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Caleb and chef Serge Nzembele in the galley of Africa Mercy, a floating hospital. (Photo courtesy of Caleb Biney)

Living Life Aboard a Floating Hospital

Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens of Lindale, Texas, the organization utilizes hospital ships to serve people in West Africa. Vessels provide clean water, electricity, and free surgical care to people living in poverty.  I have lived on the Africa Mercy since I was six months old. My father, Joseph, works in the engineering department, and my mother, Agnes, is in human resources.    “I find it interesting and full of adventure,” said B.J. Barki, 10, who also lives on the ship. When B.J. is not in school or studying, he enjoys playing Minecraft. Every Tuesday, chef

Stephen Xuereb

Xuereb Named CEO at Valletta Cruise Port

well as playing an active role in developing the cruise line business in Malta. He is also responsible from the travel retail operations within the group. Xuereb has over 20 years senior management experience, twelve of which in the cruise line industry. Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, Joseph Zammit Tabona, Chairman of Valletta Cruise Port plc, thanked Portelli for his sterling service to the company during his term in office whie welcoming Xuereb in his new role. Zammit Tabona added that Xuereb is being entrusted to deliver Valletta Cruise Port plc’s vision to be one of the leading

Joseph Barry (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Employs Barry as Bunker Trader

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. announced that Joseph Barry has been employed as Bunker Trader/Offshore Specialist as of January 4, 2016.   Joseph Barry is originally from Ireland, and possesses extensive knowledge about the offshore oil and energy sector by virtue of his education and previous job. Joseph has joined the office in Houston, where he will have special focus in developing the company’s presence in the offshore market even further.          

Hiltwein Joins Rand Logistics as VP, CFO

share gains and profit improvement. Among his earlier positions, Hiltwein spent five years at Moore Corporation Limited, including four years as its Executive Vice President and CFO. Hiltwein is a graduate of Kean University in New Jersey with a Bachelor's degree in accounting. Hiltwein replaces Joseph McHugh who announced in November 2014 his intention to retire after more than nine years as the Company's Chief Financial Officer and a career spanning over 35 years, including 25 years in senior financial leadership roles

President Goodluck Jonathan

President of Nigeria Dismisses Heads of State Oil

  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has replaced the top four executives of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, according to his office said Saturday, speaking on one of the most powerful institutions in the country and source of 80 percent of state revenues. Joseph Thlama Dawha replaces Andrew Yakubu as CEO of NNPC Group. Reuben Abati, spokesman cabinet Goodluck Jonathan, declined to give further details. A senior source in the presidency, who requested anonymity, said it was because Jonathan did not like how Yakubu managed parliamentary investigation which was carried out in

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General Dynamics Makes Executive Changes

, most recently with the introduction of three new aircraft in 2014. Under his leadership, he has positioned Gulfstream for continued success as a global leader in the business-jet market," Novakovic said. As announced in February, Burns will become president of Gulfstream on July 1, 2015. Also, Joseph T. Lombardo, executive vice president of General Dynamics' Aerospace group, is retiring at the end of June. The companies that comprise the Aerospace group will report directly to Novakovic. Burns has led Gulfstream's Product Support organization since June 2008, and became a vice president of

Hemisphere GNSS Names Guo Interim President, CEO

mapping, GIS, machine control, marine, avionics, personal (mobile) navigation and tracking systems. He is Chairman and General Manager of Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology Co., Ltd. which owns 100 percent of Hemisphere GNSS, Inc.    Hemisphere also announced the departure of Charles Joseph, the company’s previous president and CEO, effective today

Kenyan Port Workers Strike Over Higher Health Costs

; Abdullahi said.   On Sunday the workers paralysed operations over the same allegations but later returned to work after union officials told them they had been invited to a meeting by government and port management to seek a solution.     ($1 = 99.2500 Kenyan shillings) (By Joseph Akwiri; writing by Edith Honan; editing by James Macharia)

BG Group veteran Chapman joins Golar LNG as chairman

Sir Frank Chapman Appointed Golar's Chairman

Golar LNG Limited announced that with effect from September 19, 2014, Sir Frank Joseph Chapman has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company and will act as the Company's Chairman.   Sir Frank Chapman has worked 40 years in the oil and gas industry culminating in a twelve-year period as Chief Executive of BG Group plc. Under Sir Frank's leadership, BG Group grew from the modest UK-based Exploration and Production interests of the old British Gas into an international integrated oil and gas major. Operating profits grew from some $50 million in 1996 to more than $8 billion in 2012.

Joseph P. Ruddy

Leadership Reorganized at Port of Virginia

Port of Virginia completes reorganization; final additions to senior leadership team will come from within Joseph P. Ruddy has been appointed chief innovation officer for The Port of Virginia and Shawn Tibbets will take over as chief operations officer, the port’s chief executive announced. In his previous role as chief operations officer, Ruddy helped Virginia International Terminals (VIT) earn its reputation as an honest and reliable terminal operations organization, said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “It is Joe’s strong

“You cannot be profitable in this industry unless you are safe. You cannot be safe unless you train,” said Morton S. Bouchard, III. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Bouchard Simulation Center Opens at SUNY Maritime

on the campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College.   Captain Robert Glas, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Bouchard Transportation made the traditional ribbon cut with the comically sized pair of scissors, as Morton S. Bouchard, III, his two sons, US Congressman Joseph Crowley, RADM Michael Alfultis, USMS, Ph.D., President of SUNY Maritime and a host of industry executives and dignitaries looked on.   “The contribution is to, first and foremost educate the cadets that go to school here (SUNY Maritime), to give them a good foundation when they graduate

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NJ Governor Christie: $11M Ferry Building Deal for Tuckahoe Shipyard

New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone, NY Waterway President & Founder Arthur E. Imperatore and Yank Marine President & Founder John C. Yank Jr. of Tuckahoe today announced an $11 million contract to build two state-of-the-art ferries, the first NY Waterway ferries built in the Garden State since the Weehawken-based ferry service started service December 3, 1986. The new catamaran ferries, financed by NY Waterway, will be placed in service between Belford in Monmouth County and Manhattan, a route originally

Genco Names Wobensmith President

from 1993 through 2000, serving as a Vice President from 1998. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The company also announced today that Apostolos Zafolias has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Joseph Adamo has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer effective the same date as Mr. Wobensmith's appointment as President. Zafolias joined the company in May 2005 and has served as Genco's Executive Vice President of Finance since July 2013. Mr. Zafolias has approximately 10 years of experience

Joseph Foo Chew Tuck (right) will take over for retiring CEO Ronald Tan Lian Huat (left) at Jason Marine Group (Photos: Jason Marine Group)

Jason Marine CEO to Retire

Joseph Foo Chew Tuck will take over as chief executive officer at Singapore based marine electronics systems integrator Jason Marine Group, following the retirement of long-serving CEO Ronald Tan Lian Huat.   On March 31, Ronald Tan Lian Huat will step down as a director of the Jason Marine and its subsidiaries and associated companies after more than 35 years with the group.   Company founder Joseph Foo Chew Tuck, who currently serves as executive chairman, will assume the role of CEO from April 1, 2018.

Joseph Abeyta (Photo: SBI)

SBI Hire Aims to Boost Foreign Military Sales

Joseph Abeyta, President of Allwater Marine Group, LLC, has joined SAFE Boats International (SBI) as Foreign Military Sales Business Development Consultant to help increase foreign military sales business development growth efforts, SBI announced.   Abeyta is a recently retired 24-year veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG). During his career with the USCG, Joe was an accomplished operator, held multiple commands, served as a vessel platform manager and as a regional security assistance officer.   Abeyta brings a strong understanding of international and federal program requirements and

Joseph Campbell (Image: BAE Systems)

Campbell to Lead BAE Systems’ Ship Repair Business

BAE Systems has named Joseph Campbell as vice president and general manager of the company’s Ship Repair business, effective Jan. 14.   Campbell succeeds Bill Clifford, who will retire after a successful 46-year career in the U.S. Navy and the private sector.   Campbell will be responsible for leading the strategy, operations and financial and business performance of Ship Repair, including the commercial shipbuilding operations. He previously served as vice president and director at American Systems Corporation, where he was responsible for undersea warfare and naval combatant

Greg Vines, ILO Deputy Director-General for Management & Reform (© Joy Corthésy / ISWAN)

International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards Presented

Brandy, Senior Vice President of Market Strategy at Inmarsat.The chair for the evening, MF Shipping Group’s Chief Executive Officer and ISWAN Trustee Karin Orsel, announced the first award of the night. The ISWAN Posthumous Award for Outstanding Services to Seafarers’ Welfare was awarded to Joseph Chacko and Leena Joseph, who tragically passed away in February. Pastor Joseph Chacko was the Regional Superintendent at Sailors’ Society and a trailblazer in seafarers’ welfare, and Leena was a constant supporter of his work. Their daughter, Neha Joseph, accepted the award, which paid

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