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GD Exec to Address Maine Maritime Graduates

Michael W. Toner, executive vice president, marine systems, General Dynamics Corporation, and president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn., will address the graduating class at Maine Maritime Academy's 60th Commencement on May 10, 2003. Toner, who will receive an honorary doctorate from the college at the ceremony, has been with Electric Boat for nearly 40 years. Earlier this year, he was named executive vice president, marine systems, of General Dynamics Corp. Marine systems - a position that encompasses all of the corporation's shipbuilding and marine-service operations. In addition, Toner remains president of General Dynamics Electric Boat - a position he has held for more than three years. He is a former chairman of the executive control board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), which under his leadership, was revitalized to become a significant influence in the improvement of the shipbuilding industry.


Tom Crowley Jr. Receives Honorary Degree From the USMMA

Tom Crowley Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation, received an honorary doctorate degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, at today's commencement exercises. USMMA officials presented the degree to Mr. Crowley for outstanding service to the academy, and to the public, government and industry the academy serves. In addition to being a staunch advocate for the U.S. merchant marine and the


Superior Energy Services Names Executive VP

Superior Energy Services, Inc. announced that William B. Masters has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Masters, age 50, joins Superior following a 26-year career with the law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. During his tenure, Mr. Masters worked with Superior as general counsel for 13 years. Mr. Masters has a broad business practice in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions


Mitropoulos Presides, Arab Academy Expansion

"I could not think of a better way to formally start the ‘Year of the Seafarer’ other than by commissioning a new training centre, such as the new branch of the Arab Academy in Port Said,” said IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos on Saturday, 9 January, as he formally opened an extension to the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT). The extension is on a new 77-acre site allocated for that purpose by the Governor of Port Said


US Navy Academy Graduates Class of 2013

Annapolis Class of 2013 Graduation: Photo credit USN

1,047 men and women, including 603 Navy ensigns and 223 Marine Corps second lieutenants graduated in the presence of President Obama. An estimated 30,000 people filled the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 24 to witness the swearing in of the U.S. military's newest officers.
 The class also included three graduates commissioned as Air Force second lieutenants and 16 foreign exchange students. Eighty percent of the graduating class are men and 20 percent are women


New Director of Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy

Capt. Richard W. Sanders, Ph.D., a member of the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and professor of chemistry, has been named Director of the Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy, or CMPS, as of June 1, 2013. Sanders is a 1987 honors graduate of the Academy and received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2002. Previously, he has served as the Associate Dean of Academics, Chair of the Department of Science


Navy Vessels Named Flagships for BHR Expedition

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) were named honorary flagships March 13 for the upcoming search for the remains of the original Bonhomme Richard, which sank in the North Sea in 1779. The search project revolves around one of the most memorable battles of the American Revolution, where John Paul Jones, an American naval hero, uttered his legendary words, “I have not yet begun to fight!”


Kongsberg Maritime DP Pioneer Earns Award

The Marine Technology Society has honoured Kongsberg Maritime Dynamic Positioning veteran, Nils Albert Jenssen with a distinguished achievement award for his services to Dynamic Positioning. Nils Albert, who is internationally recognised as one of the world's leading engineering authorities on DP, received the award at the DP user seminar, organised by the society, in Houston, 24-25 September 2007. The Marine Technology Society is a highly respected non-profit organisation made up of ocean


Dockwise ppoints Wit as CFO

Dockwise Ltd. announced that its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping has appointed Peter Wit as its Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1 2009. Peter Wit (1967), who has a master degree in business administration from , and a (post doctorate) degree in controlling from VU Amsterdam, will lead the company's global finance, legal and information technology departments. Mr. Wit has always been employed by Shell and is currently Chief Operations Officer and Finance manager of Shell Asset


IBIA Appoints Board Members

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) appointed Jens Maul Jørgensen of Oldendorff Carriers as its Vice-Chairman. He will therefore become Chairman in April 2014. Dilip Mody of Global Fuels & Lubricants has been reappointed Honorary Treasurer.   The appointments were made at meeting of the association’s board in Istanbul this week. Welcoming the appointments IBIA chairman Simon Neo said


SECNAV Mabus Delivers Keynote at Jackson Christening

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the christening ceremony for the future USS Jackson (LCS-6). During his speech, Mabus spoke about the littoral combat ships capabilities as well as its namesake. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivered the keynote address at the christening ceremony of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) March 22 at Austal in Mobile, Ala. Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran, daughter of Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, sponsors Jackson


Toledo Maritime Academy Hosts Admiral’s Ball Weekend

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The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation wrapped up a successful Admiral’s Ball Weekend on Saturday, April 12, with the fourth Annual Admiral’s Ball and Charity Auction. More than 130 people attended the event which brought in $22,000 for the educational needs for cadets at the school


Three NOAA scientists honored by White House

Scott Weaver

The White House yesterday awarded three NOAA scientists with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor given by the federal government to outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers.


Least Known Navy Activity? Underwater Shipwreck Archeology

Naval Archeologist: Photo USN

Robert S. Neyland, Ph.D., director of the Underwater Archeology Branch (UAB) of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) in Washington, D.C., manages the people who protect more than 17,000 ship and aircraft wrecks around the world.


Military Base and Port Community Resiliency Initiative

Leaders from key sectors of the Greater New Orleans region will meet on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 to address gaps in national domestic response capability by including regional best practices as part of a template to be shared by America's strategic military base and port communities


Damen Shipyards Open First Australia Service Hub

Photo courtesy of Damen

The company's Brisbane hub, aimed to serve Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, will provide warranty services, maintenance, training and spare parts, having been recently opened by the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Captain Kasper Kuiper.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University Receives FORAN License

Seated, from left: Alfonso Cebollero (SIS Chief Regional Officer, North Asia) and Dr. Yanping He (SJTU Director of Design & Research Institute of Ship and Ocean Engineering); standing, from left: Xinlin Zhou (SSS Consultant), Songshan Hu (SSS Consultant), Min Wu (SSS Sales Manager), Dr. Guangwu Liu (SIS Country Manager, China), Dr. Long Yu (SJTU Professor) y Dr. Ya Dong Liu (SJTU Professor) during the signing ceremony at the stand of SENER in Marintec 2013.

The signing ceremony of the Academic License Agreement between SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (SIS) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was held on December 4, in the frame of Marintec 2013 international exhibition held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center.


V.Ships Signs with Spill Center for Global Vessel Spill Support

Spill Center, a North American leader in environmental claims management and emergency response support for transportation clients at risk for releases of hazardous materials, has expanded its program to include global cargo-carrying vessels, according to Tom Moses


Washington Ferries Renamed After the Seahawks

Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation

Passengers traveling on the Washington State Ferries Sunday, Feb. 2, will be boarding the “M/V Russell Wilson” or crossing Puget Sound on the “M/V Richard Sherman” as Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the vessels be named in honor of the Seattle Seahawks.


Kopernicki joins BMT Group Board

Jan Kopernicki

BMT Group Ltd., an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that Jan Kopernicki has joined the Board of Directors as a nonexecutive Director. Jan has extensive experience in the shipping industry, with his career at Shell spanning over 40 years


Dometic Names Pinto National Account Manager

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, recreational vehicle, commercial and passenger vehicle markets, announced that it has appointed Joe Pinto as National Account Manager - Reverse Osmosis Systems


Insights: Outgoing Transportation Sec. Connaughton

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Outgoing Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia Until January of this year, Sean Connaughton oversaw seven state agencies with more than 9,700 employees and combined annual budgets of $5 billion. Connaughton is probably better known to MarineNews readers as the U.S


Navy Joint Hi-speed Vessel Keel Laying at Austal Shipyard

Trenton keel authentication: Photo courtesy of Austal

Ms. Virginia A. Kamsky, was chosen to sponsor the ship by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, and was present at the keel laying ceremony for the fifth Joint High Speed Vessel 'Trenton' (JHSV 5), one of ten Austal-designed 103-meter U.S. Navy Joint High Speed Vessels under contract with the U.S. Navy


Coast Guard Foundation to Host Pacific Awards

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that it will host its 29th Annual Pacific Area Awards Dinner in tribute to the United States Coast Guard at 6 p.m


Fast Growing Asia Needs a Strong Unified Voice

Esben Poulsson

With Asia’s dynamic, robust and increasingly affluent economies helping to keep the international shipping industry buoyant, “the need for a unified Asian voice has never been more important”, Esben Poulsson, Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Shipping Association told delegates


 
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