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Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Cal Maritime Students

cadet, he has sailed aboard the Crowley tanker West Virginia. Upon graduation, he hopes to serve as an officer in the merchant marine.Jewel McLain, from Bakersfield, Calif., who is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in geography, is a third-year cadet studying marine engineering technology. McLain serves as a mentor to cadets and supports their involvement in the community. She has also served in women’s groups on campus, including assisting the planning of the women’s support group in a gender equity group. She shipped as a cadet aboard the Crowley-managed Lone Star

Ana Paula Vitorino, Portugal’s Minister of Sea & Cmdt. Rui Cunha, APDL Port Operations and Security Director, testing the Full Mission Bridge simulator  (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä Simulators for New Portuguese Facility

a Wärtsilä Full Mission Bridge (FMB) simulator with 360 degree projection, two tug simulators with 360 degree LCD, and one VTS simulator to allow full training, complex exercises, and certification for pilots, tug masters, merchant navy offices, and seafaring vessel crews. The simulation technology has been developed by Transas, a Wärtsilä company.The Wärtsilä scope includes the development of several 3D zones and a tug boat model. Wärtsilä has earlier provided APDL with a VTS system

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Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

as the New York Bight, BOEM has plans to lease at least three major tracts for wind energy. These energy projects will advance domestic energy production, generate revenue, and increase job opportunities in the region.This conference intends to provide an overview of Ocean Wind Power Generation technology while focusing on the development of the support infrastructure and skilled manpower needed to install and sustain the wind power generation projects in our region.The full-day conference will begin at 9 a.m. and a limited number of free tickets will be offered to students and academicians.More

Drew Orvieto (Photo: ZF Marine Propulsion Systems)

ZF Promotes Orvieto

eventually rising to the position of Business Unit Manager for the Propeller product line.Orvieto then moved on to manage the company’s engineering for marine products in North America. His responsibilities were expanded further to include regional engineering support ZF’s Special Driveline Technology business unit when it was merged with the marine business in 2017.Orvieto’s latest move will see him in a dual role, continuing to oversee engineering activities in North America while taking on the overall management of the Commercial and Fast Craft business unit for the region.ZF&rsquo

CODA Elects Plumb to Board of Directors

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CODA) (Nasdaq: CODA), a leader in real-time 3D sonar technology and real-time subsea intelligence, announced the election of J. Charles Plumb, Captain, USNR (Ret.) to its Board of Directors. Captain Plumb was elected at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders.Captain J. Charles Plumb is a retired U.S. Navy fighter pilot and former Vietnam Prisoner of War. He retired from the United States Navy after 28 years of service, and his military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the P.O.W. Medal. Since his

Ronald Spithout, President Inmarsat Maritime

Study: Ship Tech a $278B Market by 2030

Chubb and Leonardo Zangrando, locates the maritime sector at an inflection point; open to big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing, at a time when emissions regulations are pushing it away from the fossil fuels that have framed its business model.Estimating that the Ship Technology market is worth $106B as a whole today, the report predicts its value rising to $278B by 2030, spurring growth for maritime startups serving the sector. The projection is based on direct input from 100 startups and two years of tracking 240 active startups by the authors’ database of maritime

Gavin Lipsith (Photo: Wake Media)

Lipsith Joins Wake Media

Wake Media appointed Gavin Lipsith as its new Head of Content.Effective Tuesday October 1, 2019, Lipsith joins the team at Wake Media to focus on developing the agency’s content offer to its clients.As a veteran journalist and former editor of marine technology titles The Motorship and more recently Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery, Lipsith brings market knowledge that will assist Wake Media and its clients in aligning their communications with the evolution of the shipping industry.As well as helping shape the content agenda for Wake Media’s clients, Gavin will also provide

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STEM is so 'Yesterday’s News'

Recently I was attending the United Nations Science Technology and Innovation conference (STI Forum). While I attended to present on Wave Energy Conversion, the main subject at the conference was STEM education and STEM gender inequality. Almost every country in the world reports a lack of available STEM educated workers, and also reports that they have had problems engaging the non-male population in STEM professions.The discussions were extremely far and wide ranging, but when all was said and done, the single sense I came away with is that nobody at the United Nations had a clear idea on solving

Nigel Shewring (Photo: Hempel)

Shewring to lead Hempel R&D

and our experts play a crucial role when it comes to sharing knowledge about both challenges and solutions in our industry,” said Steen Hoff, Hempel’s Acting Director of Operations. Nigel will help ensure that we continue to develop both our own and our customers’ understanding of the technology of coatings in the best way possible.”Shewring has more than 23 years of R&D experience in a global industrial coatings environment. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Durham and a PhD. in Material Science from Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Damon Saetre (Photo: HII)

HII Announces Leadership Changes

.Saetre succeeds Brian Fields, who, due to an increasing focus on business transformation, is transitioning to vice president of business transformation and chief transformation officer. In this position, Fields will lead the company’s digital shipbuilding program, as well as the information technology division. The IT division will transition to Fields this fall in preparation for the retirement of Bharat Amin, vice president and chief information officer, in early 2020. Fields will continue to work directly for Boykin.Fields began his shipbuilding career in 1990 as a test engineer in the Los

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

positions in Asia, including serving as the Operations Head Far East and Chief Financial Officer for Global Operations of a large financial research organization.  In addition, he is experienced working with companies of international reputation in numerous industries, including manufacturing, technology and finance in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and United States.Seth is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He holds an MBA from Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.Seth will continue to be based in Singapore for Goltens

Elizabeth Paull  (Photo: Chelsea Technologies)

Chelsea Technologies Appoints Paull as MD

Chelsea Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime sector and a Sonardyne company, has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Paull as its new managing director. Paull, who joins the company from leading subsea technology developer Sonardyne International, has been appointed to further develop Chelsea Technologies as a market leader in environmental sensing technology across a variety of industry sectors, and particularly in maritime where the regulatory landscape of today is creating significant challenges for shipowners and operators.Paull’s appointment

Frank Relou  (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Expands European Sales Force

Sea Machines Robotics, a technology company serving the marine industry, has hired industry veteran Frank Relou to lead its European sales efforts. In his new role as European business development manager, Relou will lead the transformation of Europe’s hard-working commercial fleets with technology that empowers operators with enhanced on-water productivity and job predictability.Sea Machines offers proven commercial-grade, wireless, remote vessel-control systems and autonomous navigation technology. In his role, Relou will work closely with workboat operators and boat-builders serving task-orient

Søren Andersen  (Photo: StormGeo)

Andersen Appointed New CEO of StormGeo

on environmentally and economically superior container tonnage. He brings with him a vast, multi-segmented and multi-disciplinary network, a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing traditional industries as well as how these can be solved via digitalization and the use of modern technology. He has, among others, spearheaded Maersk Line’s and APL’s fuel cost and emissions savings programs—developing and implementing an ambitious strategy for the optimization of vessel operations using sophisticated data collection and analysis methods

Luis García (Photo: SENER)

García Joins the SENER

Empresa and a professor of Project and Investment Financing at ICAI, both located in Madrid (Spain).The addition of Luis García enhances the SENER Group's strategy for its own growth, be it organic or by identifying M&A opportunities in those sectors where SENER is positioned to become a technology leader

Gustavo Garza (Photo: AMOT)

AMOT Appoints Garza as Marine Market Sales Manager

AMOT has announced Gustavo Garza as the new Americas regions sales manager for the marine market. Gustavo obtained his bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. Post-graduation, Gustavo expanded his product knowledge working in the marine, industrial distribution, and oil & gas industries while owning his own real estate investment company. Before joining AMOT, Gustavo shared his passion for sales and engineering at Cummins Southern Plains, Atlas Industrial Supply, and FMC Technologies.

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​21 Graduate from Webb Institute

work or start their professional careers in the marine industry. Notable employers include: BMT Designers and Planners, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, Newport News Shipbuilding, NSWC Carderock, Shipwright, and Vigor. Graduate schools include: MIT, University of Michigan, and Delft University of Technology. 

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