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Hotz Joins National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

Thirty-year marine industry veteran John R. Hotz has accepted the position as the Assistant Director at the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA), which together with its International Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (IMLEA) provides education, consulting services, resources and training for law enforcement officers, public safety professionals, military members, ports and waterside critical infrastructure personnel.   Following a vision and leadership of Admiral Siler, a former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, the not for profit NMLEA was established in 2000 to fill a capabilities gap

David Batista (Photo: Aquabotix)

Batista Named CEO at Aquabotix

his new role as CTO, Tavares will lead development of the company’s underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) and Hybrid AUV/ROV (autonomous underwater vehicle/remotely operated vehicle) technology, with a particular focus on application in high-demand verticals such as military, security and law enforcement, aquaculture and marine construction and maintenance.   “When I founded Aquabotix six years ago, my goal was to develop and build leading-class technology designed to change how we view the underwater world,” said Tavares. “This remains my goal to this day. I look forward

Jimmy Sorenson (Photo: Willard Marine)

Willard Adds Sales Manager for Gulf Coast, Florida

Willard Marine, Inc. has hired Jimmy Sorenson as regional sales manager for the Gulf Coast and Florida.   Sorenson served 11 years with the U.S. Coast Guard in many roles including machinery technician and maritime law enforcement instructor, and earned the boat coxswain certification. For the past 14 years, Sorenson managed business for an aluminum boat manufacturer, including proposal and quote development for a team of sales representatives.   “Jimmy’s extensive experience with the U.S. Coast Guard and the professional market is extremely valuable to Willard Marine as we

Paul Ouellette (Photo: SBI)

SBI Adds Business Development Director

development director for the U.S. East.   Ouellette joins SBI as a recently retired Major for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Ouellette earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology from Fort Lewis College in Colorado. Commencing work as a State Law Enforcement Officer with FWC, Ouellette rose through the ranks to become Florida’s Boating Law Administrator, Chief of FWC’s Boating and Waterways Section and Regional Commander of Florida’s NE Region. Besides overseeing public safety and the observance of laws on land and sea, Ouellette

Jeff Hubert (Photo: Brunswick Commercial & Government Products)

Brunswick Promotes Hubert to Sales Director

.   Hubert joined BCGP in 2016, and has been serving as the company's regional sales manager for the Eastern U.S.   Recently retired as Lt. Colonel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Hubert is a graduate of the FBI National Academy with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Originally from New York, Hubert began his public service career as a lifeguard in Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1979, and has served in various leadership roles in FWC and was the recipient of several awards, including the Florida Marine Patrol Lifesaving Medal and the U.S. Coast Guard

Jeff Hubert (Photo: BCGP)

Hubert Joins the Brunswick Sales Team

Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) sales team as Regional Manager - Eastern U.S.   Hubert comes to BCGP as the recently retired Lt. Colonel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has over 30 years of Law Enforcement and experience. Originally from New York, Hubert began his public service career as a Lifeguard in Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1979. Since then he has served in various leadership roles in FWC and was the recipient of several awards, including the Florida Marine Patrol Lifesaving Medal and the U

Ret. Navy Director Joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems

in Houston, Texas in November 1976. During his active duty service, he completed major deployments to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean during the fall of Tehran. He also transited the Panama Canal, participated in deterrence operations off the coast of Nicaragua and Law Enforcement operations in support of the Coast Guard in the Caribbean, including the seizure of the civilian freighter Durango Kiss.   Reid completed Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida en route to USS Saratoga (CV60). Among his subsequent assignments: NSB Kings Bay, Georgia with temporary

Construction has commenced on the first new Metal Shark 75' Endurance-class catamaran at the company's new shipyard in Franklin, Louisiana. (Photo courtesy of Metal Shark)

Metal Shark’s New Yard Now Operational

monohull pilot boats as Metal Shark ramps up its operations at the new facility. The launch of the new yard represents a significant expansion in focus for Metal Shark, a company best known for the welded aluminum center consoles and trailerable pilothouse vessels it builds for a wide range of law enforcement and military operators. Among its more notable contracts, the company has produced seven classes of vessels for the U.S. Coast Guard and nine classes of vessels for the U.S. Navy. To spearhead its efforts in commercial and offshore markets, the company recently hired marine industry veteran

Ray Klosowski (Photo: SLC)

New Appointments at Duluth Seaway Port Authority

as a member of the Friends of the Lakewalk and the Duluth Preservation Alliance. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters and live in Duluth.  His appointment to the Port Authority Board runs through Dec. 31, 2017. Stauber retired from professional hockey and began his career in law enforcement with the Duluth Police Department in 1993, where he serves as a police lieutenant. Also a small business owner in Duluth, Stauber served two terms as a Hermantown City Councilor before being elected to the SLC Board in 2012. He was reelected to a four-year term last fall. He has been chair of

Photo: SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime to Train NYC’s Next Ferry Captains

SUNY’s simulators unique are their application with a private commuter ferry system. Typically, simulator training is reserved for deep sea and towing vessels or larger public commuter ferries such as the Washington State Ferry. In addition, similar software is used by other institutions and law enforcement, including NYPD, which could foster new opportunities for additional partnerships since the software is portable. Simulator training is pass/fail based on the feedback of two instructors, one from NYC Ferry and one from SUNY Maritime.    “Safe operations and maritime professional

Photo: NGO Shipbreaking Platform

Report: Dire Conditions in Indian Shipbreaking Yards

. What makes the situation more difficult is that many of the local village leaders benefit from the industry, for instance by renting out shacks to workers or selling them drinking water. Thus, the migrant workers also find little support amongst local leaders.   The report highlights that law enforcement by the various central and state government agencies that are involved in the regulatory control of the industry remains weak. The Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB), the nodal agency, has been very permissive regarding violation of rules and regulations by shipbreaking yards. Responsible agencies

Pieter den Haan

AKD Recruits Two Senior Execs

salvage and wreck removal and insurance disputes, joins from Van Traa as a partner in AKD’s Transport & Energy team with effect from 1 July, 2015. Pieter also advises shipyards, shipowners and private clients in connection with shipbuilding and repair contracts, as well as dealing with the enforcement of claims against ships and ship arrests. Vivian van der Kuil, meanwhile, will join AKD’s Transport and Energy team from Van Traa as a senior associate. Vivian specialises in transport law, with a particular focus on maritime law, and has extensive experience of dealing with maritime

Marc Warren (Photo: OBMP)

Warren Named OBMP Executive Director

in an effort to implement the objectives and goals of OBMP.   Warren previously served as a regulatory specialist for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and possesses 25 years of maritime leadership experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, serving as a Commanding Officer and most recently, Enforcement Division Chief. He holds a degree in organizational security and management.  

Anny Martin (Photo: Moore & Company)

Martin Joins Moore & Company

Moore & Company has hired attorney Anny Martin who joined the firm earlier this month.   A graduate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Martin was extremely involved in the executive boards of various on-campus organizations including serving as President of the International Law Society, Vice President of Internal Communication of the Hispanic National Bar Association and Vice President of the Cuban American Bar Association of the university. She was also the Student Works Editor of the Florida Journal of International Law.   In addition to her many involvements

Bill Ricquier, Joint Managing Director, Incisive Law LLC

Ince Law Alliance Bolsters Singapore Team

Ince Law Alliance has announced a tranche of new appointments to strengthen the scope and quality of its service offering in the shipping law hub of Singapore.   The appointments return the senior team to full strength and broaden the range of expertise at the firm. The team at Ince Law Alliance, comprising Ince & Co Singapore LLP and Incisive Law LLC, now has the capability and capacity to provide dedicated support to clients across the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters.   Edgar Chin has been appointed Joint Managing Director alongside Bill Ricquier with

Wook Chung (Photo: Montgomery McCracken)

Former Hanjin General Counsel Joins Montgomery McCracken

Wook Chung, former General Counsel at Hanjin Shipping America, has joined the maritime and transportation practice of law firm Montgomery McCracken. Chung will serve as Of Counsel in the firm’s New York office.   As General Counsel at Hanjin Shipping America, LLC and its North American subsidiaries for nearly 10 years, Chung handled all aspects of corporate, shipping and transportation law.   Chung focuses his practice on commercial transactions and contract negotiations. He has provided counsel on litigation and risk management, and general business operation and development

Melanie A. Leney (Photo: Montgomery McCracken)

Leney Elected to Partner at Montgomery McCracken

 Leney Elected to Partner at Montgomery McCracken   Melanie A. Leney has been elected to Montgomery McCracken’s partnership.   Previously an associate with the firm, Leney is located in the firm’s Cherry Hill office and focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels, with an emphasis in maritime and transportation, employment litigation, products liability, personal injury, government investigations, and compliance and regulatory issues. She has also represented clients pro bono in civil rights and Federal Tort Claim Act litigation

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