritime. POML focuses on three strategic segments – offshore, port services and logistics

Taro Kitamura (Photo: Yanmar)

Kitamura Named President of YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL

Shiori Nagata, who has been promoted within YANMAR Holdings Co. Ltd. in Japan after overseeing a strong five-year period of growth for the Netherlands-based recreational marine division.Taro joined YANMAR head office in 1990 as Procurement Buyer, moving to the International Procurement Office at YANMAR Europe and then YANMAR Italy from 2000 to 2005 before completing 10 years with YANMAR Co. Ltd. as Procurement Manager. After spending the last three years as Group Divisional Manager Procurement based in Osaka, he is now relocating to the Netherlands following the appointment.In further company developments

Group photo from left: Shiwei, Farid, Jinu, Elise. (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Appoints Four Bunker Traders

, Liao found himself quite fund of the international environment Dubai had to offer, thus he recently relocated as part of the Group’s internal mobility program.Elise Huang is a Danish national, born and raised by Chinese parents. Huang initially entered the industry via a bunker trading company in Europe and joined Dan-Bunkering in Dubai by the end of 2019.Farid Babayev comes with an MSc in Oil & Gas Logistics from Molde University in Norway, but was in fact born and raised in Azerbaijan and has worked in different parts of the offshore industry since joining the business in 2011.Jinu Jagan commenced

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NYK, NOS Pact for CTV for Japanese Offshore

offshore wind power plants. CTV is built for highspeed operation and comes equipped with stability equipment that allows crews to safely transfer to and from the offshore wind farms.Utilizing the technical information and expertise of NOS, which operates over 35 CTVs in the offshore wind power market in Europe, along with the NYK Group’s knowledge of operating vessels in Japan, NOS and NYK will discuss the optimized design, ownership, and operation of a CTV that so that crews can have safe access to wind power generation facilities off Japan even when sea conditions are harsh.In the future, the two

Jochen Engelmann (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo Hires Engelmann as Sales VP

Torqeedo announced it has appointed Jochen Engelmann as vice-president sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective January 1.In this position, Engelmann will have responsibility for expanding sales and driving the company’s growth across the EMEA region for Torqeedo’s marine electromobility systems.Engelmann comes to Torqeedo from Volvo Penta, where he was head of sales, central Europe for the industrial engine division. Prior to joining Volvo Penta, he worked in the engine development department at Stihl as a technical project manager.Engelmann holds a degree in mechanica

Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan Harnay has gone from being a deck officer on super yachts to being a machinery technician in the Coast Guard. Harnay now spends his free time on liberty as a captain of a dinner cruise yacht. (Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Honolulu)

From Superyachts to Fast Response Cutters

for allowing him to take the part-time position, which he does a few evenings a week when he’s off duty.With a short time left on this enlistment, he has to decide what comes next.“For me, because I’m from France, being in the Coast Guard is a proud feeling. I have a lot of friends in Europe that never experienced what I get to do every day,” said Harnay. “I get to look at it through the eyes of the American military, which in Europe is looked upon with big eyes. It’s a very special feeling.”While France is where Harnay is from, Miami has become home to him. If

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Fincantieri: Jobs at Risk if Merger with Chantiers de l'Atlantique Stopped

Fincantieri Chairman Giampiero Massolo defended the Italian shipbuilder's planned acquisition of French rival Chantiers de l'Atlantique, and said jobs in the industry could suffer if the project fell through.European competition authorities last month opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed deal, saying it would significantly reduce competition and could push up prices for cruise ships."Ours is a valid industrial project that could not only help Europe's shipbuilding industry compete better globally, but also generate economies of scale right away and support technological

Ian Barrie  (Photo: Danfoss Drives)

Danfoss Drives Appoints Head of Sales for Americas

with Danfoss, wherein he has held several regional and global positions in sales, marketing, and business development. He will be based out of the Danfoss Drives’ Loves Park, Illinois, facility.Barrie succeeds Santiago Martin, who has held the position since 2016. Martin plans to relocate to Europe, where he will assume a new position in Danfoss Cooling

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Shipping Directly Employs Over 640,000 at Sea

Shipping directly employs over 640,000 workers at sea and on shore, and supports over 1.4 million workers through indirect and induced employment, said European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA).These professionals possess a wealth of maritime knowledge, skills and heritage unique in the world. If Europe is to retain its pre-eminence in global shipping, this know-how needs to be cherished and cultivated.The sector must therefore attract a sufficient number of quality new entrants and retain experienced seafarers, including women seafarers and other under-represented groups.“European

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Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety

employers reinforce the competency of roustabouts.Developed as part of the OPITO Skills Screening online tool, a comprehensive question bank has been created by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) with input from members Awilco (UK) Ltd, Transocean, Valaris, COSL Drilling Europe and Diamond Offshore.OPITO, a not-for-profit skills organization for the energy industry, said its Skills Screening tool provides an accessible online solution for organizations looking to assess the knowledge and understanding of current and potential employees across a wide range of disciplines

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

Directors.Dr. Tikka has over 30 years of shipping experience having recently retired from the American Bureau of Shipping  (“ABS”) in July 2019. She joined ABS in 2001 and held various specialist and leadership positions within ABS including as ABS Executive Vice President Global Marine, Europe Division President, and as Vice President and Chief Engineer, Global. Her most recent ABS role was as Executive Vice President, Senior Maritime Advisor, where she was responsible for aligning ABS strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings with the industry’s technical

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

Head Far East and Chief Financial Officer for Global Operations of a large financial research organization.  In addition, he is experienced working with companies of international reputation in numerous industries, including manufacturing, technology and finance in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and United States.Seth is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He holds an MBA from Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.Seth will continue to be based in Singapore for Goltens, where he has developed extensive experience in global

Frank Relou  (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Expands European Sales Force

Sea Machines Robotics, a technology company serving the marine industry, has hired industry veteran Frank Relou to lead its European sales efforts. In his new role as European business development manager, Relou will lead the transformation of Europe’s hard-working commercial fleets with technology that empowers operators with enhanced on-water productivity and job predictability.Sea Machines offers proven commercial-grade, wireless, remote vessel-control systems and autonomous navigation technology. In his role, Relou will work closely with workboat operators and boat-builders serving task-orient

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Friends Strengthen Turkish Tug Builder

College in Istanbul but studying different subjects.Kazgan graduated in Business Administration and Cek in Economics and both joined different companies which today have been absorbed into Ernst & Young. Kazgan ventured off to the United States to deepen his academic knowledge whereas Cek stayed in Europe working in the United Kingdom, France and Austria.Following the acquisition of a wealth of experience in a variety of companies and industries, now aged 56 and 57, both men saw the opportunity offered by joining Sanmar Marine, one of the most progressive enterprises in Turkey with a truly international

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