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Boriana Farrar is a familiar face in maritime circles, the Vice President and Counsel and a Senior Claims Executive and Business Development Director for the Americas at the Ship Owners Claims Bureau, Inc. managers of the American P&I Club.

Interview: Boriana Farrar, Ship Owners Claims Bureau

Business Development Director for the Americas at the Ship Owners Claims Bureau, Inc. managers of the American P&I Club. We met with her in her NYC office to discuss her path from her native Bulgaria to a top maritime professional position.When Boriana Farrar moved from her native Bulgaria to the United States in 2001, she did so to be close to family, her mother and her sister who had already established a life in the U.S., some 5,000 miles from her homeland. At the time, a career in maritime was the furthest thing from her mind.“The truth is that I fell into it; I come from a town surrounded

The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43,000 by 2050. To support this growth, U.S. Department of Energy reports estimate over 40,000 new jobs will be created by 2030. © Zacharias/AdobeStock

Prepare Now for 40,000 Offshore Wind Jobs

The offshore wind industry in the United States is growing exponentially, with multiple projects in the development stages off of the Atlantic coast. The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43,000 by 2050. To support this growth, U.S. Department of Energy reports estimate over 40,000 new jobs will be created by 2030.The new jobs anticipated to support the offshore wind industry include a wide range of types, including engineers, trade workers, surveyors, scientists, technicians, managers, and seafarers. Wind turbine technician has been one of

New Online Marine License Insurance Program

proof of coverage.Until now, the process of securing a marine license insurance policy involved requesting quotes, filling out lengthy applications and waiting days to receive a premium proposal before finally binding coverage.With the new Marine License Insurance Program from 360 Coverage Pros, United States Coast Guard licensed mariners can put affordable, "A+" rated coverage in place in minutes, not days.For more information visit https://www.360coveragepros.com/marine-license-insurance“Before I entered the marine insurance industry, I myself was a licensed mariner and continue

Kent VanHorn (Photo: Phoenix)

Phoenix International Promotes VanHorn

of the Navy Undersea Rescue Command, and current U.S. Navy Submarine Rescue Operations and Maintenance Contract Program Manager, Kent has extensive worldwide experience coordinating submarine rescue operations and maintaining complex rescue vehicles and equipment to the exacting standards of the United States Navy. In his new position as VP for Global Submarine Rescue, Kent will execute, manage, and coordinate all Phoenix submarine rescue and intervention contracts. His responsibilities will include development of a comprehensive submarine rescue execution and marketing strategy, and corresponding

CODA Elects Plumb to Board of Directors

, announced the election of J. Charles Plumb, Captain, USNR (Ret.) to its Board of Directors. Captain Plumb was elected at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders.Captain J. Charles Plumb is a retired U.S. Navy fighter pilot and former Vietnam Prisoner of War. He retired from the United States Navy after 28 years of service, and his military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the P.O.W. Medal. Since his retirement, Captain Plumb has been a motivational speaker, consultant, and executive coach. His clients include the U

Edward Verweij (left) and Mario Gitte (right) (Photo: C-Job)

C-Job Naval Architects Appoints Gitte, Verweij

management team that will run the company’s new branch office in Houston, Texas.Gitte is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and previously served as Senior Principal Engineer in the Advisory Services Group at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Mario is a graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy who prior to joining ABS worked at a shipyard in south Louisiana. In his new role, Mario will lead on current and future projects in the United States.Verweij comes from Scandia Gear, where he served as Vice President Sales. Before Scandia Gear, he held various technical and

Julie & Marcia Blount, Blount Boats. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Boatbuilding: Blount Powers Ahead

; Engineering News, our own 80th Anniversary edition following our founding in 1939. Blount Boats is a progressive yard, investing in its facilities with plans for growth across various sectors, particularly the prospect of building boats for the burgeoning offshore wind market in the Northeast United States. For a quick update on the yard, see their story in the recent “shipbuilding” edition of Maritime Reporter: https://magazines.marinelink.com/nwm/MaritimeReporter/201908/#page/50 

Lisa Lefeber (Photo: Port of Everett Commission)

Lefeber Named Port of Everett CEO

for this important Port role was easy for the Port Commission.Lefeber succeeds Port CEO Les Reardanz who announced in July he will be leaving the Port in October to move back to Bellingham to focus on his aging parents and expanded military responsibilities. Just last month, the President of the United States nominated, and the U.S. Senate confirmed, the promotion of Reardanz to the Reserve list for promotion to the permanent grade of Rear Admiral (Lower Half) in the Navy Reserve Judge Advocates General Corps (JAG). This promotion comes after Reardanz returned home from his fourth tour of duty overseas

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

East and Chief Financial Officer for Global Operations of a large financial research organization.  In addition, he is experienced working with companies of international reputation in numerous industries, including manufacturing, technology and finance in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and United States.Seth is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He holds an MBA from Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.Seth will continue to be based in Singapore for Goltens, where he has developed extensive experience in global operations

“Through this transaction, Vigor gains responsible, forward-thinking investors who will seek to build on our current platform while maintaining a values-driven culture,” said Frank Foti, President and CEO of Vigor. Photo: Vigor

Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

Marine and Accurate Marine remain committed to our mission.”The Carlyle Group will become majority owner of the combined company.Equity for the investment will come from the Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund II, a $2.4 billion fund that focuses on middle-market and growth companies in the United States and Canada. As part of the transaction, Stellex Capital, MHI’s existing owner, will contribute new equity to the platform, while Vigor’s CEO Frank Foti will roll a portion of his existing Vigor ownership stake into the combined company.A CEO search is underway for the new company

Photo courtesy of Sanmar

Friends Strengthen Turkish Tug Builder

to an American establishment. Both finally reached an ex-American College in Istanbul but studying different subjects.Kazgan graduated in Business Administration and Cek in Economics and both joined different companies which today have been absorbed into Ernst & Young. Kazgan ventured off to the United States to deepen his academic knowledge whereas Cek stayed in Europe working in the United Kingdom, France and Austria.Following the acquisition of a wealth of experience in a variety of companies and industries, now aged 56 and 57, both men saw the opportunity offered by joining Sanmar Marine, one

One of seven U.S. maritime academies, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s picturesque campus in Buzzards Bay has sent thousands of mariners into the global maritime workplace since its inception in 1891. CREDIT: MMA

Over 1,650 Cadets Graduate from American Maritime Academies

, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership. “As Chairman of AMP, I am extremely proud to honor the graduates of the American maritime academies and welcome our shipmates into this critical and gratifying career path.”These graduates have studied at the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts

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Renewable Energy Brings 11 Million Jobs

slower growth in key renewable energy markets including China.The diversification of the renewable energy supply chain is changing the sector’s geographic footprint. Until now, renewable energy industries have remained relatively concentrated in a handful of major markets, such as China, the United States and the European Union.Increasingly, however, East and Southeast Asian countries have emerged alongside China as key exporters of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Countries including Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam were responsible for a greater share of growth in renewables jobs last year, which

Photo: Texas A&M

Sim Centers Prep Grads for High Paying Careers

— since it would be impractical to take a training ship out on the water every time a student wants to practice docking in a crowded port, navigating through a major hurricane or resupplying an oil rig. The Texas A&M Maritime Academy is one of just six maritime academies in the United States.Students from the Galveston campus take advantage of the simulators to try out different kinds of vessels such as: tugs, tankers, offshore services vessels, container ships, car carriers, U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, fast rescue boats and high-speed passenger ferries

George Toma (Photo: Furuno USA)

Furuno USA Hires Toma

Furuno with forty years of experience in the maritime industry. He has served on the Board of Directors for RTCM (Radio Technical Commission for Maritimes), and received the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award in 2013 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, who has also held an Unlimited Tonnage/All Oceans navigation license and has served on various merchant vessels in both the United States and British flag fleets, Toma's maritime roots run deep.Toma previously held the position of President

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USSA recruits next generation for refits

The sixth annual summit for the United States Superyacht Association (USSA) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. championed more refits in American shipyards, with continuing emphasis on recruiting young adults into trade professions for the marine industry.“The summit is a great way to get together and share info in an obscure, rather private industry,” said Kate Pearson, chairman of USSA and vice president of business development for Safe Harbor Marinas. “We are clearing up misconceptions of the industry. It’s not all big white boats and yacht owners, our heart and soul is our craftsmen

Tim Protheroe joins Bureau Veritas, leading its North America efforts.

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Tim Protheroe, with more than 40 years of industry experience, was tapped to head North American activities for Bureau Veritas Marine & OffshoreProtheroe was officially named Regional Chief Executive, Marine & Offshore, North America, providing leadership in the United States and Canada. His role includes responsibility for the marine operational client support teams and services provided under the continued management of the General Manager, Marine Operations, Daniel Giani. Protheroe will report to Bruno Dabouis, Vice-President for the South West Europe and North Americas Zone.Based in Houston

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