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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Neil Palomba (left) and Gus Antorcha (Photos: Carnival Corp)

Carnival Makes Leadership Changes at HAL, Costa

improve our business," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to restart some of its voyages in phases, while Costa Cruises has suspended sailings through August 15 and Holland America Line has canceled all cruises from Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England for 2020.Reporting to Stein Kruse, group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK, Antorcha will guide Holland America Line's return to cruise operations and plans for future growth, including sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, public relations

(L-R) Congressman Joe Kennedy III and Congressman Bill Keating

Offshore Wind Jobs Act Headed to House Floor

jobs of the future and to further prepare our workforce to participate in the burgeoning blue economy beyond the installation of wind.“Offshore wind energy won’t only bring clean, affordable energy to our homes and businesses, it will create jobs and empower local economies throughout New England and across our country,” said Congressman Joe Kennedy.“As this emerging industry continues to grow, we must ensure American workers are prepared to capitalize on this economic opportunity with good jobs, worker protections and the strength and support of labor unions. With the Natural

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

and operation of boats supporting IMTRA customers who need technical and application assistance. He and his family recently returned to his home town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts from South Florida where he captained vessels ranging from 80- to 120-feet. Norton has sailed extensively from the coast of New England through the Florida Keys to the Bahamas, Caribbean Islands and Central America.Van Noorden recently joined IMTRA as a technical support engineer in the growing electrical department. A twenty-year marine electronics expert, Noorden’s engineering talents will be instrumental as IMTRA continues

Jeff Clark (Photo: ComMar Sales)

Clark Joins ComMar Sales Team

ComMar Sales LLC, a manufacturer's rep group, is expanding its sales team by adding a new associate to represent its clients' products.   Jeff Clark is now servicing boat builders and yards in the New England and upper Mid-Atlantic regions. He has been tasked with developing and expanding ComMar's reach along the upper East Coast. He will actively promote ComMar's many lines of electronics, parts and equipment for outfitting new and refit boats.  

Michael Pentony (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Names Pentony Atlantic Fisheries Administrator

, the large marine ecosystem from Maine to Cape Hatteras and the Great Lakes. As Administrator, he will also oversee aspects of international fisheries conservation and management in the region.   Before joining NOAA Fisheries in 2002, Pentony worked for five years as a policy analyst for the New England Fishery Management Council, primarily on issues related to habitat, marine protected areas, and the deep-sea red crab fishery.   He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University in North Carolina, and a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School

John Hunter, P.E. (Photo: BHGI)

Hunter Joins Bristol Harbor Group

practice. Hunter joins BHGI as a Senior Naval Architect. He holds a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington. He is also a member and a past chairman of the New England section of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). He has 40 years of experience in the design and construction of small (under 295’) steel and aluminum vessels including tugboats, research ships, car ferries, passenger vessels, fishing boats and barges. Prior to joining

Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas, with this year’s class of summer interns (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Grooms Future of Technical Talent

service school offerings by partnering with vocational and technical schools in the U.S. and Canada. The company is now offering technical training classes at Georgian College in Barrie, Ont.; Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, Ohio; Lake Career & Technical Center in Camdenton, Mo.; and New England Institute of Technology in Providence, R.I. Volvo Penta instructors are conducting the classes at the schools’ campuses for dealer and OEM service technicians, and also train the schools’ technical teachers to conduct future classes

Photo: Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta Expands N. America Training

offerings by partnering with vocational technical schools in the U.S. and Canada.    Volvo Penta is now offering technical training classes at Georgian College in Barrie, Ont.; Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, Ohio; Lake Career & Technical Center in Camdenton, Mo.; and New England Institute of Technology in Providence, R.I.. Volvo Penta instructors will conduct the classes at the schools’ campuses for dealer and OEM service technicians, and also train the schools’ technical teachers to conduct future classes.   According to Magnus Gedda, manager of product

Daniel Kennedy (Photo: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)

WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff Names Kennedy Maritime Manager

Daniel Kennedy is named maritime manager in New England for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization. In his new position, Kennedy will manage maritime consulting operations throughout New England, responsible for business development, marketing and project execution. Based in the Boston office, he will provide oversight, management, design and coordination services for major projects involving port and marine facilities. Kennedy has extensive domestic and international experience in the management of both large and small marine-related engineering

XL Catlin Promotes Chief Underwriting Officer, Marine

United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. where she earned a commission as a Naval Officer as well as an unlimited tonnage USCG Third Mates license. She is part of the Transportation Committee of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) and currently is Chair of IMUA’s New England Advisory Committee.  She also has served on the board of the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU), and holds the Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) designation. 

Jon Closson (Photo: Furuno)

Furuno Bolsters Sales Squad

Denton, Md.   Drew Linzey - Regional Manager, Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Drew Linzey has recently expanded his territory to include the Mid-Atlantic dealers. Linzey joined the Furuno team in 2008. He will continue to be based out of their Denton, Md. office which services dealers throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic

Marla Phaneuf (Photo: CLIA)

CLIA Names Marla Phaneuf Vice President

. Phaneuf will be responsible for CLIA’s strategic alliances and work with partners to ensure member engagement and satisfaction.   Phaneuf brings more than two decades of leadership experience to the role and joins CLIA from Celebrity Cruises where she served as Team Director for the New England region. At Celebrity Cruises, she worked to build brand awareness and has a background in generating new business and increasing sales. Prior to her role at Celebrity Cruises, Phaneuf worked at the American Automobile Association (AAA) and owned a travel agency.    As Vice President

Tom Crowley with Nicholas Ratinaud (left) and Andrew Ko (right). (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Institute Picks Crowley Scholarship Recipients

are very talented and our engineering consulting services are only going to continue to grow.”    As a third year student, Ratinaud will spend this summer working with Herreshoff Designs, Inc., focused on multiple projects related to classic sailboats. He previously interned at New England Boatworks as a member of the build team for an 88-foot, high-performance ocean racing yacht and has also sailed as a cadet aboard a Greek, dual-fueled, diesel-electric, LNG tanker. Ratinaud competes as a member of the soccer, tennis and sailing teams and is actively involved with Webb’s

Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Expands to Rhode Island

has expanded and planted roots this month in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.    Headquartered in Stuart, Florida with additional offices in Annapolis, Maryland and Seattle, Washington, Kadey-Krogen Yachts partner and vice president of sales Tucker West leads the company’s expansion into New England.    A Rhode Island native, West entered the marine industry after graduating from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire with a degree in business management. His primary focus throughout the last 20 years has been in yacht sales, marketing, and after-sales service for marine businesses

Capt. Shawn Brule of TowBoatUS Cape Cod aboard his towing response vessel.

New Owner at the Helm of TowBoatUS Cape Cod

. “I’ve always known I would own a boat towing company at some point in my life,” said Brule, who began working as a deckhand in a similar business when he was a teenager in Florida. Brule, who was a senior chief boatswain’s mate, spent his entire Coast Guard career in New England waters, serving for the last five years as head of the Aids to Navigation Team out of the Boston station. He also worked at the Woods Hole Coast Guard station for a few years. “I know these waters well,” he said, referring to Buzzards Bay, the Cape Cod Canal and Cape Cod Bay, the area

Michael Bayley

RCCL: Bayley, Lutoff-Perlo take CEO Posts

company executives to lead the company’s two largest brands. Michael Bayley, who worked his way up from an assistant purser’s position aboard the Nordic Prince, will serve as President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, whose career at the company began in the New England sales office, will serve as President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.  “This is a happy day for Michael and Lisa, and a proud day for all of us at the company,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “To recognize these two incredibly talented

Port of Boston: A Vital Economic Engine

port stays in the region. Of the 7,091 direct jobs created by maritime activity in the Port of Boston, 2,885 of these direct jobs that were created by activity at Massport facilities. “This study confirms that the Port of Boston continues to be a job generator and economic engine for the New England region,” said Thomas P. Glynn, Massport’s CEO. “The most significant contribution comes from activity at Conley Terminal. With the expansion of the Panama Canal and approval of federal funds for the Boston Harbor Dredging Project  through the WRRDA bill, the Port of Boston

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