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LISCR Expands Its Leadership Team

leadership team to help keep pace with nearly 12% over the last 12 months. The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) has added to its ranks Thomas Klenum as Senior Vice President of Maritime Operations, and Reynaldo Garibaldi as Senior Vice President of Maritime Operations and South America.Klenum, based at the Registry’s headquarters, is in charge of the Regulations and Standards, Investigations, and Fleet Security and Certifications Divisions. Klenum joins the headquarters team after spending the last six years within the Registry and its group of companies in Europe. While

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Cottrell Koins Hempel as Group VP for N. America

Global coatings company Hempel announced Todd Cottrell will take over as the company’s new Group Vice President for North America and a member of Hempel’s Operational Management Board.Hempel is an important player on the North American coatings market, with a leading position in the wind tower industry and a growing business in many other areas, including infrastructure, rail and marine. Originally from Detroit, Cottrell will be responsible for further improving Hempel’s position in selected markets and industries in the region.Lars Petersson, Hempel Group President & CEO,

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Ex-Subsea 7 Man to Head Harvey Gulf's New Subsea Services Business

for the IRM/subsea construction environment.”Harvey Gulf CEO, Shane Guidry, said: "We are extremely happy to have Ed Galloway join the new subsea business joint venture we are forming. I’ve invested over 450 million dollars building the undisputed best-in-class subsea vessels in America, all of which are Jones Act compliant.Now, with Ed and our soon-to-be-named joint venture partner, we will execute projects with the upmost safety and operational excellence,  surpassing our competitors in both efficiency, and cost-effectiveness."

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Karoon Energy CEO Steps Down after 16 Years at Helm

his retirement plans, Hosking said: “After 16 years at the helm, and having transformed Karoon from a A$8 million pure-play exploration company in the onshore Gippsland Basin, to making offshore gas discoveries in the Browse Basin, reaching the ASX 200 index, developing a strong business in South America and finally leaving the business as an emerging production company with high-quality organic growth options, I believe that I am leaving Karoon in a strong position with an exciting future."Petrobras, Karoon Change Terms of $665M Sale of Baúna Field Stake"I wish to assure shareholders

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Life on Hold for Many Philippine Seafarers

that account for nearly 10% of the country’s gross domestic product.But hundreds of thousands were likely to lose their jobs this year, cutting an important lifeline for many poor families.RemittancesAbout 10 million Filipinos work or live overseas, official figures show, spread across North America, Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia such as Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.Remittances by overseas Filipino workers reached a record high of $33.5 billion last year, according to the central bank.But as global coronavirus cases keep climbing, up to 400,000 Filipino overseas workers were

Marcus Cheesman, Founder, Seven Seas Preparatory Academy

Profiles in Training: Marcus Cheesman, Founder, Seven Seas Preparatory Academy

training in 1987 at the early age of 13, attending Trinity House Navigation School, the UK’s only Nautical school. Upon graduation he was selected for a deck cadet apprenticeship with P&O Cruises and continued to progress through the ranks with P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line (including Windstar Cruises) and Disney Cruise Line, ultimately obtaining his Master Mariners license in 2002. He has piloted vessels on the busy River Humber based in his home town Hull, UK, before moving to the United States, holding positions responsible for Nautical and Marine operations

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Carnival Makes Leadership Changes at HAL, Costa

;s broader efforts to streamline operations and prepare the organization for the eventual resumption of cruising amid the coronavirus health crisis.Gus Antorcha, currently chief operations officer for the group's Carnival Cruise Line brand, has been named president of the company's Holland America Line, while Neil Palomba, currently president of the company's Italy-based Costa Cruises, has been named executive vice president and chief operations officer for Carnival Cruise Line, both effective immediately.Meanwhile, Michael Thamm, group CEO, Costa Group & Carnival Asia, will add the

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New Bill Aims to Secure Grant Funding for Maritime Training

;“The Maritime Center of Excellence at San Jacinto College is a state-of-the-art facility and program. I am truly proud to represent such an establishment in Southeast Texas and sponsor legislation that will help provide opportunities to our nation’s maritime workforce, while strengthening America’s trade and national security in the process,” said Congressman Babin.“Maritime workers help power our economy, particularly the local economies of states like Maryland. Training and fostering the next generation of the maritime workforce is critical to keeping this country moving

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Hunting Slashes 25% of Workforce

services provider, which had 2,956 employees across its global operations at the end of last year, said it would cut 739 jobs by the end of the month.Hunting, which manufactures a wide range of tools and solutions used in oil and gas exploration, said it would close three distribution centres in North America and two manufacturing facilities in Oklahoma City and Texas."Our business is likely to continue to see volatile trading throughout Q3 2020, but the group's cost base has now been recalibrated to current market conditions," Chief Executive Jim Johnson said.Sales at the company's

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Leibowitz Takes Over as Seabourn President

Carnival's luxury cruise brand Seabourn announced Thursday that Josh Leibowitz has been named president, effective immediately. He will report to Stein Kruse, group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK.Leibowitz joined Carnival Corporation in 2013 as chief strategy officer and was also named senior vice president of Cunard North America in 2016. He previously served as managing partner of the Miami office of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co.He succeeds Rick Meadows, who retired at the end of May after 35 years with Carnival Corporation, including nine years as Seabourn president.

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Merchent Named CEO of VT Halter Marine

ST Engineering North America, Inc. announced Monday that Robert "Bob" L. Merchent has been named President and CEO of VT Halter Marine, Inc. He replaces outgoing President and CEO, Ron Baczkowski.Much of Merchent's career was spent at Ingalls Shipbuilding, where he advanced through multiple positions of ever-increasing responsibility, leading programs critical to both the business and the U.S. Navy, culminating his career there as the Vice President, Surface Combatants, Fleet Services and U.S. Coast Guard Programs.Merchent has a Bachelor’s of Science in business management from the

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BP Names Next BP America Chief

British oil major BP has announced that David C. Lawler, currently CEO of its U.S. shale business BPX Energy, will add to his portfolio the responsibilities of chairman and president of BP America Inc., succeeding Susan Dio on July 1, 2020.BP said Lawler would become BP's chief representative in the United States. "With 13,000 employees and $30 billion invested since 2016, BP has a larger economic footprint in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. In 2019, these businesses accounted for a third of BP's global revenue. Lawler will take the helm as BP embarks on a new ambition to

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Smith Named CEO of Fincantieri Marine Systems N.A.

This week marked the start of new leadership at Chesapeake-based Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, as Ryan W. Smith assumed the position as CEO for the company.Smith brings over 15 years of experience in program management and engineering roles with Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, as well as project management and lifecycle consulting services for major defense contractors and ship repair organizations focusing primarily on support of U.S. Navy programs. Smith brings over a decade of waterfront management experience at multiple ports to help lead the expansion into total ship sustainment.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding to Host Drive-in Hiring Event

Job candidates looking to be employed by one of the United States' largest shipbuilders will be able to interview for a job without having to leave their cars.America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced Wednesday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Miss. will host a "drive-in hiring event" due to coronavirus restrictions. On Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. until noon, potential hirees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions and speak to Ingalls recruiters and shipbuilders in person without having to

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Dan-Bunkering Promotes Bunker Trader

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. has announced that effective May 1, 2020, Kasper Rosenberg has been promoted to Senior Bunker Trader in its Stamford office.Rosenberg, a Danish national, commenced his career in the bunker industry when joining the company’s office in Middelfart, Denmark, as Bunker Trader in 2013. Prior to that he spent two years working for the group’s shipping and agency division.In 2015, Rosenberg relocated to Stamford to help start up the company’s first office on the US East Coast as well as expand the company’s presence in the North American market.The office

Left to right: Cole Merritt, Sales Manager, OEM Sales, Americas & Peter Gonzalez, Aftermarket Sales and Training Manager, Americas (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power Adds to Growing Team in the Americas

Marine Jet Power (MJP) announced Cole Merritt and Peter Gonzalez have joined its business development team in the Americas.“Peter and Cole are a welcome addition to the MJP team in the Americas. As we continue to expand our footprint in the region their experience and expertise will be invaluable as we strive to offer an unmatched customer experience for shipyards, boat builders and operators,” said MJP President and Regional Director, Michael Rickey.Both Peter and Cole started their new positions with MJP on April 6.Merritt has joined MJP in the role of Sales Manager responsible for OEM

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Widespread Salary and Job Cuts at Schlumberger

bore from April 1, flooding the market with new supply.Schlumberger said its executives will take a voluntary 20% base salary reduction, starting April 1, and worldwide support personnel will adopt unspecified "modified schedules" that reduce salaries, the company said in a statement.In North America, it will accelerate a restructuring that includes job cuts and furloughs over the next couple of months, a spokesman said. The company had previously announced plans to reorganize its land-based operations in North America, including idling some 50% of its hydraulic fracturing equipment.Schlumberger

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