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Monday, April 23, 2018

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Mass. Maritime Academy, $1.5m for Stadium

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy has received a pledge from Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. of Norwell, Mass. in the amount of $1.5m for naming rights to its contiguous athletic stadium and gymnasium complex. The acceptance of the pledge, which was presented by Clean Harbors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan S. McKim, was approved unanimously earlier this morning by the school's Board of Trustees and announced by Admiral Richard G. Gurnon, President of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The Clean Harbors Athletic Center will be comprised of the athletic stadium, which is the current home of Commander Edward A. Ellis Field, as well as all athletic and recreation facilities currently housed in Alumni Gymnasium.

Somerville Named MMA Person of the Year

Mr. Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABS has been named as the Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2009 Maritime Person of the Year. Each year Massachusetts Maritime Academy selects a civilian or military leader who has distinguished him or herself through a career of excellence, innovation, and service to the maritime industries. The honoree is presented with the Captain Emery Rice Medal, named for an 1895 Academy graduate and hero of the First World War. The award will be presented to Mr. Somerville on November 6, 2009 at the 15th Annual Admiral’s Ball, being held at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The Admiral’s Ball is the Academy’s largest annual fundraiser.

FSL Appoint Alan Hatton CEO

Alan Hatton: Photo Linkedin

The Board of Singapore's financially-turbulent FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. has appointed Investment Banker Alan Hatton to be CEO of the Trust. Alan Hatton joins FSL Trust from FR8 where he has been CEO since 2008. He joined FR8 as CFO in 2007 and has significant commercial shipping experience including negotiating and executing time charters, sale & purchase deals and risk management strategies. Previously, Alan was an investment banker working in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance for Lazard and Dresdner Kleinwort in London. Alan has an M.Sc. and B.Sc.

Rolls-Royce Takes Davies on Board

Alan Davies is currently Chief Executive of Rio Tinto's Diamonds and Minerals division

Rolls-Royce appointed Alan Davies as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board with effect from November 1, 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, and the Audit Committee. Alan Davies is currently Chief Executive of Rio Tinto's Diamonds and Minerals division. He joined Rio Tinto in 1997 and has held a number of senior positions in Australia, London and the US, predominantly in Rio Tinto's Iron Ore product group where he has served as CFO, Managing Director Global Development and as President International Operations.

General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers USNS Alan Shepard

General Dynamics NASSCO delivered USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) to the U.S. Navy. The ship is named in honor of the late Mercury and Apollo astronaut. USNS Alan Shepard will remain in San Diego for about three months to conduct crew familiarization and final outfitting. The ship will be part of the Navy’s Military Sealift Command fleet and will operate in support of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet. With a cargo capacity of more than 10,000 tons, Alan Shepard’s primary mission will be to deliver food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions from shore stations to combat ships at sea. The Alan Shepard is the third in an expected class of 11 dry cargo-ammunition ships for the Navy. Construction of the 689-foot-long ship began in September 2005.

Braemar Adjusting Expands London Team

Braemar Adjusting continues its development and expansion with the recruitment of new personnel to its London-based loss adjusting team. Geoffrey Thomas, Braemar Adjusting Regional Managing Director, said, “We welcome Alan Tucker, Richard Collins and Patricia Castro to our team here in London. Alan Tucker holds a BSc. in Maritime Law/Insurance and Naval architecture and is currently part way through an MBA in Oil & Gas Management. Alan rejoined Braemar in July 2013 after living and consulting in Brazil, having previously worked for Braemar Adjusting (formerly Steege Kingston) from 2000 to 2004 when he spent much of his time working on cases in Europe and West Africa.

Alan C. McClure Launches New Website

Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), one of the industry’s premier naval architecture and engineering firms, has announced  that the company has launched its new corporate website located at www.acma-inc.com. The new site updates the various services offered by ACMA, including Engineering & Design, Project Management, Surveys & Inspections, and Legal, Arbitration & Negotiations. The site also highlights the leading-edge software the company utilizes and showcases a number of successful projects ACMA has managed over the past four decades.  

Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

Alan Semple, chief financial officer of the Wood Group

Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to retire and step down from his current role and from the board at the company’s annual general meeting in May 2015, at which time he will have held senior financial roles with Wood Group for over 19 years. Alan has been CFO and a member of the board since 2000. David Kemp, CFO of Wood Group PSN will succeed Alan and will join the board as an executive director following the 2015 annual general meeting.

General Dynamics NASSCO Launches USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3)

U.S. Navy's newest resupply ship, USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3). named in honor of the first American astronaut in space. first U.S. Navy ship ever to be named after an astronaut. The ceremony took place in San Diego at the NASSCO shipyard. John H. of Staff, was the principal speaker for the ceremony. Mrs. it during the morning ceremony. Anders and Eugene Cernan -- were also in attendance. 1944. 1959. landing. He retired from NASA and the Navy as a rear admiral in 1974. scholarships. cargo- ammunition ships for the Navy. T-AKE ships. delivered to the Navy on June 20. operating costs over its projected 40-year service life. Construction of USNS Alan Shepard began in September of 2005. summer of 2007. sea. fuel.

Navy Christens USNS Alan Shepard

Military Sealift Command (MSC) advanced auxiliary dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) slides backwards into San Diego Bay during a christening ceremony held at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO). The Shepard is the third Lewis and Clark class supply ship to be launched and is scheduled to join the fleet next summer. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick M. The Navy christened USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), the newest ship in the Lewis and Clark class of underway replenishment ships Dec. 6, during a launching at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego. The ship honors the first American in space, Rear Adm. Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Keel-Laying of Third T-AKE Ship

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Carol M. Pottenger, Commander, Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, was the honoree for the keel-laying event, welding her initials into the keel of the T-AKE 3, the USNS Alan Shepard. With her are Dave Morton, Program Manager, Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force Program (L) and Art Diaz, MSC Ship Construction Senior Owners Representative. General Dynamics NASSCO on February 14, 2006, held the keel-laying ceremony for USNS Alan Shepard, the third ship in the U.S. Navy’s T-AKE program. Designated the Lewis and Clark class, the new T-AKE ships fulfill combat logistics force requirements. The keel-laying ceremony is a NASSCO tradition, signifying an important milestone as a new ship begins to take shape on the company’s building ways.

Navy to Honor Alan Shepard in Naming New Ship

The U.S. Navy will honor New Hampshire astronaut Alan Shepard by naming a new combat support ship after him. The state's congressional delegation announced the tribute Friday. The USS Shepard is being built in San Diego by National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. It will join the Navy fleet in March 2007. It will be 1,000 feet long and its primary mission will be to deliver supplies to Navy ships, transfer cargo, and provide logistical support within a carrier strike group. Shepard served in the Navy and NASA. He became the first American in space in 1961. Ten years later, he led the Apollo 16 mission to the moon.

Navy to Name Ship after Alan Shepard

The U.S. Navy will honor New Hampshire astronaut Alan Shepard by naming a new combat support ship after him. The USS Shepard is being built in San Diego by National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. It will join the Navy fleet in March 2007. It will be 1,000 feet long and its primary mission will be to deliver supplies to Navy ships, transfer cargo, and provide logistical support within a carrier strike group. Shepard was born and raised in Derry and served in the Navy and NASA. He became the first American in space in 1961. Ten years later, he led the Apollo 16 mission to the moon. (Source: www.boston.com)

Alan C. McClure Associates Relocates Corporate Office

Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), a naval architecture and engineering firms, recently completed relocating its corporate office to 2929 Briarpark, Suite 220, Houston, Texas 77042. The company’s new headquarters occupies 6000+ square feet and includes an expanded drafting area as well as a room dedicated to housing the company’s extensive computer systems that provide specialized analysis in-house and that can be accessed from remote locations. “Although we moved less than a mile from our original location that served the company for 35 years, our new location has given us the opportunity to reorganize our offices to better fit the growth we’ve experienced over the past decade,” said ACMA Vice President Darrel Harvey.

MarAd Appoints Hicks

The Maritime Administration has named Alan T. Hicks to head its new Southern California Gateway Office in    Ten Gateway Offices have been established in the Nation's largest ports to place a team of intermodal maritime experts "on the ground" that work with headquarters staff, state and local authorities and a broad range of port, shipper and carrier stakeholders to cooperate on projects. The goal is to work on reducing congestion, improving freight and passenger movement, and addressing environmental and community challenges in the ports, intermodal connections, and key freight and passenger corridors. The Southern California Gateway Office will provide support in , Southern California (South of Point Conception), West Coast of Mexico, and . Prior to this appointment, Mr.

Barczak Joins Alan C. McClure Associates

Nicholas Barczak

Naval architecture and engineering firm Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) announced today that Registered Professional Engineer Nicholas Barczak has joined the ACMA team as a naval architect. Nick received his Masters of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Small Craft Design in 2008 from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He also attended Michigan Technological University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining ACMA, Nick worked as a Naval Architect with Art Anderson Associates and Elliott Bay Design Group.

EWEA Offshore to Highlight Safe Working Methods

Effective sharing of marine construction experience, safe methods of working and recommended practice for offshore installation will lie at the heart of presentation by Alan MacLeay at EWEA Offshore 2013 in the "Synergies with other maritime technologies" session on November 20 in the "Industrializing the supply chain" track. The offshore wind energy industry does not exist in isolation, and learning from and integrating other maritime sector technologies and methodologies presents opportunities for mutual cooperation and is a vital step to increasing safety levels. Alan MacLeay is currently the engineering director for renewables at Seaway Heavy Lifting and chairman of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Renewables Workgroup…

Braemar Shipping Appoints New Chief Executive

The board of Braemar Shipping Services PLC (“Braemar”, “the Group” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Kidwell as Chief Executive with effect from today. James Kidwell, age 50, is Group Finance Director and has worked for Braemar in that role since June 2002. He succeeds Alan Marsh, who will retire as chief executive today and from the board on 31st July 2012. Alan Marsh has, however, agreed to continue to play an active role in the Shipbroking division. In addition, Quentin Soanes, following his appointment as Chairman of the Baltic Exchange, will also retire from the board on 31st July 2012 but will remain responsible for the Group’s Technical, Logistics and Environmental divisions.

Hapag-Lloyd Container Line Expands Management and Organization

In line with its integration of CP Ships, Hapag-Lloyd is enlarging its organization from three to five regions. The management will also be expanded accordingly with the inclusion of CP Ships executives Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Glenn Hards and Alan Boylan. Hapag-Lloyd, based in Hamburg, currently manages its business from three Region headquarters Hamburg (for Europe), Singapore (for Asia and Australasia) and New York (for America). After acquiring CP Ships at the end of last year, Hapag-Lloyd is now setting up two new regions: "South Europe", based in Genoa, and "Latin America", based in Tampa, Florida. Glenn Hards, as Executive Vice President Operations at CP Ships responsible for the ship and container fleet…

P&I Club Strengthens Management

North of England P&I club strengthened its management team with the appointment of four new directors to the board of its wholly owned management company, North Insurance Management Limited (NIML). The now 13-strong NIML board is led by managing director Rodney Eccleston and deputy managing directors Paul Jennings and Alan Wilson. The newly appointed directors are financial controller Jeff O’Neill, underwriter Thya Kathiravel, admiralty claims specialist Colin Trappe and FD&D specialist Katherine Birchall. All were formerly associate directors.

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 24

1852 - Commodore Matthew Perry sails from Norfolk, VA, to negotiate a treaty with Japan for friendship and commerce. 1964 - USS Princeton (LPH-5) completes 7-days of humanitarian relief to South Vietnam which suffered damage from typhoon and floods. 1969 - HS-4 from USS Hornet (CVS-12) recovers Apollo 12's all-Navy crew of astronauts, Commanders Richard Gordon, Charles Conrad, and Alan Bean, after moon landing by Conrad and Bean. (Source: Navy News Service)

Center Praised for Helping Industry

The man at the helm of the biggest shipbuilding company has praised a North-East marine design facility for its efforts to tackle a skills issue that threatens to subdue the region's thriving sector, the Northern Echo said. Alan Johnston, chief executive of BVT Surface Fleet - a joint venture between BAE Systems and VT Shipbuilding - hailed the Marine Design Centre, in , as playing a potentially crucial role in recruitment and training. Source:  Northern Echo

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 24

1852 - Commodore Matthew Perry sails from Norfolk, VA, to negotiate a treaty with Japan for friendship and commerce. 1964 - USS Princeton (LPH-5) completes 7-days of humanitarian relief to South Vietnam which suffered damage from typhoon and floods. 1969 - HS-4 from USS Hornet (CVS-12) recovers Apollo 12's all-Navy crew of astronauts, Commanders Richard Gordon, Charles Conrad, and Alan Bean, after moon landing by Conrad and Bean. (Source: Navy News Service)

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