Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group announced that it is reorganizing and establishing new leadership to better serve customers in need of engineering, project management and government services. Solutions is the company’s dedicated, full-service engineering, project management and government services team, reporting to Crowley’s Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, technical services. Jay Edgar, who is new to Crowley, has been appointed vice president and leader of the company’s newly formed engineering services team…
Crowley Formalizes New Business Segments
Crowley Maritime Corp. has formalized two new groups, Government Services and Global Ship Management, in a move that aims to better streamline its offerings to the growing government services sector and to continue expanding its global ship management business. The two new, standalone business segments, which were previously imbedded in other company business units, will allow Crowley and its personnel to better serve customers in these contracting segments. Leading the new business units are industry veterans Mike Golonka…
Maritime Industry Loses Labor Leader Jesse M. Calhoon
The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) is sad to announce that Jesse M. Calhoon, the M.E.B.A.’s longest serving President who is widely credited with ushering the Union into the modern era, died on Tuesday October 22. He was 90 years old. Calhoon served the M.E.B.A. as a powerful and visionary leader, and a tough negotiator who employers viewed as a formidable but trustworthy adversary. His dynamic service as M.E.B.A.’s top executive and Chairman of the Board of Trustees spanned over 20 years and six U.S. Presidencies.
Online and Way Ahead
Calhoon MEBA Engineering School pioneers two more distance learning programs. Where others wonder if it can work, CMES is up and running – miles ahead of the pack. On the heels of its already highly successful Crowd Management Online, and Crisis Management and Human Behavior Online courses – both intended primarily to satisfy STCW training requirements for the cruise and passenger ship sector – the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School has rolled out two new National Maritime Center (NMC) approved Online Deck Officer Course Programs.
'The Future is Now': Transas Simulation User Conference Theme
More than 250 maritime professionals from 41 countries gathered in Maryland, USA to discuss the Future trends and New Challenges in Maritime Simulation during the recent Transas Simulation User Conference (Transas SimUC). For the first time ever, the event ran across two venues, giving attendees an opportunity to experience what Transas describe as two of the most unique and trend setting Training Centers in the World. During the first day at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)…
Transas Simulation User Conference: The Future Is Now
From July 15 to July 19, more than 250 maritime professionals from 41 countries gathered in Maryland, USA to discuss the Future trends and New Challenges in Maritime Simulation during the Transas Simulation User Conference. For the first time ever, the event ran across two venues, giving attendees an opportunity to experience two of the most unique and trend setting Training Centers in the World. During the first day at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)…
Simulation Trends of Tomorrow
In the middle of the summer more than 200 maritime professionals from marine simulation training centers from around the world will migrate to the U.S. east coast for four days of hands-on demonstration, topical conferences and a full slate of social events courtesy of Transas’ third user’s conference, Transas SIM UC 2013 – “Future Trends and New Challenges in Maritime Simulation” – to be held July 15-19, 2013 in Maryland. While the user conference is split between two locations…
First Speakers Revealed for 2013 Transas SimUC
Focusing on the theme “Future trends and new challenges in maritime simulation,” Transas Simulation User Conference couldn’t miss the topic of Energy Sector Simulation Applications. This session will cover most of subjects vital for offshore training one of them being the new Naitical Institute DP training scheme. Regina Bindao, Manager of Accreditation & Certification Services, The Nautical Institute, will present details to participants regarding the new NI DP training scheme/requirements for 2014, and their objectives.
M.E.B.A. Calls for Recognition of U.S. Cruise Industry Mariners
The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association Raises Awareness of U.S. The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) will represent U.S. Merchant Mariners on the only U.S.-flagged and U.S. crewed cruise ship, the Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) Pride of America. Recent media coverage concerning the cruise line industry has highlighted the lack of qualified ship’s officers in this industry. However, the coverage has not addressed the skill and professionalism of the crew of the Pride of America, a U.S- flagged cruise ship. This vessel and its mariners have an outstanding safety and environmental record. In fact, it is the best in the industry; exceeding all the requirements and regulations set in place by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), the U.S.
Registration Opens for Transas Simulation User Conference
Registration has now opened for the Transas Simulation User Conference 2013, scheduled to be held in Maryland on July 15 - 19, 2013. The conference is jointly hosted by the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) and Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS). Focusing on the theme "Future Trends and New challenges in Maritime Simulation," the international maritime electronics and simulation leader is inviting key opinion leaders to elaborate on upcoming developments and challenges. The Transas SimUC traditionally provides an excellent opportunity for our customers and partners to exchange their experience and communicate directly with members of the Transas simulation development team.
MEBA Announces Passing of Thomas Cannon
Former Calhoon M.E.B.A. Engineering School Instructor passes away at the age of 81. It is with great sadness that the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) announces the death of long-time friend and colleague, Thomas “Tom” Francis Cannon. Cannon passed away peacefully on January 7, 2012 in Salerno, Italy. He was 81 years old. “Tom was an engineer’s engineer. He excelled at everything he put his mind to, and inspired those around him to achieve their best,” said M.E.B.A. President Mike Jewell. “He was an excellent engineer, a motivating teacher, and a personal friend.
Anderson, Golonka Awarded 2010 Crowley Trophies
Ketra Anderson, director of Crowley Maritime Corporation's Safety, Security, Quality and Environmental (SSQE) team, and Mike Golonka, general manager of ship management, were awarded 2010 Thomas Crowley trophies, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies yesterday at the company's headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla. The exclusive employee recognition program was created in 1985, only 52 of the company's more than 4,300 employees have been awarded the limited edition bronze sculpture…
Second Int’l Maritime eLearning Conference
The 2nd Annual International Maritime eLearning Conference is being held between July 20 and 23 in Easton, Md. at the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES). Our attendees will be shipping company executives, maritime training institution administrators and educators, as well as private maritime education providers. At CMES, we train maritime officers for certification to International Maritime Organization standards, as regulated by our Port State Authority, the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Additionally, we currently have the only USCG approved Distance Learning System for training and certification to these international standards.
CMES Now Providing Industry Training
Beginning May 1, 2007, Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) will provide educational and training services as well as certificate programs to maritime professionals and technical industries. CMES has worked to develop courses that satisfy emerging technologies and regulatory training requirements that meet the ever-changing needs of today’s professionals. Since its inception in 1966, the CMES has provided training solely to the members and contracted company employees of the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA). Go to www.cmes.cc to view the CMES list of educational opportunities and advanced simulation training. College credit for specific course completion may be awarded through the American Council on Education.