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Source: MarTID 2018

Transformation in Maritime Industry Training

same.Now that the 2019 survey has been launched, it is useful to examine the most notable insights revealed by the inaugural 2018 report. It turns out that there is one message that, far and away, stands out most in the report. That message is that we are, right now, in the throws of a major training transformation in the maritime industry. It is a transformation that swept other industries over the last 10 – 15 years, and that we are now experiencing here in our industry. And although there was anecdotal evidence of this transformation in the past, the MarTID report presents clear data that must

CAPT Timothy Crone (Photo: Hepburn and Sons LLC)

Hepburn and Sons Appoints Crone as Director

received a Master of Arts in National Security Policy and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.CAPT  Crone served as the Commanding Officer on USS PONCE (LPD 15) through two major overseas deployments. During his tenure in command, he served as Maritime Interdiction Operations Commander for the deployed battle group, skillfully coordinating multi-ship anti-piracy interdiction efforts, resulting in sustained safe passage for international commerce in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.Starting in December 2010, CAPT Crone joined the Surface Warfare Officer Acquisition Corps, and worked at the

International Propeller Club Looks for new Executive VP

The International Propeller Club of the United States is looking for a new Executive Vice President to lead its Fairfax, Virginia office in early 2019.The International Propeller Club is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade. It has 5,000 members in more than 75 ports around the world who represent a cross-section of the maritime industry. The Propeller Club is ninety-one years old and serves as the premier networking organization of the maritime industry.Interested persons may learn more about the Propeller Club at http://www.

Kelly Craighead (Photo: CLIA)

Craighead Appointed as CLIA President and CEO

January 1, 2019. Craighead will be taking over the role currently held by Cindy D'Aoust, who in July of this year announced her intent to leave her position by year’s end.Craighead has spent over 15 years in the public and private sectors, recently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism in the U.S. Department of Commerce where she advanced travel and tourism priorities within the Administration and with Congress. As the first Executive Director of the National Travel & Tourism Office, Kelly led initiatives that generated over $250 billion annually from International

ASNE Seeks Executive Director

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) located in Alexandria, Virginia is looking for a highly qualified Executive Director.ASNE is a non-profit and the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.”  Please click here for the

Daniel Mackay, Andrew Mackay and Erica McPherson (Photo: NRG Group)

New Leadership at NRG Group

director at NRG Well Management and NRG Group Commercial Director respectively to shape the future direction of the company.Andrew Mackay remains involved with the business as chairman and majority shareholder.Daniel recently returned to the U.K. from Australia, having worked as a senior drilling engineer for various oil and gas operators where he gauged a better understanding on the climate for the NRG business in future. He previously held roles with NRG Group as Drilling Engineer and Night Drilling Supervisor. Erica has been with NRG Group for more than 10 years starting as Contracts Administrator working

Image: European Transport Workers' Federation

Europe to Fund ‘SkillSea’ Project in Maritime Sector

The European Commission  said it will co-finance the project ‘Futureproof Skills for the Maritime transport sector (SkillSea)’.The project aims to develop strategies to identify and meet the future skills needs of the maritime sector and attract greater numbers of Europeans to work in maritime industries. The four-year project will begin in January 2019.SkillSea is being launched by a Europe-wide consortium established by the industry's recognised social partners, the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF)

Nicola Lomax (Photo: TEMS International)

Lomax Joins TEMS International

Aberdeen-headquartered oil and gas service company TEMS International has appointed Nicola Lomax to the newly created role of QHSE manager as it continues to expand its workforce in response to growing demand for its services.Lomax will be responsible for developing and managing the firm’s health, safety, environmental and quality systems and procedures in accordance with ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 standards. She will support commercial and procurement activities, oversee the creation of an internal audit scheme and develop and deliver a QHSE training program for employees.Lomax brings extensive

Photo: NYK-TDG Maritime Academy

NYK-TDG Maritime Academy Graduates Its Class of 2018

,* proudly graduated the 171 students comprising the academy’s Class of 2018.NYK president Tadaaki Naito and TDG chairman J. Roberto C. Delgado, in addition to invited guests that included Philippines Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, participated in the graduation ceremony for the students, all of whom had enrolled in 2014.President Naito encouraged the students in his commencement address by saying, “This is a memorable time for graduates to harvest what they have planted four years ago. During the long way through the curriculum of NTMA, I hope you have learned

(Photo: Falck)

New Tech Improves Offshore Safety Training

Offshore workers are set to be better prepared for helicopter safety training thanks to new innovative technology being launched at a U.K. safety training provider.Falck Safety Services UK revealed new 360° immersive technology at the OPITO Safety & Competence Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur. The virtual reality immersive experience, which can be best viewed with VR goggles and handheld devices, gives delegates a realistic understanding of what to expect during the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) exercise.The training, training management and competency service company

Currie to Step Down as MD at Fairline Yachts

Russell Currie is stepping down from the role of Managing Director after three years at the helm. Currie will return to leading his dealership, Fairline North Mallorca.Under Russell’s leadership Fairline Yachts has secured many significant achievements including winning two World Yacht Trophies for best exterior design of the Targa 63 GTO and Targa 43 OPEN and receiving the Motor Boat & Yachting Judges’ Special Award 2018 for ‘the best turnaround of a business.’ Part of the boat builder’s turnaround has been the acquisition of the 200,000 square ft shore-side manufacturing

Kierstin M Lachtman (Photo: LSC)

Lachtman to Succeed Ludwiczak as Head of LSC

Kierstin M Lachtman is to take over as General Secretary of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm.Kierstin, who will operate from the LSC offices in Dulles, Virginia, is currently Manager, Maritime Policy for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Washington DC. There, her responsibilities include developing maritime policy in concert with shipowner members, determining and co-ordinating shipping industry positions on safety, environmental, operational, and regulatory issues and advocating members&rsq

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that John Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore.

Hicks takes the Helm at LR Americas

Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore. Hicks returns to the U.S. after two years of leading LR’s Global Passenger Ship Center in Trieste, Italy as Global Passenger Ship Sector Manager and Italy’s Marine Manager. Previously based in the U.S., he was Business Development Manager for the Americas as well as LR’s Applied Technology Group (ATG).One of the key priorities for John in his new role is continued focus on LR’s expansion of its Digital Innovation services. This single platform works independently pulling from every data stream on the asset. This helps us uncover

Todd Schlott (Photo: Peerless Electronics Inc.)

Schlott Named Peerless Industrial Sales Manager

Technical Institute School of Engineering.Bill Gallucci, President of Peerless Electronics Inc., stated, “Todd Schlott represents a most valuable addition to our team and will manage our fast-growing Industrial Market sector presence. Peerless Electronics has been focused on industrial components for decades, and Todd brings additional hands-on experience, as well as incisive product and applications knowledge. His sales initiatives and training techniques have been honed through the years and will help direct Peerless sales personnel, both inside and in the field.&rdquo

Suzanne Beckstoffer, an accomplished engineering leader and business woman, the first woman president in SNAME’s 125 year history. Photo: HII/NNS

One-on-One with Suzanne Beckstoffer

, the first woman to hold this position in the association’s history. We met recently with Beckstoffer to discuss her distinguished shipbuilding career, as well as her insights on the value of SNAME as a powerful networking and career-building tool.When did you first know that you were destined for a career in maritime?I became an engineer because of my 10th grade math teacher, Mrs. Baldwin. We students all thought she was the meanest old woman who ever lived, but in fact she was an excellent teacher. She even drove another girl and I to NC State University for a weekend seminar on engineering

Bailey Sentinel, which has commenced operations in the North Sea. (Photo: Sentinel Marine)

Sentinel Marine Adds a Secondhand PSV

Aberdeen-based offshore support vessel operator Sentinel Marine said it has purchased a multi-role ship from a Canadian seller.The 1997-built Scotian Sentinel (formerly Scotian Sea) is currently in dry-dock for upgrades and is expected to enter service in November as a Group A combined platform supply and emergency response and rescue vessel (PSV/ERRV).The addition comes as Sentinel is nearing the end of a nine-vessel newbuild program. The series’ eighth vessel, Chinese-built Bailey Sentinel, recently commenced operations in the U.K. North Sea, and one further ERRV is expected to be delivered in

Colby Weik  (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students

Two Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program students have been awarded scholarships by Crowley Maritime Corporation. Molly Tucker and Colby Weik were each chosen for their academic excellence, high morale and community involvement. The students also exhibited strong leadership qualities and were identified as articulate spokespeople for maritime education.Tucker is a sophomore at Pomona College in California, where she studies environmental analysis. Weik is a sophomore business major at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Both students have proven themselves as enthusiastic learners with a passion for

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