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Ørsted Pens Offshore Wind Workforce Deal with NABTU

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed an agreement with North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the labor organization representing more than 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada."The partnership will create a national agreement designed to transition U.S. union construction workers into the offshore wind industry in collaboration with the leadership of the 14 U.S. NABTU affiliates and the AFL-CIO," Ørsted said.The framework sets a model for labor-management cooperation and workforce development in the budding offshore wind

Rear Admiral John Okon, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

INTERVIEW: RDML John Okon, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Recently  the United States Navy  and NOAA signed an agreement to jointly expand the development and operations of unmanned maritime systems in the nation’s coastal and world’s ocean waters. RDML John Okon, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, shares his insights on the direction and pace of the use of unmanned maritime systems for the Navy’s future.How and when you realized that yours would be a career dedicated to Oceanography?Interesting, I never started out to have a career in Oceanography, but rather in Broadcast Meteorology. At NY Maritime College

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JAXPORT Hires Collins as Security Director

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced Monday that retired United States Coast Guard (USCG) Captain Dwight Collins has joined the port as Director of Public Safety and Security.Captain Collins directs all law enforcement, physical security, safety, and emergency management and preparedness services in support of more than 200,000 port employees, tenants and customers. He is also responsible for ensuring enforcement of seaport security initiatives in compliance with all federal, state and local laws.Collins is a 27-year USCG veteran with significant maritime transportation experience

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Coronavirus, Consolidation Taking Toll On Energy Jobs

stretch of weak demand.Exxon Mobil Corp said it will cut its workforce by 15%, or about 14,000 people, along with oil majors Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc.All told, more than 400,000 oil and gas sector jobs have been cut this year, according to Rystad Energy, with about half of those in the United States, where several big exploration companies and most large oil service companies are headquartered.Coronavirus has devastated swathes of the global economy, with energy, travel and hospitality among the industries hit hardest. Energy companies were already struggling with weak returns, particularly

Benjamin Sward, CEO of Foreship LLC (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Appoints Sward to Head US Operations

and we have been fully aware of his work to build up PaR Marine’s engineering team. We are delighted to welcome him back and offer him the opportunity to help shape Foreship’s business and the new generation of naval architects and marine engineers who will reinforce our presence in the United States.”Much of Foreship’s U.S. focus will remain on the cruise sector, where the firm recently launched its four-step ship response service Project Hygiea covering interception, prevention, mitigation and evacuation for ships at risk from COVID-19 or other pathogens, the company says. However

Peter Licnikas (Photo: Laborde Products)

Laborde Products Adds East Coast Sales Rep

In April of 2020, Laborde Products was named the new engine distributor for the East Coast of the United States for Mitsubishi Marine Engines. With the expansion of their territory, Laborde Products recently welcomed Peter Licnikas of Lowell, Mass. to its marine sales team.The Massachusetts Maritime Academy alumnus joins the Laborde team with an extensive resume, including history on both the sales and operations side of the engine business.Licnikas is responsible for growing and representing Mitsubishi Marine Engines along the East Coast as well as Laborde Power Products, which includes Mitsubishi

Bleu Hilburn (Photo: Crowley)

Hilburn Rejoins Crowley Solutions as VP, Business Development

after battalion command as a lieutenant colonel. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s degree in military art and science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.Prior to rejoining Crowley, Hilburn was vice president of business development at American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier Group, a New Jersey-headquartered organization specializing in transportation, shipping and logistics, where he led several successful bids

Dr. Calvin Johnson (Photo: Royal Caribbean Group)

Royal Caribbean Hires Chief Medical Officer

of patient care while overseeing a clinical operation with 1,300 caregivers and more than 300,000 individuals.Dr. Johnson, most recently Principal at Altre Strategic Solutions 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

Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre - Credit: Equinor

Report: Equinor Shortlists Four Candidates to Succeed CEO Eldar Saetre

from Statoil to Equinor in 2018 and launched its transformation from an oil and gas firm into a "broad energy" company, promising to increase investments in renewables.Saetre also had to deal with a wave of writedowns related to acquisitions of onshore and offshore petroleum reserves in the United States in the years before the 2014 oil price crash, eventually leading to accumulated losses and write-offs of $20.4 billion dollars.Of the four candidates, Bacher previously ran the company's international division, which did not include Equinor's operations in the United States.Rummelhoff

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

Exxon Names Country Head in Emerging Hot Spot Guyana

Woods told investors in May that the uncertainty had "slowed government approvals and progress."Exxon Could Delay Third Guyana ProjectGuyana President David Granger has remained in office since the vote, even though a preliminary recount showed opposition candidate Irfaan Ali won. The United States has called on Granger to "step aside," but Granger insists he has not interfered with the vote or the ongoing court review.Exxon expects to produce 750,000 barrels per day of crude in Guyana by 2026, but has said the political uncertainty has delayed government approvals for its third

Marcus Cheesman, Founder, Seven Seas Preparatory Academy

Profiles in Training: Marcus Cheesman, Founder, Seven Seas Preparatory Academy

progress through the ranks with P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line (including Windstar Cruises) and Disney Cruise Line, ultimately obtaining his Master Mariners license in 2002. He has piloted vessels on the busy River Humber based in his home town Hull, UK, before moving to the United States, holding positions responsible for Nautical and Marine operations and Training for Princess Cruises, Crystal Cruises and Disney Cruise Line. Throughout his career, Marcus always had a passion for teaching and sharing his professional experience and so it seemed natural to start his own maritime

Join a webinar on June 17, 2020 for the global release of a major new market study on the depth, breadth and growth prospects of the Offshore Wind Market -- https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UR5uY1boTOKdAAcAXDbR4g
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The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

on June 17, 2020 for the global release of a major new market study on the depth, breadth and growth prospects of the Offshore Wind Market --  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UR5uY1boTOKdAAcAXDbR4gJust when it was looking like the offshore wind industry was finally about to take off in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced one more significant layer of uncertainty upon an already very complicated playing field. There are currently 15 active offshore wind projects in the planning stages which, if completed, could add approximately 25 gigawatts of electricity to the power grid

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BP Names Next BP America Chief

oil major BP has announced that David C. Lawler, currently CEO of its U.S. shale business BPX Energy, will add to his portfolio the responsibilities of chairman and president of BP America Inc., succeeding Susan Dio on July 1, 2020.BP said Lawler would become BP's chief representative in the United States. "With 13,000 employees and $30 billion invested since 2016, BP has a larger economic footprint in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. In 2019, these businesses accounted for a third of BP's global revenue. Lawler will take the helm as BP embarks on a new ambition to become

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Wärtsilä Upgrades USCG Academy's Training Simulator

The technology group Wärtsilä has completed replacement of the Ship Analytics simulator solution at the United States Coast Guard Academy’s Ship Control and Navigation Training System (SCANTS) facility. The original simulator system was installed at the Academy in the 1990s, and the replacement work was carried out primarily by, and in partnership with, NavSim Services, Inc., the prime contractor. The upgrade was accomplished in two stages to accommodate the operational training schedule of the Academy, and to fit within the academic breaks.The primary purpose of the USCGA SCANTS

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Ingalls Shipbuilding to Host Drive-in Hiring Event

Job candidates looking to be employed by one of the United States' largest shipbuilders will be able to interview for a job without having to leave their cars.America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced Wednesday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Miss. will host a "drive-in hiring event" due to coronavirus restrictions. On Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. until noon, potential hirees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions and speak to Ingalls recruiters and shipbuilders in person without having to

“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications. It doesn’t cost that much money to play around with ideas; and that small investment could turn up some great benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

the end of the day, our customers are looking for us to help them solve problems,” is how Waterhouse simply defines the purpose of his firm. “Ferry boats have been a part of our heritage from the start, and it’s been a really good run through a renewal cycle for ferry vessels in the United States. We have continued to support several ferry projects , including, some of the largest ferry operators in the US - Staten Island, Texas DOT, N. Carolina DOT, Washington State DOT.”Much innovation in maritime (and beyond) is driven by emerging regulations, none more important today than the

James “Jim” Kline

Kline Joins Martin & Ottaway

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 retired from a 25-year career at the United States Coast Guard (USCG) culminating in his posting as a master marine inspector in USCG District 1. He has wide ranging experience in all aspects of marine inspection, including USCG certification, construction, and repair of all vessel types, but is particularly well known for his experience in ferries

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