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Stuart Halley  (Photo: Mercury Racing

Mercury Racing Names Halley as GM

Mercury Racing has named Stuart Halley as its new general manager to replaces Erik Christiansen who left the company in March.Halley is a 25-year veteran of the marine industry having served most recently as Mercury Marine’s PD&E Director, Program Management & Product Planning, a role he has held since 2011.During that time, Halley and his team were integral to the success of many of Mercury’s outboard platforms including the 150hp FourStroke, the 75-115hp FourStroke and the new 3.4L V-6 platform.Prior to working at Mercury, Halley was employed at General Dynamics and Lockheed in Ft.

Nils Nelson

Nelson Joins IMS American Marine Electronics

knowledge of marine systems for vessels ranging from sportfishermen to megayachts to commercial vessels.  Nils will direct all IMS sales and customer relations activities in the U.S. and overseas.   An affiliate of Florida-based American Custom Yachts, IMS operates out of facilities in Stuart, FL and Beaufort, NC, providing the design, installation and service of marine electronics, communications and onboard entertainment systems. The Stuart facility, located on the Okeechobee Waterway, offers a covered yacht port with a 52-foot clearance providing protected installation on vessels up

Stuart Bannerman (Photo: M² Subsea)

Bannerman Named CFO at M² Subsea

ROV services provider M² Subsea has appointed Stuart Bannerman as the company’s new chief financial officer.   Bannerman brings more than 30 years of executive management experience to the business, having held previous roles as chief operating officer for BW Offshore, chief financial officer position at Remedial Offshore and regional CFO position at Technip.   

Captain Harry Gale (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Cape Town Hosts Nautical Institute Command Seminar

, while independent marine surveyor and consultant Captain Gary Walsh MNI discusses some aspects of ECDIS.    Proper training and preparation for command is vital to the safety of vessel and crew. With this in mind, the final presentation of the Cape Town Seminar will be delivered by Captain Stuart McAllister, on the topic Preparing for Command. The subject ties in with the newly launched Nautical Institute Command Diploma Scheme distance learning program, which is designed for those aspiring to command or who have recently been promoted to Master. To find out more about the scheme, email:

Capt. Miller is an unlimited master with decades of marine experience, including previous work for TITAN as a salvage master. (Photo courtesy of TITAN Salvage)

Miller Rejoins TITAN as Salvage Master

Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation’s TITAN Salvage operations team as salvage master, bringing with him over 30 years of worldwide, hands-on maritime and salvage experience. Capt. Miller will be based in the United States, but will deploy worldwide for salvage, wreck removal and other emergency response operations. “TITAN Salvage is pleased to welcome Capt. Stuart Miller back home to our operations team,” said Chris Peterson, vice president. “Capt. Miller is an unlimited master with decades of marine experience, including previous work for TITAN

Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Expands to Rhode Island

Kadey-Krogen Yachts has expanded and planted roots this month in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.    Headquartered in Stuart, Florida with additional offices in Annapolis, Maryland and Seattle, Washington, Kadey-Krogen Yachts partner and vice president of sales Tucker West leads the company’s expansion into New England.    A Rhode Island native, West entered the marine industry after graduating from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire with a degree in business management. His primary focus throughout the last 20 years has been in yacht sales, marketing, and after-sales

Mark Preece (Photo: Ceona)

Ceona Appoints Preece as New CEO

with all our stakeholders to ensure that our cost base is aligned to come through this down cycle strongly.” Preece said of his appointment, “Working with Steve has been great and he leaves some big shoes to fill. But with the team’s support, especially chief operating officer Stuart Cameron, who has been fundamental in getting the company this far, and despite the strong head winds, I feel optimistic for the future.”

UK Club Promotes Edmonston to Director Role

Shipping protection and indemnity mutual insurer UK P&I Club has appointed Stuart Edmonston as director of loss prevention and ship inspections, following the retirement of Karl Lumbers. Edmonston joined UK P&I Club in 2014 as loss prevention deputy director, having spent eight years at Holman Fenwick and Willan as a marine manager and casualty investigator. He is a master mariner and has spent time at sea in a wide variety of sectors including tankers, cruise ships, offshore supply and FPSO.  Lumbers’s retirement will see the end of a spell at the club dating back to 1986

Rob Hardy (Photo: Seal Analytical)

UK Growth at Seal Analytical

digestion systems, has announced the appointment of Rob Hardy as UK Sales Manager. "With a Masters degree in Chemistry and experience as a research chemist, Rob has a good understanding of the needs of our customers, so we are delighted that he has joined our UK team," says SEAL President Stuart Smith. "Working from our new facilities in Southampton, Fareham, our UK business is performing extremely well, and Rob's appointment will help us to fulfil the next stage of our growth plan." After working as a researcher in the chemical industry, Hardy  studied Chemistry at Newcastle

Stuart Ostrow, President, ShipMoney (Photo: ShipMoney)

Continuing to Pay Crews with Cash Will Bring Further Challenges

Paying crew members in cash will lead to further challenges of increased incidents of piracy and theft, says global financial payments company ShipMoney.   ShipMoney President Stuart Ostrow will address delegates at Crew Connect Global, taking place between in Manila November 6 to 8, explaining the challenges ship managers face by continuing to pay their seafarers with cash.   The company believes that shipping businesses are leaving themselves open to increased incidents of piracy and theft by not looking at alternative payment methods and fully embracing the new digital age.   Giv

Ashley Thomas (Photo: OPITO)

OPITO Crowns 2017 Apprentice of the Year

; Chevron Upstream Europe OC advisor Gillian Sheikh; and OPITO operations director James Hamilton. The other three OPITO finalists, also in their second year of their OGTAP apprenticeships, were Guy Dennis from Norfolk (electrical maintenance), Aberdonian Jonny Fennell (mechanical maintenance) and Stuart Brown (instrumentation and control maintenance) from Edinburgh.   OPITO is the global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry. More than 250,000 people are trained to OPITO standards every year, across 45 countries through 200 accredited training centers

Charlie Stuart (Photo: OceanLED)

Stuart, Shapiro Join OceanLED

Marine and underwater LED lighting provider OceanLED has anounced two new staff appointments to its global leadership team: sales, product, business and organizational expert Charlie Stuart joins the company as Global Managing Director, and Lindsay Shapiro joins as the new Marketing Manager.  A seasoned leader with expertise in design, sales, operational change and process management, Stuart is responsible for implementing new business and operational processes, while also overseeing the product development lifecycle and new product launches, driving new global marketing, sales, and new

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

Interventek Subsea Engineering has announced the appointment of Bruce Stuart to the role of Sales and Business Development Director. Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization

Camille Olivere (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)

Olivere Joins Norwegian Cruise Line as SVP, Sales

Camille Olivere is returning to Norwegian Cruise Line as Senior Vice President, Sales effective November 30, 2016.   Olivere will be based at Norwegian Cruise Line’s headquarters in Miami reporting to Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line and will head the North American sales leadership team that includes Alex Pinelo, vice president, key accounts and Nathan Hickman, vice president, field sales.    Formerly Senior Vice President of Partner Brands at World Travel Holdings, Olivere returns to Norwegian to cultivate and further enhance travel

Business development manager Jorge Anez

James Fisher Subsea Excavation Expands

Three key appointments have been made to the business development team at the world’s leading mass flow excavation (MFE) provider James Fisher Subsea Excavation.   The company welcomed business development manager Jorge Anez and business development executives Steve Kaub and Stuart Porteous to build its presence worldwide.   Jorge has an in-depth knowledge of Latin America and its business culture, having previously held similar roles in the marine trenching sector where he has a track record of increasing revenues and client portfolios. He said: “It’s an exciting and

James Murray (Photo: Gulfsteam Shipbuilding)

James Murray Joins Gulfstream Shipbuilding Management Team

Team. James is the son of Jim Murray, who originally opened the shipyard 35 years ago as Freeport Shipbuilding.  James built a variety of custom boats at the shipyard before venturing off to start his own successful passenger excursion company. Now, James returns to partner with the current owner Stuart Reeves on a new generation of custom shipbuilding.   “James exhibits the same passions and values that his father instilled on this company 35 years ago, including quality building, timeliness and on-going communication and customer service,” stated Stuart Reeves, owner of Gulfstream

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

to join our peers in helping secure the Centre’s future. ‘Achieving Together’ is one of our company’s core values, and we are delighted to demonstrate this by playing our part in ensuring this key facility continues to provide high quality training for the subsea industry.”Stuart Wheaton, Premier Oil, UK Business Unit Manager, said, “As a U.K. offshore operator, we are all too aware of just how important a Centre like this is for the long-term health of the U.K.’s subsea sector and in ensuring that the highest of standards are maintained. We are very pleased to

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