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Jillian Carson-Jackson (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Nautical Institute's New President Outlines Top Goals

“There has been a concerted effort over the past years to raise visibility of not just women, but the overall role of diversity and inclusion in maritime. The pledge of the Institute, as a global body for maritime professionals, is to show its commitment to encourage, support and celebrate a diverse and inclusive maritime industry.”Championing the Institute’s worldwide network of branches Carson-Jackson described her own branch, The Nautical Institute South East Australia branch, as her professional family, sounding board and reality check. She commented “Nautical Institute

Photo courtesy of COVE

COVE Internship Project Begins Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

in Nova Scotia.“This is a terrific opportunity for the interns to develop awareness of, and exposure to the broad range of careers available to them in the marine industry and the blue economy.  Similarly, this is a terrific opportunity for ocean tech employers to have access to young, diverse talent,” said Dr. Sherry Scully, Executive Director of COVE Workforce Initiativ

Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. appointed Hans Lind Dollerup as Managing Director.

Dollerup Tapped to Lead Dan-Bunkering (Monaco)

Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. appointed Hans Lind Dollerup as Managing Director.Dollerup entered Dan-Bunkering and the industry in 2002, and his employment has taken him from Denmark, where he was born and raised, to Monaco, Houston, Florida and now back to Monaco. During the years, he has been involved in trading, management and strategic business development giving him a broad interface and a great deal of valuable and diverse knowledge.The Monaco office currently consists of four people; however, the company is on the lookout for more traders.

Image: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMO, WISTA Join on Gender Diversity

Maritime Organization (IMO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on promoting greater diversity and inclusion through enhanced cooperation activities in the maritime field.According to a press release from the UN body, these activities will lay the groundwork for further discussion on how a diverse workforce will be essential for a sustainable future.Initiatives already under way include a study to collect and analyze data on the number of women employed in the maritime sector; developing a database of female experts in a wide range of maritime subjects available for speaking engagements to

Matthew Long (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings)

Phoenix Promotes Long

, Phoenix President stated, "In his two years aboard to date, Matthew has demonstrated both astute operational capability and superb financial acumen. His skills and meticulous attention to detail will help Phoenix to manage our current financial responsibilities while continuing to grow all of our diverse service lines.&rdquo

Helen Samuels  (Photo: Bibby Marine Ltd)

Bibby Marine Appoints Samuels as CEO

worldwide: Bibby Marine Services Limited which provides services to offshore windfarms and installations, including the award-winning Bibby WaveMaster 1 : and Bibby HydroMap which provides leading subsea mapping and data analysis services.Bibby Marine Ltd is a subsidiary of Bibby Line Group – a diverse, $1 billion global business, operating in 16 countries, employing 4,000 people in sectors including retail, financial services, distribution, marine and construction equipment hire

Logo: WISTA

Wallenius Wilhelmsen CEO Joins WISTA

cooperation with Craig and Wallenius Wilhelmsen so that we together can attract, retain and empower more females in the maritime industry. “Craig Jasienski, President & CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen, says: “To build a sustainable future of shipping and logistics, we need to bring together diverse views, experiences and perspectives in a workplace where everyone can thrive. I hope to see many more men join me as members of WISTA, to join the conversation and together build a truly inclusive industry.”WISTA has a consultative status in IMO and has since its inception in 1974 participated

UK Invests in ‘Maritime and Me’ Diversity Program

by the maritime industry, and I know that the 186,000 people who work in the sector will agree that it is a truly fantastic place to build a career. We need to ensure this fantastic industry is fueled with the brightest talent from across the country, and that means tapping into the potential of our diverse society and increasing the number of women working in maritime. In doing this we will boost British standing in maritime globally, allowing us to successfully lead the charge to a bright new future for the UK.“The ‘Maritime and Me’ project will use a public campaign to show girls

(Photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 Seeks Engineers - From Any Sector

. The support and encouragement the program provides, continues throughout their career.”Qualified engineers are invited to apply for the current intake through the Subsea 7 website by September 20, 2019.According to Subsea 7, the program has proven to be an effective method of bringing new and diverse engineering expertise to the company, and added it has seen a high retention rate.Paul Kelly completed the conversion program 11 years ago and is now a Project Engineering Manager. He said, “The best thing about the program is the smooth transition from one engineering discipline to another

Frank Relou  (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Expands European Sales Force

in Rotterdam.Relou is based in The Netherlands with responsibility over Europe, Middle East and African regions.Strengths developed during Relou’s nearly three-decades-long career include persistence and perseverance, as well as the ability to build lasting relationships with clients. His diverse career has spanned the ship-building sector to retail and distribution. He began in 1991 as shipbuilder at Shipyard Grave BV, of The Netherlands. From there, he held roles of increasing responsibility at George Kniest Boat Equipment; Simrad (of Kongsberg); Navionics (in Italy); New Madera RIBs B

Dr. Matthew Asplin (Photo: ASL Enviromental Sciences)

ASL Hires Dr. Asplin

ASL Environmental Sciences appointed Dr. Matthew Asplin to the position of Metocean and Arctic Project Manager. Dr. Asplin brings a diverse set of multidisciplinary research skills in meteorology, sea ice, and oceanography, and has over 15 years of experience in these fields.  He will be responsible for project management and client liaison tasks for projects across these disciplines, and will also be active in responding to business development opportunities and academic collaborations, as well as expanding new consulting services to ASL's present clients. Dr. Asplin will also be active

Heidi Heseltine (Photo: DSG)

Study: Explore Diversity and Inclusion Across Shipping

.Speaking ahead of the launch of the survey, Heidi Heseltine, Co-Founder of the Diversity Study Group, commented: “We believe passionately in the need for greater diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace. Companies that draw upon the full range of talents available to them by embracing diverse, inclusive workplaces are shown to outperform their peers and shipping is no different to this. Our goal is to not only provide a regular barometer of where diversity in shipping stands, but also to champion diversity and to provide expert support and resources to our member organizations.&ldquo

American Club: Four Senior Appointments

as Lead Counsel. With 20 years of experience in the industry, Lee is a New York-admitted attorney who worked in private practice before joining the Club’s management several years ago. Lee has particular expertise in occupational disease claims and, in addition to overseeing the wide – and diverse – range of legal matters which attend the operation of the Club and its Managers, she is a member of the International Group’s Occupational Disease Sub-Committee in which role she liaises with the representatives of other clubs in this important area of the Group’s collective engagement

Ravi Edirisinghe, Director/Chief Executive Officer - GAC Sri Lanka (Photo: GAC)

GAC Sri Lanka Taps Edirisinghe as Director

veteran Ravi Edirisinghe has been appointed Director/Chief Executive Officer of GAC Group of companies in Sri Lanka.He brings to his new role 27 years of knowledge and experience in strategic planning, business development and re-engineering, supply chain management, logistics and project management in diverse industries to this role. He is responsible for the strategic growth and business direction of the Group comprising GAC Shipping Ltd, GAC Marine Services Pvt Ltd and GAC Logistics Ltd. He replaces Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, who continues to be a member of the Group’s board of directors.Lars Bergströ

Logo courtesy of Maritime UK

Maritime UK Makes Splash on Int'l Women’s Day

be organizing a series of public speaking workshops to help support more women to join the speaker bank.The second resource will be an ‘Interview Pool’, which will loan maritime women to companies that may lack diversity on interview panels. Research by the Taskforce identified that more diverse interview panels or panels with HR professionals with diversity training are more likely to recruit a diverse workforce. However, several smaller companies in particular highlighted that they do not have access to such recruiters within their staff. The interview pool will provide a facility for

Vivian Maia (Photo: OSM)

OSM CEO to Build Opportunities for Female Seafarers

needed to help guide this industry on the optimal path forwards,” he comments. “We need to attract bright young people with the right skills, both practical and digital, to support an industry that remains at the vanguard of world trade. And women are absolutely central to that.“A diverse workforce is a strong workforce - offering a range of experiences, perspectives and talents – so the lack of female crew is an issue the industry needs to address. That spans from the recruitment process (being open to and actively encouraging female applications), through to company cultures

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.

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