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Austal USA Earns Shipbuilding Safety Award

Austal USA received the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) Excellence in Safety award during SCA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.SCA, the national association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, honors companies with annual safety awards for enhancement of operations and promotion of safety and accident prevention. Austal USA is one of 19 SCA member companies to receive awards for continued advancement of employee safety in the shipyard industry this year.“Shipyards are complex work environments and safety of employees is critical,” said Matthew Paxton, President of the

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For Payroll Purposes, is Your Seaman Really a Seaman?

;   The Author Larry DeMarcay is a partner in the law firm of Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer. His areas of practice include commercial litigation, admiralty, personal injury, transportation, real estate, construction and corporate law. Prior to attending law school, DeMarcay served on the Washington based legislative staff of Congressman Jimmy Hayes. On the web: www.bhbmlaw.com     (As published in the July 2017 edition of Marine News)  

Hotz Joins National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

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 tactical, rescue, and operational courses, an online PortTraining Program, various port vulnerability and risk assessments, exercises, and security consultation, the academy staff has provided over 15,000 officers and maritime professionals

John Hunter, P.E. (Photo: BHGI)

Hunter Joins Bristol Harbor Group

addition to its naval architecture and marine engineering practice. Hunter joins BHGI as a Senior Naval Architect. He holds a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington. He is also a member and a past chairman of the New England section of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). He has 40 years of experience in the design and construction of small (under 295’) steel and aluminum vessels including tugboats, research ships, car ferries

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Rob Nakama: From USCG to Foss Maritime

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 the majority of my life; the transition has been surreal,” he said. “After 26 years of service, the absence of military

Rose Joins Global Diving & Salvage

marine construction, commercial diving, environmental services and marine casualty response. He will oversee sales and business development, marketing, client engagement and corporate strategy for revenue generation.   Rose spent many years with NC Machinery for Caterpillar, most recently as Washington Equipment Sales and Rental Manager. During his tenure, he was responsible for the overall P&L of the sales and rental departments in Washington state, managing inventory levels between $30 million to $50 million per year. He created and implemented dealer efficiency tools and programs that

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BCGP Appoints Bon Fleur as General Manager

, Nick Stickler.   Prior to joining the BCGP team, Bon Fleur served in various other roles inside BCGP’s parent company, Brunswick Corporation, including continuous improvement manager for Boston Whaler, and most recently director of operations for Thunder Jet, an aluminum boat builder in Washington state. Bon Fleur has been with Brunswick since 2012, when he joined the Company as a process engineer at the previously owned Hatteras Yachts.   Bon Fleur holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, and a master degree in industrial engineering as well as an MBA

BAE System Wins $139.8M Contract

,901 will be obligated at time of award; and funds in the amount of $112,553,445 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured using full and open competition via Federal Business Opportunities with two offers received.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-4403).

From left to right: Ray Martus, Tom Crowley Jr. and Zoe Goss (Photo: Crowley)

Goss, Martus Receive Thomas Crowley Awards

an unlimited Third Mate’s license. She has a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Goss sailed for 6 years on various U.S. flag ships and served as captain of passenger vessels. She also served in the federal government in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Maritime Administration, overseeing contracts, and U.S. Coast Guard, representing the U.S. interests in mariner training standards with the International Maritime Organization.   Goss joined Crowley in 2013 as manager of regulatory training in the marine development and

Lee Named Partner at Holland & Knight

Eric Lee has been elevated to partnership in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office.    Lee brings extensive experience in domestic and international shipping, supply chain services and logistics, as well as in a broad range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters to bolster the firm's international trade, maritime, transportation and energy groups.    As a member of the international team, Lee helps companies in the supply chain, logistics and other transportation services industries, including maritime, air, road and rail. He also represents industrial

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Coleman Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

worked on a wide variety of commercial vessels and charter yachts up to 210 feet in length.  His background includes hands-on shipyard experience, comprising production oversight, class and regulatory compliance, and designing for production.   Coleman is a licensed professional engineer in Washington State and received his BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of Michigan

Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

operations of Crowley’s Alaska division. Meidel previously spent 32 years with ExxonMobil in downstream lubricants, retail fuels marketing, refinery optimization and natural gas and co-generation power commercialization. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.  In his new role, Meidel will be based in Anchorage and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager. “Crowley Fuels had a strong 2017, and under Rick’s leadership going forward we are poised to continue our success this year,&rdquo

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Vanderhaden Named USCG Master Chief Petty Officer

the commandant on matters related to the enlisted workforce. In addition, Command Master Chief George Williamson was selected as the seventh Reserve Force Master Chief of the Coast Guard. Vanderhaden and Williamson will assume their offices May 17, 2018, during a Change of Watch ceremony in Washington, D.C. Vanderhaden currently serves as the Command Master Chief to the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support. He is the senior enlisted advisor for the segment of the Coast Guard that delivers the systems and people that enable the Coast Guard's operations missions. Williamson is serving the

Courson to Replace Spivak as Seaspan CFO

, he spent three years at Falcon Edge Capital, and before that worked at Teton Capital as an investment professional and acting CFO of Teton’s largest investment, Davos Brands. Courson began his career working at Berkshire Hathaway. He is fluent in Mandarin and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis, where he currently serves as a visiting professor.   Spivak has been CFO at Seaspan since May 2016, prior to which he served as an advisor to Seaspan on various transactions including the company’s initial public offering in 2005. Under the terms of his employment

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Arena Named VP at Shipbuilder

, Boeing Global Services, since 2015. Prior to Boeing, he served as a senior attorney at NASA from 2002 to 2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the Ohio State University in 1998 and a juris doctor from the College of William and Mary in 2002. He currently is pursuing an MBA through Washington University in St. Louis.   “I’m confident that the breadth and depth of Jonathan’s experience in commercial and government contracting, intellectual property and export control—as well as his strong record of ethics and leadership—will benefit Newport News&rsquo

David Sullivan (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Hires Sullivan in VP Role

consulting services, with a specialization in federal government contracting, the oil and gas industry, and international business.He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs from Randolph-Macon College, and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University. Additionally, he completed the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Market Strategy and Capture Strategy executive programs in 2015 and 2016, respectively

Michael Alanis (Photo: Sun Coast Resource)

Sun Coast Appoints Alanis as Assistant Director of Emergency Response

in traffic safety, fleet operations, community relations and all levels of the incident command system. He served as the assistant chief of police for the last two years.Alanis graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and the Senior Management Institute for Police in Washington D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree and will complete his master’s degree in criminal justice at Midwestern State University in May 2018

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