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Socp Meeting to Webcast SOCP Coverage, an Internet TV channel on the network will provide live webcast coverage of the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) meeting to be held June 3 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The webcast meeting will feature presentations and a discussion panel with an inland water focus. The webcast will conclude with a presentation from Captain Ernest Fink, USCG, who will provide an update on the Merchant Mariner Documentation (MMD) & the Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MLD) reorganization. “We’re very excited to again be offering the meeting proceedings on the web to allow members who could not attend the opportunity to tune in live for interactive participation,” commented SOCP organizer Todd Ripley of the U.S. Maritime Adminstration. “We appreciate the sponsorship participation from our membership to make this possible.” “The SOCP webcasts we’ve done on the Maritime TV Channel provide a whole new perspective to an SOCP meeting,” stated Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of “In the past years we saw how these webcasts worked to enhance communication among maritime industry professionals, part of the SOCP mission. We look forward to doing it again in Pittsburgh. This is part of our ongoing effort to make our new MaritimeTV channel a community forum, driven by interactive video content relating to the industry.” Will Broadcast SOCP Meeting, an Internet TV channel on the network, announced today that it will provide live web coverage of the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) meeting to be held June 11 and 12 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting will focus on Maritime Security and Legislative Issues with a full spectrum of industry speakers addressing a range of other maritime issues including technical presentations on Forward Looking Sonar and Ballast water

Maryland’s Eastern Shore Site of SOCP Meeting

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites maritime industry representatives to attend the SOCP's October 7-8, 2003, meeting on the Eastern Shore at Piney Point, MD. SOCP’s packed agenda features guest speakers Captain William G. Schubert, Maritime Administrator, RADM Thomas Gilmour, USCG Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, Ms. Marjorie Murtagh, National Transportation Safety Board and Mr. Anil Mathur, Alaska Tanker Company CEO

STCW Competency Assessment Workshop

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites maritime industry representatives to attend its Summer 2010 meeting to be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum Heights, Md., September 8-9, 2010. There are no membership requirements to attend. This public session will provide maritime professionals, labor unions, seafarers, training institutions and regulatory representatives the opportunity to participate in a working group format

SOCP Spring Meeting: Participation Invited

Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) meeting invites maritime industry representatives. This meeting will focus on Recruiting the Next Generation of Mariners and how Regulatory Requirements and Critical Incidents impact the US Maritime Industry; also about lessons learned in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. The Keynote Speaker and Moderator will be Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, President, State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College.

SOCP Annual Fall Meeting & 20 Year Anniversary Event


The SOCP cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry . This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013 . A high caliber line up of speakers h ave been invited to this exciting event, including Mr. Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Maritime Administrator of MARAD and Rear Admiral Joseph A

Status Update: Neptune LNG

In November, a public scoping meeting and informational open house will take place in Massachusetts regarding the proposed Neptune Deepwater Port Project in Massachusetts. The Scoping Meeting will be held in Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA on November 2, 2005. There will also be a public meeting at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, MA on November 3, 2005. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and are scheduled for two hours in length

Walker: Build Now, Build Many

The title of this article was the simplified (and anticipated) statement from the mouth of Allen Walker, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), in a discussion sponsored by the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) and held in early March at the Litton-Avondale Shipyard. While Walker, paid to promote the U.S. industry, is understandably optimistic; he followed his simplistic proclamation with a number of sound reasons to expect an upturn in business at U.S. shipyards

Horizon Lines Declares Regular Dividend

Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE:HRZ) Board of Directors have voted to declare a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share, payable on March 15, 2009, to stockholders of record on March 1, 2009. The dividend was approved during the regularly scheduled quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors, which was held today. The company also established a record date for its 2009 annual meeting of stockholders. The company's stockholders of record at the close of business on April 13, 2009

USCG Researches New Offshore Patrol Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to conduct market research for the Offshore Patrol Cutter acquisition. The Coast Guard invites U. S. shipyards to participate in one on one meetings with the OPC Project (FAR 15.201(c)(4)). At this time, the Coast Guard is interested in meeting with U.S. shipyards that have the organic capability to construct a cutter of the OPC’s size and complexity. These meetings will be held in Washington, DC, and are tentatively planned to begin in mid-August

Seagull's Software Tool for Benchmarking Seafarers Knowledge

Seagull Maritimes Managing Director, Roger Ringstad Courtesy Seagull Maritime

  Seagull Maritime has launched an advanced software tool able to benchmark seafarer knowledge levels, allowing shipowners and operators to compare their crew and potential recruits with industry peers. The new tool will provide shipping companies with online access to data that can help

Gates to Launch Mega Clean Tech Initiative

Bill Gates Photo Microsoft

  Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research and development initiative on Monday, the opening day of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris, GreenWire reported Friday. Gates and a group of developing and developed countries will agree to

BIMCO Signs New LNG And Shipbuilding Supervision Contracts

BIMCO Headquarters. Photo by  BIMCO

 The twice yearly meeting of BIMCO’s Documentary Committee took place in Hamburg on 19 November. In his first meeting as Chairperson of the Committee, Belgium’s Francis Sarre presided over the adoption of several new contracts and clauses and an update of BIMCO’s extensive

IMO Assembly Elects New 40-Member Council

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2014-2015 biennium:    Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway

LR to Class Nine Tankers for Maersk


 Lloyd’s Register (LR) won the deal for classification of nine Medium Range (MR) type product tankers. Owned by Maersk Tankers, the vessels are to be built at Samsung’s Ningbo yard in China.    These are the first ever vessels ordered by a Danish ship owner to the

Damen Ice class Dredger for Rosmorport

Launching ceremony Courtesy Damen

This month Damen Shipyards Group launched ice class Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers TSHD 2000 for Russian Port Agency FSUE “Rosmorport”.   Song Thu Corporation shipyard in Da Nang, Vietnam is building the Damen TSHD 2000 under Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)

Obama says S. China Sea Claimants Should Avoid Militarising Issue

President Barack Obama Courtesy

  U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday told a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders that territorial claimants to waters in the South China Sea should avoid militarising the issue and cease any building of artificial islands. "For the sake of regional stability the claimants should

Obama Urges Halt to Artificial Islands in S.China Sea

Maritime claims in the South China Sea Image by Wikipedia

  U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that countries should stop building artificial islands and militarising their claims in the disputed South China Sea. "For the sake of regional stability the claimants should halt reclamation

SSI Urges IMO for Action on Reducing CO2 Emissions

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (“SSI”), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry, today released - ahead of discussions at COP21, which will be held in Paris from 30th November - a statement calling for the shipping industry to play its part in

Thordon Wins Environmental Award

Thordon Bearings’ George Morrison was presented with the Tanker Shipping & Trade Environmental Award for the COMPAC system (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

COMPAC, Thordon Bearings’ seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, won the Tanker Shipping & Trade Environment Award following a verdict that the system allows shipowners to cost-effectively comply with stringent marine pollution rules.  

Putin Says Eyes Trade Boost with Iran

Vladimir Putin had talks with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani in Tehran. (Photo: President of Russia)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he wants to boost trade ties with Iran after meeting with leaders of the Islamic Republic in Tehran.   Putin, speaking at joint briefing with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, also said there are plans to create a free trade zone between the

Metal Shark Delivers Port Security Fireboat

Photo: Metal Shark

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark announced it has delivered a 55-foot multipurpose port security vessel to the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District in Louisiana.   Based on Metal Shark’s Defiant-class monohull pilothouse design

Technology Readiness Levels Defined for Oil Spill Response

Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility Courtesy BSEE

  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) staff participated in a workgroup meeting at the bureau's Ohmsett facility in Leonardo, N.J., as part of the workgroup’s efforts to define Technology Readiness Levels for use in the oil spill response community.

Five P&O Cruise Ships Meet in Sydney

Photo: P&O

 Sydney is the stage for the biggest get-together of a fleet of cruise ships ever seen in the harbor city.    Five P&O cruise ships have created a V-formation at sea then sailed toward Sydney abreast in a single line, to celebrate the fleet's newest additions

SSI Hires Holder for US Sales

SSI has hired CAD/CAM specialist Robert Holder as part of its sales force in the U.S. market.    According to SSI, the hiring is intended to meet the expanding demand for SSI's design and manufacturing solutions in the shipbuilding and offshore industries.  

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