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Port of Tacoma Picks New Director

The Port of Tacoma Commission today selected Timothy J. Farrell as the Port's Executive Director, effective January 1, 2005. Farrell has served as the Port of Tacoma's Deputy Executive Director since 2000 and as Acting Executive Director since July 1, 2004. Andrea Riniker, who has served as the Port's Executive Director since 1997, will continue on in a transitional role until January 1, 2005. She will work with the Port Commission, and travel with Farrell and Port of Tacoma Commission President Clare Petrich to meet with customers to assure a smooth changeover to Farrell's leadership. Before joining the Port of Tacoma four years ago, Farrell, 38, was Deputy Port Director of Business & Administration for Massport, Boston. Previous Massport positions held by Farrell include Director of Maritime Business Development and Deputy Director of Leasing & Asset Management. Earlier in his career, Farrell also worked for the Port of Seattle. Farrell's professional affiliations include: * University of Washington-Tacoma Advisory Board * Board of Advisors, Global Trade, Transportation, and Logistics, University of Washington * Chair, Board of Directors, World Trade Center Tacoma Farrell holds B.A. in Philosophy (cum laude) with a Maritime Studies minor from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont (1988). He earned an M.M.A. in Port and Marine Transportation Management and Business Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle (1991).


BOEMRE to Aggressively Recruit Environmental Scientists

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today launched a focused, nationwide recruitment campaign to fill current and new environmental science positions at the agency.  “As we work to elevate the role of science in our decision-making, we must attract top-flight environmental scientists to conduct scientific studies, complete legally-mandated environmental reviews


Washington Passes New Oil Spill Measures

Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 6, 2005, signed bills that will establish an Oil Spill Monitoring and Oversight Council to provide independent oversight of the state's oil-spill program and a new Washington Academy of Sciences to advise state government on scientific questions. “We are taking positive action today to ensure that our waters are protected from pollution,” Gregoire said at a bill signing ceremony held in Tukwila


Detillion CFO, Ambassadors International

Ambassadors International, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMIE), announced that Mark Detillion has joined the company March 23 and will become the company's Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2009. Detillion has expertise which includes performance and profitability analysis, and venture funding. For the past eight years Mr. Detillion served as the vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Cruise West in Seattle, WA


Scientific Team Arctic-bound Aboard Cutter 'Healy'

Ice measurement: Photo USCG

A team of scientists from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) is to depart shortly from Seward, Alaska, for a technology evaluation in the Arctic aboard the Cutter 'Healy informs USCG. The RDC is leading a multi-agency team to support Arctic Shield 2014, a 17th Coast Guard District initiative. The purpose of their month-long evaluation is to improve Coast Guard capabilities in the Arctic region, specifically in the areas of boat operations, communications


ONR Funds UW Oceanographic R/V Refit Contract

Thomas G. Thompson : Photo UW

The US Department of Defense informs that the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $12,776,050 cost reimbursement contract for mid-life re-fit overhaul of Ocean Class Oceanographic research vessel 'Thomas G. Thompson' (AGOR 23). Work includes finalization of design and contract specification for AGOR 23, preliminary design documents for AGOR 24 and AGOR 25, competitive shipyard contracting


EBDG New SNAME Fellows

Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) announced that Douglas Wolff and James Cole have been named Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Fellows. Doug Wolff joined EBDG in 1992 and serves as Vice President of Staff Operations.  He has a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Washington, Oregon, North Carolina and Louisiana.


Arctic Summers Possibly Ice-free Within Twenty Years

"It’s not a question of 'if' there will be nearly ice-free summers, but 'when,' say two NOAA scientists. James Overland of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Muyin Wang of the NOAA Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington, consider that the Arctic summers will be ice free before 2050 and possibly within the next decade or two. The two scientists looked at three methods of predicting when the Arctic will be nearly


Submersible Cyclops : Hull Design "Revolutionary"

Cyclops Subsea Manned Submersible: Image credit OceanGate

OceanGate Inc. announced the completion of the initial carbon fiber hull design and feasibility study for its next generation manned submersible – Cyclops. Under a contract issued to Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), OceanGate, the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) and Boeing have validated the basic hull design for a submersible vehicle able to reach depths of 3,000 meters.


Arctic on Thin Ice

Arctic Sea Ice: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

 Arctic sea ice - the ice that freezes and floats on Arctic waters - is thinning at a steadier and faster rate than researchers previously thought, a new study finds.   Using modern and historic measurements, the researchers got an extensive view of how the thickness of Arctic sea ice has changed over the past few decades. According to measurements from multiple sources, the ice in the central Arctic Ocean thinned 65 percent between 1975 and 2012, from 11.7 feet (3.59 meters) to 4


Ri'chard Joins Holland America Line as Director

Denella Ri’chard, Director, Trade Communication and Engagement Photo Holland American Lines

Holland America Line has appointed Denella Ri’chard to the position of director, trade communication and engagement. In this newly created role she is responsible for supporting travel agent partners worldwide, with particular focus on the United States and Canada


School Students Win Offshore Challenge Prize at UH

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Today, a team of eight students from West Side High School in Houston emerged victorious from the first annual High School Offshore and Technology Stars Challenge, which was co-hosted by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) at the


High Correlation of Biomass to Species Diversity in Northern Chukchi Sea - BOEM Study

Last summer, researchers began a five year study to monitor biodiversity in the Arctic Chukchi Sea from an ecosystem perspective, looking at microbes, whales and everything in between. Marine biodiversity is a key indicator of ocean health and critical ecosystem services that contribute to human


SUNY Maritime to Honor ABS’ Wiernicki

Christopher Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) chairman and CEO Chris Wiernicki will receive an honorary doctoral degree from SUNY Maritime College.   Wiernicki, CEO of the classification society since 2007 and its chairman since 2011, will receive the degree and speak at SUNY Maritime’s spring


Protesters Attach to Shell Ship Bound for Alaska

Two activists strapped themselves on Friday to the anchor chain of a Shell Royal Dutch Shell vessel docked in Washington state that will be part of a fleet sent north to Alaska to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic.   The women used camping gear and hammocks to attach themselves


WCI Names Zea as Director

Tracy Zea (Photo: WCI)

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) has named Tracy R. Zea as its Director-Government Relations, effective August 4.  He will be based in the Washington, D.C. office and will primarily advocate for WCI’s goals for authorizations and appropriations which support a modern, efficient


Matson Promotes Gill as Alaska VP

Kenny Gill (Photo: Matson)

Matson, Inc. has promoted Kenny Gill to the position of Vice President, Alaska. In his new role, Gill has management responsibility for all Matson operations in Alaska, including terminal operations, customer service, sales and financial performance of the company's terminals in Anchorage


ABS Drives Game-changing Tech through Research

University Partnership Symposium spotlights research that aims to contribute to sustainable solutions for industry.   Classification society ABS has revealed technological advances at its recent University Partnership Symposium in Houston.   


Riding Waves & Tides to a Cleaner Energy Future

The European Way The Meygen tidal stream energy project is currently under construction off the coast of Scotland. By the early 2020s, MeyGen Limited intends to deploy up to 398MW of offshore tidal stream turbines to supply clean and renewable electricity to the UK National Grid. (Credit: Atlantis Resources Ltd.)

When one thinks of offshore renewable energy, one usually thinks of offshore wind.  For the first time progress is being made in the U.S. to develop offshore wind resources. The first steel foundation jacket has been placed in the ocean floor to support the Deepwater Wind project off the


HMS Announces Management Hires

Steve Carlson (Photo: Harley Marine Services)

Marine services company Harley Marine Services (HMS) has expanded its management team, naming Don Martin as Vice President and General Counsel and Steve Carlson as Vice President of Engineering, the company announced today.   Prior to joining Harley Marine


Foss Hires VP, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer

Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Maritime announced that Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull has joined the company as the Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer.   Based in Seattle, Nguyen-Bull will lead Foss's Legal and Risk Management Group, where in addition to providing counsel on legal issues and business


New Deep-Sea Vents, Volcanic Activity Found in Mariana Back-Arc

The autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry (yellow, at left) is prepared for deployment off the stern of the RV Falkor, after a trace-metal CTD instrument package and water sampler is recovered (lower right). Photo credit SOI

  Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor returns from the first ever expedition to systematically characterize the rarely explored Mariana Back-Arc. HAGANTA, GUAM – A diverse team of scientists are returning from a 28-day expedition onboard R/V Falkor that has more


Crowley Scholarships Aid Four UW Students

Pictured clockwise: Kainen Bell, Joshua Banks, Xuan Liao and Maninder Grewal (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corporation recently awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to four seniors studying at the University of Washington’s (UW) Michael G. Foster School of Business. The students, Joshua Banks, Kainen Bell, Maninder Grewal and Xuan Liao


EBDG Hires Chief Electrical Engineer

Will Ayers (Photo: EBDG)

Will Ayers has accepted a position as Chief Electrical Engineer with Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle. He brings to his role over a decade's worth of experience in marine electrical engineering, which includes extensive use of USCG and class society rules


ABS' Tikka Elected Foreign Member of NAE

Kirsi Tikka (Photo: ABS)

ABS, a provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, announced the election of ABS Europe and Africa Division President Dr. Kirsi Tikka as a Foreign Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE).  






 
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