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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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David Skentelbery (Photo: Grand Bahama Shipyard)

Grand Bahama Shipyard Names Skentelbery CEO

Grand Bahama Shipyard announced today that its acting chief executive officer David Skentelbery will assume the role of CEO following approval from the ship repair yard’s board of directors.   Skentelbery has been with the company since January 2016, initially as chief commercial officer and more recently as acting CEO.   Skentelbery has worked in the marine industry for more than 40 years and has served in senior management roles and board positions both in shipping companies and shipyards globally.  

Ian Edward Ross (Photo: GBSL)

Grand Bahama Shipyard Adds Four Executives

Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL), a Caribbean shipyard providing retrofit, refurbishment and revitalization to cruise and commercial vessels, has added four new positions to its executive team in 2016.   Taking up the new executive positions are Ian Edward Ross, Don Keirce, Charles Nugent and Adrian Baboi.   Ian Edward Ross, Vice President HSSEQ Ian Edward Ross joined GBSL July 2016 as VP of HSSEQ, bringing with him over 25 years’ practical experience delivering strategic and operational support to major organizations in the oil and gas, power generation and heavy construction

Photo: Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited

Grand Bahama Shipyard Expands Sales Team

Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) has added three regional sales directors to its Marketing and Sales Division, with posts in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Middle East.   According to the shipyard, their prime objectives will be to increase yard exposure, as well as develop future projects with existing and new customers for their refit, refurbishment or revitalization projects.    The team is comprised of the following:   Andre Szadzinski: Regional Sales Director – America Andre Szadzinski joined GBSL in August 2016 as Regional Sales Director for North and South

 Charles Maher is the new Ship Repair General Manager (GM) at ASRY, bringin 15 years of experience with top firms including Dormac, Grand Bahamas Shipyards, and Southern African Shipyards.

Maher Named Ship Repair GM at ASRY

ASRY appointed Charles Maher as the new General Manager (GM) of the Ship Repair division, effective January 4, 2016. Maher brings more than 15 years worth of corporate and hands-on technical shipyard experience at Dormac Marine & Engineering, Grand Bahamas Shipyard, and Southern African Shipyards. He will lead the newly restructured Ship Repair division of ASRY. Maher’s appointment will overlap with the outgoing Ship Repair GM, Magdy Sharkawy, who retires in February, to ensure a comprehensive transition of the role and a seamless client handover.   “This new addition to the

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Supporting Maritime Women of the Caribbean

 Work to support women in the Caribbean maritime industry is underway with the first conference of the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) taking place in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (5-9 September).    Under the theme "Charting the course for generations of women" the conference is drafting a strategic and regional agenda to support WiMAC’s mission to foster the development and participation of women in the maritime sector and contribute to the growth of the industry within the region.   Some 75 representatives from the port and maritime authorities

Maritime Careers Day - Flyer

Global Entities Convene for Maritime Career Day

for the common benefit of interested students, the industry in general and Malta’s economic sustainability. Another primary aim of the event is to increase visibility among students and parents of the career opportunities in this industry. The Malta Maritime Careers Day, to be held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior on September 4, is being hosted by Wilfred Sultana & Associates (WSA) publishers of Yachting in Malta. The organizers will be also involving various panelists from the local and the international maritime arena to discuss and debate the various topics on the agenda. The event

Guy Harvey, Marine Artist and , Fishes for Growth

in northern Florida. Not all of Harvey's ventures have been successful. A previous chain of restaurants was largely shuttered in 2011 after the owner, operating under a license, made poor decisions that included not paying fees, Harvey said. Now his name appears on two restaurants, including one on Grand Cayman, where he has a gallery and has lived since 1999. Last year, Harvey donated about $1 million, mostly for marine research and scholarships. That represented more than 10 percent of gross revenue for his privately held company, which does not disclose sales, officials said.   "I

Ana-Maria Petrea  (Photo: Safety Components)

Safety Components Grow Management Team

, Glide Ice and PBI Max structural firefighting materials. She has extensive experience as a demand forecast analyst and is skilled in inventory level control, production planning, customer service and inside direct sales. Prior to her new position, Petrea worked as a forecast analyst at Toronto-based Grand & Toy and was a production planner at the Nuremberg, Germany, company, LEONI Wiring Systems. She has a Bachelor of Science in textile engineering. 

Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer–Seaspan Shipyards. Photo courtesy Seaspan

Seaspan Appoints Brass as CFO

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has appointed Christof Brass as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Christof brings over 20 years of experience successfully delivering large, complex programs for multinational companies. With an extensive back-ground in strategic financial planning and analysis, Christof will help drive the continued success and improvement of Seaspan.   “As a leader with experience in transforming international finance teams, Christof has all of the skills that we were looking for to lead the financial components of our business,” said Brian Carter, President and CEO

(Photo courtesy Damen)

Damen Buys shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries

Damen Shipyards Group has entered into a share purchase agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the acquisition of its majority share in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI).    The Daewoo shipyard in Mangalia, Romania was established in 1997 as a joint venture between Daewoo and 2 Mai Mangalia Shipyard with Daewoo as majority shareholder.    With the acquisition of the majority share in the shipyard in Mangalia, Damen takes the next step in strengthening its international shipbuilding and ship repair activities. The Mangalia shipyard is

Victoria Shipyards' new VP and GM, Joe O'Rourke (Photo courtesy of Victoria Shipyards)

Victoria Shipyards VP Barker to Retire

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards announces retirement of vice president and general manager, appoints successor   Seaspan’s vice president and general manager of Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd., Malcolm Barker, will retire Spring 2015, following more than 21 years with the company.   Barker began his shipbuilding career at the age of 16 and has been in the B.C. marine industry for nearly four decades. Formerly with Yarrows Shipyard in Esquimalt, he has spent the last 21 years with Victoria Shipyards, providing dynamic leadership and establishing an exceptional level of service for a

Photo: Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

Aker Philadelphia Appoints New CFO

  Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA has appointed Jan Ivar Nielsen as Chief Financial Officer effective September 2015. Since 2009, Nielsen has held the position of CFO of VARD Holdings, a publicly listed global designer and builder of offshore and specialized vessels with 10 facilities across Europe, Asia and South America.   From the period 2002 to 2005, Nielsen was CFO of the shipyard in Philadelphia. In 2005, Nielsen was involved in the formation of Aker American Shipping Company, the former parent of both Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and American Shipping Company. He then served as CFO

Norfolk Naval Shipyard to Increase Workforce

Norfolk Naval Shipyard is planning to expand its workforce by 1,500 workers in an effort to keep up with worker attrition and looming ship repair workload, according to a report on Already one of the top employers in Hampton Roads, Norfolk Naval Shipyard is looking to hire another 1,500 workers by the end of September, the close of the federal fiscal year.   That will mean a net gain of about 800 positions at the yard in Portsmouth, after accounting for roughly 700 employees expected to be lost through retirements, resignations and transfers.   The Portsmouth

Bravante IX launch

MARAD Shipbuilding Loan Guarantee

  The launch of the Bravante IX, built in a U.S. shipyard, was from the investments made by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) just three years ago. The investment in and upgrading of the infrastructure can be an economic game changer, increasing competiveness and fostering long term job creation.  Over the last five years, the work of two MARAD grant and financing programs have come together at Eastern Shipbuilding of Panama City, FL, to provide a perfect example of this principle at work. The Bravante IX is the fifth and final platform supply vessel ordered from Eastern Shipbuilding

Bollinger Lockport New Construction in Lockport, La.(Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards Achieve Safety Milestones

Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced that the Bollinger Lockport New Construction facility has worked 6 million man-hours without a lost time accident and the Bollinger Fourchon facility has worked 15 years without a lost time accident.   Bollinger’s President and CEO Ben Bordelon said, “Our management and employees have once again demonstrated their dedication in making our safety program successful.  Bollinger continues to be one of the safest shipyards in America. Congratulations to our family of employees for their efforts in keeping safety a top priority.”   With

Image courtesy of Statoil

Subsea: Standardization is the New Innovation

Norway’s vibrant subsea cluster, including Statoil, standardization is an effective way to generate cost savings in even the most complex projects.   Standardization does not necessarily mean innovation is stifled. Rather, instead of spending costly engineering hours working toward the next grand, over-over-the-top subsea solution, industry leaders are striving for smart, simple answers to some of the sector’s largest challenges. This means innovation comes in the form of quick and effective, yet less costly, solutions that do not sacrifice quality.   Statoil’s Fast Track

MAJ Celebrates Day of the Seafarer

the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ 2015. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the campaign to raise awareness about seafarers and the seafaring career.    “On this day, we salute seafarers all over the world and urge bright young students to ‘dip their feet’ in the grand opportunities presented by this noble profession.”  

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