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Friday, March 22, 2019

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Stuart Nicholls (Photo: Shoreham Port)

Shoreman Port Announces Changes in Board

. His maritime and safety expertise made Nicholls the ideal candidate to lead this Committee and to question and challenge the Port’s safety culture.Replacing Nicholls, Shoreham Port welcomes Sir Alan Massey to the Board. Massey has extensive maritime experience, having served for 33 years in the Royal Navy before taking over as Chief Executive of the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) in 2010. As a naval officer, he commanded an impressive number of major warships, including the aircraft carriers HMS Illustrious and HMS Ark Royal, later sitting for five consecutive years on the Admiralty and

 Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE (Photo: UK Hydrographic Office)

UK Hydrographic Office Taps Lowe as Chief Executive

the position of Acting Chief Executive and Accounting Officer.  Rear Admiral Lowe will fill the role whilst a permanent replacement is sought for John Humphrey, the current Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the UKHO, who will leave at the end of January 2019.Lowe is a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy and joined the UKHO as UK National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive in 2015. In his role, he has led a number of key projects for the UKHO. This includes the Commonwealth Marine Economies and Overseas Territories Seabed Mapping programs to support the development of blue economies in territories

Mark Bowden  (Photo: Intermarine UK)

Intermarine UK Appoints Bowden

and conversion company A&P Falmouth, nine of those as procurement manager negotiating long-term supplier agreements. Most recently he oversaw the opening of India’s Lavgan shipyard in the state of Maharashtra, before moving to Rosyth in Scotland to assist with the construction of the second Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales.Bowden said his primary focus is on building Intermarine UK’s reputation as a provider of engineering services to the UK’s ship repair, refit, conversion and shipbuilding markets

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

on the construction, sale and purchase, financing, management, operation and ownership of all types of vessels, including some of the world’s largest super yachts. His clients range from major banks and oil companies to shipowners, leasing companies and shipyards.Johnson served 13 years in the Royal Navy, with a wide variety of posts including boarding office, navigating officer, and exchange officer (to the Royal Dutch Navy). He also served as a captain of a patrol boat through 2005 and 2006 – an appointment which included planning and directing the deployment of multiple patrol vessels

Sir Alan Massey (Photo: MCA)

MCA’s CEO Massey to Retire by End 2018

end of 2018.   The Department of Transport will begin its search for Massey’s successor on March 19. Massey will continue in his role until late 2018 to allow the chief executive appointment process to take place.   Massey joined the MCA in July 2010 after a 33-year career with the Royal Navy, where he left as Second Sea Lord. During his eight-year tenure at MCA, Massey steered the agency through changes to modernize Her Majesty’s Coastguard, new arrangements for the U.K.’s search and rescue helicopter capability, a transformed survey and inspection capability and a more

Paul Haycock (Photo: BMT)

Haycock to Lead Business Development at BMT

BMT Group subsidiary BMT Asset Performance has appointed Paul Haycock as Business Development Lead for Surface Systems.     Haycock joins BMT after 35 years in the Royal Navy, serving on a variety of ships and in a diverse range of environments. A Warfare Officer and Lynx Helicopter Observer, Haycock’s sea time has ranged from Minesweepers on Fishery Protection duties to Frigates and Destroyers as a Bridge Watch Keeper, Ships Communications Officer, Flight Commander and Second in Command.  He has been deployed to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia twice, conducted

Steve Window (Photo: SIMWAVE)

Window Joins SIMWAVE as Navigation Manager

training and assessments on the various full mission bridge simulators that will be installed at the 5,000m² center.   Prior to joining SIMWAVE Window worked for eight years at Warsash Maritime Academy, where he was head of bridge simulation. Having served for 21 years as an officer in the Royal Navy in a variety of roles, he still serves at sea as a reserve officer, where he assesses the Royal Marine Landing Craft Cadre in navigation.   Window served, among others, as the Queens Harbour Master (Portland), and was Head of Royal Navy diving training at the Defense Diving School.  

John Southam (left) and Stephen Maclennan have joined North P&I Club’s loss prevention team (Photo: North P&I Club)

North P&I Club Expands Loss Prevention Team

;I Club has strengthened its loss prevention team this month with the appointment of loss prevention executive John Southam, a master mariner with global experience in container, offshore, shipbuilding and consultancy roles. Together with the recruitment of survey executive Stephen Maclennan from the Royal Navy earlier this year, his appointment boosts the Club’s international loss prevention department to 14.   Southam was previously a marine consultant and surveyor with Braemar Technical Services in London. He started as a cadet with P&O Containers, where he rose over 10 years to become

George Devereese (Photo: UK P&I Club)

Devereese Joins UK P&I as Loss Prevention Advisor

The UK P&I Club has appointed George Devereese as Loss Prevention Advisor in London. Devereese joins from Edge Brokers London where he handled a wide variety of marine claims. He has over a decade of insurance and shipping experience, including service with a container line and Royal Navy.

Kevin Hawes  (Photo: TMG)

Hawes Joins TMG

;Seattle-based maritime services company and consultancy The Maritime Group (TMG) International Ltd., as Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant. Based at TMG’s London office at Victoria Embankment, he brings a wealth of commercial experience gained since leaving the British Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1993. His appointment comes as TMG continues to grow, including a new website and recent ISO 9001 quality accreditation. Hawes' maritime experience was developed from 17 years in the Royal Naval Submarine Service to, more recently, sales of marine terminal and

A 7.5-ton Naval anchor, refurbished by Cammell Laird (Photo: PAL)

New Port Academy Liverpool Unveiled at Grand Opening

in the U.K. to create vitally needed skills and become a beacon of international excellence.   Hugh Baird College, Bootle, and its supporting partners officially launch the Port Academy Liverpool (PAL) with some 200 guests from across the U.K. representing the maritime industry, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy – both past and present - and charitable trusts.   Port Academy Liverpool will provide first class academic, technical training and enrichment courses for students aged from 14 years looking to pursue a career in all areas of the maritime sector. The first students will be welcomed

Shulah Jones (Photo: PAL)

New Liverpool Maritime College Launches Memorabilia Appeal

to adulthood covering the full spectrum of the maritime sector ‘on-shore, offshore and on-board’ (see notes to editors).   PAL will open later next month during Seafarers Awareness Week and is backed by Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), with support from the Royal Navy, Peel and Cammell Laird, which has donated a 7.5-ton anchor that will be dedicated to seafarers past, present and future.   Special guests at PAL’s opening will include those whose families have played a big part in Bootle’s maritime history such as Capt Patrick Walker, grandson

Geraint West, formerly with the NOC, has joined subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd as its new Global Business Manager for Oceanography. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Appoints Global Business Manager for Oceanography

Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has appointed of Geraint West as its new Global Business Manager for Oceanography. Geraint joins Sonardyne with immediate effect and brings with him extensive experience gained over 32 years with the Royal Navy, Fugro and most recently, the National Oceanography Center (NOC).    West’s early career as a hydrographic surveyor included a posting to the U.S. Naval Oceanography Office, and culminated as Charge Surveyor in the ice patrol ship, HMS Endurance.  He then moved to Fugro as Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps

Operations Director Mick Slater and Managing Director Andrew McLeay (Photo: Bibby HydroMap)

Bibby HydroMap Hires Operations Director

HydroMap has appointed Mick Slater as its new Operations Director     After three years with the company, Mick Slater has been appointed to the role of Operations Director at Bibby HydroMap. With an MBE to his name and over 40 years of industry experience including more than 30 years in the Royal Navy, Slater will hold overall responsibility for HSE, IT, HR and Compliance. Mick commented, “I feel privileged to accept the opportunity that the BOD have presented me with by this appointment. We have a great foundation and some very talented people here at Bibby HydroMap and I’m keen

RFA, IMarEST Partner for Professional Development

important initiative for us and further demonstrates our commitment to provide excellent training and career opportunities for both seagoing and shore-based marine engineers.”   The civilian-manned RFA delivers worldwide logistical and operational support for the wide range of tasks the Royal Navy undertakes including warfighting, counter-piracy, humanitarian and disaster relief, and counter-narcotics operations.   Ben Saunders, Director of Professional Development for the IMarEST added, “A partnership like this is really important as it also highlights that you don’t

Alastair Marsh (Photo: LR)

Marsh to Take Over as Lloyd’s Register CEO

LR diversify its service portfolio and grow to a £1 billion turnover business, the group said. This period saw the creation of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation in 2012, as well as LR’s Global Technology Centers in Southampton and Singapore.   Having joined LR in 1976 from the Royal Navy, Richard worked in the marine, industrial and offshore sectors before moving overseas for 12 years. He returned to the U.K. in 1995 as Corporate IT Business Manager and held a number of posts before becoming Marine General Manager, London in 2000. Richard moved to the Royal Bank of Scotland in

Pieter den Haan

AKD Recruits Two Senior Execs

arrests and other procedures related to maritime law. Vivian has worked as a judge at the Rotterdam Court, dealing with transport law cases, among others. She has also undergone officer training at the Netherlands Royal Institute for the Navy and worked as an officer of the Maritime Service with the Royal Navy on board several ships. “Maritime disputes are becoming increasingly more international and legally complex in their nature, and it is therefore imperative to strengthen the team to deal with the challenges that our clients face worldwide," said Haco van der Houven van Oordt

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