M² Subsea Appoints US GM, SVP Commercial
The US operation of M² Subsea has announced the appointment of a new general manager and senior vice president of commercial as the firm embarks on the next stage of its growth strategy. Based in Houston, Paddy Hardey will be responsible for implementing the firm’s global commercial and contracting principals to ensure the strategic development and continued growth of the fledging subsea company. Overseeing the Woodlands, Texas, based US business and all commercial, tendering activity and contract negotiations across M² Subsea’s core business functions, Hardey
Australian Senate Rejects Offshore Foreign Worker Visa Plan
Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry. A petition calling on Australian Senators to vote against the Abbott Government’s move to water down visa regulations applying to foreign workers in the offshore sector gathered 12,000 signatures in recent days. MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said Maritime Crew Visas were never intended for use in the offshore resources industry. “The Government are the ones who undermined the intent of the Gillard Government’s legislation by inserting an inappropriate class of visa,” Mr Crumlin said. “If there is any
Port Worker Crushed to Death in Jakarta
, the second workplace fatality at the Port of Jakarta in three weeks. “Every worker deserves to come home safely at the end of their shift and our thoughts go out to this man’s family, friends and co-workers,” said International Transport Workers’ Federation President Paddy Crumlin. “While we cannot pre-empt the findings of an official inquiry, ICTSI has a demonstrably poor record when it comes to safety in the workplace."
ITF Repeats Call for Rotterdam Dialogue as Dockers Protest
by the FNV Havens union. On Sunday the vessel Alsvin loaded containers at RWG, in what was believed to be a test operation. It then moved to the ECT terminal in Rotterdam to discharge them. Dockers refused to unload them. ITF president and chair of the ITF dockers’ section, Paddy Crumlin, stated, “Rotterdam is a giant among the world’ ports and should be a model of good industrial relations. It is notable that all the operators there bar one have signed agreements with the union representing its workers. This is despite many previous warnings and widespread concern
A Quarter of Seafarers Show Signs of Depression -Report
best care to their employees, who are the life blood of the industry and our global economy.” Held at platinum sponsor Inmarsat’s 99 City Road conference facilities, the Wellness at Sea conference 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
MLC Enters New Chapter’ for Seafarers' Rights
a sectoral meeting to discuss decent work in the inland navigation sector.“The adoption of the resolution concerning decent work in the inland navigation sector is a very welcomed and timely addition to the positive outcome of third session of the Special Tripartite Committee”, remarked Paddy Crumlin, the ITF president.“This is the acknowledgment that the inland navigation personnel are faced with unique living and working conditions that require special consideration.“Whilst we celebrate for the adoption of this resolution, our support and thoughts are with our inland navigation
Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'
, Per Heidenreich, Marc Saverys, Frank Tsao, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Peter Georgiopoulos, C. Sean Day, Torben Jensen, Morten Arntzen, John Fredriksen, Capt. Wei Jiafu, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, Angeliki Frangou, Øivind Lorentzen, III, Peter Evensen, Robert Bugbee, Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos and in 2016 Paddy Rodgers. The Award is given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry, and the 2017 Commodore Award will be presented on March 22, 2017 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut