SSP Offshore Appoints Illingworth CEO
Gary Quenan, Chairman of SSP Offshore Inc., announced that Paul Illingworth has agreed to join SSP Offshore as Chief Executive Officer. Illingworth has over 30 years experience in the offshore oil and gas business, prior to which he served seven years in the British Navy. He has a degree in Nautical Studies from London City Polytechnic (1980) and a Master Mariner Certificate (Class 1) from Lowestoft Nautical College (1984). Illingworth has served in a variety of senior executive capacities with companies engaged in the offshore oil and gas service industry. Since 2001, Illingworth has served as Senior Vice President in charge of global business development and as divisional President for one of the leading international companies engaged in the FPSO and FPDSO industry.
Jaya Welcomes New President to Offshore Division
Max Hartvigsen has been appointed by Jaya Holdings Ltd. as the organization’s new President of the Offshore Division, effective immediately. Max will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for business development, profit and loss for the fleet of owned and chartered vessels, and operational excellence of the fleet, including technical management, operational requirements and client management. Hartvigsen holds a Masters of Science in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the City University London, a Master Maritime Course from Vestfold University College, Norway, and a Bachelors of Science of Nautical Studies (Captain’s Degree).
MARIN Debuts Tug Simulators
MARIN has upgraded two part task simulators into full tug simulators, which have been used in training & studies for TOTAL, Port of Rotterdam, Meyer Werft and OLT Toscana, amongst others. For years MARIN’s Nautical Center has made extensive use of full mission bridge simulators for nautical studies and training and for many of these simulations tugs play an important role. Although it is possible to use computer (or autopilot) controlled tugs, it is preferable to have the tug masters themselves control the tugs.
Seafarers International House Honors Maritime Leaders
Members of the maritime community gathered last evening at the New York Athletic Club to honor three of its leaders: H. Marshall Ainley (President, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association), Ian T. Blackley (President & CEO, Overseas Ship Management, Inc.) and Raymond J. Burke Jr. (Partner, Burke & Parsons). These individuals were given the 2016 “Outstanding Friend of Seafarers” Award by Seafarers International House, a Lutheran, non-profit agency serving merchant seafarers in Baltimore…
Imtech Appoints Campbell to Lead Imtech Marine USA
Imtech Marine has appointed Fergus Campbell as the new Director of Imtech Marine USA. Fergus has worked for the Imtech Martine company previously (Radio Holland USA) from 2000 to 2010 as respectively Branch Manager Florida, National Service Manager and National Sales manager. Before Radio Holland, Fergus worked amongst others at Consilium Marine as sales and service manager and at Caledonian MacBrayne as superintendent. In 2010, he pursued his career as General Manager at C-MAR America Inc. in Houston, a leading global marine offshore and DP services provider. Fergus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and amongst others studied at the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. André Meijer: “We are happy that Fergus returns to our company.
Donjon Names Noble as UK MD
Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging, emergency response services and most recently shipbuilding and repair, has named John Noble as Managing Director - Donjon UK. Mr. Noble has worked in commercial shipping since 1962 when he joined HMS Conway, the preeminent pre-sea training school in the United Kingdom. He served as a deck officer in the British Merchant Marine sailing with shipping lines including Blue Funnel and Palm Line. After obtaining his Master Mariners certificate, Mr.
Foteinos, Safe Bulkers Director/COO
Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, has confirmed that its Chief Operating Officer and director, Nicolaos Hadjioannou, has resigned from both positions with the company in order to pursue his own shipping activities. Under his contractual arrangements with the company, Mr. Hadjioannou cannot pursue drybulk vessel business opportunities for the next 12 months, unless first offered to, and refused by, the company. Polys Hajioannou, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company said “Although he will be missed, Nicolaos’ departure to pursue his own business opportunities is a natural progression for him. I definitely agree that now is the right moment for his decision.
Clacy Appointed tU.K. Club's Regionalized Claims Handling in Greece
Philip Clacy has been appointed UK P&I Club Area Director for Greek members' claims handling in Piraeus. Clacy, previously Area Director in London for two of the Club's London - based claims handling groups, will be taking over from Daniel Evans, who has served as Area Director in Piraeus for the almost five years. Thomas Miller Defence Ltd, the manager of the U.K. Defense Club. "I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to work in the Piraeus office. The U.K. influential and innovative force driving Club policy and development. Clacy joined Thomas Miller in 1986 and has worked closely with eastern Mediterranean and Middle East members. director in 1995. He has a degree in nautical studies and is a master of business administration.
SSA Sponsors Maritime Scholarships
The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) said it has underlined its commitment to investing in the future of the Singapore and global shipping industry by sponsoring S$50,000 through three scholarships during the 2014/2015 academic year. The scholarships will come under the the MaritimeONE Scholarship Program administered by the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) and will be offered to students attending the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore Maritime Academy at the Singapore Polytechnic. Applications for MaritimeONE scholarships will be from April 1-May 31, 2014.
Transas Simulator for City of Glasgow College
On March 14, Transas Marine and City of Glasgow College signed a contract to supply a simulation complex. The simulation center in the Riverside campus which is under construction, will be one of the largest, the most up to date and most technically advanced simulation suite in the U.K. Training courses are expected to start in Autumn 2015. The ship simulator suite forms a core part of the new Riverside Campus and the complex nature of the equipment and fit out require a high…
NYK Study on Avoiding Collisions
NYK and NYK Group companies MTI Co. and Japan Marine Science released partial findings of a study on collision risk judgement and the autonomous operation of vessels. Representatives from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), and three partner manufacturers (Tokyo Keiki, Japan Radio, and Furuno Electric) were in attendance when the findings were released. This entire study includes development of (a) functions to facilitate judgement related to avoiding risk of collision with other vessels…
Tax Sops for Indian Shipping Industry
In order to support the Indian shipping industry, the Government of India has exempted Customs and Excise Duty leviable on bunker fuels used in Indian flag vessels for transportation of mix of EXIM, domestic and empty containers between two or more ports in India. Government has brought in a uniform abatement of service tax for transportation of goods by rail, road and sea vessels. Indian shipping industry has been provided cargo support through Right of First Refusal (RoFR).
DNV GL Launches Project to Test Biodegradable Lubricants
Classification society DNV GL has launched a new joint development project (JDP) in cooperation with marine insurers The Swedish Club, Norwegian Hull Club, Gard and Skuld to test the potential influence of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) on failures in stern tube bearings. DNV GL will oversee detailed laboratory testing of EALs by Leonardo Testing Services Ltd. at the University of Sheffield (UoS), UK. The JDP has been prompted by an increase in stern tube bearing failures over the last few years.
Coast Guard Medevacs Tanker Crewman with Severed Finger
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man Wednesday afternoon from the 392-foot Maltese-flagged tank ship Emek-S, approximately 28 nautical miles southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a call from the captain of the Emek-S at 3:08 p.m. stating that a crewmember, who was a Turkish citizen, had lost part of his left hand's middle finger two hours earlier. The watchstanders notified the Air Station Borinquen flight surgeon…
Hapag-Lloyd Begins Training Programs
Sixty-four young men and women started their careers at Hapag-Lloyd on yesterday (August 01). Chief Executive Office Rolf Habben Jansen warmly welcomed the new apprentices this morning during an event held at Hapag-Lloyd’s headquarters in Hamburg. In the land division, 21 young men and 17 young women began their training programs to become shipping agents, forwarding and logistics clerks, office management clerks and warehousing specialists. In addition, some of the on-shore apprentices are also starting dual-track courses of study in Logistics Management…
Study Favorable for N.J. Offshore Wind Farms
A June 19 report from The Philadelphia Inquirer said preliminary results of a two-year study just released by the state Department of Environmental Protection reported that developing wind turbines off New Jersey's coast would have a "negligible" impact on the environment. Officials said the $7m study is meant to provide a scientific baseline for direct planning for the turbines. The final report is expected early next month. New Jersey's study covered 1,360 square nautical miles off the coast between Seaside Park and North Wildwood. It was conducted by the research firm Geo-Marine Inc. (Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)
ABS Rolls Out New Fleet Management Software
ABS announced the release of its Nautical Systems (NS) Enterprise fleet management software, including NS Insight, a new business intelligence module. The NS solution provides complete capabilities to plan, execute and document all compliance work processes. The release includes a new cloud-based NS Voyage Manager, the latest mobile applications, an expanded NS Autologger, and enhancements to NS Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental (HSQE) Manager. “Effectively managing compliance is a core business objective for our clients,” said ABS Chief Digital Officer, Howard Fireman.
Olivier Named UK Club Chairman
Alan Olivier was elected Chairman and President of the UK P&I Club at their board meeting in Bermuda on October 28. He succeeds Dino Caroussis who has retired from the board. Mr. Olivier, 53, Chief Executive Officer of Grindrod Limited, became a Director of the UK Club in 2000 and a Deputy Chairman in 2006. Mr. Caroussis, 61, of Chios Navigation, had been the Club’s Chairman for the past five years, having joined the board in 1996 in the shipping division. He held senior treasury and financial positions before his appointment as chief executive of Unicorn Shipping in 1995.
NOAA to Boost Arctic Nautical Charting
NOAA plans increased 2015 Arctic nautical charting operations, coordinating with U.S. As commercial shipping traffic increases in the Arctic, NOAA informs it is taking steps to update nautical charts in the region. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey will use data collected by two of its own ships, Rainier and Fairweather, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy and a private sector hydrographic contractor to cover nearly 12,000 nautical miles in the Arctic for use in updating its navigational charts.
Nautical Institute Elects new President
The newly elected President of The Nautical Institute, Captain David (Duke) Snider FNI, has pledged to ensure the mariner’s voice is heard loud and clear within the maritime industry. Speaking at the Institute’s annual general meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland, on 9 June, Captain Snider said that one of his first roles as President will be to champion the new five-year Strategic Plan, which was launched in March. The plan, informed by responses from more than 1,400 members surveyed in a questionnaire…
Iranian Warship Crashes at Caspian Port, Two Crew Missing
An Iranian warship crashed into concrete wave breakers at a port in the Caspian Sea and two of its crew members are missing, according to local media reports. The 100-meter long warship, called Damavand, crashed at the harbour town of Bandar Anzali during stormy seas which kicked up waves as high as four meters, Gilnegah, a website focused on news about the northern province of Gilan, reported. Six crew members from the warship were initially knocked into the water during the accident and four were recovered from the sea. Pictures posted on Gilnegah show the damaged warship listing to one side near wave breakers that protect the port. No official statement has been issued on the number of dead or injured from the accident.
NOAA Deploys Survey Ships for Arctic Charting Projects
NOAA announced the official launch of its 2015 Arctic hydrographic survey season took place this morning, in Kodiak, Alaska, in a World Ocean Day ceremony which showcased the deployment of the NOAA ships Rainier and Fairweather. “Most Arctic waters that are charted were surveyed with obsolete technology, with some of the information dating back to Captain Cook's voyages, long before the region was part of the United States,” said NOAA deputy under secretary for operations Vice Admiral Michael S. Devany in remarks directed to the crews of NOAA ships.
Drone Wars: French Navy Examines Cutting-edge Tech
Defense technology company Naval Group and helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters will together lead an effort to develop warship based aerial drones for the French Navy. The French companies were recently contracted by the French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) to perform a “de-risking” study ahead of future construction of tactical helicopter drones. The demonstration project will eventually lead to trials of the drone launch system, mission system and airborne rotary-wing vehicle, conducted from a French Navy vessel.