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The Nautical Institute Launches New Requirements for DP Certifications

From the beginning of 2024, The Nautical Institute will require that all Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO) and Dynamic Positioning Vessel Maintainers (DPVM) show evidence of Continuing Professional Development as well as experience in order to renew their certificate.This means that all DPOs and DPVMs will be required to demonstrate a yearly undertaking of an NI-approved CPD program and pass the NI revalidation online exam or take the NI DP Refresher and Competency Assessment Course.Captain John Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer of The Nautical Institute, said, “This requirement is a very positive

Giovanni Greco (Photo: SMSR)

Rear Admiral Greco Joins San Marino Ship Register

San Marino Ship Register said it has hired Rear Admiral Giovanni Greco to develop institutional relations and national maritime legislation.A graduate of the Genoa Nautical Institute, R. Adm. Greco’s career started on board merchant ships in Europe, the United States, the Persian Gulf, and the Far East. In 1991, he joined the Italian Coast Guard until his retirement in May 2022. During his service, he was harbor master in Fano, Ortona, Crotone, and Vice Commandant in Ravenna. Moreover, he was a lecturer at the IMO Academy IMSSEA, ILO International Training Centre, the World Maritime University

Capt. Michael R. Burns Jr.  (Photo: Massachusetts Maritime Academy)

Burns to Lead Mass. Maritime's Work in Renewable Energy

Master of Science degree in emergency management. He holds a USCG Master's License of Unlimited Tonnage with over 14 years’ experience on government owned, contractor operated vessels. Capt. Burns is an officer in the USNR's Strategic Sealift Officer Force, an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute as well as a member and trustee of the Boston Marine Society.As he takes on this role, Capt. Burns said, “I look forward to working with the Academy’s leaders, our growing number of industry partners, the cadets, and the entire MMA family to further establish the Academy as a leader

Jillian Carson-Jackson (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Nautical Institute's New President Outlines Top Goals

The newly elected President of The Nautical Institute, Jillian Carson-Jackson has vowed to help the Institute and wider maritime community meet three important challenges – those of diversity and inclusion, branch engagement and managing the impact of technology.Speaking at today’s Nautical Institute Annual General Meeting she announced a pledge from the Institute on diversity and inclusion saying: “There has been a concerted effort over the past years to raise visibility of not just women, but the overall role of diversity and inclusion in maritime. The pledge of the Institute

(Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime Launches Remote DPO Training

can engage in practical exercises with a remote K-Pos trainer, in addition to completing theory and assessment modules online. Kongsberg says the hands-on experience is fully compliant with the DNV GL DPO preparation course and is the first remotely-delivered DPO training ever to be approved by The Nautical Institute for their DP Induction course.DPO courses are often requested by ship owners on behalf of their trainees, and also by self-sponsored candidates. By enabling students to complete the course from their home or office using cloud-based K-Pos trainer consoles, Kongsberg is making training more

Capt Eero Lehtovaara  (Photo: ONE SEA)

ONE SEA Appoints Lehtovaara Chairman

ONE SEA has appointed Capt Eero Lehtovaara as its new Chairman. Lehtovaara, a Master Mariner and Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, is Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs at ABB Marine & Ports.He brings a wealth of experience to the expanding ONE SEA alliance where he has been a Board member for two years, as well as Vice Chairman. His past experience at sea provides a unique understanding of the challenges set by new regulations, human resource management and technological developments, including the accelerating pace of shipboard automation.Previously head of ABB Marine &

Dan Thompson and Stuart Rivers  (Photo: Sailors' Society)

A Quarter of Seafarers Show Signs of Depression -Report

was chaired by Sailors’ Society CEO Stuart Rivers, with Euronav’s CEO Paddy Rodgers as keynote speaker.   The event featured presentations from all areas of the shipping industry including from Kuba Szymanski (InterManager), Sophia Bullard (UK P&I Club), Bridget Hogan (Nautical Institute), as well as a lively panel debate chaired by TradeWinds Editor, Julian Bray, with Paddy Rodgers, Drew Brandy (Inmarsat), Ella Hagell (Tindell Riley [Britannia] Ltd) and Mark Robertshaw (Brightwell Payments).   In addition to headline sponsor Inmarsat, the conference was supported by

Nusrat Ghani (Photo: Maritime UK)

Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established

LEP Sarah West, ABP Andrew Moffatt, Port of Tyne Nicky Goldsbrough, Shoreham Port Justine Brown, DP World Europe Kirsi Tikka, American Bureau of Shipping Julie Lithgow, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Nicola d’Hubert,Lloyds Register Bridget Hogan, Nautical Institute Debbie Cavaldoro, Nautilus Kathy Stanzel, Intertanko Paula Porter, Carnival UK Guy Platten/Holly Birkett, UK Chamber of Shipping Nicola Good, IHS Fairplay Helen Kelly, Lloyd's List

Windstar Cruises Appoints Inman as Director

audits, environmental compliance and safety management systems. Educated at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science and a Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Inman is also an associate fellow of The Nautical Institute and a board member for both the Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network and The Puget Sound Maritime Historic Society and Youth Maritime Training Association. Inman joins the 130 employees on the Windstar corporate team, based at the Seattle headquarters for the six-ship fleet, which

John Lloyd (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Lloyd Named Nautical Institute CEO

 Last week’s Nautical Institute London Command Seminar saw the appointment of Captain John Lloyd RD MBA FNI as the Institute’s new chief executive officer, succeeding Philip Wake OBE RD MSc FNI, who is retiring after 14 years in post.   Speaking at Trinity House, the venue for the third of the Institute’s 2017 command seminar series, Captain Lloyd said, “I am delighted to be leading the next phase of development at The Nautical Institute, at a time of great change for our industry. Now more than ever it is important that the Institute champions best practice and

Captain Harry Gale (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Cape Town Hosts Nautical Institute Command Seminar

The second in The Nautical Institute’s 2017 series of Command Seminars continues to focus on Navigation Accidents and their Causes, a topic that is receiving considerable attention in the industry.   The seminar began today in Cape Town, South Africa, with NI President Captain Duke Snider FNI giving the opening address before handing over to South African Maritime Safety Authority CEO Sobantu Tilayi for the keynote address. Independent marine consultant Captain Alan Reid MNI, then introduced the main theme.   Navigation assessments play a key role in helping maintain high standards

John Lloyd (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Lloyd to Lead The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute has selected a new chief executive officer after interviewing a competitive shortlist of six candidates. Captain John Lloyd MBA AFNI, currently the Institute’s chief operating officer, will take over from Philip Wake OBE RD MSc FNI, who will retire in May 2017 after 14 years in post.   Lloyd took up the COO post in November 2015 in which he has had overall responsibility for the institute’s specialized training services, including the industry-standard dynamic positioning operator (DPO) accreditation and certification scheme.   His 16-year seagoing

UK Seafarers Awareness Week Taking Shape

of £11 billion a year to the economy while supporting more than 113,000 jobs.   During Seafarers Awareness Week a host of activities across the U.K. will see the participation of key organizations including IMarEST, Maritime Educational Foundation, Merchant Navy Training Board, Nautical Institute and UK Chamber of Shipping. The week, sponsored this year by Inmarsat, also encompasses several maritime training establishment events, in Blackpool, Dartmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton.   All registered events, including some taking place just before or after the week, are

GE's Marine DP Training Center in Houston (Photo: GE)

GE Provides DP Sea Time Reduction Course

GE’s continuous efforts to help increase marine industry safety standards for operators recently resulted in the endorsement of The Nautical Institute’s (NI) accreditation for GE to conduct a dynamic positioning (DP) sea time reduction (STR) course in its modern DP training center in Houston. With this accreditation, GE’s Marine Technical Training Center has joined an exclusive list of only 13 DP schools worldwide that are accredited to provide STR courses. The accreditation allows trainee DP operators (DPOs) to receive credit of 30 days of DP sea time when they complete five

Marine Training Institute Offers Leadership and Managerial Skills Course

effective leader.   TMTI’s course list also includes a one-day radar re-certification course, ECDIS certification and type-specific ECDIS training, and basic and advanced DP operator training. TMTI is the only full-time ECDIS certification facility in Louisiana and is accredited by The Nautical Institute in London for its standard of excellence in DP operator training. Registration is now open for Leadership and Managerial Skills and all other courses in 2016. Class schedule, available dates, and more details about registration can be found at www.themarinetraininginstitute.com  

New COO Role for The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute informs it is is enhancing its sector management structure with the creation of a new role with overall responsibility for business development, personnel and product management of a key department, reflecting the increasing demand from industry for training services.   It is currently recruiting for the new post of Chief Operating Officer, whose main responsibilities will include but will not be limited to taking the accreditation and certification department into a strategic position within the industry. The COO will be responsible for leading a 20-strong team that

John Wilson will join SCB’s Hong Kong office as technical services director, Asia, towards the end of July. (Photo courtesy of the American Club)

Wilson Joins American Club’s Asia Office

at an international law firm, both based in Hong Kong.  A master mariner whose 15-year seagoing career included service with Shell Tankers, Stena Line and Windstar Cruises, Wilson holds an MSc maritime operations degree and is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Nautical Institute.  He is also a member of the Hong Kong government’s pilotage advisory committee and pilot examination board. In his new role at SCB, Wilson will have a diversified brief in support of the American Club’s risk management and loss prevention activities in Asia.  His

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