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Rear Admiral Peter Sparkes (Photo: UKHO)

UKHO Taps Sparkes as Acting Chief Executive

include command of Her Majesty’s ships Cumberland and Protector, and he was responsible for the development and introduction of the Warship Electronic Charting Display Information System. Between 2018 and 2019, he also served as the Chief of Defense staff’s liaison officer in the Pentagon, Washington D.C.In his role as national hydrographer, Sparkes has acted as the U.K. government’s representative at the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), working with partners to set and maintain standards that protect the safety of mariners around the world. In addition to this, he has overseen

“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications. It doesn’t cost that much money to play around with ideas; and that small investment could turn up some great benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

been a part of our heritage from the start, and it’s been a really good run through a renewal cycle for ferry vessels in the United States. We have continued to support several ferry projects , including, some of the largest ferry operators in the US - Staten Island, Texas DOT, N. Carolina DOT, Washington State DOT.”Much innovation in maritime (and beyond) is driven by emerging regulations, none more important today than the mandate to reduce carbon emissions from shipping. But innovative solutions in and of themselves are not the mission of EBDG. “It’s not like our customers are

 Arthur John “A.J.” Reiss (Photo: NOAA)

Reiss Named Director of NOAA's Ocean Prediction Center

Application Division at the Office of Naval Research. In this role he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of improved marine data, forecast and analysis applications for forecasters. Prior to that, he served as the Naval Deputy to NOAA for the Oceanographer of the Navy in Washington D.C. and served as a key advisor to both NOAA and the Navy to facilitate a strong partnership on topics that included Arctic sensing and modeling, underwater unmanned systems, data sharing and budget.Reiss earned his M.S. in Air & Ocean Physical Sciences from the Naval Postgraduate School,

Photo: Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey (SCI)

Nestlehutt tapped to lead SCI

York & New Jersey (SCI) selected Rev. Mark S. Nestlehutt as its new President & Executive Director, succeeding the Rev. David Rider, effective February 18, 2020.With more than two decades of church experience in Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland, Australia and South Africa, Mark joins SCI from Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania where he serves as Rector. His previous employment and interests include service as an officer in the U.S. Navy, Director of Planned Giving at Opera Philadelphia, various positions for five years in the field of commercial banking and asset planning

AMP Announces New Officers

;u Park as treasurer and Matthew Paxton as secretary.  Roberts continues to serve as senior vice president for Crowley Maritime Corp. Roberts has represented Crowley on government matters since first joining the company’s DC office in 1991. He has more than 30 years’ experience in Washington, both in-house and with top DC law and lobbying firms.Outgoing AMP president Matt Woodruff of Kirby Corporation completed his two-year term as president, and will serve going forward as vice president, providing leadership continuity.Joining Roberts and Woodruff in elected leadership positions

Rear Admiral Peter Sparkes (Photo: UKHO)

UKHO Appoints Rear Admiral Sparkes

has served in Ministry of Defense acquisition appointments and was responsible for the development and introduction into RN service of the Warship Electronic Charting Display Information System. Prior to joining UKHO he served as the Chief of Defense Staff’s liaison officer in the Pentagon, Washington DC. 

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Maritime Schools Must Prep for Offshore Wind Jobs

training at the above institutions. The U.S. Offshore Wind industry is growing and seafarers and their benefactors should take advantage of this growth with new programs graduating mariners ready to take on this role.About the AuthorsJoan BondareffJoan Bondareff is of counsel in Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., office who focuses her practice on marine transportation, environmental, regulatory, renewable energy, and legislative issues. She currently serves as Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA), an appointment by Virginia Governors Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam

Photo: Port of Seattle

WA State Maritime Accelerator Launched

Washington Maritime Blue, the Port of Seattle and WeWork Labs have partnered to launch Washington’s first maritime accelerator to help maritime companies innovate and grow. The accelerator, which is currently accepting applications through November 18, aims to advance three key strategies for Maritime Blue and the Port of Seattle: help maritime companies innovate and grow, establish Washington as a global leader in maritime innovation, and increase the sustainability of maritime businesses in both Seattle and beyond.Funded by the Port of Seattle and a grant from the Washington State Departmen

Photo: Port of Vancouver USA

Port of Vancouver USA by the Numbers

the firm in 2014.  The study found that 24,068 total jobs were supported by the port in 2018, including 3,910 direct jobs at port facilities, making the port, along with its tenants, the second largest employer in Clark County.  Positive impacts of increased jobs ripple throughout Southwest Washington and the region, with the following economic benefits:•$753.3 million in wages, salaries and local consumption generated by the port•Average annual salary of $56,415 for each port-generated direct job•$132.4 million in state and local taxes, which support public services such as schools

Lisa Lefeber (Photo: Port of Everett Commission)

Lefeber Named Port of Everett CEO

of duty overseas last year.Lefeber, who started at the Port in 2005, is currently in the American Association of Port Authorities Professional Port Management Program. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Seattle University and an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Western Washington University. Prior to joining the Port, she worked as a news reporter

(Pictured: Michael Lapeyrouse, president and CEO of AEU, and Peter Burke, president and co-founder of Best Companies Group) (Photo: AEU)

AEU Named an Alabama 'Best Company to Work for'

the economy, workforce, and businesses. 22 companies received the coveted award.In the small-to-medium company category (15 to 249 employees), AEU ranked 5th among the 13 companies receiving the award. Headquartered in Mobile with offices in Metairie, La., Seattle, Wash., Philadelphia, Penn., and Washington, D.C., AEU has 130 total employees, 56% of which are in Alabama.Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the top workplaces in the state. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems

Matt Nani (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Appoints Nani as Project Manager

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) hired Matt Nani to join its team of naval architects and engineers as a Project Manager.  He will be responsible for the initiation, management and execution of diverse projects and will be based in the Seattle, WA office.Nani brings with him 11 years of experience in the marine industry including work with an operator, class society and consulting firm.   Nani is a licensed professional engineer in Washington and Texas, and he received a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans.

CAPT Timothy Crone (Photo: Hepburn and Sons LLC)

Hepburn and Sons Appoints Crone as Director

the deployed battle group, skillfully coordinating multi-ship anti-piracy interdiction efforts, resulting in sustained safe passage for international commerce in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.Starting in December 2010, CAPT Crone joined the Surface Warfare Officer Acquisition Corps, and worked at the Washington Navy Yard in DC, working in a variety of positions including Technical Director in the Anti-Terrorism Program Office (PMS 480), Principal Assistant Program Manager in the Mine Warfare Program Office (PMS 495), and Major Program Manager in multiple programs (PMS 470 and 443). As the Major Program

Daniel Young (Photo:GAC)

Young Joins GAC

, port operations management and freight forwarding. Young’s appointment reflects the Group’s continuing drive to fully understand and meet the needs of its customers by drawing on its strengths and versatile, integrated range of shipping and logistics services. From his base in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Young has already started his work with contacts in the region to establish a strong rapport and spread the word about how GAC can help them

Kierstin M Lachtman (Photo: LSC)

Lachtman to Succeed Ludwiczak as Head of LSC

of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm.Kierstin, who will operate from the LSC offices in Dulles, Virginia, is currently Manager, Maritime Policy for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Washington DC. There, her responsibilities include developing maritime policy in concert with shipowner members, determining and co-ordinating shipping industry positions on safety, environmental, operational, and regulatory issues and advocating members’ positions at regulatory and industry fora, including

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

with building, acquiring, and disposing of vessels and rigs in the offshore oil and gas sector as well as  negotiating the workout and restructuring of shipbuilding contracts.Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer

Julie Schoenberg (Photo: Elliott Bay Design Group)

EBDG Names Schoenberg HR Manager

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has hired Julie Schoenberg as the new Human Resources Manager. She will be responsible for the firm’s HR function, working from the Seattle office.Schoenberg joins the team with a thorough working knowledge of human resources within the marine industry. Her background has focused on compliance, HRIS, employee and labor relations, onboarding, and performance evaluations. She received a BA in Human Relations and Women's Studies with a minor in Finance from Washington State University.

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