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EIMA Signs MoU with World Maritime University

Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA), has announced the signing of a MoU on academic cooperation with World Maritime University (WMU), an educational agency operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This landmark event supports the vison for EIMA which has been established with the objective of becoming the Gulf’s Centre of Excellence for maritime education & is already considered a leading institution in this field.   His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman, Drydocks World & Maritime World said, “We are promoting all

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Education and Training the Theme for World Maritime Day

IMO Secretary-General launches 2015 World Maritime Day theme: “Maritime education and training” at World Maritime University   International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime Day theme, “Maritime education and training”, telling students and staff at the World Maritime University (WMU) that maritime education and training was essential for the long-term sustainability of the sector, both at sea and on-shore.     The World Maritime Day theme provides a focus for year-round activities while

Martek Bucks the Trend on Gender Divide

.   During 2016 both the BBC and BHP Billiton took steps to ensure that moving forward women make up 50% of their workforce.   While in the marine industry several attempts have been made in recent years to try to increase the number of women in the industry.   In 2014 The World Maritime University (WMU) and IMO published a book to highlight the achievements of women in the maritime sector, concluding the maritime industry needs more women, particularly in leadership roles.   A year later the IMO launched the video “Making Waves: women leaders in the maritime world&rdquo

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World Maritime University Graduates Largest Class

On Sunday, November 2, the Chancellor of the World Maritime University (WMU) and IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu conferred postgraduate degrees on the WMU's Class of 2014. Compiling the largest class in the 31-year history of WMU, 124 students graduated from the Malmö-based M.Sc. program in Maritime Affairs, 47 from the M.Sc. program in Dalian, China, 36 from the M.Sc. program in Shanghai, China, and 19 from the distance-learning Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance. Overall, the graduates represented 49 countries. Each year, students from roughly 50 countries live and study together at

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MarTID: The Global Maritime Training Survey

millions of people and companies worldwide. Here Goldberg explains the scope and important of a historic new annual survey, The Maritime Training and Insights Database (MarTID) (www.martid.org/survey). Q: Our parent organization, New Wave Media, your organization, and in conjunction with the World Maritime University, earlier this year signed an MOU to create a survey of global maritime training habits and practices, The Maritime Training and Insights Database (MarTID). Please give a brief synopsis of MarTID and its importance to the industry.    Goldberg: I’m very excited about The

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Expanded World Maritime University Campus Inaugurated

Expanded premises for the World Maritime University (WMU) were inaugurated on Monday, May 19, 2015 in Malmö, Sweden, by IMO Secretary-General and WMU Chancellor Koji Sekimizu.   WMU is an international educational institute for the maritime community, operating under the auspices of IMO. At close to 6,000m2, WMU’s new facility is nearly double the size of the previous Malmö campus. It provides a new auditorium, multiple research laboratories, seminar rooms and video-conferencing capabilities for hosting international conferences. An integrated information system embracing

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Real-world Training in Environmental Compliance

company regulations for discharge streams. The solution helps operators immediately understand what can and cannot be discharged, while instant access to digital copies of regulations increases operator competency and understanding of regulations.SUNY Maritime says it is the first maritime college in the world to install Ocean Guardian on a training vessel.“Protecting our oceans is a critical piece of a SUNY Maritime College student’s education,” said Lori Kie, director of communications at SUNY Maritime. “The college is proud to partner with Ocean Guardian to bring this technology

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Launch: MarTID - the Global Maritime Training Insights Database

be hard-wired to learn from the experiences of others. Too often we are failing to do so. With your help, this is all about to change.    What is MarTID? MarTID – the Maritime Training Insights Database, is a new non-commercial initiative collaboratively founded by the World Maritime University, New Wave Media and Marine Learning Systems. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. Each of these organizations is donating its time and resources to make this initiative possible. We are doing this because we believe that sharing information

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New Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management

Admissions have now opened for the new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management, offered by the World Maritime University (WMU) in cooperation with DNV GL Maritime Academy. Managers in today’s extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with ongoing technical, regulatory and commercial developments. They must also be able to anticipate future developments and react in advance. To give participants maximum flexibility, the Postgraduate Diploma is offered as a distance-learning programme, using the latest e-education systems or as an open-enrolment classroom-based learning

Richard McCreary (left) and Bill Blount (Photos: Vigor)

Vigor Hires McCreary, Blount in Leadership Roles

U.S. shipbuilder Vigor has hired Richard McCreary as VP of Business Development and Bill Blount as International Business Development Manager. As VP of Business Development, McCreary will lead Vigor’s growing government programs in ship repair and fabrication. He brings to the role long history in shipbuilding and ship repair, having serves as Executive VP for VT Halter in Mississippi for five years, CEO of Marinette Marine from 2005 to 2011, and recently finished a six year tour with BAE Systems in Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineeri

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McCane Named Director at Newport News’ Apprentice School

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Latitia D. McCane has been named director of education for The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding.McCane is responsible for the overall leadership, vision and strategic direction of craft training, academic delivery, student services, accreditation and recruitment for the school that provides four-to eight-year apprentice programs for approximately 800 students. She will report to Ray Bagley, Newport News’ vice president of trades operations.Since 2007, McCane has held several leadership positions, most recently dean

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Port of LA Promotes Libatique

The port of Los Angeles has promoted David Libatique to deputy executive director of stakeholder engagement, a position on the port’s executive management team.In this new role, Libatique will oversee government affairs, trade development, community relations, media relations and the labor relations and workforce development divisions at the port.David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)“We’re very excited to elevate David to this new role,” said port executive director, Gene Seroka. “Since joining the port in 2011, he has been a valuable member of our team and a

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Reaume Earns P. Eng. License

Robert Allan Ltd. announced that Jonathan Reaume has earned his accreditation as a Registered Professional Engineer with EGBC (Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia).Reaume has been working with Robert Allan Ltd. since 2014 as a Mechanical Engineer specializing in hydrodynamics, propulsion, maneuvering and Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis. Secondary to this work, he has experience designing mechanical systems and providing field support engineering.Prior to this, he worked with a number of motorsports teams as a race engineer and crew chief.He obtained his education from University of

Kathryn Whittaker is the new captain of Sea Cloud II (Photo: Sea Cloud Cruises)

Whittaker Becomes First Canadian Female Cruise Ship Captain

Kathryn Whittaker has been promoted to captain of Sea Cloud Cruises’ Sea Cloud II, becoming the first female Canadian captain of a passenger cruise ship and the first ever first female to captain a vessel in Sea Cloud fleet. Prior to being promoted to captain last month, Whittaker held the position of chief officer on the Sea Cloud II for six years. In that role she was responsible for the ship’s maintenance and overall security. As captain, she will now head every department, and commands the mostly male nautical and technical officers. “Growing up as the only girl with

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Arena Named VP at Shipbuilder

 Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Jon Arena has been named vice president and chief counsel of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired on April 1.   Arena will be a key member of the law department’s leadership team, reporting directly to Kellye Walker, executive vice president and chief legal officer, and indirectly to Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. In this role, he will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to senior management and overseeing and coordinating the provision of

Dr. Christopher Clott (Photo: SUNY Maritime College)

SUNY Maritime College Names ABS Chairs

;s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Timothy G. Lynch, Ph.D.    “The incumbents bring an impressive blend of academic and industry experience that will allow for applied research, intellectual pursuits and high-profile research that incorporates theoretical and real-world applications. We are excited to add them to our world-class faculty and excited about what the future holds,” Dr. Lynch added.   Drs. Burke and Clott will assume their new roles in time for the fall term. Each incumbent will teach a pair of courses each semester, sharing their wisdom

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Liodden Named OBR's Sustainability Director

also be responsible for ocean industries – a new area for Oslo Business Region – representing vast opportunities onwards.   As part of Oslo Business Region’s strategy, sustainability is a key priority area moving forward. OBR considers the UN Sustainable Development Goals as the world’s biggest purchasing order.    Oslo’s startup ecosystem and industries leads the way in a number of key areas, and with effect from 2018 all of OBR’s services shall strengthen this. The coming 1,5 year OBR will also promote Oslo as European Green Capital 2019, alongside

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