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Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

.Andy McAra, VMAX product director, said, “Following the launch of the XLe Spirit vehicle last year, we recognized the need to integrate the system into our existing VMAX software to provide both training and evaluation capabilities for our customers.“The demand for our 3D simulator technology is continuing to grow as the industry recognizes the value of an immersive learning experience. VMAX eliminates the need to deploy a physical vehicle for training purposes and allows pilots to interact with the eROV in a safe and controlled environment, providing increased efficiencies and reducing

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V.Group Opens New Center in Mumbai

the company’s values, particularly care for both shore-based and sea-faring colleagues, and collaboration, whilst ensuring consistently high safety and quality standards.In line with V.Group’s strategy, the facility reflects a significant commitment to innovation and the integration of new technology, underpinned by ShipSure 2.0, V.Group’s digital platform, which enables seamless digital collaboration and information sharing between departments.The facility has also been designed to enable Project Embark, a program that seeks to transform V.Group’s approach to crewing for its pool

Marshall Joins Ecochlor

international product roll-out. I am proud to have Andrew join our team and I look forward to drawing on his expertise in business development, strategizing for long-term growth, and leadership,” said Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor.Prior to joining Ecochlor, Andrew led several other marine and technology companies. He also served as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the newly formed Ballast Water Manufacturers Equipment Association (BEMA) and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)

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ASL Hires Taillefer

;Maritime Way developed an acoustic modelling system called SPARTA for Lockheed Martin, an acoustic modelling system for arctic sound propagation called Arctic BellTex and acquired the technologies and assets of a Seabed Classification System.In his new role at ASL, Taillefer will be leading several technology projects and will be expected to foster a greater involvement with defense opportunities.  He will be working closely with Mr. Todd Mudge

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IIMS Launches Marine Surveyor Search App

press of a button.The App can be downloaded in the usual way from either the Google Play Store or App Store. Just search for’ Marine Surveyor Search’.Commenting on this bold initiative, Mike Schwarz, IIMS Chief Executive Officer, said: “IIMS has made a significant investment in App technology to make the process of finding a marine surveyor simple. The project has taken a year to scope out and complete, but it lifts the digital activities of IIMS to the next level. I am delighted at the ease of use and how fast it is to find a surveyor and connect with them at the push of a button.&rdquo

Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of the United States, delivers commencement address at The Apprentice School graduation. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII

HII: 157 Apprentice School Graduates

time spent in academic classes. Through partnerships with Thomas Nelson Community College, Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University, The Apprentice School’s academic program provides the opportunity to earn associate degrees in business administration, engineering and engineering technology and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical or electrical engineering

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Mariner Assessment: "There's an App for That"

report on individual and team performance. They system also collates all submitted data to give reports that allow for analysis and comparison of skills across multiple departments, vessels and the entire organization.According to Murray Goldberg, CEO of Marine Learning Systems, “although technology has played a big role in improving and advancing the art of maritime training, skills assessment has remained largely the same. There is typically an expert assessor observing the skill, making notes and providing feedback. This leaves much to the discretion of the assessor. And while you can get

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Scania Appoints Karin Rådström as EVP

Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing.She takes up her position on 1 March and will report to Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO.Rådström, born in 1979, joined Scania as trainee in 2004 after graduating Master of Engineering in Industrial Management at Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Since 2007, she has held various managerial positions within Scania’s sales and service organization. She took up her current position in 2016.“I welcome Karin Rådström to my team and look forward to her contribution to the further development of Scania&rsquo

Tore Erntsen (Photo: Proserv)

Proserv Names Erntsen as CTO

Controls technology company Proserv said it has promoted Tore Erntsen to the position of chief technology officer (CTO), Subsea Controls, based at the firm’s Trondheim facility.Prior to taking on his new role, Erntsen  was vice president, engineering and technology, within the subsea team. He joined Proserv in 2012 when the firm took over the subsea controls business of Weatherford and he has been at the forefront of the core commitment to technological innovation, and its application, providing leading edge solutions for global customers.Erntsen  holds an MSc in engineering and ICT

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MarTID '19 Survey: Deadline Extended

in the upcoming year. Of all training techniques surveyed, these two were the clear stand-outs in terms of plans for increased usage. It is similarly interesting to note that only 3% to 6% of respondents indicated that they planned to decrease their usage of those same technologies. No other training technology came close in terms of plans for increased use, and every other training technique is slated for a larger decrease amongst respondents. So not only have we experienced a significant transformation, but that transformation is, in fact, still in full swing.What Does this Mean for Maritime Training

Harold Orlinsky (Photo: Chesapeake Technology)

Chesapeake Technology Opens East Coast Office

Chesapeake Technology Inc. hired GM Harold Orlinsky and opened an office on the East Coast. The office is located at 396 South Main Street, Cheshire CT 06410. This new base of operations will make it easier to visit key suppliers and customers and to provide sales coverage in more time zones.Orlinsky will be attending trade shows including US Hydro and Ocean Business 2019, and visiting resellers worldwide.Chesapeake Technology, Inc. is a privately held company based in Mountain View CA. SonarWiz software is used by hundreds of clients worldwide. 

Matthieu de Tugny

BV Appoints de Tugny EVP

in both Marine & Offshore and across the Bureau Veritas organization, Philippe Donche-Gay will retire from the Bureau Veritas Group on January 31, 2019.He served as IACS Chairman in 2014 and oversaw a period of significant growth for Bureau Veritas M&O, including landmark strategic and new technology ship classification projects

Stork Names Hunt UK Regional Director

and will be based in Aberdeen.Stork, a Fluor company, is a provider of fully integrated operations, maintenance, modifications and asset integrity solutions.As Regional Director U.K, Hunt will be responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic business growth into new and existing markets, technology-led operations and HSEQ performance.Hunt has previously held senior leadership roles spanning over four decades within the international nuclear, thermal, petro-chemical, process, industrial and manufacturing industries. He graduated from Dudley and Reid Kerr Technical Colleges, as well as The

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Maritime Training: Take the MarTID Global Survey

foundational training data, this year’s survey will be shorter and consist of two foci.The first section of the survey will focus on collecting benchmark data tracked annually, revealing trends in core training issues. These include training budgets, training models, training staffing, the use of technology, major training initiatives, and seafarer demographics.The second section will focus on this year’s special topic: the impact of autonomous vessel operations on maritime training. This trend has already begun to impact operations and the need for training. The 2019 MarTID survey will explore

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Transformation in Maritime Industry Training

in the upcoming year. Of all training techniques surveyed, these two were the clear stand-outs in terms of plans for increased usage. It is similarly interesting to note that only 3% to 6% of respondents indicated that they planned to decrease their usage of those same technologies. No other training technology came close in terms of plans for increased use, and every other training technique is slated for a larger decrease amongst respondents. So not only have we experienced a significant transformation, but that transformation is, in fact, still in full swing.What Does this Mean for Maritime Training

David Miller with fellow owners, Bob and Bill Wetta (Photo: DSC Dredge)

DSC Dredge’s Miller Retires

for his unconditional dedication, commitment and hard work.”  Wetta continued, “David Miller will be deeply missed, yet we can only feel happy for him after his many years of expert service.”  Fellow owner Bill Wetta, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer added, “DSC Dredge is simply a better company because of David’s valuable contributions and incredible impact made during his career and within our company.  On behalf of everyone at DSC, we wish David the very best.  May this next chapter of life continue to allow

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Mancuso Joins Teledyne Marine

Hazeltine Corp (now part of Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems). He has earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Clark University. Mancuso also has strong local industry ties, presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN).teledynemarine.co

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