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Mitchell Levi (Photo: The Shearer Group, Inc.)

Naval Architect Mitchell Levi Joins The Shearer Group

Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. For his undergraduate research, Levi examined the highly coupled relationships between propulsion loads and cooling systems.While studying at the University of Michigan, Levi completed internships at TSGI, the American Bureau of Shipping and Fincantieri Marinette Marine. Levi has gained expertise in various areas, including the vessel approval process, simulation software and controller design, and battery thermal management systems

William Krewsky (Photo: TAI Engineers)

Krewsky Named President of TAI Engineers

and holds master’s degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Captain Krewsky currently serves, by appointment from the Secretary of Homeland Security, as a member of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and the American Bureau of Shipping Special Committee on Small Vessels.As SVP Operations and Chief Engineer, Kris Karri, a 12-year veteran of TAI, will be responsible for technical operations of TAI. Karri was recently awarded The Francis T. Bowles Medal for “Notable Early Career Achievement by a Young Maritime

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MGBW Workers Complete In-house Welding Program

more than ten years and spends an average of $900,000 each year on employee morale and incentive programs which provides OSHA-approved safety boots, lunches, celebrations, bonuses and rewards to its employees.The welding program offered several certifications, all of which were in accordance with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) welding certification standards for TIG and MIG welding of 5XXX, 6XXX groups of aluminum, and steel FCAW.More than 30 employees enrolled in the welding program were able to certify or re-certify for welder certifications. In addition, 22 employees

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Offshore Wind in Focus at Recent Mass. Maritime Career Fair

event also allowed employers an avenue to learn about the Academy’s academic programs and to discover the skills and talents of the student body.A large number of companies involved in the rapidly emerging offshore wind industry were represented at this year’s Fall Career Fair, including:American Bureau of ShippingCrowley MaritimeEdison ChouestENGIEEversourceFoss Maritime CompanyGuice Offshore, LLCGeneral Electric Power SteamMassachusetts Clean Energy CenterNational GridNextEra Energy, Inc.OrstedSubsea7Siemens EnergyTalen EnergyVicinity EnergyDominion EnergyMoran Shipping“Our career fairs

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NFPA Certificated Marine Chemists – A Century of Fire Protection and Life Safety

, numerous fires and explosions occurred when ships were being converted from troop transport vessels to their original purpose as bulk carriers and cargo vessels. Vessel owners, shipyards and marine insurers all recognized that something had to change. Marine industry representatives including the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) asked NFPA for assistance in the development of a fire prevention standard specific to the hazards found on marine vessels while being repaired in shipyards. In 1922 the Regulations Governing Marine Fire Hazards, Appendix “A”, Having to Do with the Freeing of Tanks

Webb Institute’s waterfront campus, located in Glen Cove, NY, on the North Shore of Long Island. Photo courtesy Webb Institute

Webb Searches for New President as Keith Michel Plans Retirement

Emeritus of Cooper Union; Joseph J. Cuneo, retired Chairman of MARINEX International; Roderick MacKinnon, Professor at The Rockefeller University; Dr. Jennifer K. Waters, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Maritime; and Christopher Wiernicki, Chairman, President, and C.E.O. of American Bureau of Shipping

Buck Younger, third from left, was named the Marine Engineer/Naval Architect of the Year. Attending the awards presentation were VT Halter Marine’s Alvin Erkhart, Vice President of Production, Kevin Amis, Executive Vice President of Operations, and Rob Mullins, Deputy President. (Photo: VT Halter)

Younger Wins Engineering Award

own marine designers and consulting company. Younger has been a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers since 1980. He is active in the National Shipbuilding Research Program where he is a member of the ship design and materials technology panel. He has also been a part of the American Bureau of Shipbuilding Rules Committee for Navy Vessel Rules and High Speed Naval Crafts

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Matson Promotes Three

holds a Master's license for Steam & Motor Vessels of unlimited tonnage, as well as First Class Harbor Pilot licenses for the Hawaii ports of Kawaihae and Kahului. Sullivan is Chairman of the Board of the National Cargo Bureau and a member of the Council of American Master Mariners and the American Bureau of Shipping. In 2018, Sullivan was appointed to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.Kinney joined Matson in 1998 as a project leader in industrial engineering. He later served in a variety of management positions

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) (“Ardmore”) has announced the appointment of Dr. Kirsi Tikka to the company’s Board of Directors.Dr. Tikka has over 30 years of shipping experience having recently retired from the American Bureau of Shipping  (“ABS”) in July 2019. She joined ABS in 2001 and held various specialist and leadership positions within ABS including as ABS Executive Vice President Global Marine, Europe Division President, and as Vice President and Chief Engineer, Global. Her most recent ABS role was as Executive Vice President, Senior Maritime

Edward Verweij (left) and Mario Gitte (right) (Photo: C-Job)

C-Job Naval Architects Appoints Gitte, Verweij

named Vice President Sales. Together they will be the executive management team that will run the company’s new branch office in Houston, Texas.Gitte is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and previously served as Senior Principal Engineer in the Advisory Services Group at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Mario is a graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy who prior to joining ABS worked at a shipyard in south Louisiana. In his new role, Mario will lead on current and future projects in the United States.Verweij comes from Scandia Gear, where he served as Vice President

Nusrat Ghani (Photo: Maritime UK)

Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established

Paull, Aquatec Karen Waltham, HR Network Iain Mackinnon, MSA Ruth Hodgson, Mersey Maritime Anne-Marie Mountifield, Solent LEP Sarah West, ABP Andrew Moffatt, Port of Tyne Nicky Goldsbrough, Shoreham Port Justine Brown, DP World Europe Kirsi Tikka, American Bureau of Shipping Julie Lithgow, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Nicola d’Hubert,Lloyds Register Bridget Hogan, Nautical Institute Debbie Cavaldoro, Nautilus Kathy Stanzel, Intertanko Paula Porter, Carnival UK Guy Platten/Holly Birkett, UK Chamber of Shipping

Jan Flores (Photo: NETSCo)

Flores Named VP at NETSCo

.   Flores holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering with a specialization in Naval Architecture. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida. Flores is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and serves as a member of the American Bureau of Shipping Americas, Technical Committee.   McIntyre comes to NETSCo after 26 years of experience in the design, installation, functional testing and inspection of marine machinery installations to ensure that each vessel is capable of carrying out its intended service. Her responsibilities

Debra DiCianna (Photo: Choice Ballast Solutions)

DiCianna Joins Choice Ballast Solutions

the upcoming 2018 Vessel General Permit revisions.   Prior to joining Choice Ballast Solutions, DiCianna was an Environmental Consultant and has provided services to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Military Sealift Command. She was the Senior Principal Environmental Engineer to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) responsible for assessing performance and failures of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS), reviewing BWMS designs to ensure compliance with applicable environmental standards and regulations, and developing waste management solutions. DiCianna has Master of Science in Chemical

Jack Noonan, CEO, Chembulk Tankers

Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'

chemical tanker owner Stolt-Nielsen and ship brokerage firm Sound Tanker Chartering (now SPI Marine). He also served as Vice President of Clipper Group’s Copenhagen Tankers and subsequently President of Clipper Tankers USA, a position he held until he joined Chembulk. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and of the North American Committees of DNV GL and ClassNK. With the exception of his years at sea, his entire maritime career has been spent in Connecticut, throughout which he has been a member of the CMA

MarineCFO Names Vieira VP of Sales

Rogerio Vieira has joined MarineCFO as vice president of sales to lead all sales activities domestically and internationally, and continue to build on MarineCFO’s recent successes in providing a safety and compliance product (Vessel 365).   Vieira comes with a wealth of experience in the marine transportation industry and has over 15 years of experience with the American Bureau of Shipping, most of which was in the Nautical Systems NS5 software division.  

New Addition to The Shearer Group Team

and marine engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has a wide range of knowledge of marine engineering specialties including ship stability, damage analysis, systems integration, ship survivability, and firefighting systems. Previously, Harrison has worked for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in their ship engineering department analyzing stability calculations for engineering firms, shipyards, and vessel owners. Prior to ABS, Harrison worked at ICI Services Corporation as an associate naval architect working on systems design and integration for various marine

Dodge Kenyon (Photo: Liberian Registry)

Liberian Registry Appoints Investigations VP

and Compliance and Chairman of the Fleet Health, Environmental, Safety and Security Committee. His previous experience includes 12 years as a vessel inspector and investigator with the State of Washington Department of Ecology Spills Prevention Program and over two years as a marine surveyor for American Bureau of Shipping in Los Angeles. Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the U.S.-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “Dodge has almost 30 years’ experience of working in the shipping industry in both the public and private

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