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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

(TISS) in Mumbai, India, in August committing the parties to establishing the new service.iCALL was subsequently inaugurated by Dr Malini V. Shankar, India’s Director General of Shipping, when she made the first call to the service last month.Addressing industry leaders, principals and maritime technology and equipment providers last month at a two-day Synergy seminar in New Delhi, Capt Unni argued that the maritime industry should do far more to address mental health issues.“5.9% of all deaths at sea are proven suicides,” he said. “If the suspicious cases of probable suicides

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PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

the firm to develop marine and power markets in the Mediterranean region. Christensen brings decades of experience of green solutions for ship efficiency, emissions reduction, and power generation including diesel and gas generation, wind, and solar energy.   Christensen comes from Odense Maritime Technology, where he held the position as Sales & Business Development Director. Prior to this he worked for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain. Here he spent four years as Managing Director Deputy, representing the company at Spanish shipyard group Astilleros Españoles, and then ten years as

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Mental Health at Sea: A Storm is Brewing

unexpected economic loss to the shipping line of the bulker being diverted and then spending days in port may have been as high as $100,000, plus costs to bring a new master to Australia for the ship. Solving the problem According to a recent crew welfare survey by Nautilus International and maritime technology company Martek Marine, mental health was a key topic of concern for those that participated. ‘We need to focus on mental health and wellbeing onboard. I have seen more over the recent years: seafarers not being able to talk to anyone onboard if they have problems from home or work-related

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Maersk Supply Service Names Karstensen CEO

Drilling, effective November 7.   Karstensen joined the Maersk Group in 1986 and has had led a 30-year-career with the company in procurement, logistics, supply chain, in-house consultancy and other cross-functional areas. His previous role in Group Procurement included overseeing Maersk Maritime Technology, Maersk Oil Trading and Maersk Management Consulting.   ”Steen Karstensen is a widely respected leader who has built a strong global procurement organization serving all of Maersk's business units, generating significant savings. Additionally, he has been responsible for Maersk

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Graaf Named MD of Netherlands Maritime Technology

Roel de Graaf will take UP the position of managing director of Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), beginning July 1, 2016 as the successor to Peter Zoeteman, who served as managing director of the trade association from May 2013 to June 2016.   “We are pleased to welcome a new managing director who is so familiar with the many aspects of the maritime sector,” says Hans Voorneveld, chairman of NMT.    “Roel is a passionate shipbuilder who has worked for both yards and marine equipment suppliers. He will lead the NMT organization in tackling the challenges faced

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Maritime Companies Scout for Interns, Employees at San Jacinto College

Ten maritime companies looking to hire interns and full-time employees recently conducted interviews with students at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus. After a day of maritime transportation classes, the students gathered their resumes, took to the hallways, and waited their turns to speak with company representatives to vie for internships. Companies that interviewed students included Higman Marine, Buffalo Marine, Cheryl K Marine, Harley Gulf Marine, Marquette Transportation, Martin Marine, G&H Towing, Harbor Services, J.A.M. Services

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NMT Propulsion Course Earns First Pamas Certification

Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) has been awarded the first Post academic certification their course on Marine Propulsion.   The Pamas certification is the first Dutch certification for technical, maritime academic trainings. This certification is an official recognition for the high quality of the NMT Marine Propulsion course. Participants who pass the exam of this course receive an official certificate that proofs that they have acquired in-depth knowledge required for the design of these systems.   Together, three modules of the Marine Propulsion training series have been

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Texas Ranks Third for U.S. Maritime Jobs, Houston No. 2

hundreds of tugs, towboats, barges and offshore supply boats working all along the Texas coast, help keep terrorists away from our border and our critical petrochemical infrastructure.” "The domestic maritime industry provides opportunities for students at San Jacinto College's new Maritime Technology and Training Center to receive the critical skills necessary for careers on the water. Creating the workforce needed in this industry will help secure our nation's maritime capabilities," said Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor of San Jacinto College.   “There has been phenomenal

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Porter Appointed GM for Radio Holland

and Capacity Manager Container Trades at CMB N.V – CMBT N.V. and as Fleet and Operations Director at Safmarine Container Lines. In 2012 he started his own shipping consultancy company Antwerp Ship Partners. As consultant he took on assignments amongst others as Product Manager at Odense Maritime Technology and as Country Manager at Alphatron Marine.  

Continuing Education Opportunities at WMTC

Three continuing education courses with available CE credits will be offered for professional engineers as part of the technical program on day one of this year’s World Maritime Technology Conference to take place November 3-7 in Providence, R.I.    SNAME’s annual meeting and expo, the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), is incorporated with the triennial WMTC. Early-bird registration discounts are available until October 1. SNAME members and members of the organization societies can register as members for additional discounts.   The Practical Seakeeping course (Ed Lewandows

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Dittmann Named Chairman of SEA Europe

market conditions and create R&D opportunities enabling the European Maritime industry to continue the development of innovative and sustainable solutions as a response to the traditional market and ‘blue growth’ demand.”   Dittmann brings to the role a background in maritime technology leadership and experience in Brussels. He began his career in engineering after graduating from the Technical University of Denmark. He has almost 30 years of experience in maritime equipment manufacturing, including advanced automation, electrical systems, navigation and communication. He

Gibbs & Cox Names Hans VP, Platform Solutions

, where he sailed on board oil tankers and container ships. After coming ashore in 2004, Hans continued to develop his expertise in maritime operations by serving as the U.S. Navy program manager at a marine gas turbine original equipment manufacturer, serving as the director of operations at a maritime technology firm, leading the LCS program as a senior program manager at G&C where he managed all LCS activities, and leading the Platform Solutions Group as the Assistant Vice President and Deputy Group Manager.  Hans holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University

San Diego Launches Blue Tech Vision

blue economies in America.  Today, the San Diego City Council, under the leadership of Council President Sherri Lightner and the County Board of Supervisors both unanimously approved a joint resolution which promotes San Diego’s growing blue tech economy “as a leading global maritime technology center.”     Council President Lightner said, “San Diego has an opportunity to establish a blue tech center of excellence due to our unique confluence of ocean resources, research, industry, military, climate, an educated workforce and an international border. With

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