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Proserv Names Erntsen as CTO

Controls technology company Proserv said it has promoted Tore Erntsen to the position of chief technology officer (CTO), Subsea Controls, based at the firm’s Trondheim facility.Prior to taking on his new role, Erntsen  was vice president, engineering and technology, within the subsea team. He joined Proserv in 2012 when the firm took over the subsea controls business of Weatherford and he has been at the forefront of the core commitment to technological innovation, and its application, providing leading edge solutions for global customers.Erntsen  holds an MSc in engineering and ICT

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MarTID '19 Survey: Deadline Extended

in the upcoming year. Of all training techniques surveyed, these two were the clear stand-outs in terms of plans for increased usage. It is similarly interesting to note that only 3% to 6% of respondents indicated that they planned to decrease their usage of those same technologies. No other training technology came close in terms of plans for increased use, and every other training technique is slated for a larger decrease amongst respondents. So not only have we experienced a significant transformation, but that transformation is, in fact, still in full swing.What Does this Mean for Maritime Training

Harold Orlinsky (Photo: Chesapeake Technology)

Chesapeake Technology Opens East Coast Office

Chesapeake Technology Inc. hired GM Harold Orlinsky and opened an office on the East Coast. The office is located at 396 South Main Street, Cheshire CT 06410. This new base of operations will make it easier to visit key suppliers and customers and to provide sales coverage in more time zones.Orlinsky will be attending trade shows including US Hydro and Ocean Business 2019, and visiting resellers worldwide.Chesapeake Technology, Inc. is a privately held company based in Mountain View CA. SonarWiz software is used by hundreds of clients worldwide. 

Matthieu de Tugny

BV Appoints de Tugny EVP

in both Marine & Offshore and across the Bureau Veritas organization, Philippe Donche-Gay will retire from the Bureau Veritas Group on January 31, 2019.He served as IACS Chairman in 2014 and oversaw a period of significant growth for Bureau Veritas M&O, including landmark strategic and new technology ship classification projects

Stork Names Hunt UK Regional Director

and will be based in Aberdeen.Stork, a Fluor company, is a provider of fully integrated operations, maintenance, modifications and asset integrity solutions.As Regional Director U.K, Hunt will be responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic business growth into new and existing markets, technology-led operations and HSEQ performance.Hunt has previously held senior leadership roles spanning over four decades within the international nuclear, thermal, petro-chemical, process, industrial and manufacturing industries. He graduated from Dudley and Reid Kerr Technical Colleges, as well as The

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Maritime Training: Take the MarTID Global Survey

foundational training data, this year’s survey will be shorter and consist of two foci.The first section of the survey will focus on collecting benchmark data tracked annually, revealing trends in core training issues. These include training budgets, training models, training staffing, the use of technology, major training initiatives, and seafarer demographics.The second section will focus on this year’s special topic: the impact of autonomous vessel operations on maritime training. This trend has already begun to impact operations and the need for training. The 2019 MarTID survey will explore

Carl Mancuso (Photo: Teledyne Marine)

Mancuso Joins Teledyne Marine

Hazeltine Corp (now part of Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems). He has earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Clark University. Mancuso also has strong local industry ties, presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN).teledynemarine.co

Source: MarTID 2018

Transformation in Maritime Industry Training

in the upcoming year. Of all training techniques surveyed, these two were the clear stand-outs in terms of plans for increased usage. It is similarly interesting to note that only 3% to 6% of respondents indicated that they planned to decrease their usage of those same technologies. No other training technology came close in terms of plans for increased use, and every other training technique is slated for a larger decrease amongst respondents. So not only have we experienced a significant transformation, but that transformation is, in fact, still in full swing.What Does this Mean for Maritime Training

David Miller with fellow owners, Bob and Bill Wetta (Photo: DSC Dredge)

DSC Dredge’s Miller Retires

for his unconditional dedication, commitment and hard work.”  Wetta continued, “David Miller will be deeply missed, yet we can only feel happy for him after his many years of expert service.”  Fellow owner Bill Wetta, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer added, “DSC Dredge is simply a better company because of David’s valuable contributions and incredible impact made during his career and within our company.  On behalf of everyone at DSC, we wish David the very best.  May this next chapter of life continue to allow

Mia Vikner (Photo: MJP)

Vikner Joins MJP as COO

she most recently held the post of CEO at the company’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. With over ten years of experience in the marine industry, Mia is well versed in operations management and quality control.Vikner holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She lives near Stockholm with her husband and three children and enjoys recreational boating in her free time. 

The MarTID 2019 survey of maritime training is now open. Image: © putilov_denis/Adobe Stock

MarTID 2019: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices is Open

foundational training data, this year’s survey will be shorter and consist of two foci.The first section of the survey will focus on collecting benchmark data tracked annually, revealing trends in core training issues. These include training budgets, training models, training staffing, the use of technology, major training initiatives, and seafarer demographics.The second section will focus on this year’s special topic: the impact of autonomous vessel operations on maritime training. This trend has already begun to impact operations and the need for training. The 2019 MarTID survey will explore

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New Tech Improves Offshore Safety Training

Offshore workers are set to be better prepared for helicopter safety training thanks to new innovative technology being launched at a U.K. safety training provider.Falck Safety Services UK revealed new 360° immersive technology at the OPITO Safety & Competence Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur. The virtual reality immersive experience, which can be best viewed with VR goggles and handheld devices, gives delegates a realistic understanding of what to expect during the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) exercise.The training, training management and competency service company

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MarTID 2019: Autonomy & the Seafarer

While the technology to facilitate autonomous shipping matures, many questions remain, led by the size, shape and role of the Future Mariner. The MarTID 2019 Survey aims to shed some light.The Maritime Training Insights Database steering group has announced the upcoming launch of the 2019 MarTID survey, which this year focuses on the trend toward autonomous vessel operations and its impact on training current and future mariners. MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity

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V.Group Showcases Seafarer App, Manila Training Facilities

can be a time-consuming and frustrating process for seafarers, often involving expensive journeys and long wait times. This eats into valuable time ashore and affects the ability of managers to plan effectively.For customers, the data from the app enables Project Embark’s goal of using innovative technology and data-driven insights to provide best-in-class service to meet our customers’ needs in an ever-demanding market.At the same time, the training facilities at the Manila seafarer center have been significantly enhanced, reflecting V.Group’s growth in the cruise industry, and the need

Michael Behrens (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Hires Behrens as CCO

Michael Behrens has been named chief commercial officer of subsea technology provider MacArtney Underwater Technology from November 1, based at the company's headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.Behrens joins MacArtney from the largest steel and technical sales company in Denmark. He has a HD(O) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern Denmark, and is currently finishing an MBA in Business Administration. Behrens' career began in international sales, and over the years he has taken sales director and business management roles with leading technology companies from Saab to ABB.

Mintra Group's CEO Scott Kerr (left) and UK Managing Director Gareth Gilbert (Photo: Mintra Group)

Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group said it has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge.The move will bring both Aberdeen operations together to offer learning and competency systems and services to customers in the oil and gas, maritime, aviation, construction and energy sectors.With a turnover of around £15 million, Mintra employs more than 100 people globally and is backed by investor The Riverside Company. Atlas delivers digital learning solutions to safety critical industries, employing 39 people with revenues of around £5

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Crew Management: Day to Day Challenges

the sweet spot between costs and routing in order to give a fair deal to the seafarer as well as to the employer, is the key to success.Seafarer wellbeingIt’s no secret that the shipping industry is facing unprecedented change. There is increased interest in the opportunities and challenges that technology brings to the shipping industry and greater attention to seafarers’ welfare and wellbeing.Like any industry pushing to be more efficient, the need for reduced costs and greater results can compromise crew safety. Crew expected to take on heavier workloads, may work longer hours and take less

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