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LISCR Expands Its Leadership Team

is Garibaldi, who will divide his time between the headquarters office and the Registry’s Panama branch. With over 25 years of experience, Garibaldi started his career as a deck officer before coming ashore and working for the Panamanian Maritime Authority, 10 years of which were spent in their New York office. While there, he was a surveyor a PSC specialist, attended IMO committees and subcommittees, was integral in the implementation of ISM and ISPS, and led major casualty investigations, and held the rank of Chief of Navigation and Maritime Safety after acting as IMO auditor and Technical Manager

Dr. Calvin Johnson (Photo: Royal Caribbean Group)

Royal Caribbean Hires Chief Medical Officer

Group, is the former Chief Medical Officer for Corizon Health, then the largest provider of correctional health care in the United States, and for Temple University Health System. He served as Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2003-2008 and was Medical Director for the New York City Department of Health from 1998-1999. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BS in Chemistry from Morehouse College.“Calvin’s extensive experience

In Guyana, Exxon produces oil via the Liza Destiny FPSO (File photo: Hess Corp)

Exxon Names Country Head in Emerging Hot Spot Guyana

project.Mark Bynoe, the Guyanese government's director of energy, has said Exxon must make improvements to its Payara plan. Routledge replaces Rod Henson, who was recently named Exxon's vice president for wells in Houston. (Reporting by Neil Marks in Georgetown and Luc Cohen in New York; Editing by Dan Grebler)Webinar: Floating Production Forecasts & Analysi

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The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

provisions – such as knock-for-knock clauses, by which each party assumes the risk of loss or injury of its own property and employees, which varies from state to state. For instance, whereas the U.S. federal maritime law generally recognizes and enforces knock-for-knock indemnity clauses, New York state law contains a provision in its General Obligations Law that invalidates knock-for-knock provisions in certain kinds of construction contracts.Dispute resolution is another important consideration that is often overlooked. Historically, many maritime disputes are submitted to arbitration before

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Kline Joins Martin & Ottaway

James “Jim” Kline, USCG (Ret)., has joined Martin, Ottaway, van Hemmen & Dolan, Inc. as an engineering and surveying consultant.Martin, Ottaway, van Hemmen & Dolan, Inc. is a New York area maritime consulting firm that has been in continuous operation since 1875.  The firm provides engineering, operational, and financial analysis/ship valuation services to the worldwide maritime community.  Each year the firm performs hundreds of projects related to new construction, ship surveys, forensic analysis, new technology development, and regulatory consulting.Kline recently

SUNY Hosts Ceremony for Hornblower E-Navigation Lab

Ongoing partnership between Hornblower and Maritime College provides access to internships and jobs for students & alumni along with access to training facilities for Hornblower crewsThere is a new wave of maritime talent hitting the shores of New York Harbor as one of the oldest maritime institutions in the country continues to expand its partnership with one of the biggest ferry operators in the country.  SUNY Maritime College officials joined Hornblower executives for a ceremony renaming the College’s navigation lab the “Hornblower E-Navigation Lab.” The naming served as

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Maritime College Names Waters Provost and VP

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College announced that Jennifer K. Waters has been appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs beginning July 1. Dr. Waters currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.Dr. Jennifer Waters, a native New Yorker, received her bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and marine engineering from the Webb Institute before earning a master’s and doctoral degree in ocean engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.Dr. Waters is a professional engineer with broad

James C. DeSimone, Deputy Commissioner, Ferry Division, New York City Department of Transportation. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Profiles in Training: Staten Island Ferries

When James C. DeSimone, Deputy Commissioner, Ferry Division, New York City Department of Transportation, signed on to run the Staten Island Ferries in 2003, the organization was still in the aftermath of one of the most significant accidents in its history: the ferry Andrew J. Barberi allision of October 2003, an accident which included a number of fatalities and serious injuries. DeSimone, who had long-tenures in both the commercial and public end of the marine business, brought a unique perspective to the organization.“For the city to go outside the system to hire (me) was huge,” said

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Nestlehutt tapped to lead SCI

The Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey (SCI) selected Rev. Mark S. Nestlehutt as its new President & Executive Director, succeeding the Rev. David Rider, effective February 18, 2020.With more than two decades of church experience in Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland, Australia and South Africa, Mark joins SCI from Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania where he serves as Rector. His previous employment and interests include service as an officer in the U.S. Navy, Director of Planned Giving at Opera Philadelphia, various positions for five years in the

Bart B. Kelleher has taken over as CEO of Chembulk Tankers (Photo: Chembulk Tankers)

Chembulk Tankers Announces Leadership Changes

Officer for Principal Maritime Management and held roles in investment banking, commercial banking and capital markets roles in the maritime and energy-related industries at Bear Stearns and HSH Nordbank. Kelleher holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, Master’s degree from MIT and a B.E. from New York Maritime College.Solomon Tan, Senior Vice President of Finance, will replace Kelleher as Chief Financial Officer. Tan will remain located in Singapore. Tan has been with the company since 2015 and held several key roles within Chembulk. Prior to joining the company, Tan was with the global financial

Mike Unger (Photo: Britannia P&I)

Britannia P&I sets up Shop in NY

Britannia P&I has established a new exclusive correspondent, B Americas P&I, to be based in New York.B Americas P&I will be headed by Michael Unger, a maritime lawyer with extensive litigation and arbitration experience.B Americas will enhance the Club’s ability to provide a round-the-clock claims service to all its Members, while also focusing on the needs of Britannia’s North American Members.This development follows other recent steps taken by the Club, including the opening of new offices in Denmark and Greece and the strengthening of its teams in Hong Kong, Japan and

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Wilgus Elected Partner at Blank Rome

Maritime and international trade attorney Lauren B. Wilgus has been elected partner at law firm Blank Rome, effective January 1, 2020.Wilgus, based in New York, focuses her practice on international and maritime litigation, alternative dispute resolution and business matters, notably involving domestic and foreign corporate interests as well as disputes concerning international and domestic commercial contracts, marine insurance coverage and charterparties. She counsels on claims involving the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, maritime attachment and vessel arrest actions, marine casualty investigations

Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan Harnay has gone from being a deck officer on super yachts to being a machinery technician in the Coast Guard. Harnay now spends his free time on liberty as a captain of a dinner cruise yacht. (Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Honolulu)

From Superyachts to Fast Response Cutters

understand I was French.”At that time, a 32-year-old Harnay had gone from being a first officer on a superyacht to a non-rated fireman who just graduated from boot camp with a core group almost half his age. After that, it was off to his first unit.“I was sent to an ATON unit in Long Island, New York,” Harnay said. “I was a fireman, so I spent my time moving buoys around, swapping for the winter season and summer season. The transition was pretty hard, but that’s what I wanted, so I was cool with it.”After about a year in Long Island, the opportunity arose to go to &lsquo

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Maritime Schools Must Prep for Offshore Wind Jobs

programs. One of the recipients is the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, which put the award towards funding construction of an offshore wind crew transfer training facility and establishing the GWO courses. The Academy aims to be the first institution in the United States to offer the GWO courses.New York is working with the private industry to create an Offshore Wind Training Institute and created a $3 million Community and Workforce Benefits Fund to provide New Yorkers with the skills and safety training needed to participate in the offshore wind industry.Finally, private offshore wind farm developers

Boriana Farrar is a familiar face in maritime circles, the Vice President and Counsel and a Senior Claims Executive and Business Development Director for the Americas at the Ship Owners Claims Bureau, Inc. managers of the American P&I Club.

Interview: Boriana Farrar, Ship Owners Claims Bureau

stood out has been her connection with WISTA, the Women’s International Trading and Shipping Association which has grown steadily in influence from its roots in 1974 and its official renaming and founding in 1984.“I became involved in WISTA as a young lawyer in 2007. At the time there was a New York chapter, but it was not very active,” said Boriana. She and a colleague Christine Ready decided to throw a reception to help reinvigorate WISTA, and over the past 15 years she has watched as the membership and influence has grown. “We have more than 600 members and I’ve been serving

The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43,000 by 2050. To support this growth, U.S. Department of Energy reports estimate over 40,000 new jobs will be created by 2030. © Zacharias/AdobeStock

Prepare Now for 40,000 Offshore Wind Jobs

programs. One of the recipients is the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, which put the award towards funding construction of an offshore wind crew transfer training facility and establishing the GWO courses. The Academy aims to be the first institution in the United States to offer the GWO courses.New York is working with the private industry to create an Offshore Wind Training Institute and created a $3 million Community and Workforce Benefits Fund to provide New Yorkers with the skills and safety training needed to participate in the offshore wind industry.Finally, private offshore wind farm developers

"The President's Panel" helped to bring the 10th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium to a close yesterday. (L to R); Eric Johansson, SUNY Maritime; RADM Michael E. Fossum, Superintendent, Texas A&M Maritime Academy; RADM Michael Alfultis, President, SUNY Maritime College; RADM Francis X. McDonald, President of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and moderator RADM Fred Rosa (USCG, Ret.), Johns Hopkins APL. (Photo: SUNY Maritime)

MRS '19 Wraps Up @ SUNY Maritime

1700), the numbers simply don’t work,” noting that while state funding 15 years ago covered two-thirds of the college’s operating expenses, that percentage hovers at or below 30% today.The 10th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium closed yesterday at the Maritime College State University of New York feature a panel of three presidents of leading U.S. Maritime Academies: RADM Michael Alfultis, President, SUNY Maritime College; RADM Michael E. Fossum, Superintendent, Texas A&M Maritime Academy; and RADM Francis X. McDonald, President of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Moderating the panel

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