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Tommy Olofsen Managing Director OSM Crew Management (Photo: OSM)

OSM Crew Management for Lauritzen Kosan Fleet

Global ship management company OSM Maritime Group said it has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of liquefied gas tankers, including 26 refrigerated ethylene, semi-refrigerated and pressurised gas carriers.   OSM’s focus on the provision of personal service and expert seafarers, combined with delivering business efficiencies and economies of scale, has seen the company grow considerably in 2017. This latest contract ranks as its largest individual win of the year, bringing the number of vessels OSM provides services to far beyond the 500 mark. It

Mark Charman

Top 10 Trends in Maritime Recruitment

coming! Whilst there is some opportunistic hiring in the offshore sector and more talk about a recovery, there hasn’t been a great uptick in hiring and quite frankly, I don’t expect this to change drastically in 2018. I am giving up predicting this!   5. Hiring top four on-board gas tankers will be more difficult. It was tough to recruit the top four on-board gas tankers in 2017 and this will become even more difficult in 2018. Why? The talent pool is just not big enough to fulfill demand. The solution? Employers must become more open to hiring from outside of gas and more willing

Dr Sanjay Bhavnani  (Photo: MMSI)

Meiji Shipping Expands with Four New Tankers

drive for Indian seafarers, after its parent company, the Japanese ship owner Meiji Shipping Group unveiled an expansion of its tanker fleet. MMSI  provides crew to Meiji’s oil and gas tanker division which numbers 19 ships. MMSI CEO Dr Sanjay Bhavnani  said he expected four new tankers to be delivered to Meiji by the beginning of 2016. The 28,000 DWT medium range (MR) vessels are presently under construction at a Japanese shipyard. “MMSI currently employs around 300 crew and we are looking to recruit a further 80-90 seafarers from India to help man these four new ships

Capt. Aleksandrs Goridjko (Photo: Norbulk Shipping)

Norbulk Shipping: 25 Years of Recruiting Seafarers

reputation it has built up in the seafaring community over the last quarter of a century.”   The Riga office located in Latvia, which is one of the 10 largest suppliers of seafarers worldwide, supplies crews and ratings for many different types of vessels, including chemical, products and gas tankers, bulkers, refrigerated cargo, off-shore supply and Ro-Ros.   Capt. Aleksandrs Goridjko, who heads up the office, is responsible for ensuring staff follow a rigorous approval process. This involves testing knowledge, conducting interviews, reference checks, documents, endorsements, flag

Photo: Elengy

French LNG Terminal Workers Plan to Strike

Workers at Elengy's three liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals in France have voted to stage two 24-hour strikes on Thursday and next Tuesday as part of nationwide protests against a labour reform bill, a CGT union official said on Wednesday.   The strikes will halt unloading of LNG tankers and reduce production of gas for the grid to minimum levels, the official told Reuters.   A previous stoppage last month had already disrupted activity at the terminals before unloading operations resumed last Friday, the official said.     (Reporting by Valerie Parent, writing by Gus

Kenneth Hvid (Photo: Teekay Corporation)

Hvid to Take Over as Teekay President and CEO

as president and CEO of Teekay Offshore Group Ltd.   “Kenneth Hvid is the natural successor to Peter Evensen as CEO of Teekay at this time,” said Teekay's Chairman, Sean Day. “He has had multiple roles in his 16 years at Teekay, including leadership positions in offshore, LNG, tankers, strategy and operations, as well as having worked extensively in Vancouver and Norway.”   Hvid has served on the board of Teekay daughter companies, and has worked closely with all the business segments in Teekay in his previous role as Chief Strategy Officer. He has more than 25 years

Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

Rick Meidel has joined Crowley Fuels as vice president and general manager, responsible for the performance and day-to-day operations of Crowley’s Alaska division. Meidel previously spent 32 years with ExxonMobil in downstream lubricants, retail fuels marketing, refinery optimization and natural gas and co-generation power commercialization. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.  In his new role, Meidel will be based in Anchorage and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager. “Crowley

FairfieldNodal Welcomes New Member to Its Board of Directors

Seismic nodal technology and services firm FairfieldNodal has welcomed Knut Eriksen as the newest member of its Board of Directors.   Eriksen recently retired from Oceaneering International where he served as Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. He has also held other key executive positions in the oil and gas industry, on the operator, service company and contractor sides of the business. He brings industry experience, strategic orientation, demonstrated business development track record and in-depth understanding of the offshore oil and gas segment as

APT 1 Start of Construction Ceremony

Ceremony Marks the Construction of 5 American Tankers

  General Dynamics NASSCO and City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer today signaled the start of construction of five American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony for the first tanker, the APT-1, at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. Joined by General Dynamics NASSCO executive leadership and Mayor Faulconer were representatives from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., and Rob Kurz, vice president of Kinder Morgan Terminals and president of KMP subsidiary American Petroleum Tankers. “Today’s start of construction ceremony signifies our ongoing relationship with

Teekay Veteran Glendinning to Retire

Project Development in 1999. In 2003, Glendinning was appointed President of our Teekay Gas Services division, which is responsible for our initiatives in the LNG business and other areas of gas activity. Prior to joining Teekay, Glendinning, who is a Master Mariner, had 18 years of sea service on oil tankers of various types and sizes.   Glendinning's successor, Kremin, has 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. In 2000, he joined Teekay as in-house counsel, and in 2006 was promoted to his current position of Vice President, Teekay Gas. He represents Teekay Gas on the boards of joint

SeaRiver Names New US-flag Tanker

Eagle Bay, the second of two new U.S.-flag crude oil tankers for Exxon Mobil Corporation’s marine affiliate SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., was named at a ceremony at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.   The first-in-class vessel constructed at the shipyard incorporates the latest safety, navigation and engine room technologies and will begin supplying crude oil from Alaska North Slope to refineries along the U.S. west coast later this year. The double hull Eagle Bay is 820-feet long and has capacity to carry 800,000 barrels of oil.   SeaRiver Maritime said its contract with Aker for two tankers

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has added  Andy Readyhough to the management team, charged with global business development for the ambitious Aberdeen-shire based company which specialises in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

Interventek Subsea Engineering has announced the appointment of Bruce Stuart to the role of Sales and Business Development Director. Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization

Giaever to Take Over as CFO at NAT, NAO

 Bjorn Giaever will take up his position as the new chief financial officer (CFO) at Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) and Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) from October 16, 2017.   Giaever joins NAT/NAO from maritime focused investment bank Fearnley Securities AS, where he served as a director and partner in the Corporate Finance division. Giaever has served as a corporate advisor in the John Fredriksen group in London, top rated Senior Shipping Analyst in DNB Markets and partner in Inge Steensland AS, specializing in gas related maritime matters.    Outgoing NAT/NAO CFO

Christian Berven joings Aquaterra Energy as director of business development. Photo: Aquaterra Energy

Aquaterra Appoints Berven

Aquaterra Energy appointed Christian Berven as Business Development Director, as it strengthens its EMEA operations by opening offices in Stavanger, Norway. The company, headquartered in Norwich, UK, was the first to secure a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity, as part of its pledge last year to support fast-growing North Sea businesses. The investment from EV is supporting Aquaterra Energy’s global growth strategy, as well has enabling it to invest in capital expenditure. It has already used part of the funding to expand its fleet of high pressure riser systems. Four of the

Alexander Koryakin

Koryakin Heads Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar

  Alexander Koryakin is appointed Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar. Born in Chelyabinsk in 1968, Alexander Koryakin graduated from Perm Polytechnic Institute in 1992, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development. Alexander Koryakin has an MBA degree. He has served with Gazprom for 22 years. Between 1992 and 1993 – oil and gas production operator of the 5th grade, oil and gas production operator of the gas production operations and control service at the Nadymgazprom Production Association. Between 1995 and 1997 – gas production foreman, Deputy Head of Operations

Alexander Koryakin

Koryakin to Head Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy

  Alexander Koryakin is appointed Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy. Alexander Koryakin was born in Chelyabinsk in 1968. He graduated from Perm Polytechnic Institute in 1992, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development. Alexander Koryakin has an MBA degree. He has been employed at Gazprom for 22 years. Between 1992 and 1993 – oil and gas production operator of the 5th grade, oil and gas production foreman of the gas production operations and control service at the Nadymgazprom Production Association. Between 1995 and 1997 – gas production foreman, Deputy Head of

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