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Paul Hilder (Photo: Seaspan Marine)

Seaspan Marine Names Hilder Marine Operations VP

and monitor ongoing operational and training issues in order to reduce potential risks and liabilities to the company.   Hilder has a long, storied past in the BC marine industry. He re-joined Seaspan Marine in February 2016 as Director of Operations. Prior to that, he worked at Seabridge Marine Services in its International Chartering and Operations divisions where he specialized in heavy lift project cargoes and semi-submersible jobs. In that role, he also managed all new build deliveries and specialized in marine transports. From 2008 to 2012, Hilder was a Project Supervisor (Vessel Operations)

Chris Williams (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings)

Williams Joins Phoenix in GM Role

Marine services contractor Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that Chris Williams has joined the company as general manager (GM) of its Norfolk, Va. office.In addition to his GM duties, Williams will manage Phoenix’s U.S. Navy Diving Services Contract, providing underwater ship repair capability to U.S. Navy ships worldwide.Williams is a retired U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer and diver with extensive experience coordinating technically challenging marine engineering projects around the globe. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Bas Coppes (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Global Names Coppes Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal

Bas Coppes has joined the senior management team at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., aiming to guide the global growth of the marine services company. Coppes will be based out of Global’s Houston office and will focus on salvage and wreck removal operations worldwide.   Coppes brings two decades of salvage and offshore experience to the organization, having managed an extensive number of salvage, wreck removal, and offshore projects across the globe.   “In my role as president of Mammoet Salvage Americas, I worked with Global extensively over the last 10 years,”

Cavotec Names Norin as New CEO

as a board director and corporate advisor for a number of companies around the world. Having lived in Europe, Asia and North America, he has extensive experience of leading large global organisations in highly competitive industries. Most recently, Mikael Norin served as President, Rolls-Royce Marine Services, a division of the Rolls-Royce group offering after-market services and parts to the group's marine and navy customers around the world. Marine Services is based in Singapore and has operations in 35 countries employing approximately 2,500 people. Prior to this, he was President of Recall

Chas Reid (Photo: Dynasafe)

Dynasafe Promotes Chas Reid

Dynasafe BACTEC Limited has appointed Chas Reid to International Marine Services Director.   Kevin Kneebone MD, Dynasafe BACTEC said, “Chas has over the last 19 years been totally committed to the organization and has in recent years, been instrumental in the development and great success of our marine services worldwide.”   Chas has been involved in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, both on and off shore for 27 years, starting with his career in the British army, the Royal Engineers EOD, active in the first Gulf War, the Falklands, Iraq, Kuwait and Bosnia, and from 1997 Chas has

Lassen, Anderson Join OSM Board

as members of the board.   “Jens Lassen has extensive experience from the maritime industry and ship management in particular, from his years in senior management with companies like V. Ships, Stolt Nielsen, RCL and Carnival. Donald Anderson has more than 25 years in ship management, marine services, private equity and financial investments. Both Jens and Donald will play an important role in developing the strategy for OSM Maritime Group going forward, with focus on growth and providing excellence in services to customers,” said Bjørn Tore Larsen,  Chairman of OSM Maritime

Photo courtesy of Crowley Marine Services

Alaska Oil Spill Protection: Crowley Bid for Alyeska Deal Unsuccessful

Press Release: Crowley Marine Services will not be providing oil spill prevention and response services in Valdez and Prince William Sound when its contract expires June 30, 2018.  Crowley has provided marine services in Prince William Sound since 1990. Despite bidding aggressively for the SERVS contract extension, Crowley was not chosen by Alyeska to retain the entire scope of the current contract. Crowley is fully committed to continued professional service and full compliance as the marine service provider until the end of June 2018, and will be engaged in any transition process. &nbs

Global Opens New Alaska Office

operations with the addition of a new office in Juneau, Alaska. The new Juneau office will support southeast Alaska through several of Global’s primary service lines: marine construction, marine salvage and emergency response, diving operations and more.   Global has been providing marine services in southeast Alaska for years through its Anchorage and Pacific Northwest offices; the new Juneau office is being established in response to client requests for a dedicated base, which will bolster the capacity of operations in that region.   Bill Akan, a longtime member of the Global

Stephen Bolton (Photo: Bibby Marine Services Limited)

Bibby Marine Services Names Bolton Operations Director

Bibby Marine Services, owners of the recently commissioned Service Operations Vessel (SOV) for offshore wind farm operators, Bibby WaveMaster 1, has announced the appointment of Stephen Bolton as Operations Director.    Bolton brings over 20 years of electricity industry experience to the role, having worked at wind farms (including North Hoyle, Barrow, Lynn and Inner Dowsing, Thanet, Rhyl Flats and Gwynt y Mor), and in senior roles at electricity companies such as RWE and Centrica.   Stephen Blaikie, Chief Executive Officer of Bibby Marine Services, commented, “This appointment

Gustaf Kristiansson (Photo: Markel International)

Markel International Appoints Kristiansson in Singapore

Markel International Singapore, the specialist insurer, has appointed Gustaf Kristiansson as marine underwriter based in Singapore.   Kristiansson joins the Singapore office from Markel International’s Sweden office where he held the same position. Prior to that, he was located in Dubai, UAE working for Gulf Agency Co., an international shipping logistics and marine services company. Kristiansson brings with him more than 10 years of shipping and marine insurance experience.    

Dorothy Shepherd (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Shepherd Joins Bibby Offshore's Renewables Team

supporting infrastructure.   In her new role, Shepherd will be instrumental in the delivery of new business in the renewables sector. The position includes supporting existing business development and tendering efforts, while collaborating with Bibby Offshore’s sister companies Bibby Marine Services, which offer SOV and Walk to Work vessels and Bibby HydroMap, which offer a range of seabed survey services. The appointment follows the formation of Bibby Offshore’s new business optimization team, led by Graeme Wood, as part of the company’s strategic growth strategy. The primary

Gwynneth Hall (Photo: Stone Marine Services)

Stone Marine Services Names Hall Operations Manager

Stone Marine Services has promoted Gwynneth Hall to the position of Operations Manager. She will be responsible for operations across all the Stone Marine Services Group companies and report to the Directors.   Hall, who has a degree in business and finance, has been with the company for the last 14 years during which time she has held positions in Accounts, Service Co-ordination and Management, and Human Resources.

(Photo: Harley Marine Services)

Harley Marine Hires Adlakha as CFO

Harley Marine Services is pleased to welcome Sterling Adlakha to its executive team where he will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.   A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Sterling served 10 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He began his career as an engineer on a 210' cutter before moving to the West Coast and becoming a double-ended marine inspector and plank owner of the country's first Sea Marshal program following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He later earned a Masters of Business Administration and International Business Diplomacy Certificate from the McDonough School of

Eric Evans (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes Evans VP of Strategy

and international operations, then moved to Seattle in a similar role. He was presented the Thomas Crowley Award, the company’s highest honor, in 2004 and moved back to Jacksonville in 2009 to support Crowley’s petroleum services, technical services, and petroleum distribution and marine services business units. He was promoted to his most recent position as vice president of finance and planning in 2010.   Evans graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1987 and is a Washington State CPA

Milford Haven's simulator suite has the potential to put you at the helm of any marine vessel, in any port. (Photo: MPHA)

Tug Safety Training Offered at Port of Milford Haven

from across Britain. The Navigation Suite, based at Milford Waterfront, creates highly realistic computer-generated versions of any port in the world, giving trainees the opportunity to take the controls of any vessel, including tugboats, to practice scenarios. Tug skippers from Williams Marine Services and Teignmouth Harbor Commission spent two days undertaking theory based safety training and working on simulated ‘as real’ scenarios within the port. Training focused on the dangers around small conventional tug handling, the importance of good communication between pilots and tug

Steve Carlson (Photo: Harley Marine Services)

HMS Announces Management Hires

Marine services company Harley Marine Services (HMS) has expanded its management team, naming Don Martin as Vice President and General Counsel and Steve Carlson as Vice President of Engineering, the company announced today.   Prior to joining Harley Marine, Martin was the Vice President and General Counsel for Delta Western and Hawaii Petroleum where he oversaw all aspects of safety, risk management and regulatory compliance for the fuel distribution companies. Prior to Delta Western, Martin served as the Director of U.S. Flag Shipping for ConocoPhillips and held previous positions with Crowley

Junshan Zou (Photo: V.Group)

V.Group Names Zou Managing Director for China

V.Group said it has appointed Junshan Zou to build, lead and drive V.Group’s activities in China, including business development, ship management and marine services.“We have made a long-term commitment to growing our business in China,” said Alastair Evitt, Group Managing Director for V.Group’s Ship Management East division. “This new role will enable us to focus our efforts on growing all aspects of V.Group’s business including expanding our pool of Chinese seafarers to meet the future growth needs of the market.”Zou has more than 20 years’ experience

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