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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

Photo: Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey (SCI)

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

Lauren B. Wilgus (Photo: Blank Rome)

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

Rupert Lawson, Head of Tankers – Partner; Oliver Rae, Senior Suezmax Broker; Marialiki Christopoulou, Suezmax Broker; Ali Kader, Suezmax Broker; Dean Abrahams, Senior Suezmax Broker; Robert Boles, Global Suezmax Head (Photo: SSY)

SSY Grows Suezmax Team

17. Oliver Rae has 10 year's broking experience, with much of that time spent at Genesis Shipbrokers. Dean Abrahams has 15 years of broking experience and has worked at a range of shipbroking companies including Affinity and EA Gibson.SSY's tanker teams are based in London, Singapore, Houston, New York, Madrid and Mumbai and offer the full range of deep-sea chartering and operational support services

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

President, Senior Maritime Advisor, where she was responsible for aligning ABS strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings with the industry’s technical needs and requirements.From 1996 to 2001, Dr. Tikka was a professor of Naval Architecture at the Webb Institute in New York, where she was also awarded an honorary doctorate in 2018. In addition to teaching, she carried out research on tanker structural strength and risk analysis, as well as being actively involved in the U.S. National Research Council Marine Board studies on double hull tankers. Dr. Tikka also worked

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Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, are hosting the Ocean Wind Energy Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Maritime Academic Center, SUNY Maritime College.Serving as the keynote speaker is Alana Duerr, Ph.D., Director, Offshore Wind North America, DNV GL - Renewables Advisory, who will offer insight to opportunities for maritime industry support of Ocean Wind Energy development and sustainment for many years to come. Subject matter experts and executives from Equinor

Anders Jorgen Røine (Photo: Pacific Green Technologies)

Røine Joins Pacific Green Technologies

Gas Scrubbing Systems, said that Anders Jorgen Røine has joined the company as Direct Sales Commercial & Business Development Director based in the office in Oslo.Røine has more than 25 years of commercial shipping experience as a ship broker and senior chartering manager in London, New York and Oslo. After he left The Royal Norwegian Navy he joined Simpson Spence & Young in London, one of the world’s leading shipbrokers, as a trainee broker.Then he moved to New York where he worked for Skaarup Chartering as a ship broker and also as Chartering Manager for five years

Joseph F. Harrington (Photo: APC)

APC Announces Retirement of Harrington

;Joe Harrington has had a remarkable track record of 59 years in the coatings industry.  We thank Joe for his excellent service to APC and our MarineLINE customers.”Mr. Harrington’s first position in the coatings business was from 1960-1967, working for International Paint Company in New York, N.Y. as a Sales and Technical Representative. He secured the first tanker in the industry that was fully coated with epoxy for Keystone/Shell at Bethlehem Steel in Maryland.  He later introduced epoxy shop primers to Bethlehem Steel and General Dynamics and landed other new customer accounts

One of seven U.S. maritime academies, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s picturesque campus in Buzzards Bay has sent thousands of mariners into the global maritime workplace since its inception in 1891. CREDIT: MMA

Over 1,650 Cadets Graduate from American Maritime Academies

to honor the graduates of the American maritime academies and welcome our shipmates into this critical and gratifying career path.”These graduates have studied at the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay, Mass.), and Texas A&M Maritime Academy (Galveston, Texas)

George Toma (Photo: Furuno USA)

Furuno USA Hires Toma

industry. He has served on the Board of Directors for RTCM (Radio Technical Commission for Maritimes), and received the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award in 2013 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, who has also held an Unlimited Tonnage/All Oceans navigation license and has served on various merchant vessels in both the United States and British flag fleets, Toma's maritime roots run deep.Toma previously held the position of President and General Manager of Transas USA, and was responsible

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