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Rita Uruakpa (Photo: NIMASA)

NIMASA Makes IMO Representative Director

The Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the promotion of the Nigerian Alternate Permanent Representative at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Dikko Bala, to Director. Also elevated to the position of Director in the Agency was the Deputy Director, Maritime Labor Services, Mrs. Rita Uruakpa.Other beneficiaries of the promotion exercise were Mr Kazir Musa, who was promoted to Deputy Director, and 18 officers, who were elevated to Assistant Directors. Two hundred and thirty six other staff across all grade levels also benefited

Mr. Hiroaki Sakashita (Photo: ClassNK)

ClassNK Names Sakashita Senior EVP

has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President as well as Executive Director of ClassNK.Sakashita began his career at Japan’s Ministry of Transport (now Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in 1980. During his period at the government he has played vital roles in maritime administration including regulatory oversight and industry development. He assumed the position of Director-General of the Maritime Bureau in 2015, and Deputy Minister for Technical Affairs, Minister’s Secretariat in 2016.He joined ClassNK in 2018 as Executive Consultant and has been appointed to

Dr. Dakuku Peterside has been re-elected the Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) for another term.

Nigerian Maritime: Dakuku Re-elected Chairman

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has been re-elected the Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) for another term.Dr. Dakuku who is the incumbent Chairman of the Association was unanimously elected to continue to lead the body by the member states present at the 4th conference of the continental body which recently met at the El-Sharm sheik in Egypt.According to the Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), Mr. Sobantu Tilayi, the leadership

Board Chairman, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA (3rd left) Deputy Governor, Delta State, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro (middle), Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside (3rd right) and other NIMASA Board member. (Photo:NIMASA)

NIMASA Commended on Day of Seafarers

, as over 90 percent of the world trade are transported through the sea.Senator Okowa who made this remarks today in his keynote address during the 2018 Day of the Seafarers celebration with the theme; “seafarers’ wellbeing” held in Warri, Delta State organized by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and other maritime Agencies also commended NIMASA for its efforts and determination to ensure that Nigeria is reckoned with in the international maritime domain.  Senator Okowa applauded the establishment of the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), which is

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

company, BP Shipping Americas, located in Chicago. As the regional voyage operations superintendent for BP Shipping, it is her job to fill it with the best and most qualified candidates. Long graduated from Texas A&M University at Galveston with a Marine Transportation degree and a minor in Maritime Administration.So, when she has an open position, one of the first places she contacts is her alma mater, Texas A&M Galveston. “BP Shipping has an open and fair hiring process” says Long. “We continue to choose to advertise our open positions at Texas A&M Galveston because of

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Military to Maritime Digital Career Platform Launched

Navy and Coast Guard vessels in the world, and do the same for the nation's 40,000 commercial vessels. The U.S. military, the most powerful military in the world, relies on U.S. flag vessels crewed by U.S. civilian mariners,” said Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. “As part of our coordinated effort across the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the commercial maritime industry, the Maritime Administration is working to make it easier for transitioning veterans to obtain their mariner credentials based on their

Photo: Crowley

Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

operations prior to his appointment to general manager in 2009. In that role, he coordinated all sales, marketing and operations activities for Crowley's ship management group and its growing number of customers and vessels served, including container ships, heavy-lift ships, tankers, U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Ready Reserve Force ships, state-of-the-art deep sea construction-vessels and a self-propelled jack-up barge. In 2011, he, too, was awarded the company’s highest honor, the Thomas Crowley trophy, given to employees who have aligned themselves closely with Crowley’s values

From left to right: Ray Martus, Tom Crowley Jr. and Zoe Goss (Photo: Crowley)

Goss, Martus Receive Thomas Crowley Awards

. She has a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Goss sailed for 6 years on various U.S. flag ships and served as captain of passenger vessels. She also served in the federal government in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Maritime Administration, overseeing contracts, and U.S. Coast Guard, representing the U.S. interests in mariner training standards with the International Maritime Organization.   Goss joined Crowley in 2013 as manager of regulatory training in the marine development and compliance department. In 2014, she

L-R: Assistant Director, Maritime Safety, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Engineer Olu Aladenusi, FNSE, Executive Director, Operations, NIMASA, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, FNSE, His Wife Mrs. Olubisola Fashakin and Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi at the conferment of the Fellowship status to the NIMASA ED, Operations by the Nigerian Society of Engineers in Abuja recently.  (Photo courtesy of NIMASA)

NIMASA Executive Director, 23 Others Bags NSE Fellowship

The Executive Director in charge of Operations in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Engineer Rotimi Fashakin has been conferred with the Fellowship of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), the umbrella body of the Engineering profession in Nigeria. The event which held at the Nigerian Air Force conference centre, Kado Abuja on Friday, June 30, 2017 also had 23 other distinguished Nigerians bagging same award. In his speech, the Chairman Board and College of Fellows of the NSE, Engr. Chris Okoye charged the awardees to ensure sustainability in the profession

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

. military during times of war and national crisis. “The U.S. Merchant Marine is vital to our nation’s national security and economic prosperity, carrying essential American commercial and military cargo in times of peace and war,” said Joel Szabat, executive director of the Maritime Administration. “The nation relies on our maritime academies to train the next generation of licensed mariners to operate and command America’s commercial and military sealift ships.”   New officers start out as either a Third Mate or a Third Assistant Engineer on self-propelled

In August 2015 General Dynamics NASSCO launched Perla del Caribe, the second ship in a series of natural gas powered containerships for TOTE (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

US Shipyards: Building for America, Jobs for Americans

, and they enacted strong policy to protect it. Today, these vital industries fortify America’s ongoing status as a maritime nation, with capacity to build and maintain a modern, safe fleet to defend U.S. interests at home and abroad.    To underscore this point, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) published The Economic Importance of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repairing Industry in November 2015, recognizing the hundreds of U.S. shipyards spread across the country engaged in shipbuilding and repair. In 2013, the U.S. private shipbuilding and repairing industry directly provided

Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen (Photo: MARAD)

MarAd Stresses Economic Impact of Shipyard Jobs in NE

to fulfill that need – that’s good news not just for Groton but for our nation as a whole. As the ranking member of the House Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee, I will continue to press for investment in our shipbuilding priorities for the future.” Nationally the Maritime Administration report, The Economic Importance of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repairing Industry, shows the private shipbuilding and repair industry supported over 399,000 jobs, contributing $25.1 billion in labor income and $37.3 billion in U.S. GDP across the country

General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched tanker Constitution on Saturday, August 27, 2016 (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

California: A Strong Shipbuilding State

General Dynamics NASSCO hosted U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen for a tour of the San Diego shipyard, where SEACOR Constitution – a 610-foot tank ship launched this weekend. While on the tour, Administrator Jaenichen shared data from a report by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) that shows the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry in California supports nearly 35,000 jobs, and contributes $2.3 billion in labor income and $3.6 billion in U.S. GDP. California is the fifth highest state in total private sector direct employment for shipbuilding and repair. On

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

(MTSNAC).  Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, ship construction, repair and recycling, trade associations, state and local public entities, labor organizations, academics, and environmental groups that advise the Secretary and the Maritime Administration on policies to ensure that the U.S. Marine Transportation System is capable of responding to projected trade increases.   The Committee advises the Secretary on solutions to impediments hindering effective use of short sea transportation and other matters as the Secretary determines

Koichi Fujiwara (Photo: ClassNK)

ClassNK Shuffles Leadership Team

;   Koichi Fujiwara holds a Master of Naval Architecture from the University of Tokyo, and served in Japan’s Ministry of Transportation (now Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism). Throughout his role in government, he served as an outstanding policy maker in the maritime administration and assumed the role of Director-General of the Maritime Bureau in 2006. He joined ClassNK in 2007, and was appointed to Managing Director in 2010, followed by Executive Vice President in 2011. He has so far commanded the expansion and development of the Society’s certification services

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Texas Ranks Third for U.S. Maritime Jobs, Houston No. 2

;The strength and necessity of the Jones Act could not be more apparent in Texas, a state that is home to the No. 2 city in the U.S. for the domestic maritime industry, not to mention its $8 billion in annual economic impact.”   A separate study of American shipbuilding by the U.S. Maritime Administration, covering both commercial and military ship construction, identified more than $2.3 billion in annual shipyard economic impact in Texas, attributing more than $1.4 billion in worker income to the state’s shipyard industry. Shipyard jobs pay approximately 45 percent above the national

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City of Burgas Opens Maritime Simulator Center

and installed a DNV certified Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator with 240° projection view at the facility, as well as an instructor station and debriefing area for after action review. Prior to the opening, the DNV certified simulator also passed approval by the Bulgarian Maritime Administration. The VSTEP full mission bridge simulator will provide training for ship handling, ECDIS and bridge team training in compliance with the latest IMO requirements and model courses. To guarantee the quality of the professional training courses at the new Burgas training center, a cooperation

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