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Marc Warren (Photo: OBMP)

Warren Named OBMP Executive Director

The Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots (OBMP) has appointed Marc Warren as its new Executive Director.    Warren will work in partnership with the OBMP board members, state-licensed maritime pilots, shipping industry representatives and contractors, as well as with environmental, state and federal regulatory agencies and Oregon residents in an effort to implement the objectives and goals of OBMP.   Warren previously served as a regulatory specialist for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and possesses 25 years of maritime leadership experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, serving as a

Security Courses

Videotel Enhances MCA-Approved Security Training Courses

Videotel has expanded and enhanced its Ship Security Officer and Designated Security Duties Training Course in line with the latest STCW regulations. The Ship Security Officer Training Course is for personnel who are nominated as ship’s Security Officers and the Designated Security Duties Training Course is for personnel on board with Designated Security Duties. Both training courses contain brand new resources and training material, and have been approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, explains: “The ever increasing threat to maritime

Liberia Approves STCW Security Courses

Security titles "Security Awareness" (STCW VI/6 p4) and "Security Duties" (STCW VI/6 p6) have now been flag approved by LISCR. Both courses are available online for individual purchase and study via Marlins’ security training site, www.stcwsecurity.com. The cost per student for "Security Duties" is $80 and for "Security Awareness" the cost is $50. It is also possible for companies to bulk purchase licences for multiple crew members. The courses include a full assessment and a printable certificate awarded upon achieving the requisite passmark.

Rich Cillessen: Photo SIA

SIA Appoints Siemens Industry's V-P to the Board

The Security Industry Association (SIA) says it has appointed Rich Cillessen, vice president of enterprise security at Siemens Industry Inc., to its Board of Directors. As vice president of the enterprise security business line, Cillessen is a senior executive with a proven track record of building businesses and delivering outstanding results, during a career spanning more than 15 years in both the domestic and International market. Since 2013, he has led the strategy, vision and sales for Siemens Enterprise Security business. He is responsible for strategic account management for key security

Ron Davis (Photo: HII)

HII Hires Davis to Lead Cyber Security Program

Ron A. Davis has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) as chief information systems officer (CISO). In this new role, he will lead the company’s cyber security program with responsibility for ensuring the early identification of threats and risks and the implementation of controls and other processes and methods to protect information systems for the entire HII enterprise.   Davis will work in HII’s Washington, D.C., office and will report to Chris Kastner, executive vice president, business management, and chief financial officer.   “Cyber security is a top

Hunter Maritime Acquisition Launches IPO

Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp. announced the commencement of its initial public offering of 15,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. Each unit consists of one Class A common share of the company and one-half of one warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A common share of the company. The company will grant the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 2,250,000 additional units. The units are expected to be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) and trade under the ticker symbol “HUNTU”. Once the securities composing

Photo: Crowley Maritime

Crowley Awards USMMA Midshipman Pisarski

Crowley Maritime Corporation recently presented U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Midshipman Sara Pisarski with the company’s Maritime Security Enhancement Award. The Maritime Security Enhancement Award, established in 2003, gives a one-time, $500 award to a USMMA student who demonstrates a strong interest in a port, maritime or transportation security career and who achieves the highest grade in the academy’s transportation security class. Pisarski, a native of Bowling Green, Ohio, began attending USMMA in 2013 and graduated this year with a degree in maritime logistics and security.

Captain Ulrich Ganz

Ulrich Ganz of Bernhard Schulte Joins Tundra

  Tundra Group is delighted to announce the addition of the former Senior Company Security Officer (CSO) of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), Captain Ulrich Ganz, to their Senior Management team.   An Ex-Master and Marine Superintendent with over 30 years’ experience which includes Salvage, Ship Management, Maritime Security, ISM, Incident Investigations, Ransom Negotiation and intervention in drug related vessel detention. Ulrich previously worked for BSM as their global Maritime Security coordinator, in charge of BSM's Anti-Piracy and Security Group, responsible for setting

Statoil Moves Key IT Tasks from India Back to Norway

Statoil said on Friday it would move its critical information technology (IT) tasks from Indian provider HCL Technologies back to Norway to improve security. A number of IT-related security incidents in recent years, including one that disrupted oil loading at the Mongstad refinery in 2014, had led the Norwegian energy company to create a task force to assess risks. As a result of this assessment Statoil decided to strip its most "critical" tasks from provider HCL, to which the company outsources most of its infrastructure IT management, after internal reports identified potential

Brian Kane (Photo: GOST)

GOST Names Kane Chief Technology Officer

Marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems company GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) has promoted Brian Kane to the position of Chief Technology Officer.   A founding partner and GOST Board of Director member, Kane will, in his new capacity, will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company, including the development and implementation of strategies for new security technologies for the global maritime marketplace.   “Brian was one of the founders of GOST over 12 years ago and is the backbone of our organization,” said

William H. Watson

Watson Named VP of Meridian Global Consulting

William H. Watson has been appointed as Vice President of Meridian Global Consulting, LLC, a Mobile, Alabama-based scalable risk mitigation specialist consultancy. Company CEO Jonathan McConnell announced the appointment, stating that, “We are pleased that Will Watson has agreed to join the Meridian Global team. His wealth of experience in the maritime, security and intelligence communities will serve our clients exceedingly well.” Prior to joining Meridian Global, Watson maintained his own consultancy, based in Washington, DC, and will continue to be based in the Nation’s Capital.

Brian Hall

Hall Joins Bouchard Transportation

Retired Active Duty Coast Guard Commanding Officer Brian Hall has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, as Southern Port Captain / Vetting Manager. Hall brings with him more than 25 years of experience in marine safety, security and environmental protection. In his new position, Hall will report to Mike Brady, VP Health, Safety, Security and Environment and be based in Tampa, Fla. A graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering, Hall most recently worked as the Technical Operations

Peter Astbury - Senior Negotiator Ship and Yacht Contingency Response

High Seas Becoming Less Secure

  Despite the significant reduction in piracy attacks over the last few years it is now widely accepted by the maritime community that the safety of the High Seas cannot always be guaranteed by Governments. The future of security in the marine environment is about cooperation between the public and private sector according to the leading private maritime security company MAST. Speaking at the Port Security Summit Conference in London, on Thursday 27th November, MAST’s senior ship and yacht contingency response negotiator, Peter Astbury, said: “They are sullen seas and they are

 Ralph Bell

Kelvin Hughes Expands International Sales Team

Kelvin Hughes has made two new senior appointments to strengthen its international sales team. Andrew Chia joins Kelvin Hughes as Regional Business Manager based in the company’s Singapore office. He will be responsible for the growth and development of the Kelvin Hughes Security Systems division across the Far East region. A graduate in Economics and Management from the University of London, Andrew served as an Artillery Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces for 6 years before joining a local company representing European and US defence manufacturers in Southeast and North Asia. Ralph

File photo: Alex Sergienko

MLC 2006 Amendments Set to Take Hold in 2017

Two years after the approval at the 103rd International Labor Conference (ILC), the Amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC, 2006), adopted in 2014, have been confirmed will enter into force on January 18, 2017. The now confirmed amendments aim to ensure better protection for seafarers and their families in the case of abandonment, death and long-term disability. Ratifying Members had been given until July 18, 2016 to formally express their disagreement with the 2014 Amendments. There was wide support for the new provisions, ILO said, though two governments stated they shall

Brian Gifford (Photo: GOST)

Gifford to Lead GOST Sales Team

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), celebrating its 10th year in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced that Brian Gifford has been tapped for the role of GOST National Sales Manager.   A 30-year marine industry veteran and NMEA MEI, AMEI and NMEA2000 certified, Gifford began his career at West Marine in 1988, working his way up to store and sales manager positions over the course of nine years. During that time, he was responsible for sales, budgeting, and staffing for several locations at the largest marine retailer in the U.S. Gifford then

Rob Yoder (Photo: GOST)

GOST Names Yoder Head of R&D

Marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems company GOST (Global Ocean Security 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

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