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Maritime Training: Take the MarTID Global Survey

a broader response, this year the MarTID steering group opted to both shorten the survey and to offer three, targeted versions: one for vessel operators, one for training institutions and one for seafarers.What is MarTID?MarTID is a noncommercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report (which can be found at www.MarTID.org).Why is MarTID Important

Vice Adm. Richard Hunt to lead SNA

and Assessments (N8), and Executive Assistant Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. He additionally served as Deputy Director, Strategy & Policy (J5), Joint Staff and Director, Programming Division (N80), Navy Staff.Hunt joined Raytheon Company in the position of Vice President, Business Development, Navy/Marine Corps Programs in January 2014 and assumed the role of Vice President for U.S. Business Development in June 2015. He transitioned to Chief Strategy Officer at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in April 2018.McCullough retired from the U.S. Navy in 2011 where he was commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander

Christiaan Vermeijden (Photo: Gardline)

Gardline Names Vermeijden CEO

Marine survey company Gardline has appointed Christiaan Vermeijden as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Vermeijden will replace Gardline's current interim CEO, Gerben Eggink.Vermeijden joins the U.K. based Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. subsidiary after leaving his position as CEO at Norway-based Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS). Prior to his role with EMGS, he was part of the Executive Management Team and Global Offshore Geotechnical Director at Fugro N.V.He holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Physical Geography from the University of Amsterdam and a Master of Business

Parker Harrison was named Crowley Maritime's SVP of procurement and risk management. (Photo: Crowley Maritime)

Crowley Promotes Harrison

;s business lines; allocation of insurance cost and administration/management of the claim, insurance and contract review/approval processes while also overseeing all procurement for the corporation.Harrison joined Crowley in 2013 from Shipowners Claims Bureau in New York where she gained relevant marine insurance experience and managed employees across four offices worldwide.

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Mancuso Joins Teledyne Marine

Carl Mancuso has joined Teledyne Marine as the Director of Product Line Management for Teledyne Benthos, which consists of acoustic modems / positioning products, flotation, releases, pinger locators, and deep tow systems.Mancuso comes to Teledyne from Falmouth Scientific Inc. (FSI), where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the past eight years. He brings with him a keen understanding of the oceanographic community, and a strong familiarity with Teledyne’s products. Prior to FSI, Mancuso worked in various capacities at Boston Dynamics, American Research Institute, Philips

Campbell Transportation Appoints Buese EVP

where he received his Bachelor of Business Degree. Buese is also an active CFA charterholder.Buese has worked at Kirby Corporation since 2006 where he has served in several key roles including General Manager, River Vessel Operations; General Manager, Vessel Operations; and Regional General Manager, Marine Systems Inc. In addition to Buese’s various roles within Kirby Corporation, Kyle previously served in various investment management positions in the financial industry at companies including JP Morgan Chase Private Bank and AEGON Investments USA

David Miller with fellow owners, Bob and Bill Wetta (Photo: DSC Dredge)

DSC Dredge’s Miller Retires

On October 16, 2018, after 38  years in the dredging industry, David Miller, SVP/COO and part owner of DSC Dredge, LLC  announced his retirement. Miller embarked on his career in the early 1980’s when he began working for Kenner Marine & Machinery (KMM). Following several consecutive KMM positions, David completed his final 10 years there as a field service specialist.Miller was one of the original founders of Best Equipment Technologies, Inc. (BEST), established in 1998, located in Poplarville, MS. BEST operated as a steel fabrication shop and dredge manufacturer. Partnered

CAPT Timothy Crone (Photo: Hepburn and Sons LLC)

Hepburn and Sons Appoints Crone as Director

;s Course (PMT 402), Program Manager’s Course (PMT 401), Level III Program Management Certification, and a certificate program in Understanding the Government-Industry Relationship in Acquisition from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, for his leadership on September 16, 2013 for calmly alerting and directing coworkers out of the building while a lone shooter entered the NAVSEA headquarters

 Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE (Photo: UK Hydrographic Office)

UK Hydrographic Office Taps Lowe as Chief Executive

and Accounting Officer of the UKHO, who will leave at the end of January 2019.Lowe is a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy and joined the UKHO as UK National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive in 2015. In his role, he has led a number of key projects for the UKHO. This includes the Commonwealth Marine Economies and Overseas Territories Seabed Mapping programs to support the development of blue economies in territories across the world.The Minister with responsibility for the UKHO Earl Howe, Minister of State for Defence, said: “I would like to thank John for his leadership as CE of the UKHO

Mia Vikner (Photo: MJP)

Vikner Joins MJP as COO

Marine Jet Power (MJP) has welcomed its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mia Vikner. In this role, Vikner will be responsible for operational efficiencies as well as process implementation to drive the continued growth of the company.  Vikner joins the company after serving in various roles within Uson Marine Group, where she most recently held the post of CEO at the company’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. With over ten years of experience in the marine industry, Mia is well versed in operations management and quality control.Vikner holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineerin

ASNE Seeks Executive Director

, Virginia is looking for a highly qualified Executive Director.ASNE is a non-profit and the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.”  Please click here for the Executive Director Job Description.  If interested in this position

Mark Bowden  (Photo: Intermarine UK)

Intermarine UK Appoints Bowden

Intermarine UK has named former A&P Falmouth procurement manager Mark Bowden as its new production manager.Bowden will be in charge of day-to-day operations at the company’s newly opened 2,400sqm fabrication and welding facility at Portland Port in Dorset.Intermarine UK, part of Polish-owned Inter Marine Group, signed a 20-year lease on the site at the start of this year and has since invested $832,900 in new machinery. The move has enabled the business to evolve from a labor-only operation to one that can offer an extensive range of engineering and fabrication services.Bowden’s career

The MarTID 2019 survey of maritime training is now open. Image: © putilov_denis/Adobe Stock

MarTID 2019: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices is Open

.  For Operators: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019MarTIDOperatorFor Training Institutions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019MarTIDMETIFor Seafarers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019MarTIDSeafarerWhat is MarTID?MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report (which can be found at www.MarTID.org).Why is MarTID Important

Nikos Gazelidis is Global Head of Shipping at ATPI Griffinstone

How to achieve crew travel efficiency in your business

costs can easily spiral out of control. The fact that getting employees to the right place at the right time is a mission-critical factor means that, when faced with pressure, those managing travel can be inclined to take expensive decisions.Travel Management Companies (TMCs) that specialise in the marine industry, such as ATPI Griffinstone, can bring a sense of calm to troubled waters. When it comes to managing complex crew travel arrangements, having a TMC in your corner can provide a tailor-made and consultative approach – particularly when it comes to creating a travel policy that can achieve

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IMO to Empower Port Women

.  The countries are Antigua & Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, the Sudan, Uganda and Viet Nam.The course includes lectures on subjects such as port management, port security, marine environment, facilitation of maritime traffic, marketing, port logistics and other topics. The course provides participants with the necessary skills to improve the management and operational efficiency of their ports.Visits to the Port of Le Havre and the Port of Rouen are also taking place, enabling

AIMU Elects New Officers

The American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) elected the following slate of officers at its annual Board of Directors meeting on November 15:•Michael McKenna of Navigators – Chairman•Michael Csorba of Great American – Vice Chairman•Tony Cowie of Swiss Re – Director of FinancesThe following three individuals were named to the Management Committee for a three-year term:•Gordon Lewis – Crum & Forster•Ryan O’Connor – Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty•Robert Ryan – NavigatorsLes Bogdan of Berkley Offshore Underwriting

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SeaKing Hires Apprentices

Merseyside’s SeaKing Electrical is ushering in four new starters on the 10th anniversary of its apprentice training scheme.  A grand total of 43 apprentices have now been employed by the marine electrical specialist. SeaKing employs more than 100 engineers worldwide with a track record delivering projects across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Caribbean and USA.New apprentices Callum Mulrooney, James Fields, Michael Mcevoy Hayes and Bradley Jones will now embark on a two-year extended diploma, NVQ Level 2 and 3, in Electrical Installation alongside a BTEC Diploma in advanced Manufactur

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