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Black, Navionics Sen.VP of Sales & Marketing

Navionics, provider of electronic charting and digital navigation data, named Mr. Don Black as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Black will head the Navionics Teams for Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Business Development, working across all divisions. Black’s most recent position was CEO/President at SeaWave, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, a company which developed ship to shore wireless communications.  Prior to that, Black worked in leadership positions at Drew Scientific and Instrumentation Labs.  Early in his career he was a sales and marketing manager for Canada Packers and Gainers Corporation, Canada. Black is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and studied at the Goethe Institut, Vienna, Austria and the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion; (IPADE) in Mexico City, Mexico.  He holds an MBA from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de las Empresa (IESE), Barcelona, Spain. In addition, Black enjoys sailing and saltwater fly-fishing. Don will be based at Navionics US headquarters in Wareham, Massachusetts. (

Gold Dredging Vessel Delivered

Gold Dredger: Photo credit Art Anderson Associates

The 50-foot vessel, designed by Anderson Associates, & built by Pacifica has been delivered for gold dredging near Nome, Alaska. Anderson Associates, a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm, recently completed design of a new dredge vessel for Pacifica, a Seattle-based vehicle assembler. The vessel was designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of sub-surface dredging operations in the remote coastal waters of the Bering Sea

A&P Falmouth Win Gold Rover Contract

A&P Falmouth has been awarded the contract to dry dock and repair the RFA Gold Rover by the Ministry of Defence (M.o.D). The Warship Support Agency (W.S.A.) vessel is due to arrive in Falmouth on October 14 for a docking period which is expected to last for two months. Work involved will include hull preparation and painting, steel and pipe work, auxiliary engine survey and refurbishment, accommodation upgrade and refurbishment

Imtech Receives Gold Certification

Radio Holland Connect, the connectivity competence center of Imtech Marine, has been awarded the Gold accreditation in the Inmarsat Connect Accreditation program.  Inmarsat introduced the Connect Partner Program to recognize and award high-achieving service providers. The Program is tiered into gold, silver and bronze, and accreditation is based on meeting clearly defined qualification criteria for sales, customer service and knowledge of Inmarsat services

Inmarsat Appoint SatComms Australia 'Gold Service Provider'

Satellite orbit: Image CCL

Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services inform that SatComms Australia, a provider of mobile and fixed satellite solutions, has been appointed as a Gold Service Provider. An Inmarsat service provider since 2005, SatComms provides services primarily to the maritime sector and, in recent years, has extended its business to Land and Aviation users as well. “We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with SatComms Australia going back many

Coast Guard to Appoint New Ancient Mariners

Furling sails barque Eagle: USCG photo

The Ancient Mariner title established in 1978 recognizes the officer and enlisted person with the earliest designation as a permanent cutterman and requires a minimum of ten years of sea time.  A change-of-watch ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard Gold and Silver Ancient Mariners is scheduled to take place aboard Barque'Eagle at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014. The Gold (Officer) Ancient Mariner designation will pass from Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp to Rear Adm

GAO Affirms Northrop Grumman and Raytheon as DD(X) Gold Team

Northrop Grumman Corporation, leader of the DD(X) Gold Team, and Raytheon company said today that they were delighted by the decision of the General Accounting Office (GAO), which validates that an appropriate evaluation process was used when the U.S. Navy selected the Gold Team to complete the system design for the Navy's 21st century surface combatant, DD(X). "Now that this issue is behind us, we can move ahead on this transformational ship program, which is so critical to the Navy

Rio Gold - Ilegal Dumping Sentence

United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced that Casilda Shipping, Ltd., the Maltese company that owned the Rio Gold (a 23,000 ton ocean-going cargo ship registered in Malta); Genesis Seatrading Corporation, the Greek operating company; and Mr. Pantelis Thomas, the vessel’s Chief Engineer and a citizen of Greece, all pleaded guilty and were sentenced last week for conspiring to falsify waste oil disposal records related to the intentional disposal of waste oil into the ocean

Zodiac of North America Website Award

Zodiac of North America, Inc. announced that several of their websites have received ADDY Awards at the 44th Annual ADDY Awards show held February 21, 2009 in Knoxville, TN. The Knoxville ADDY Awards is the first tier of a three-tiered national competition, which recognizes creativity, originality and strategy in the industry. Gold, Silver, and Bronze ADDY's are awarded in several categories. A series of Zodiac recreational products sites,; www.zodiacpro15

Sunken Treasure Hunters Odyssey Report Progress

Photo courtesy of Odyssey

Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. report their progress on work on 'SS Gairsoppa' & 'HMS Victory'. The chartered vessel working on the SS Gairsoppa project, the Seabed Worker, will make a scheduled port call in Cork, Ireland, beginning August 15, 2012. After taking on fuel, supplies and changing personnel, the Seabed Worker will immediately return to the site to continue recovery operations. Meanwhile a 10-week accumulation of silver in the smelting and monetization process from

IACS Chairman Meets Industry Stakeholders b

ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J Wiernicki

  ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has taken part in a series of meetings with maritime industry stakeholders in his capacity as chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Together with IACS Secretary-General Robert Ashdown

Commodities See Biggest Price Jump in 3 Years

Commodities jumped on Friday, headed for their largest weekly gain in more than three years as base metals roared higher after Glencore pledged to slash zinc output and gold hit three-week highs after dovish Federal Reserve minutes.  

Samudera in $70mln LNG Deal

Photo: PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk

 Samudera Indonesia has won a $70 million contract for supplying liquefied-natural gas to a power plant operated by state gold miner Aneka Tambang in Pomalaa, Southeast Sulawesi.   The company will assign one of its 50 ships to serve the plant, managing director Bani Mulia said

Maritime Security in Focus in the Caribbean

Overlooking Bahia de San Juan, Station San Juan is located just outside the walls of the old city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. (USCG photo)

Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean currently underway in San Juan, Puerto Rico   Puerto Rico, centrally located at the crossroads of the Caribbean, is the location of Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean currently underway in the busy port city of San Juan.  

China Lures India with Deep Sea Mining Cake

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. Photo Credit: Press Information Bureau

 A week before Indian Prime Minister Narendara Modi is set to visit the country, China said it was ‘eager to cooperate’ with India on deep sea mining in the Indian Ocean, reports Press Trust of India.  China's sweetheart deal is to break through India's resistance to its

Hyde Marine to Present on BWTS at Nor-Shipping

Image: Hyde Marine

Company to Share Seamless Integration of Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS); Experience in Retrofits for Small Footprint Installations at Nor-Shipping Maritime Environmental & Efficiency Management Seminar   Hyde Marine, Inc., announced it will attend Nor-Shipping 2015, June 2-5

Crowley Vessels Receive AMVER Awards

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that 65 of its vessels were recently recognized for participation in the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) program, a computer-based voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to

AkzoNobel’s Carbon Credits Methodology Wins Award

Trevor Solomon (Photo: AkzoNobel)

AkzoNobel’s landmark carbon credits methodology for the shipping industry has won the Best Offsetting Project award in the 2015 Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings.   Based on nominations from leading stakeholders within the voluntary carbon markets

US Imports Rising Ahead of Back to School Season

Photo: Port of Los Angeles

Import cargo volume at the United States’ major retail container ports is expected to increase 7.3 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers stock up for the busy back-to-school season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National

Navionics SonarChart Compatible With Sounder

Real-Time Chart Generation Tool Expands List of Compatible Plotters and Sounders to Allow All Boaters to Wirelessly Monitor Improvements to Charts as they Occur

  Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today the latest details of its award-winning SonarChart Live. Now offering compatibility with Raymarine Dragonfly PRO and Wi-Fish systems

Retailers: Short-term Transportation Bill Isn’t Enough

Jon Gold (Photo: NRF)

Addressing the House vote scheduled this afternoon on a temporary five-month extension of transportation funding, the National Retail Federation (NRF) issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold:  

Treasure Hunters Find $4.5 mln in Rare Spanish Coins

Photo: 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, LLC

Florida treasure hunters found a trove of $4.5 million worth of Spanish gold coins 300 years to the day after a fleet of ships sunk in a hurricane while en route from Havana to Spain, the salvage owner said Wednesday.   The 350 coins found on July 30 include nine rare pieces

Elandra Yachts Expands Gold Coast Operations

Tom Barry, Cotter and Luke Durman

  Australia’s newest luxury motor yacht brand Elandra Yachts has expanded its Gold Coast operations on the back of rapid growth and increased interest from Australian and international buyers. The high-end marine vessel manufacturer has acquired a further 1

New IACS Chairman Pinpoints Top Priorities

ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki

  ABS CEO Pledges to Support Three Areas Crucial to Industry as it Tackles Current Challenges With an Eye to the Future ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J Wiernicki has set out his priorities as incoming IACS chairman, emphasizing the unique role the organization plays in

Cyber Safety Tops the List for Shipping

Image:  International Association of Classification Societies

 ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J Wiernicki has set out his priorities as incoming IACS chairman, emphasizing the unique role the organization plays in promoting global safety and security.   The IACS strategic plan has been designed to address both the current and future

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