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Rovco to Double Its Workforce

U.K.-based Rovco has announced plans to double its workforce as it prepares for further global expansion following a robust year of growth for the company.The subsea ROV and hydrographic company has secured inspection and survey projects across the globe in industries including oil and gas and renewables (wind and wave), as well as securing its first environmental survey using detailed 3D modelling. Over this period, the company has grown from 3 to 19 staff and is on course to double its headcount by the end of 2019.To accommodate its rapidly expanding team, the firm recently relocated to larger

CGG Names Baidoukov CFO

CGG has appointed Yuri Baidoukov as Group CFO, effective September 1, 2018. He will be based in Paris and report to the Chief Executive Officer, Sophie Zurquiyah.Baidoukov brings to the role 25 years of international oil and gas industry experience. He is currently Group CFO at OiLSERV Group, a Middle East and North Africa Oilfield Services company. Prior to this, he was CFO of Maersk Oil US, and Group CFO of Integra Group, a CIS oilfield services company. Baidoukov spent 10 years of his career at Schlumberger in finance positions at the corporate and regional levels.Baidoukov holds an MBA degree from

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USMMA Earns ABET Accreditation

of the public.“We are very pleased with today’s ABET accreditation notification and congratulate the Marine Engineering Department on maintaining this qualification,” said Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Superintendent at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. “This well-deserved honor for our Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management, and Marine Engineering Systems programs ensures USMMA engineering graduates continue to set high standards in these critical maritime disciplines.”ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to

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USMMA Class of 2022 Sworn into USNR

Navy Reserve Saturday in a parade and ceremony at Tomb Field on the Academy grounds. The Class was sworn in on behalf of the U.S. Navy by Capt. Steven Urwiller, USMMA ‘94, the Director of Military Sealift Command’s Reserve Affairs and Military Manpower.The parade and ceremony marked the end of formal activities for Parents Weekend 2018, with eligible Plebes and Midshipmen heading off the Academy for liberty. This is especially important to the Class of 2022 because it is the first time they have been allowed to depart the Academy since their arrival at indoctrination training on June 29. The

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USMMA Outlines Top Priorities in New Strategic Plan

Today, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point issued its new strategic plan providing guidance and direction for the near-term future of the Academy.The plan, entitled The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Strategic Plan 2018-2023: Navigating Towards the Future Together, describes strategic priorities that will guide the institution for the next five years and beyond, including enriching educational programs; improving institutional culture; infrastructure planning, management and utilization; goals for governance, leadership and administration; enhancing the Academy’s

New assembly facility at Shoreham Airport (Photo: Cox Powertrain)

Cox Powertrain Announces New Engine Assembly Facility

British engineering firm Cox Powertrain has signed a lease to take over a 28,000 square foot production facility in Cecil Pashley Way, near Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport. The building, currently undergoing renovation, will be the assembly plant for Cox Powertrain’s CXO300 diesel outboard engine which goes into production in Q2 2019.The U.K. engineer currently employs 70 staff and plans to grow its workforce to meet the demand for its new diesel engine, aiming to recruit an additional 78 staff before 2020. The global distribution channels for the engine are now in place for what will be the

John R. Ballard, Ph.D., is the new Academic Dean and Provost of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Photo: USMMA)

USMMA Names Academic Dean and Provost

the new Academic Dean and Provost at the federal service academy. In this position, Dr. Ballard will serve as the chief academic officer and principal advisor to the Superintendent in all matters relating to the academic program and faculty. He will also co-chair the educational priority working group for the recently released USMMA strategic plan.Dr. Ballard served as a Marine Infantry officer immediately following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy. He commanded Marines at the platoon, company, battalion and group levels, in both the active and reserve components, served in peace operations in

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River, serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the U.S. and Canada. Photo provided by The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership

Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,000 Plus Jobs

by the maritime industry include not only those located directly on the waterfront – shipyard workers, stevedores, vessel operators, terminal employees, truck drivers and marine pilots – but also grain farmers, construction works, miners and steelworkers. Many of these jobs would vanish if not for a dynamic maritime industry."The Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region Executive Summary and full report can be found at http://greatlakesseaway.org/economy

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'Maritime Center of Excellence' Launched in Long Beach

Port of Long Beach and Long Beach City College leaders officially launched an new program this week to provide opportunities to local students seeking the employment skills they need to join the goods movement workforce.The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College will target a variety of programs for occupations in the global logistics and supply chain industries that require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree.The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved $60,000 in funding for the program’s

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Hehr Named Security Director at Port of Long Beach

seaport.Hehr has been with the Port of Long Beach since November 2016, serving as the Assistant Director of Security. He has been the acting director of the division since March, following the retirement of the previous director.Prior to his position at the Port, Hehr served with the U.S. Coast Guard for more than 20 years, retiring as the Chief of Operations and Response for the Los Angeles-Long Beach Sector. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and a master’s degree in Business Administration at the Boston College Carroll School

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Remote Medical International Acquires HSE Offshore

better response time to customer needs.HSE Offshore will continue to operate under its own name and will benefit from Remote Medical International’s global operational capacity, allowing it to reach more customers. Together, the companies will deliver the complete provision of medical services for companies operating in the oil, gas, petrochemical, mining, industrial, construction, and government industries.“Customer feedback tells us that HSE Offshore has an impressive reputation in the offshore market due to their responsiveness and shares our focus on customer relationships, making

Left to right: Colin Mottershead, Shiphand/Tug Driver; Darrin Hyde, RTITB Trainer/Gantry Operator; Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister; Patrick Walters, Chief Operating Officer, Jo Scott, Group Head of Marketing; Emma Wilson, Digital Apprentice; Mark Reynolds, Shift Manager (Photo: Peel Ports)

Maritime Minister Visits Port of Liverpool

to date when 2M (Maersk and MSC alliance) introduces a new transatlantic container service to the port.The Minister met with Chief Operating Officer Patrick Walters and received a tour of the port, as well as meeting with workers from varying roles across the container terminal.Walters said, “Workforce diversity is very important to us, blending attributes and skills enables our people and our business to perform to their true potential. We are committed to increasing diversity, and this includes attracting more women to the industry and supporting their development into senior roles. We&rsquo

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Sea Machines Quadruples Headcount in 18 Months

technology space.Sea Machines’ employee growth comes on the heels of the company’s announcement in March that it had opened a second office in the port city of Hamburg, Germany, which provides convenient access to several key locations and is supporting the company’s growing demand for engineering, sales and marketing across Europe. Then, in April, Sea Machines shared that it had signed a contract with A.P. Moller-Maersk, of Copenhagen, Denmark, to trial its industry-leading perception and situational awareness technology aboard one of the company’s new-build ice-class container

VT Halter Marine Taps Baczkowski as CEO

Corps in 1980 and retired with the rank of Brigadier General in 2012. He had held various command and staff appointments directing high-level strategic initiatives with impact on tens of thousands of troops. He joined VT Systems in 2016 and was mostly recently Vice President of Business Development. Before that from 2013-2015, he was Chief Operating Officer of Angarai International Inc, a professional management consulting firm; and Senior Program Manager at Engility Corporation, a provider of integrated services for US government, where he had operational oversight and P&L responsibility.Baczkowski

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

process and awarding of contracts, especially with estimating costs."Importance of SurveysHydrographic surveys are important because they: a) provide data to the public allowing safe navigation entering and exiting ports and harbors; b) support channel dredging and marine construction by providing information to develop construction plans; and c) provide additional data during construction about under-water progress, helping ensure work is performed as per contract terms. Many skilled professionals are needed to execute this mission.Inaugural CourseTo that end, the New York District recently held

Dario Deste named Fincantieri Marine Group President and CEO

Fincantieri Marine Group Announces CEO Succession

down from the position to assume another leadership role within the Fincantieri group.As a result, the Board has selected Dario Deste to assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Valente and Deste are working together to ensure an orderly transition, which is expected to be completed before the end of the year.Valente joined Fincantieri in early 2012 as Senior Vice President for Business Development‐Naval, before being appointed as President and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group the following May.Deste, A former Navy officer, has nearly 30 years of industry experience, including 11 years

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Half a Million Seafarers Benefited from 'Ship Visitor' App

Invergordon port and was met by Sailors’ Society port chaplain Drew Anderson.The app enables chaplains and ship visitors to report their activities in real time and maintains a history of ship visits and support provided to seafarers. Subject to confidentiality and data protection policies, this information can be used to provide ongoing care and assistance as ship and crew continue its voyage.Stuart added: “From the app we can see the sort of welfare cases our team are supporting on a daily basis, from piracy and abandonment to visiting seafarers in hospital. It gives us a more detailed

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