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Corwin Head of Environment at Wilhelmsen

Andrew Stephens, Senior Vice President International Operations, and Thea Corwin, Head of Environment.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is underlining its commitment to the protection of the environment by appointing a new Head of Environment, Thea Corwin. Thea, who takes up the position on 1st January 2011, will be dedicated to developing a vision, policy, strategy and related plans for the implementation of environmental safeguards throughout the organisation in relation to the marine market.   Wilhelmsen Ship Service’s Central Management Team considers the new position to be vital in its aim to develop the company’s position on aspects of environmental concern.  The company’s range of products, services and other activities will all be under consideration regarding environmental impact.    Thea was formerly a Strategy Consultant for two years at Wilhelmsen Maritime Services. Prior to that she was with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics where she worked in finance and strategy and later with performance management. She holds a bachelors degree in business from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia and a masters degree in international political economy from the University of Warwick in the UK.


Fendercare Opens Office in Sharjah

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Fendercare Marine Middle East celebrate the official opening of their new regional Head Office in Sharjah with an official event to celebrate at The Address, Dubai Mall before the invited guests – including customers, local dignitaries and staff from the Fendercare Marine global locations - were transported to the new base. After the official opening ceremony, conducted by Fendercare Marine Managing Director Eric Plane


Thome Offshore Bolsters Top Management

Thome Offshore Management (TOM) and Thome Oil & Gas (TOG), the offshore services arm of Singapore-based Thome Ship Management, has appointed John A. Sydness, as Managing Director for Thome Offshore and Thome Oil & Gas.  His appointment is effective immediately.   Buoyed by the rising offshore markets, Thome’s Offshore and Energy Division is expanding its management capability to better support its activities and ensure its service standards are maintained and improved


SAL Heavy Lift Now Operates Global Fleet from Hamburg

SAL Heavy Lift has opened the doors of its new head office at Brooktorkai 20 in HafenCity, Hamburg. The premises sprawl over the 6th floor, and 116 employees are working there. SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the Japanese “K” Line Group, is one of the leading heavy lift shipping companies worldwide. For more than 30 years, SAL Heavy Lift had been based in Steinkirchen on the Lower Elbe, 40 kilometers outside of Hamburg.


New Head of Marine Business at Voith Turbo

Dr. Christian Strahberger

Dr. Christian Strahberger (40) will take over the responsibility for the Business Division Marine of Voith Turbo. After studying physics in Regensburg, Colorado (USA) and Munich, Strahberger obtained a doctorate at the Walter Schottky Institute of TU Munich in 2001. Prior to joining Voith AG he worked for seven years at Siemens Management Consulting (Siemens AG) in Munich as a Consultant and Project Manager of international industrial projects of Siemens AG


New Head of Ulstein Verft

Photo: Ulstein

Kristian Sætre has been appointed managing director of Ulstein Verft. He will commence the position by June 1, 2013. Kristian Sætre has 30 years’ experience in the maritime industry. He has worked in Scana for more than 20 years, most recently as managing director for Scana Propulsion AS. He has also held a number of board positions in the Scana group. Sætre is a chartered engineer from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). He resides in Volda, Norway


VSTEP Appoint New Head of Sales

Joost van Ree: Photo VSTEP

International developer of simulators and virtual training software, Rotterdam-based VSTEP, says it has appointed Joost van Ree as head of sales with responsibility for worldwide sales and growth of the company’s simulator products. Van Ree will be heading up the company’s global sales force for all its simulator products, including the NAUTIS maritime simulator and RescueSim Incident Command departments.


New Head of Havyard Ship Technology

Kenneth Pettersen: Photo Havyard/Siv Nærø

Havyard Group says that Kenneth Pettersen has taken over as Executive Vice President of its Ship Technology business area; details as follows: Kenneth Pettersen becomes Executive Vice President of Havyard Ship Technology AS, thereby becoming head of the business area and general manager of the company. Pettersen will also continue as COO of the Havyard Group as well as being deputy for CEO Geir Johan Bakke of Havyard Group.


New Veripos GNSS Mobile for Offshore Positioning

Veripos GNSS Mobile

Aberdeen-based Veripos, a supplier of GNSS positioning services to the world offshore industry, has extended its range of integrated mobile receiver units with introduction of a new multi-frequency system featuring GNSS heading, L-band positioning and wireless communication capabilities, the LD7. Compatible with both GPS and Glonass networks, the 272-channel system includes an additional processor for onboard configuration and customized applications separate from its GNSS engine


Kongsberg Maritime Launches Type-Approved GPS Compass

The new Seapath 20 GPS Compass from Kongsberg Seatex has achieved IMO type approval from DNV, Norway as THD (Transmitting Heading Device) using GNSS principle. The Seapath 20 replaces several vessel instruments with one compact navigation package (gyrocompass, GPS system, speed log and rate-of-turn indicator) that outputs heading, position, velocity and rate-of-turn, together with 1-second time pulse (1PPS) for synchronization of other survey systems.


Iran Moves Ships, Reducing Tensions Near Yemen

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (U.S. Navy photo by Anna Van Nuys)

A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that U.S. officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, a move the Pentagon said helped to ease U.S. concerns.   Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman


Seapilot Class B AIS Available in North America

Seapilot WiFi-AIS CTRX Graphene (Image: True Heading)

True Heading, a manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) solutions, GPS compasses and app navigation, announced its complete line of Graphene Class B AIS transponders have received type approval and are now shipping in the North American market.  


USCG Medevacs Injured Mariner Near SW Pass

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  A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew medevaced a man south of Southwest Pass, at around 12 p.m., Tuesday. The crew of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans was dispatched approximately four miles south of Southwest Pass to pick up a mariner who had


IRS on Talent Acquisition Spree

   IRClass, the Leading Ship Classification Society has hired 17 of the brightest and best Naval Architecture students from the elite technical institutes of India.   IRClass celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year. In keeping with the philosophy of acquiring the brightest


Chevron Hires Norce Endeavour for Thailand Ops

Norce Endeavour. Pic courtesy: Solstad Offshore ASA

 Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) has fixed the 2011-built 18,000 dwt crane barge Norce Endeavour to Chevron for work in Thailand next year for around 200 days.   Solstad has received confirmation from Chevron in Thailand for the 2016 Offshore Installation Campaign utilizing its Derrick Lay


Suezmax Tankers Bullish

 Suezmax: By Palmali Group of Companies

Global fixture activity for suezmax crude tankers rose in the first quarter by 5% year on year, with most of the activity coming out of West Africa.   Suezmax fixtures out of the Caribbean rose by 48%, most of which headed to the US Gulf and East coast Panama.  


Dual Accreditation for VSTEP DP Simulators

Photo: VSTEP

In a timespan of one month, three types of VSTEP Dynamic Positioning Simulators have been officially certified and accredited by the Nautical Institute and Det Norske Veritas (DNV-GL) certification bodies. The accreditation means the new NAUTIS Dynamic Positioning simulators from VSTEP are fully


FUSION Debuts Marine-Specific Amplifiers

Stereo Amplifiers

  FUSION announced today the release of its line of hardened marine-specific stereo amplifiers. Purpose-built for installations on boats of all sizes, the new line of amplifiers is engineered for long-lasting performance. Offered in two configurations, the 400 Watt


Teledyne TSS Launches New Gyrocompass

Teledyne TSS is launching the latest addition to its Saturn product range at the Ocean Business exhibition with the introduction of its fiber-optic marine gyrocompass. This is an entirely new product from the gyro-compass manufacturer. It is specifically aimed at the commercial shipping


Suez Canal Dredging to Complete in July

Image: Suez Canal Authority

 Egypt's Suez Canal Authority has confirmed its massive expansion of the Suez Canal is on schedule and that dredging will be completed in July.   According to a state government communiqué, Head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish said that the coming period of the New Suez


Knutsen is Head of Yara Downstream

Terje Knutsen

  Yara International ASA has appointed Terje Knutsen as Head of Downstream. He succeeds Egil Hogna, who has submitted his resignation. Knutsen will assume his new position on 1 May 2015. Yara's Downstream business unit manages the company's global sales


LNG, Oil tankers Diverted from Yemen

Aden Refinery temporarily suspends tender process to import; Gasoil shipment headed for Yemen diverted towards Singapore. SINGAPORE, April 9 (Reuters) - At least four oil and natural gas tankers that were headed to Yemen have been diverted as chaos mounts in the country after the launch of


ISS Sets base in Mozambique

Courtesy ISS

  Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world-leading marine, cargo and supply chain solutions provider, has expanded its operations in Africa with the opening of new offices in Maputo, Mozambique which provide coverage across all of the country’s main ports from Pemba in the north


Massive cargo ship runs aground in US

Photo courtesy of Burlington City Police Department

 A 33,044-ton cargo ship ran aground Wednesday in the Delaware River near the Burlington-Bristol Bridge, between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.   According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a 600-foot bulk carrier, Agia Irini, was headed southbound when it reportedly lost propulsion and ran


Enhancements for Standard 22 Gyro Compass

Photo courtesy of Raytheon Anschütz

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has announced a new revision of the Anschütz Standard 22 Gyro Compass System. The enhancements improve the integration capabilities of the  gyro compass and secures compliance with latest regulations.






 
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