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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Marcus Höglund (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Eyes US West Coast Cruise Business

Naval architecture, design and marine engineering specialist Foreship has transferred a senior member of its management team in Finland to head its Seattle operation, in a move aiming to expand West Coast activities and provide a new focus for its U.S. cruise ship customer base.Marcus Höglund, Foreship Senior Vice President Engineering Services, will take up a position as Head of Operations North America, Foreship LLC with effect from October 8 to lead a team including existing staff in Seattle and in the company’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla. office.Höglund has worked worldwide in the cruise

Anthony Gould AFNI FRGS,  Chairman and CEO  (Photo:Galileo Maritime Academy )

New Seafarer Training Center Opens in Phuket

central complex is located just above Yacht Haven Marina, the largest superyacht marina in Asia, with spectacular views over Phang Nga Bay and is just a few minutes drive from Phuket International Airport.  Students can walk to all the Galileo campus facilities in the 200 acre site which includes a marine engineering school, a survival craft and fast rescue boats training jetty, an advanced fire-fighting school and 8 training vessels moored in the marina.Galileo is accredited by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and approved to provide 21 MCA professional seafarer courses and to issue MCA

Stephan Dimke (Photo: Britannia Maritime Consultants)

Britannia Maritime appoints Hammond, Dimke

Britannia Maritime Consultants has announced two senior appointments as part of its expansion into the marine casualty response market.Mike Hammond will head up a new claims and insurance department while Stephan Dimke will provide technical support for digital navigation issues.Hammond brings a formidable track record and experience to Britannia, having worked in marine claims both for shipping companies, and more recently as the claims manager for an International Group P&I club with a focus on the Asia Pacific region.Hammond’s skills are already in demand, particularly from companies with

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Predictive Analytics Drives Better Crew Travel Management

may think is unforeseen, and drive better business decisions. So if I have a sleepless night, I think about lovely spreadsheets rather than sheep in order to drift off into a calm snooze.The AuthorEleftheria Letsiou is Head of Global Account Management for Shipping at ATPI Griffinstone, the specialist marine and energy division of the travel management and events business, the ATPI Group

SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

. The first class occurred in December of the same year.“As the first bridge simulation system developed entirely in Brazil, SIMNAV is also a technological milestone in the field of maritime training, presenting unique algorithms and system architecture. It offers an ideal environment to familiarize mariners with bridge procedures. The complete bridge station can receive groups of up to five students simultaneously. The SIMNAV system is composed of a command console, ECDIS, radar, communications, and large monitors that reproduce the virtual environment outside the ship. In addition, there is a dedicated

Julie Schoenberg (Photo: Elliott Bay Design Group)

EBDG Names Schoenberg HR Manager

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has hired Julie Schoenberg as the new Human Resources Manager. She will be responsible for the firm’s HR function, working from the Seattle office.Schoenberg joins the team with a thorough working knowledge of human resources within the marine industry. Her background has focused on compliance, HRIS, employee and labor relations, onboarding, and performance evaluations. She received a BA in Human Relations and Women's Studies with a minor in Finance from Washington State University.

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DEME Appoints Luc Vandenbulcke as CEO

Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME)'s Board of Directors announced that with effect from January 1, 2019 Luc Vandenbulcke will succeed Alain Bernard as the company’s CEO.Bernard started working for the group in 1980 and has been CEO of DEME since 2006. Over the past 12 years he transformed the group from a purely dredging organization into a diversified marine engineering group with operations worldwide.Under his leadership sales figures increased from €1.1 billion to €2.4 billion (2017), while

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Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Webb Students

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, has announced that the 2018-19 academic year recipients of Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship are Taylor Campbell (Class of 2019) and Reneé Tremblay (Class of 2020).Webb’s scholarship selection committee chose Tremblay of Bristol, R.I., and Campbell of Altoona, Pa., for their hard work, academic excellence, volunteer efforts and the superb leadership skills they actively display on and off campus.Campbell is a very active member of the Webb community

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McLoughlin Joins North P&I Underwriting Team

Global marine insurer provider North P&I Club has further strengthened its underwriting team with the appointment of a new U.K. based underwriter combined with some operational changes to a number of senior underwriting roles.Tom McLoughlin joined the team as an Underwriter last week, bringing with him a range of marine experience from his former roles with insurance brokers Marsh in London, and a significant tanker management company in Athens. Initially McLoughlin will work across all of the regional teams as he settles into his new role with the Club.Earlier in the year, Simon Main was recruited

Brent Sappington (Photo: Consolidated Ship Repair)

Consolidated Ship Repair Hires Sappington

Consolidated Ship Repair has hired marine industry veteran Brent Sappington as Marine Manager.In his new role, Sappington will oversee the execution of a diverse range of projects from ship repair and fabrication, to decommissioning and systems integration testing, to subsea and offshore construction at one of the largest waterfront shipyards in Texas.Sappington’s experience in the industry began at a young age, working on a boat off the Oregon coast with his fisherman father. A 28-year marine industry professional, he has worked at industry leading marine equipment OEM's and offshore

Noble Joins BRP Marine Group

BRP Marine Group has appointed Dustin Noble as its new director of network development.As the leader of network development, Noble will be responsible for managing and defining the programs and strategies that will elevate and expand the BRP Marine Group dealer and distributor network, including the BRP Marine Group channel and network transformation strategy. He will also work with Evinrude, Alumacraft and Manitou sales leaders to shape the tools for sales and dealer development teams to optimize the company’s network performance. Noble will report directly to Tracy Crocker, president of the

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MarTID 2019: Autonomous Operations and the Future Mariner

By Michael Manuel, Associate Professor, Head - Maritime, Education and Training (World Maritime University);Murray Goldberg, President and CEO (Marine Learning Systems); and Greg Trauthwein, Editor & Associate Publisher (New Wave Media)The second annual global Maritime Training Insights Database survey examines the impact of the autonomy trend in maritime operations on the training of future “seafarers”The Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) steering group is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the 2019 MarTID survey, which this year focuses on the trend toward autonomous

John R. Ballard, Ph.D., USMMA's new Academic Dean and Provost

USMMA: Ballard New Academic Dean and Provost

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point (USMMA) installed John R. Ballard, Ph.D., as the new Academic Dean and Provost in a brief ceremony at the Academy yesterday. Dr. Ballard will serve as the chief academic officer and principal advisor to the Superintendent in all matters relating to the academic program and faculty. He will also co-chair the educational priority working group for the recently released USMMA Strategic Plan.

Bailey Sentinel, which has commenced operations in the North Sea. (Photo: Sentinel Marine)

Sentinel Marine Adds a Secondhand PSV

Aberdeen-based offshore support vessel operator Sentinel Marine said it has purchased a multi-role ship from a Canadian seller.The 1997-built Scotian Sentinel (formerly Scotian Sea) is currently in dry-dock for upgrades and is expected to enter service in November as a Group A combined platform supply and emergency response and rescue vessel (PSV/ERRV).The addition comes as Sentinel is nearing the end of a nine-vessel newbuild program. The series’ eighth vessel, Chinese-built Bailey Sentinel, recently commenced operations in the U.K. North Sea, and one further ERRV is expected to be delivered in

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

shore-based staff and crew.Key speakers included Synergy principals Captain Katsuya Abe, President of Nissen Kaiun, Martin Ackerman, CEO of BW LPG, Mr Antonis Vrondissis, Vice President of Navios Tanker Management, and MOL General Managers Akura Sasa and Taku Hisai.Captain MC Madayya, regional manager of Marine Assurance (MA), the organization within Chevron Shipping Co. LLC responsible for managing marine risk, explained the lengthy vetting processed undertaken by MA before vessels were chartered by Chevron.Another highlight was the presentation by Mike Holliday, Marine & Offshore Manager for South

Wille, Lamb Joined All American Marine

U.S. boat builder All American Marine announced it has hired Ron Wille as Business Development Manager and Bronson Lamb as Marketing Manager.Wille brings to the position 25 years of experience in the maritime industry, the last 15 of which were gained at Kenai Fjords Tours (KFT) in Seward, Alaska, where he served as both operations manager and general manager.Lamb previously started a marketing and advertising agency in New York, of which he is still a partner and advisor. His professional background also includes a position at commercial marina in Mayport, Fla. and seven years in the film and televisio

Garry Schwartz (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Promotes Schwartz

. Prior to joining HII-MDIS, Schwartz was a vice president and operations manager with Alion Science and Technology. He was also a vice president and division manager with SAIC, where he led a portfolio of domestic and international programs supporting a broad array of customers. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired in 2004 as a lieutenant colonel.Schwartz earned a Master of Science degree in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology

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