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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

New Seafarer Training Center Opens in Phuket

years Galileo Maritime Academy has established itself as the flag-ship MCA training center for professional seafarers in this region and the only such comprehensively approved and equipped facility in Asia. Galileo now provides seafarer training and certification for the cruise ship, merchant shipping, offshore oil & gas and superyacht industries

Left to right: Russian Minister of Transport Evgeny Ditrich and Sergey Frank CEO Sovcomflot (Photo: SCF Group)

Sovcomflot and ABB Open Training Center in Russia

specifications and developing appropriate programs, with an emphasis on operating vessels in the Arctic and sub-Arctic seas.“An electric propulsion and Azipod propulsion system are becoming increasingly common on vessels with a high ice-class operating in the Russian Arctic and at Sakhalin offshore projects, and ABB feels it necessary to encourage the development of technical competence amongst future seafarers,” Irina Kozlova, President of ABB in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.A ceremonial opening for the new facility was held Monday in Vladivostok as part of the 4th Eastern Economic

Clay Daugherty (Photo: Danos)

Danos Hires Daugherty, Moberly as Scaffolding Managers

John Moberly. Collectively, the two have 47 years of industry experience and will share management responsibilities of the company’s growing scaffolding business.A resident of Denham Springs, Daugherty has 23 years of industry experience. He started his career as a scaffold laborer and then worked offshore as a scaffolding supervisor. He worked at Sunbelt Rentals for 13 years, where he served as a project manager and later as an operations manager. Daugherty holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.Moberly is an Air Force veteran with 24 years of oil

SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

number of prospective maritime deck and engine officers could be trained at its two training institutes in the country. That's all changing now with the Institute of Nautical Sciences (ICN) leading the way.With the discovery of the pre-salt in 2007 and the continued growth of the maritime and offshore sectors, the lack of qualified Brazilian officers became acute. For many years, and even today, most offshore captains and officers are foreigners, while there is a more significant number of local captains and officers in the merchant fleet. Yet compared to most seafaring nations Brazil is still

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DEME Appoints Luc Vandenbulcke as CEO

(KU Leuven, civil engineer) has worked at DEME Group for the past 21 years. He is the founder and CEO of GeoSea which, since its foundation in 2005, is one of the fastest growing and most successful activities of the DEME Group.As a contractor of complex marine engineering projects, including offshore wind farms, GeoSea realized a turnover of €1.01 billion in 2017. Since 2011 Luc Vandenbulcke is also DEME’s Deputy COO and member of the management team.From the beginning of next year Bernard will focus on his role of among others Director at DEME and its affiliated companies, Chairman

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

officer working to build  motivated teams and provide resilient planning and risk management has been helpful in his legal career.Most recently, Johnson handled a broad range of matters, including advising companies in connection with building, acquiring, and disposing of vessels and rigs in the offshore oil and gas sector as well as  negotiating the workout and restructuring of shipbuilding contracts.Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum

Michael Morland (Photo: AAL)

AAL Appoints Morland as Americas GM

and portfolio of highly competitive MPV services – comprising tailormade chartering solutions and scheduled semi-liner sailings that offer US customers regular and seamless ‘around-the-world’ connectivity.Morland brings more than 17 years international experience in the shipping, offshore, and maritime industries. This specifically includes the heavy lift, project cargo and breakbulk market, having previously served in senior executive roles at Global Ocean AS and T.P. Shipping AS where he developed U.S. and U.K. subsidiaries of both companies. Morland was educated at DPH Technical

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

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

, 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 Asia at Lloyd’s Register, who addressed how digitalization is transforming shipping.“On behalf of Synergy Group, I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our distinguished guests for making this year’s Surabhi a truly memorable event,” said Capt

EBDG Adds Staff in New Orleans

architect and is already contributing through his background in the OSV market and knowledge of the marine industry.Scully joins Elliott Bay Design Group as an electrical designer and brings 20 years of experience in engineering and design work. His experience includes working for both shipbuilding and offshore companies. His return to the New Orleans area and knowledge of the marine industry will enhance the profile and expertise of the Gulf Coast office

Chiel de Leeuw. Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Damen's Appoints de Leeuw as RoPax Sales Director

Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Chiel de Leeuw to the newly-created position of Sales Director RoPax, as the shipbuilder makes strides to expand into the design and construction of larger, one-off vessels in the offshore, cruise and RoPax sectors.In his new role, de Leeuw will be responsible for creating new business in the RoRo and RoPax markets for vessels over 120 meters in length.The new role was created to allow an experienced individual to focus on these large, bespoke projects over the long term, and to develop a detailed understanding of the top-end of the RoRo/RoPax market.de Leeuw is a

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V.Group Sets Out to Transform Crewing

Marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider V.Group has engaged with management consultancy Accenture to transform its approach to crew management. Named Embark, the project seeks to develop an in-house shared services model which streamlines and optimizes key processes for V.Group’s seafarers, customers and colleagues. Embark will see the introduction of new and enhanced technology to support these shared services and digitize the shipowner and seafarer experience.For customers, Embark seeks to drive cost efficiencies and vessel performance by introducing enhanced

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Key Appointments at MAC

Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC), a Bureau Veritas Group company, has announced four new appointments to strengthen its offering and add further expertise to the business.In the wake of MAC recording its highest ever number of offshore man/days in its first half of the year and the second half of 2018 looking to match this trend, the company has enhanced its engineering team by welcoming Sigurd Vermundundsen as Master Mariner, John Stockdale as Marine Manager and Oguz Oktay, as Principal Naval Architect. The fourth new recruit, Theresa Suttar, joins the document control team.As MAC enjoys one

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Huisman, ATC Offer Offshore Crane Training in Singapore

Huisman, a worldwide provider of stepchanging technical solutions, and the Australasian Training Company (ATC) signed a cooperation agreement for the joint offering of Offshore Crane Operator, Offshore Rigger, Offshore Crane Inspector and other associated training packages and competency assurance solutions. With this partnership, Huisman and ATC are the only parties offering American API RP2D & Spec 2C training courses for crane operators, riggers and crane inspectors in Singapore. This makes them the only service providers in the Australasian region offering internationally recognized

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Seafarers’ Mental Health is Focus of New Training Program

British Ports; International Maritime Employers’ Council; International Maritime Organization (IMO); “K” Line LNG Shipping (UK) Limited; The Mission to Seafarers; Nautilus International; Sailors’ Society; Shell International Ltd; The Shipowners’ Club; Swire Pacific Offshore; John H. Whitaker (Tankers) Ltd. Seafarers UK and other organisations are assisting with distribution and promotion of the training package

Steve Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA's Freelance Personnel Competence Portfolio Goes Live

are increasingly important to potential employers. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has developed an electronic document that enables freelance or agency professionals to demonstrate their experience and competence.The IMCA freelance e-portfolio, made available initially for offshore survey roles in April 2018, provides competence assurance to contractors and their clients. Similar material for ROV personnel is being prepared for release before the end of 2018, and there is considerable interest in extending the concept for use by diving personnel.Steve Benzie of Subsea 7 and

Matthew Kuehne, General Manager of BQR, Bollinger Quick Repair (Photo: Bollinger)

Kuehne Named GM of Bollinger Quick Repair

Assistant Operations Manager and Operations Manager. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of New Orleans.Bollinger Quick Repair (BQR) is located on the Harvey Canal .5 miles west of the Mississippi River at the Harvey Locks.  BQR is a full-service shipyard and provides service to both inland and offshore marine transportation sectors with five drydocks ranging from 1,500 tons to 3,400 tons, on-site machine shop, armature shop, propeller shop and access to all Bollinger support facilities

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