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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Beazley Appoints Moy as US Marine Underwriter

Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed John Moy as U.S. marine underwriter within its newly- launched U.S. marine platform.    Moy will report to Steve Vivian, head of U.S. marine at Beazley, and will be responsible for underwriting and building the company’s U.S. hull, protection & indemnity (P&I) and liability business for the marine and marine construction sectors. Mr Moy joins from Water Quality Syndicate in New York where he was Chief Underwriting Officer.   Moy has a wealth of experience gained from a career that spans the U.S. Merchant Marine, private shipping

At the opening ceremony, front row, left to right: Juah Lawson, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Liberian Maritime Administration; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia; Abraham Avi Zaidenberg, managing director of LMTI; James Kollie, Liberian Maritime Administration Commissioner; and U.S. Ambassador Christine Elder (Photo: Liberian Registry)

Liberia Opens Maritime Training Institute

The Liberia Maritime Training Institute (LMTI) was officially opened by Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during an inauguration ceremony in Marshall City, Liberia, on January 5. The facility is named after John G Bestman, former Liberian finance minister and a member of the board of governors of the Central Bank of Liberia.  Under the management of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), LMTI has undergone a massive renovation and facility modernization program over the past two years, resulting in the creation of a new campus and state-of-the-art facilities.

John Hotz (Photo: Horizon Shipbuilding)

Horizon Names Hotz VP, Business Development

Bayou La Batre, Ala. shipbuilder Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. said it has hired John Hotz as Vice President of Business Development. Hotz brings to the role industry experience and a background in business development, having worked within the commercial and government marine sector throughout his entire 27-year career, including positions at several domestic and international boat builders. “John will focus on growing Horizon’s core competencies in the global marketplace and continue to build on the momentum we have been able to secure internationally,” said Travis R. Short

Sir John Hood (Photo: BMT Group)

BMT Appoints New Chairman

International maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group announced the appointment of Sir John Hood KNZM as Chairman of BMT Group Ltd. with effect from October 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Neil Cross at the end of BMT’s financial year on September 30. Sir John Hood is a nonexecutive director of BG Group plc and WPP plc, chairman of Urenco Ltd (from which he will retire later this year), Matakina Ltd., and Study Group Ltd.; president and chief executive officer of the Robertson Foundation; and chair of the Rhodes Trust and Teach For All.  For five

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WFW Promotes Two New Partners in New York

Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of two lawyers to partner in its New York office. Corporate lawyer Steven Hollander and shipping finance lawyer John Benson officially joined the partnership from 1 May 2014, and bring the number of partners in the WFW New York office to 11. Their appointments are part of 13 promotions in eight of the firm’s 13 offices as part of the firm’s annual partner promotion round for 2014, and bring the total number of partners in the firm to 133. Steven Hollander, New York, Corporate Steve

Photo: Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine Canada Celebrates Safety Milestone

Jalbert, General Manager.   “By assuring a safe work environment, developing and promoting safe work practices, continually improving processes, and engaging the entire team in working safely every day, our team in Canada has built a solid foundation for continued success,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president. “Achieving this record over the length of time in which it has occurred is a testimony to the sustainability of our safety culture, reflecting our value for our employees, our customers and the communities where we conduct business.”   Mercury

Michael Pentony (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Names Pentony Atlantic Fisheries Administrator

in Gloucester, Mass. He will assume his new duties on January 22, 2018.   Pentony has been with the agency since 2002, serving in a series of positions including as the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Sustainable Fisheries Division since 2014. He succeeds retiring Regional Administrator John Bullard who had been in the position since 2012.   Pentony will head the agency’s regional office, which has responsibility for managing approximately 100,000 square miles of the Northwest Atlantic, the large marine ecosystem from Maine to Cape Hatteras and the Great Lakes. As Administrator

LOC Group Announces Two Appointments

Global marine engineering consultancy LOC Group (London Offshore Consultants) announced appointments in two new positions; John Quarrington has joined the company in London as Group Marine Warranty Surveying Manager and Mark McGurran has been appointed to the Singapore office in the role of Asia Regional Hull & Machinery Coordinator.   John Quarrington is based in London where he will be supporting the Group Energy Services Director (Alex Harrison) with the continued development of LOC’s global marine warranty surveying activities across its 33 offices. A master mariner by background

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Phillips Heads Gulf Petrochem's Credit Risk, Bunkering Div.

Gulf Petrochem has appointed John Phillips as Head of Credit Risk for the Group’s Bunkering division. With over 30 years experience in the Maritime sector, John is a well known expert in the industry and will focus on areas such as Credit Management (focused on Bunker business), Credit insurance & Bunker business development. Before joining Gulf Petrochem, he held the role of Global Head of Credit and Director at Soyuz Bunkering Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd, handling customer selection and promotion as well as liaising with legal departments and insurers on ship arrests and insurance

John Springer (Photo: Glosten)

Glosten Names Springer as President

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has appointed John Springer, PE as its new president. As Glosten’s fifth president since its founding in 1958, Springer takes over the role from the company’s fourth President John “Jay” Edgar, PE, and will have direct responsibility for strategic growth, business direction and client service. Springer has been with Glosten for 29 years. He previously managed the firms’ Naval Architecture Group from 1996 to 2003, served as Operations Director from 2004 to 2009 and most recently served on the

John Knight (Photo: Trond Isaksen / Statoil)

Statoil's Strategy Chief Knight to Leave Oil Firm in 2019

John Knight, Statoil's head of global strategy and business development, will leave the Norwegian oil firm in 2019, Statoil said in its annual report on Friday.   Knight, a British citizen who has been working at Statoil since 2002, has been a key figure in the international expansion of the Norwegian state-controlled firm in recent years.   "Based on a mutual understanding, John Knight, employed by Statoil UK, will end his employment with the company as of 1 January 2019," said the report.     (Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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Seacor Holdings Rejig Top Deck

Lorentzen their Chief Executive Officer has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, but will continue as a director and non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Charles Fabrikant, Executive Chairman, assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. In addition, the Company has appointed John Gellert and Eric Fabrikant as co-Chief Operating Officers. Mr. Gellert will oversee Offshore Marine Services and Mr. Eric Fabrikant will oversee Transportation Services, Witt O'Brien's and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions. Matthew Cenac, Chief Financial Officer, and Paul Robinson, Chief Legal Officer

Antonia Panayides (Photo: Reed Smith)

Reed Smith Adds Two Shipping Partners

whether subject to High Court and arbitration jurisdiction. Panayides acts for owners, charterers, ship managers and brokers, as well as P&I clubs. Her knowledge extends to the offshore sector where she handles disputes arising from drilling, FPSO and supply vessel contracts. Sarma is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Columbia Law School. She was recruited to the firm in 2015 to fill a specific need in New York for partner-level skills across litigation, transactional and regulatory shipping matters. Sarma came to the firm with 23 years of experience in the New York office of a global shipping

Steve Roth, President of Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Makes Leadership Moves

excellence in efficiency and customer services and has been a strong proponent for process improvement and effectively troubleshooting some of our most challenging issues during start-up of the FFR non-combat contracts.  With his promotion to SVP and GM, Paul is pleased to announce the promotion of John Petticrew to Vice President, Engineering. John now serves on Seaspan’s Senior Leadership Team and is accountable for engineering and design on all new construction activities. Key responsibilities include leading the engineering team in the creation of designs and work packages for the execution

INTERTANKO Reelects Tsakos as Chairman

Dr. Nikolas Tsakos of Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. was reelected for two further years by the INTERTANKO Council who met this week in London.    The Council members also engaged in dialogue with the IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim, as well as the Rt Hon John Hayes CBE, Minister of State (Department for Transport).   Lim, who has been Secretary General since January 2016, expressed his positive views about the contribution of INTERTANKO to the regulatory process at IMO: “The contribution made by INTERTANKO to the regulatory process at IMO has been of tremendous value over

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MacGregor Appoints Carnall as Sr V.P.

  John Carnall (52) has been appointed Senior Vice President for the Global Lifecycle Support Division in MacGregor, part of Cargotec.   "John Carnall will focus on developing our services and building a world-class service organisation to drive profitable growth. He is an ideal choice for this important position due to his long experience and proven track-record in developing successful and growing service business in several different global environments," says Mika Vehviläinen, President and CEO, Cargotec.   Mr. Carnall joins MacGregor from Danfoss where he has

John Parrott (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Parrott to Take the Helm as Foss Maritime President

John Parrott to assume role of president of Foss Maritime; Paul Stevens to transition to executive role at parent company    Foss Maritime Company chief operating officer John Parrott will take over the role of president of Foss Maritime, assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company as of August 1, 2016. Current president and CEO, Paul Stevens, will remain CEO of Foss until the end of 2016. He will then move to Foss' parent company, Saltchuk, where he will serve as senior vice president and managing director.    Parrott, who came to Foss as COO in