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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Deputy Secretary News

Gordon England Resigns as Navy Secretary

Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England has relinquished his post as secretary of the Navy, Defense Department officials announced Dec. 29. He will continue to serve as acting deputy secretary of defense, officials said. England has served as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's deputy since May, when former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz left the Pentagon to head up the World Bank. Over two terms as Navy secretary, England served a total of 48 months. His terms were separated by his service as the first deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department. For the past eight months, he has served in both the Navy post and as acting deputy secretary of defense. Navy Undersecretary Dionel M. Aviles will serve as acting Navy secretary effective today.

Michael Jackson sworn in – James Loy retires

The Department of Homeland Security issued a Press Release stating that Michael P. Jackson was sworn in as Deputy Secretary. The press release fails to note that he replaced James Loy, who retired after almost 45 years of service to the nation in the U.S. Coast Guard (where he served as Commandant with the rank of Admiral), the Transportation Security Administration (where he served as Administrator), and the Department (where he served as Deputy Secretary). Source: HK Law

Deputy Secretary Loy Discusses Maritime and Port Security

The Department of Homeland Security released the Speech delivered by Deputy Secretary James Loy at the recent Marine Log Conference on Maritime and Port Security. Source: HK Law

Confirmation Hearing for Admiral Loy to be Deputy Secretary

The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs issued a Press Release discussing the confirmation hearing for Admiral James Loy, USCG (ret) to be the Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security. The Committee is expected to approve the nomination on Thursday and forward it to the full Senate for action. Source: HK Law

Pedersen BIMCO Deputy Secretary General

Photo courtesy BIMCO

BIMCO has appointed Lars Robert Pedersen as new Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO as of 1 February 2010. Lars Robert Pedersen is currently Director of Regulatory Affairs in Maersk Maritime Technology at A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in Copenhagen. Apart from being part of the Management team, BIMCO's two Deputies will respectively overlook the two most important areas of the association's work. Lars Robert Pedersen will focus on further consolidating BIMCO's Industry Affairs activities involving political and regulatory developments at international…

ADM Loy to be nominated to Security Post

President George W. Bush intends to nominate James M. Loy, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, and intends to designate him Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Admiral Loy currently serves as the Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration. He previously served as Under Secretary of Transportation for Security. Earlier in his career, Admiral Loy served as Commandant of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Chief of Staff. He graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in 1964 and holds masters degrees from Wesleyan University and the University of Rhode Island.

Change of Guard at BIMCO

Mr. Angus Frew

BIMCO has announced that its new Secretary General/CEO to succeed Mr Torben C. Skaanild on his retirement later this year will be Mr Angus R. Frew, currently Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping. The appointment of Mr Frew was unanimously approved last week by the BIMCO Executive Committee at its meeting in Shanghai. It is expected that Mr Frew, who will be relocating to Denmark, will take up his appointment on 1st October 2013. Mr Skaanild will continue in a support role to the new Secretary General, and the incoming President of BIMCO, for a period of six months thereafter.

Senate Hearing on Law of the Sea Convention

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee conducted a hearing on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte testified that joining the Convention will serve US security interests, secure US sovereign rights over extensive marine areas, promote US interests in marine environmental protection, and give the US a seat at the table when important maritime issues are debated. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England testified that joining the Convention will preserve freedom of navigation. Admiral Patrick Walsh, US Navy, testified that joining the Convention will enhance the US ability to perform vital missions, such as interdicting terrorists, gathering critical intelligence, and securing critical economic infrastructure. (HK Law)

Jackson Nominated to DHS Post

President George W. Bush intends to nominate Michael Jackson, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Mr. Jackson currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of AECOM Technology Corporation, Government Services Group, in Fairfax, Virginia. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Deputy Secretary of Transportation at the Department of Transportation. Earlier in his career, he held several positions at Lockheed Martin IMS, Transportation Systems and Services, including Vice President and General Manager of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Jackson received his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

DOT to Create New Marine Highways

The federal government will establish a new national network of marine highways to help move cargo across the country in order to cut congestion on some of the nation’s busiest highways, announced U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Thomas Barrett. The Department’s “Marine Highways” initiative calls for the selection and designation of key maritime inland and coastal maritime corridors as marine highways, the Admiral said. These routes will be eligible for up to $25 million in existing federal capital construction funds, he noted, and ensures that these communities will continue to qualify for up to $1.7 billion in federal highway congestion mitigation and air quality (CMAQ) funds.

Navy Secretary Confirmed; Can’t Take Office

According to a recent Chicago Sun story, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Donald Winter as Navy secretary, but he won't formally take over until the current secretary's stalled promotion is cleared in an expected recess appointment by President Bush. Two senators have blocked Navy Secretary Gordon England's confirmation as deputy defense secretary, the Pentagon's second-highest position, creating a logjam in the department's hierarchy. According to the story, Bush will bypass the Senate and install England as deputy secretary within the next four months. The recess appointment would clear the way for Winter, the former corporate vice president of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, to be formally sworn in as the Navy's top civilian official.

MTS Research & Technology Coordination Conference

The Interagency Committee on the Marine Transportation System (MTS) is sponsoring the seventh annual MTS Research & Technology Coordination Conference. Topics to be addressed at the Conference, being held in Washington, DC on November 16-17, include security, navigation, and environmental and economic issues related to maritime transportation. Keynote speakers include Dr. Charles McQueary, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology and former Deputy Secretary of Transportation Mortimer Downey. (HK Law)

Ridge Nominated as Secretary of Homeland Security

The White House sent to the Senate the Nominations of Thomas J. Ridge to be Secretary of Homeland Security and Gordon England to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

FMC Commissioners Meet with China's SISI Representatives

Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. and Commissioner William P. Doyle met with representatives of the Shanghai International Shipping Institute (SISI) on September 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Representing SISI were Professor Zhen Hong, Secretary General of SISI; Professor Zhang Jieshu, Deputy Secretary General of SISI; and Angela Xu, International Cooperation Department of SISI. The cordial discussions included an overview of China - US maritime trade, Panama Canal Expansion, China's Value Added Tax, and the proposed P3 Alliance.

UN Resolution will Give N.Korea a Sharp Choice

A U.N. resolution due for debate later on Wednesday will give North Korea a sharp choice between pursuing its own nuclear programs or re-engaging with the world and looking out for its own people, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.   Blinken compared efforts to roll back Syria's nuclear program to talks on Iran's nuclear ambitions, and said the U.N. resolution would one of the toughest ever, enforcing shipping inspections and prohibiting certain shipments, such as coal and gold exports and aviation fuel imports.   (Reporting by Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay)

Senate Committee Approves Admiral Loy Nomination

The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs has approved the nomination of Admiral James Loy, USCG (ret) to be Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security. The nomination will go to the full Senate for consideration. Source: HK Law

U.S. Navy Commissions USS Bulkeley in NY

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz called the USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) "an indispensable force for peace and freedom in the world" during commissioning ceremonies Saturday, December 8, 2001, near the World Trade Center site. The advanced Aegis guided missile destroyer is the 34th ship of the DDG 51 program and the 15th to be built by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ingalls Operations in Pascagoula, Miss. "USS Bulkeley deploys the most advanced weapon systems afloat today. She also demonstrates the power that only a free nation can generate. It is a privilege for all of us to be here for the commissioning of a ship that is a product of the great partnership between government and industry that is crucial to the defense of our country and peace and freedom in the world…

DoD Officials Tour Warship's Hybrid-electric Propulsion Plant

USS Makin Island: Photo credit USN

Deputy Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, pay a visit to 'USS Makin Island' (LHD 8). Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met recently with several flag and general officers in the area on board USS Makin Island (LHD 8) for a leadership breakfast and to tour the ship. Following breakfast, the guests were taken on a tour of Makin Island and were able to meet many of the sailors who help to keep the ship fully mission capable. Lt. Cmdr. Brian Ponce, Makin Island's main propulsion assistant, led the group on a tour of Nr.

As US Opens Up Offshore Waters, Eastern GoM Beckons

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President Donald Trump's administration has proposed opening up nearly all of America's offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, but the industry says it is mainly interested in one part of it, now cordoned off by the Pentagon: the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The industry's focus on an area located near a sprawling network of existing platforms, pipes and ports could ease the path to new reserves, and assuage the drilling opponents near other places offered under the Interior Department's proposed drilling plan issued last week, like California's Pacific, the Atlantic and Arctic.

USMMA Commissions New Deputy Superintendent

Commissioning Ceremony: Photo credit US MMA

Rear Admiral Susan L. Dunlap commissioned into the United States Maritime Service by Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari. The ceremony was conducted in the presence of administration, faculty, staff and the Regiment of Midshipmen. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda also attended the commissioning ceremony along with Marlise Streitmatter, chief of staff for the Department of Transportation. "We're thrilled to welcome Captain Dunlap on-board to help continue the important work of training and preparing the next generation of Merchant Mariners," said deputy secretary Porcari.

WSF to honor crew for saving Captain’s life

MV Chetzemoka Photo WSDOT

Members of the media are invited to join in recognizing the Washington State Ferries (WSF) crew who saved their captain’s life after he collapsed at the helm of the Chetzemoka on Christmas Eve. WSF’s highly trained crew will be honored by Deputy Secretary of Transportation Keith Metcalf and the head of Washington State Ferries, Lynne Griffith. The crew will also be presented with Life Ring awards. The program will begin on Friday, Jan. 20, on the 10:55 a.m. sailing from Point Defiance to Tahlequah.

Interior's Salazar to Announce Oil & Gas Program

Secretary Salazar, Interior Department Leadership to Announce 2012-2017 Offshore Oil and Gas Program at 1200 hours today. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Deputy Secretary David J, Hayes, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau will hold a news teleconference TODAY to announce the Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017. The OCS Lands Act requires that the Secretary of the Interior prepare a 5-Year Program that includes a schedule of oil and gas lease sales indicating the size, timing, and location of proposed leasing activity that the Secretary determines will best meet national energy needs for the 5-year period following its approval…

Heng Deputy CEO of Keppel Integrated Engineering

Photo courtesy Keppel

Keppel Integrated Engineering Ltd (KIE), the wholly-owned environmental arm of Keppel Corporation Limited appointed BG (NS) Tay Lim Heng as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director (Sustainable Development) with effect from 15 June 2010. BG (NS) Tay was the Deputy Secretary (Development) of the Ministry of National Development (MND). Before his posting to MND, BG (NS) Tay was Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. BG (NS) Tay has also held various senior key appointments in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

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