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Eric Christensen

Christensen Joins PVA Staff

Retired Coast Guard Captain Eric Christensen has joined the PVA Staff as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Risk Management. In this position, he will be a resource for PVA members regarding safety, security and environmental protection compliance issues and the PVA staff liaison for the PVA Safety and Security Committee. Eric is a 1987 graduate of California Maritime Academy, with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and maintains his Third Assistant Engineer's license for steam or motor vessels of unlimited horsepower (5th issue). He also earned a Master of Engineering degree from the

Andy Lawrence (Photo: T&T Salvage)

Andy Lawrence Joins T&T Salvage

Lawrence has signed on to bring his background and experience to T&T Salvage’s global response team, where he will have the opportunity to apply his know-how and grow professionally, the company announced. Lawrence graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2004, and later obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. Picking up sea time along the way, Lawrence sailed aboard the USCG Cutter Mackinaw, then worked as a Naval Architect with the USCG Marine Safety Center performing stability-strength

Dr. Michael A. Alfultis

Alfultis Appointed President of SUNY Maritime

Dr. Michael A. Alfultis, a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, and the director and chief administrative officer of the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, has been named as the next president of the SUNY Maritime College. Dr. Alfultis’ appointment was affirmed today by the SUNY Board of Trustees who met in Buffalo. He will begin his Maritime presidential duties on Monday, July 14. With more than 20 years of undergraduate teaching experience and 13 years of progressive academic administrative responsibility at both military and civilian institutions of higher education

CG Cadets to Get Merchant Mariner Credentialed

Beginning in 2016, qualifying graduates from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy now have the opportunity to obtain a domestic-only merchant mariner credential endorsement as a Master of Less Than 100 GRT, Near Coastal. “The Coast Guard Academy is recognized as an exemplary institution and its graduates endure the academic and operational challenges necessary to prepare them for a maritime career.This program achieves the recognition of those skills and experiences obtained by our graduates throughout their four-year commitment to their service as commissioned officers in a maritime service academy

New Commanding Officer at USCG Sector North Carolina

Coast Guard Capt. Jerry Barnes assumed command of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday.   Barnes reported to Sector North Carolina after serving as the 5th Coast Guard District's chief of prevention.   Barnes, a specialist in marine safety, security, environmental protection and marine transportation system management, previously served at the Marine Safety Center in Washington, D.C., Sector Hampton Roads, in Portsmouth, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., various staff positions at the 5th Coast Guard District, and aboard a 210-foot medium endurance cutter

Grant Johnson (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Johnson Joins Foss in HSQE Role

Fleet Management, Asset Technical Director, and most recently as manager of TechnipFMC's contract with Marine Well Containment Company. Before joining TechnipFMC, Johnson held various positions with BP's Alaskan, Shipping and U.S. Gulf of Mexico businesses, and began his career working as a U.S. Coast Guard licensed engineering officer aboard commercial, military sealift and government vessels in domestic and international trade.   Johnson is an active participant in industry committees and working groups, including currently serving as Vice-Chairman of the Coast Guard's National Offshore

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

need for qualified mariners is of critical importance due to their indispensable role in supporting the U.S. merchant marine,” said Thomas A. Allegretti, chairman of the American Maritime Partnership. “We congratulate the American maritime academy graduates for passing the comprehensive U.S. Coast Guard exam and welcome our new shipmates who will put their knowledge to work, transporting the cargo that delivers vital necessities for our nation’s economy and security.” These graduates hail from the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine

Photo: Crowley Maritime

Crowley Awards USMMA Midshipman Pisarski

her sea year. Her junior and senior years focused on a security curriculum, including classes in vessel and company security officer studies and maritime security research. Pisarski served as academic and training officer within the regiment of midshipmen and served as the executive officer for the Coast Guard Club during her senior year. She was active in the midshipmen tutor program, the regimental band and was manager of the women’s basketball team. Following her graduation, Pisarski, now a licensed merchant mariner, reported for duty with the U.S. Coast Guard where she is serving as ensign

Hotz Joins National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

Law Enforcement Academy (IMLEA) provides education, consulting services, resources and training for law enforcement officers, public safety professionals, military members, ports and waterside critical infrastructure personnel.   Following a vision and leadership of Admiral Siler, a former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, the not for profit NMLEA was established in 2000 to fill a capabilities gap that continues to effect law enforcement and emergency response operations on the water all across America.   NMLEA has offices in Washington, D.C. and Tallahassee, Fla. Through a catalog of exportable

(Photo: Harley Marine Services)

Harley Marine Hires Adlakha as CFO

Harley Marine Services is pleased to welcome Sterling Adlakha to its executive team where he will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.   A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Sterling served 10 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He began his career as an engineer on a 210' cutter before moving to the West Coast and becoming a double-ended marine inspector and plank owner of the country's first Sea Marshal program following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He later earned a Masters of Business Administration and International Business Diplomacy Certificate from the McDonough School of

Windstar Cruises Appoints Inman as Director

for the cruise line.   Windstar Cruises has announced that they are welcoming seafaring safety specialist Michael Inman as the newest member of the boutique cruise line’s highly accredited leadership team.  Bringing with him a diverse spectrum of experience from both the U.S. Coast Guard and the cruise industry, Inman will report directly to Windstar President John Delaney and work alongside fleet and technical operations officials to further maintain and enhance the luxury line’s high standards for safety and traveler welfare. Inman’s distinguished career with

John D. Reeves (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Adds Senior Engineer/Project Manager

Capt. John D. Reeves has joined Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) as senior engineer and project manager.   Reeves is a licensed professional engineer and mariner who spent 22 years leading high-performance teams and directing engineering, maintenance, safety and operations for the U.S. Coast Guard. During that time, he distinguished himself as a trusted mentor and teacher sharing an extensive background that includes 13 years at sea working in engineering and operations, five years as a port engineer and manager of four industrial repair facilities, and experience working on and maintaining

Bob Beck Jr. (left), and Renée St. Lawrence

Willard Marine Names Sales Team Additions

Willard Marine, Inc. (WMI), a manufacturer of composite and aluminum boats for 57 years, announced the appointments of Bob Beck Jr. and Renée St. Lawrence to its sales team. Beck joins the WMI Sales and Training team with more than 24 years of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard where he held several ranks and also acted as the Supervisor of Coast Guard Units managing personnel, budgets and maintenance contracts. Upon retiring from the Coast Guard, Beck joined Zodiac as the Coast Guard Customer Support Manager and Director of the Maritime Training Academy, and was most recently Chief Operating

Rob Nakama (Photo: Saltchuk)

Rob Nakama: From USCG to Foss Maritime

Coast Guardsman settling in as manager of Foss’s emergency response   Rob Nakama’s unique experience proved essential in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and on the ground stateside during Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon disaster   Just two weeks after accepting the U.S. Coast Guard’s congratulations on a military career spanning almost three decades, Rob Nakama drove from Washington D.C. to Seattle to join Foss Maritime as the company’s Manager of Contingency Planning and Emergency Response.   “I’ve been in the military for

Karl Lander (Photo: Greensea)

Lander Joins Greensea as Account Executive

with manufacturing partners and military operational communities. He will work closely with sales, production and management to deliver products that meet the needs of U.S. and international militaries.     Lander brings to Greensea more two decades of experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, having most recently served as Executive Officer aboard the USCGC Healy, where he was responsible for the internal operations of an 85-member crew and managed a 137-member cross-functional team during a 64-day scientific expedition to the North Pole.   Lander earned a M.S. in Engineering

Steve Carlson (Photo: Harley Marine Services)

HMS Announces Management Hires

holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Puget Sound.    Carlson joins Harley Marine Services from Alaska Marine Lines (AML) where he served as General Manager of Marine Engineering. Prior to joining AML, Steve held senior leadership positions with Kvichak Marine and the U.S. Coast Guard. Steve retired from the Coast Guard at the rank of Captain, after 24 years of service, with his last assignment being Chief of the Office of Naval Engineering where he oversaw engineering and logistics support to the entire Coast Guard fleet of over 230 ships and 1500 boats.  Carlson has

Michael Alanis (Photo: Sun Coast Resource)

Sun Coast Appoints Alanis as Assistant Director of Emergency Response

Wholesale petroleum marketer Sun Coast Resources, Inc. has appointed Michael Alanis as assistant director of emergency response.Alanis will review and enhance Sun Coast’s emergency management policies and procedures to ensure that Sun Coast is always on high alert and ready to respond professionally and effectively to any disaster.After six years serving with the U.S. Air Force, Alanis devoted 20 years working with the City of Corpus Christi’s Police Department and has experience in traffic safety, fleet operations, community relations and all levels of the incident command system. He

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