Sotzing Joins Sea Machines as Engineering Director
Boston-based developer of autonomous vessel technology Sea Machines Robotics has hired Chris Sotzing as director of engineering. Sotzing will be responsible for the development and deployment of the company’s Sea Machines 300 technology system, as well as managing the engineering team. He reports to COO Jim Daly from the Boston office. Sotzing joins Sea Machines from SeeByte, where he served as an engineering manager supporting unmanned vehicle technologies in Boston. Prior to relocating to Boston…
Betro Named Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter named Special Agent Thomas A. Betro as director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS),Jan. 9, succeeding former Director David L. Brant, who retired in December. Prior to his selection as director, Betro served as NCIS deputy director for operations. “He is the right person for the job," Winter said. Betro, 46, is a native of Walpole, Mass. He received a bachelor’s degree in government from Colby College in 1981 and the following year joined NCIS as a special agent. Since then he has held a wide range of assignments and leadership positions including two tours as a special agent afloat on board the USS John F. Kennedy and the USS Enterprise. He has served overseas in both the Republic of the Philippines and in Iceland.
Submerged Towboat Lifted in Iowa
Response crews commenced lifting operations of the 154-foot sunken towboat from the Mississippi River bank near LeClaire, Iowa, Monday. Stephen L. Colby salvage crews worked to cradle and dewater the vessel in an effort to remove extra weight while lifting the towboat. Crews dealt with below freezing conditions and long hours throughout response efforts and continue to conduct pollution mitigation through cleanup operations. Approximately 39,900 gallons of oily-water mixture has been recovered from the river, 89,000 gallons of oily-water mixture recovered from the Stephen L.
U.S. Navy Photo: Light Show off USS Abraham Lincoln
(Oct. 8, 2010) Lighting flashes as the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Malacca. Abraham Lincoln is underway on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colby K. Neal/Released)
Wiswall Receives International Maritime Prize
Maritime lawyer Dr. Frank Lawrence Wiswall Junior, former Chair of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Legal Committee and Vice President (Honoris Causa) of the Comité Maritime International (CMI), has received the International Maritime Prize for 2015 for his contribution to the work of IMO over many years. Presenting the Prize, during a ceremony at IMO Headquarters on Monday, December 5, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim highlighted Dr. Wiswall's dedication and leadership in the field of international maritime law over several decades…
USN Adds F-35 Carrier to Arsenal
A detachment of F-35B Lightning II's with Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) March 5, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific. The F-35B, assigned under the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, will provide a robust set of sea-based capabilities that will enhance Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary operations. The aircraft is equally capable of conducting precision strikes inland…
Salvage Continues on Mississippi Despite Inclement Weather
The U.S. Coast Guard reported that response crews continued work salvaging the partially submerged vessel, Stephen L. Colby, near LeClaire, Iowa despite stormy weather conditions. Crews have been working against deteriorating weather conditions for two days to ensure any spilled fuel is cleaned up and proper salvage preparations are in place to raise the 144-foot towboat. In spite of icing and below freezing conditions salvage crews connected a bow slings to the vessel's frames in preparation for raising the 144-foot towboat from the Mississippi River bank.
Tug Sinks Spills Oil Fuel, Upper Mississippi River Section Closed
The 144-foot towboat 'Stephen L. Colby ' struck a submerged object near LeClaire and sank. At the time of the sinking, nine crewmembers were aboard and all were able to make it to safety, reports the Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River. Approximately 100,000 gallons of petroleum products are reported to be on board the sunken vessel, and the Captain of the Port closed the Mississippi River from mile marker 493 to mile maker 501 on the upper Mississippi River to allow for safe, effective clean-up and salvage operations. Coast Guard personnel, along with Illinois EPA and local emergency response crews, are taking action to evaluate and respond to environmental damage. "The Coast Guard and our partner agencies are rapidly assessing and responding to the evolving situation" said Capt.
USCG 9TH District Commander Honors 75 Yrs Auxiliary Service
The Coast Guard 9th District honored 75 years of service from the Coast Guard Auxiliary in a ceremony at the Coast Guard Cleveland moorings today. What began as fishermen and private boaters reporting sightings of U-boats in American Coastal waters has evolved into the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Auxiliary was established in 1939 to facilitate the operations of the Coast Guard. Starting out as the Coast Guard Reserve, it was split into a military reserve branch and auxiliary operation in February 1941.
Maine Maritime Named Top 50 Engineering College
Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) has been listed in the rankings of the nation’s top baccalaureate colleges for the northern region in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. The college was also ranked among the nation’s top 50 engineering colleges in the category of “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.” Based solely on a survey of engineering deans and senior faculty conducted during the spring of 2010, Maine Maritime Academy was ranked 42nd in the undergraduate engineering category. Maine Maritime Academy was ranked for the fourth consecutive year in the section titled, “Best Baccalaureate Colleges (By Region)”.
IRPT, Community College MoA on Maritime Training
The Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Trade Association announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Lewis & Clark Community College - National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) and the Mississippi River Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (MRTDL) Consortium. “IRPT promotes the education of the river industry professionals. We continue to see the need for skilled workers in occupations in river transportation,” said Hugh McConnell, president of IRPT.
Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup
Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today the renewal of its Insight Genesis™ College Cup. In its second year, the 2015 College Cup kicks off January 1st and continuesthrough December 31, 2015.Anglers registered with Bassmaster Collegiate Series or FLW College Fishing are eligible for the competition. Contestantscan win monthly prizes – including HDS-12, HDS-9 and HDS-7 Gen2 Touch fishfinder/chartplotter models --- simply bycapturing and uploadingthe most acres of sonar recordings to the online Insight Genesis map-creation tool.
SUNY Maritime Ranked a Top College
SUNY Maritime College has been ranked by a national think tank as the top public college in the nation in graduate earnings, and for providing the highest value-added in mid-career earnings. A recent study by the Brookings Institution found that SUNY Maritime College graduates earned, on average, more than $121,000 a year in the decade following the completion of their degrees, more than their counterparts at national institutions such as Harvard and Yale. Maritime College grads also realized a value-added 42 percentage…
SUNY Maritime Among Top Schools for Career Placement
The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings place State University of New York Maritime College among the top 10 in the nation for career placement after graduation. This year, SUNY Maritime came in seventh place. The college for years has had nearly 100 percent of its graduates working in careers of their choice after graduation. “SUNY Maritime excels at educating our students to give them the knowledge and skills they need for a strong start in their careers,” said Rear Adm. Michael J. Alfultis, president of the college. At No.
US Coast Guard Academy Again Seen as One of the Best
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has again been recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education. According to U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 rankings, the academy is listed at #2 in the Regional Colleges North category. CGA was also recognized in the Forbes magazine list of America’s Top Colleges, ranking in the top 20 of the Best Public Colleges list. The Princeton Review also features the academy in the new 2014 edition of its annual college guide…
TWC Funds Training of 195 Mariners at San Jacinto College
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) informs that its Chairman, Andres Alcantar, recently visited the San Jacinto College maritime training center to present a $368,173 Skills Development Fund grant for maritime job training. The TWC Skills Development Fund grant will fund training for 195 mariners from Buffalo Marine Services, G&H Towing Co., Higman Barge Lines Inc., and J.A.M. Distributing. Since the start of the San Jacinto College maritime program in 2010, approximately 2,500 U.S. Coast Guard certificates have been awarded to mariners.
Beating Corrosion Through Education
Robroy Conduit Division, a market leader in rigid metal PVC-coated conduit, is making a concerted effort in the battle against an estimated annual cost of more than $300 billion resulting from corrosion damage. The company's Corrosion College, a two-day course of intensive instruction conducted by professionals in the field of corrosion protection, has been well-received by a variety of participants, including electrical contractors, distributors, engineers, purchasing agents and specifiers, end-users and manufacturers sales reps. Recently, the Corrosion College was officially accredited by Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas. Graduates will now receive 1.5 continuing education units from Kilgore College for successfully completing the Corrosion College.
Maine Maritime Academy Honors its Best & Brightest
Maine Maritime Academy will honor its best and brightest at a ceremony to be held on the college campus in mid-November. The college will formally recognize student academic success and outstanding faculty at its annual Celebration of Achievement on Thursday, Nov. 11. In total, 24 individuals associated with the college will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. The event, an ongoing tradition at the college, consists of several recognition ceremonies that are held jointly each year for the purposes of fostering mutual respect, admiration, and inspiration among all honorees. The ceremonies include the college’s Scheel Scholars and ABS Scholars presentations, and an Excellence in Teaching award.
CGA Ranks Among Top Colleges in the US
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy continues to be recognized as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education in the nation. According to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015 publication rankings, the Academy is listed as No. 1 in the "Regional Colleges North" category. In the "Best in Undergraduate Engineering Programs" category, the institution placed No. 12 in the annual publication known as one of the oldest and best-known rankings of academic institutions. The Academy was included in the “America’s Top Colleges” list by Forbes magazine.
SUNY Maritime Ranked a Top 10 US Public College
The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College says it has been ranked sixth in public colleges in the North Region by U.S. News & World Report in the 2015 rankings of the nation’s top colleges and universities, released today by the publisher. The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings place SUNY Maritime among the top 20 colleges overall, and among the select best publicly-funded colleges in the North region. It is the eighth consecutive year that Maritime has made the coveted U.S. News & World Report top colleges list.
SUNY Maritime Grads Start at Higher Salary: PayScale
What do SUNY Maritime College graduates have that Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia graduates don’t have? Higher starting annual salaries; that’s what, answers SUNY. In fact, SUNY Maritime College has the highest-earning alumni of any state public college in the nation, according to PayScale, Inc. in its 2014-15 College Salary Report issued last week. What differentiates the PayScale, Inc. report from the other national third-party endorsements, says SUNY, is that it focuses on alumni outcomes.
Maritime College to Honor Angerame, Bouchard
The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College said it will honor two industry leaders at its annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 6. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Vander Clute Hall on the SUNY Maritime College campus. All tables to the event are sold out. At the event, the College will honor Richard A. Angerame, Class of 1973, President and CEO of utiliVisor, and Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc. for their generous and continued support of the College and its students. Angerame has more than 35 years experience in the operation and performance of HVAC and utility metering systems.
Maine Maritime to Hold Celebration of Achievement
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy will honor its best and brightest at a ceremony to be held on the college campus in early November. The college will formally recognize alumni success and achievement, student academic success, and faculty achievement at its annual Celebration of Achievement on Thursday, Nov. In total, 16 individuals associated with the college will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. teaching and academic commitment, student curiosity and scholarship, and alumni professional and civic success. Initiated in 1997, the college’s Wall of Honor was created to recognize alumni, who, through achievements in professional and civic life, have brought honor to themselves and to Maine Maritime Academy.