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Lt. Gov. Treadwell to Keynote Ice-Diminished Arctic Conference

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell will give a keynote presentation tomorrow at the 5th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminished Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations. Treadwell will highlight the need to plan for safe maritime operations, national security, and the economic impacts of an open Arctic Ocean.   Who: Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell What: Keynote at Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminished Arctic When: Tuesday, July 16, 9:30 am EST Where: Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Lt. Gov. to Keynote Oil and Gas Infrastructure and Development Summit

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell will give a keynote presentation at the Alaska Oil and Gas Infrastructure and Development Summit in Anchorage tomorrow.   The lieutenant governor will describe the global picture of the natural gas market, and Alaska’s place in that world market. Who: Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell What: Keynote at Oil and Gas Infrastructure and Development Summit When: Tuesday, June 4, 9 a.m. Where: Hilton Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska Contact: Michelle Toohey, (907) 269-7460

Treadwell: Arctic Security Should Be National Priority

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell official photo

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell delivered the keynote address yesterday at the Arctic Collaborative Workshop in Fairbanks. Treadwell discussed five reasons why Arctic national security should be a national priority: energy development and security, shipping opportunities and safety, assessing and mitigating changes in climate and fisheries, attaining land access and territorial claims, and promoting the Arctic’s strategic position for military cooperation. “We need to go to the Arctic with purpose,” Treadwell said.

Obama Arctic Plan Misses the Mark, Says Alaska Lt. Governor

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell: Photo courtesy of his office

At a 3-day Arctic technology conference in Houston, Texas, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell told a gathering of oil and gas experts that President Obama's recently released implementation plan for the nation’s Arctic strategy misses the mark. "The White House plan does not move us toward more certainty on development,” Treadwell said. “Arctic offshore oil and gas development is occurring, just not in the U.S. Treadwell said he is especially surprised the federal government wants a new study on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. "I can answer that question right now,” said Treadwell.

Alaska Governor Invites Regional Arctic Investments

Photo in public domain

At a global conference on Arctic opportunity, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell told participants that the Arctic is an emerging market and Alaska is a launch pad for circumpolar investment. Alaska’s $50 billion economy is fiscally stable and economically diverse,” Treadwell told an audience of investors, industry representatives, government officials, news media participants and indigenous citizens gathered for the first ever 'Arctic Circle' in Reykjavik, Iceland on Sunday. “This is a very forward-thinking group…

U.S. Must Answer Russia's Challenge In The Arctic - Treadwell

Mead Treadwell

Russian President Vladimir Putin's Arctic expansionism is a challenge the U.S. must answer with icebreakers, ports, and territorial claims of our own, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell said today. Treadwell spoke this morning at the 34th Annual U.S.-Russia Forum in Washington, DC, on a panel focusing on foreign policy issues between the two nations. Speaking just after Russia's Ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, kicked off the program on foreign policy issues between the two nations…

Mead Promoted at Crowley

Crowley Maritime promoted Art Mead to Senior Vice President and General Counsel effective January 1. He will remain in Jacksonville and will report to Bill Pennella, Crowley's Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President. Mead will have corporate wide responsibility for all legal matters. As general counsel, Mead ensures that the business practices, policies and dealings of the corporation and its affiliates meet regulatory requirements protecting Crowley from adverse legal action. Additionally, Mead will direct legal actions for, and manage the defense of claims against Crowley and also interpret and prepare legal documents. Mead will join Crowley's Management Team and provide counsel to management on legal matters.

Tschudi Shipping Considers Alaska Port Possibilities

Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell

Tschudi Shipping Co., one of Norway's oldest shipping firms, will begin exploring the possibility of establishing a transshipment port in western Alaska, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell said today. Treadwell, who leads the state's work with the eight-nation Arctic Council, applauded Tschudi's decision, saying it is a tremendous step toward developing Alaska's economic opportunities related to Arctic shipping. Tschudi Shipping Co. is owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Tschudi family and operates shipping…

USCG Foundation to Honor Fellowmen in Alaska

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and   welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it will honor the men   and women who serve in Alaska at its biennial Alaska Awards Dinner at The Hotel Captain Cook in   Anchorage on Wednesday August 13th.  Geraldo Rivera, world-class sailor and Fox News senior correspondent, and Sig Hansen, captain of the   F/V Northwestern and star of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," wil

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it will honor the men and women who serve in Alaska at its biennial Alaska Awards Dinner at The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage on Wednesday August 13th. Geraldo Rivera, world-class sailor and Fox News senior correspondent, and Sig Hansen, captain of the F/V Northwestern and star of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch…

Seminar to Address Safety in the Arctic

North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is set to present “Safety in the Arctic”, a seminar addressing topics of preparedness, prevention and protection specific to the Arctic waters. The event will take place at the Hotel Captain Cook on August 13, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. "On the eve of offshore drilling in the Arctic, NAMEPA is gathering the experts in the field to outline the safety measures being deployed in this effort to protect the marine environment," stated Clay Maitland, founding chairman of NAMEPA. In addition to Maitland, other scheduled speakers include U.S. Senator (Alaska) Lisa Murkowski; Rear Adm. Dan Abel, Commander D17-U.S. Coast Guard; Mead Treadwell, Pt Capital; Kara Moriarty, AOGA; C.

USARC Calls for Arctic Oil Spill Research

The U.S. Arctic Research Commission believes that the U.S. needs a robust research program to address spill response in broken ice, as shipping moves into the Arctic Ocean and offshore oil drilling - in several Arctic nations - moves forward. Mead Treadwell, chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, prepared testimony for the August 20 field hearing in Anchorage of the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Treadwell told the committee that, contrary to laws passed by Congress after the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in 1989, a significant national oil spill research program does not exist, nor is one planned to fit the special needs of the Arctic. It was anticipated that the U.S.

U.S. Shipyards Fight to Return Icebreakers to Service

The Polar Sea heavy icebreaker that the U.S. Coast Guard plans to mothball is in excellent condition and could be returned to active service in two years, giving the government a decade or more to search for longer-term solutions, a  representative of America’s shipyards told Congress last week. The United States currently has no active heavy icebreakers and only one medium vessel to protect rapidly intensifying national security and economic interests in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Coast Guard Foundation Honors Alaska's Coast Guard Heroes

Non-Profit Organization’s Dinner and Tribute to Take Place on August Eighth. The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its Alaska Awards Dinner in tribute to the United States Coast Guard will take place on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska. Honoring the courageous efforts of the guardians who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment in Alaska, awards will be presented for outstanding heroism demonstrated this year. The event’s keynote speaker is US Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp. In addition, Lt.

LMC Takes Delivery of New Vessel

Lead Mead Cruises (LMC) of Boulder City, Nev., operates a fleet of four vessels - a number that will increase to five in spring 2001 when LMC takes delivery of a 57 x 17-ft. catamaran currently under construction at Kvichak Marine. The catamaran is designed by Morrelli & Melvin and will cruise 65 miles up Lake Mead and the Colorado River to the edge of the Grand Canyon. "We really wanted a catamaran to operate on this run," said Rob Fair of LMC. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3196-TA diesel engines, rated for 660 bhp @ 2,300 rpm, and fitted to ZF 350A marine gears, the catamaran will cruise at 27 knots and top out at 32 knots. Transmissions will be fitted to 28-in., stainless steel, five-bladed propellers. Seating on the main and aft decks accommodates 68 passengers.

NOAA: New AK Chart Makes Arctic Safer

NOAA: New Alaska navigational chart makes increased Arctic shipping safer; Kotzebue Harbor chart replaces measurements last taken in 19th century. NOAA formally presented today to Alaska officials a new nautical chart for Kotzebue Sound in the Alaskan Arctic, a sparsely charted region that is seeing increased vessel traffic because of the significant loss of summer sea ice. The new chart depicts the full range of depth measurements and object detection acquired during a full ocean bottom survey last summer by the NOAA hydrographic survey ship Fairweather.

Twaits Joins Crowley as VP and General Counsel

Crowley announced that Alan Twaits has joined the company as vice president and general counsel. Twaits will be domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Art Mead, senior vice president and general counsel. Twaits will be responsible for a wide array of legal affairs and projects. Additionally, he will ensure that business practices, policies and dealings of the corporation meet regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Crowley, Twaits served as general counsel for three companies, Seabulk International, Carnival Corporation and Premier Cruise Lines. He has almost 25 years of legal experience in the maritime industry and previously served for almost three years as assistant general counsel for Crowley.

India, Australia Begin First Joint Maritime Exercises

HMAS Arunta sails to India for AUSINDEX 2015. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

India and Australia have commenced the first bilateral maritime exercise, Ausindex15, in Visakhapatnam, India, strengthening defence cooperation between the countries. Building on the personal relationship of Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abbott, the Minister for Defence, the Honourable Kevin Andrews MP, recently visited India to further develop, with his counterpart Minster Manohar Parrikar, the Framework for Security Cooperation. “India is the emerging democratic super power of Asia.

AUSINDEX15 a Success

The Senior Officers and Commanding Officers of the participating units involved in AUSINDEX 2015.

The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, has concluded in Visakhapatnam, India. The activity brought together ships and aircraft from both countries to strengthen defence co-operation under the Framework for Security Cooperation announced by the Australian and Indian Prime Ministers, Abbott and Modi, in 2014. Head Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, was on location in India for part of the exercise and said the relationship between the two militaries was strategically significant.

Naval Fleet Review Draws to a Close

HMAS Sydney leads Australian warship's Darwin, Perth, Parramatta as part of the fleet entry during the International Fleet Review. (Photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

The final phase of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) International Fleet Review drew to a close today, with the completion of Exercise Triton Centenary 2013. Triton Centenary was held in two parts. The first was held in the East Australian Exercise Area from 23 September to 3 October 2013 and was a major multi-lateral training opportunity. This phase provided important interaction that got the ships working with each other ahead of the Fleet Review. On October 11, 2013, following a successful Fleet Review…

65th Anniversary: U.S. Coast Guard: Dogged by a Unique Past

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Campbell adopted a mixed-breed puppy in 1938. Little did they know that their canine companion would become a world famous Coast Guard veteran. He was, literally, a member of the crew, complete with all the necessary enlistment forms and other official paperwork, uniforms, and his own bunk. He sailed on board the combat-tested cutter through World War II and saw much action, both at sea and in port. As Life Magazine reported: "An Old Sea Dog Has Favorite Bars and Plenty of Girls in Every Port." Until recently he had the honor and distinction of being the only Coast Guardsman to be the subject of a biography! It was Sinbad of the Coast Guard, written by Chief Specialist George R.

Briitish Warship Nets Huge Drugs Haul

Warship Drug Arrest: Photo courtesy of UK MOD

The Portsmouth-based warship intercepted a suspicious dhow in the Indian Ocean, seizing over 70 bales containing more than 180kg of pure heroin. The discovery of the drugs occurred when HMS Westminster's Merlin helicopter and combined Royal Marines and Royal Navy boarding teams received orders to search for, intercept and board a suspicious vessel. They did, and found more than 70 bales of pure heroin, weighing more than 180kg (nearly 400lbs), on the dhow; it is estimated that the drugs have a street value of US $22m - almost £14m.

AMH Government Services Books Record Year

American Marine Holdings, Inc (AMH) Government Services experienced a record year in sales during 2004, according to Mike Collins, President. AMH, the parent company of Donzi Marine and Pro-Line Boats, formed the Government Services Group in 2003. Mr. Collins stated, ”I am extremely proud of the team we have assembled. John Hotz has been instrumental in our success and was just appointed Vice President of the group”. The past year marked a flurry of activity for the Government Services division, along with many new additions to the team. Mike Page, former United States Navy Lieutenant with the Special Boat Teams, and formally with Boston Whaler and Night Vision Technologies joined the group and now heads up International and Military sales.

Changes on BHP Billiton Board

BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser,

BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser, today announced a number of changes to the BHP Billiton Board of Directors. Anita Frew has been appointed to the BHP Billiton Board as an independent Non-executive Director, effective as of 15 September 2015. Ms Frew has over 18 years’ experience as a director and chairman on public company boards across a range of global sectors, including chemicals, engineering and finance. She is currently Chairman Designate of Croda International Plc, the speciality chemicals group and Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group Plc.

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