Tidewater Names New Manager for Quality Shipyards
Tidewater Inc. announced that Joseph R. Badeaux has joined Tidewater Inc. as General Manager and Vice President of its shipyard, Quality Shipyards, L.L.C. Mr. Badeaux has 29 years of experience in ship design, construction, repair, commissioning, project management and operations management. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University, and originally from Virginia, and will be based at Tidewater's Quality Shipyards, L.L.C. located in Houma, Louisiana.
Carmel Appointed to MLL CNO Executive Panel
Stephen Carmel, Senior Vice President of Maersk Line, Limited (MLL), has been appointed to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel. The CNO Executive Panel is drawn from scientific, engineering, political-military and international relations communities. The purpose of this group is to advise the Chief of Naval Operations on questions related to national sea power. Carmel is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He holds a M.A. in Economics and a M.B.A. in International Finance from Old Dominion University, and he is pursuing a Ph.D. in International Political Economy. Steve began his career sailing as a deck officer and master on tankers for Maritime Overseas Corporation and Military Sealift Command.
Virginia’s CIT Receives National Award
Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) received national recognition for its assistance in the development of a ballast-water processing system designed to reduce the introduction of invasive foreign plankton transported by cargo ships. The project with Old Dominion University and Browning Transport Management was selected as "outstanding" in the technology assistance category of the National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Centers (NAMTAC) Project of the Year Awards competition. The award was presented last night at the NAMTAC 2002 Fall Awards Banquet in Asheville, NC, to Robert Harrell, CIT's vice president of regional operations. The award is CIT's 16th NAMTAC award in the past 10 years.
Nine HII Employees Honored
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that nine employees from its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions were recognized for achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during the 27th annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. This year's conference is being held at the Washington Marriott in Wardman Park through Saturday. Theodore A. Bush is an electrical engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding. He has played a key role in his group's contribution to the Large Deck Amphibious (LDA) Program and the Navy's newest fleet of the San Antonio-class amphibious assault ships. Bush earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Alabama A&M University. Tennyson D.
Newport News, ODU Partner for Bachelor's Degree Program
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that apprentices at Newport News Shipbuilding will now have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree while completing a marine engineer apprenticeship, thanks to a partnership between The Apprentice School and Old Dominion University (ODU). The new program allows apprentices to earn a mechanical or electrical engineering degree from ODU while gaining related on-the-job engineering experience in manufacturing, construction, maintenance and overhaul of some of the most complex ships in the world.
Newport News Shipbuilding's Apprentice School to partner Old Dominion University
The Signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Apprentice School and Old Dominion University (ODU) will take place tomorrow (23rd April) at 3101 Washington Ave. in downtown Newport News for offering a bachelor's degree program in mechanical and electrical engineering. The Apprentice School is the only registered apprenticeship program in the country to offer a bachelor's degree as part of its academic instruction program, thanks to a partnership with ODU. Danny Hunley, Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president of operations, and Everett Jordan, director of education for The Apprentice School, will be joined by John R. Broderick…
Villa Promoted to VP Operations at Columbia Coastal
Columbia Coastal Transport has announced the promotion of Joseph Villa to vice president operations effective immediately where he will be based in the Liberty Corner headquarters and will report directly to Bruce Fenimore, president of Columbia Coastal. Villa joined Columbia Coastal in October of 1999 as General Manager Operations. Prior to that, he had 18 years of varied operations experience acquired with Sea-land Service, Inc. where he last served as Marine Operations Manager in Port Everglades, Florida. During his tenure with Sea-Land, Villa held increasingly responsible management positions in operations, gaining experience in terminal operations, equipment control, rail and marine operations. Mr.
ODU to Offer Undergraduate Major in Maritime Managment
Old Dominion University will offer a new undergraduate major in maritime and supply chain management in the fall of 2006. The major will be the first of its kind in Virginia, and the second in the country, according to school officials. It will be offered as a bachelor of science in the business administration degree program. Students will have to complete courses in business, accounting, economics, marketing, finance, information technology, management and general education classes. Specialized offerings include international shipping, supply chain and logistics, shipping management and port management, along with other supply chain and logistics course options.
MarineTech Underwater Robot Competitions
Dr. Alok Verma, Director of Lean Institute at Old Dominion University organized two underwater robotics competitions under a project called MarineTech funded by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). On the morning of July 11, 2009, around 60 people, including students and their parents, gathered at Maury High School for the Sea Perch underwater robot competition. During the spring semester, students built Sea Perch robots with the help of their teachers for this competition. Nine teams participated in the competition.
Teachers Learn about Marine Industry, Old Dominion University
Dr. Alok Verma, Director of Lean Institute at Old Dominion University organized two workshops for middle school and high school teachers under a project funded by the Society for Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). It was conducted on August 5, 2010 for Newport News school system teachers in Newport News, Va. A similar workshop was conducted for Southside school system teachers in Hampton, Va. on August 23, 2010. Thirty teachers from various school systems in Hampton Roads, Va. participated in this workshop.
Passenger Vessels:Old Dominion Gets New Research Vessel
The new research vessel, delivered to Old Dominion University's Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, is expected to commence a growing trend in research boat design -- toward smaller, faster and more versatile vessels — equipped to study a variety of sea characteristics. Designed by Roger Long Marine Architecture of Portland, Maine, the all-aluminum vessel has a modified V-hull that measures only 55 ft. with a 17-ft. beam. Its five ft. draft allows the vessel to work in shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay and along the Virginia coastline, up to 100 miles. The vessel's design firm and Gladding Hearn teamed to construct a similar size vessel for the University of New Hampshire in 1992…
Old Dominion Places Order With Gladding-Hearn
Old Dominion University's Educational Foundation in Norfolk, Va. has ordered a new research vessel from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset. Mass. The new vessel, which will be designed by Roger Long Marine Architecture of Portland, Maine, has a modified-V aluminum hull, which measures 55 ft. (16.7 m) with a 17 ft. (5.1 m) beam. Its five ft. (1.5 m) draft allows the vessel to perform work in the shallow water near the shores of the Virginia coastline. Propelled by two diesel engines, each rated at 700 bhp, the vessel's two Hall & Stavaert five-bladed bronze propellers are turned through ZF 350A reverse-reduction gears. With a top speed of 22 knots, the engines, when operated at an 18-knot cruising speed, will burn approximately 50 gph, yielding a range of more than 600 miles.
Maersk Line Promotes Harriss
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) announced that Dave Harriss has been promoted to Director, Ship Management and Chartering. Harriss officially assumed the position on August 11. He will be responsible for all trade and chartering of MLL’s tanker and multi-purpose ships. Harriss will work with commercial customers and government agencies to carry food aid, liquid product and project cargo, and he will manage the vessels’ time and spot charters. Harriss has developed broad knowledge of ship operations and management since joining the company in 1999. He has held a variety of operating positions in the company including management of spot market, container and government vessels. Harriss also spent a year in Copenhagen, Denmark in an exchange program between technical management organizations.
Bryan Jones Joins HDR Ports & Maritime Team in Boston
Bryan N. Jones has joined HDR in Boston as a senior project manager for the Ports & Maritime group, a growing team of HDR marine specialists in the Northeast to support an increasing number of assignments following Super Storm Sandy. He will also focus on business development with key ports clients and marine terminals to continue expanding HDR’s presence in New England. Prior to joining HDR, Jones was chief project manager and regional director of the Massachusetts branch office of Ocean and Coastal Consultants.
Newport News Promotes Two
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced two promotions to the company’s leadership team at its Newport News Shipbuilding division: Dave Bolcar has been promoted to vice president of submarine construction, and Bill Smith has been promoted to vice president, fleet support programs. Having most recently served as director of the Columbia-class program, Bolcar is now vice president of submarine construction, which currently encompasses both the Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine programs.
New Naval Engineering Education Center
The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) signed a contract agreement May 6 to establish a Naval Engineering Education Center (NEEC). The purpose of the NEEC will be to educate and develop world-class naval systems engineers for the Navy's civilian acquisition, engineering and science workforce. Led by the University of Michigan, the NEEC Consortium will initially be comprised of 15 colleges and universities, along with the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) and the Society of Naval Architects and Engineering (SNAME). Other colleges and universities included in the NEEC Consortium include Virginia Polytechnic Institute…
SNAME Partners on Center to Train Naval Systems Experts
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) announced that a program dedicated to the training of future naval systems engineers will soon be realized. A $3.2m contract awarded May 6 from the Naval Sea Systems Command, which includes five additional years of optional extensions that could add up to $49.9m, will establish a Naval Engineering Education Center (NEEC) Consortium in partnership with fifteen leading US colleges and universities, SNAME and the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). For over a century SNAME has been the international society for practitioners of the maritime arts and sciences. The Society has long supported educational opportunities to advance the state-of-the-art in naval architecture…
Shipbuilding Career Day at Old Dominion
The Shipbuilding Repair and Maritime Career Day Event 2010 was held in the Ted Constant Convocation Center on March 30 in Norfolk, Virginia. About 700 students and 70 teachers from different schools in Hampton Roads area participated in this daylong event. This year the scope of this event was extended to include maritime industry. The event offered an educational and fun-filled environment for middle and high school students to learn about various career options in shipbuilding, repair and maritime industries. The event was held from 8.00am till 3.00pm.
Jaenichen Nominated to be Permanent Marad Chief
This week, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Captain Paul Nathan Jaenichen, Sr., USN (Ret) as Administrator of the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. Jaenichen has been Acting Administrator since David Matsuda’s departure. Captain Paul Nathan Jaenichen, Sr., USN (Ret), currently serves as the Acting Administrator and as the Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the Department of Transportation. Captain Jaenichen was a career naval officer…
ODU Places Order with Gladding-Hearn
Old Dominion University’s Educational Foundation in Norfolk, Va. has ordered a new research vessel from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset. Mass. The new vessel, which will be designed by Roger Long Marine Architecture of Portland, Maine, has a modified-V aluminum hull, which measures 55 ft. (16.7 m) with a 17 ft. (5.1 m) beam. Its five ft. (1.5 m) draft allows the vessel to perform work in the shallow water near the shores of the Virginia coastline. Propelled by two diesel engines, each rated at 700 bhp, the vessel’s two Hall & Stavaert five-bladed bronze propellers are turned through ZF 350A reverse-reduction gears. With a top speed of 22 knots, the engines, when operated at an 18-knot cruising speed, will burn approximately 50 gph, yielding a range of more than 600 miles.
Columbia Coastal Establishes New Division
Columbia Coastal Transport, LLC,has announced the formation of a new government/military and project division to assist companies with their cargo needs in these specialized areas. Donovan Murray will head up the newly established government/military division, and Joseph Villa will serve as general manager operations overseeing the project division. Murray has been with Columbia Coastal since August of 1993, and was named as port manager in Baltimore in August of 1995. Most recently, he has served as regional manager for the company’s Chesapeake services. In his new post, Murray will oversee the company’s government/military division which handles all manner of U.S. government and military cargoes aboard its U.S. flag barges.
Wegener Joins Austal USA
Austal USA has introduced a new member to its sales team: Carl F. Wegener is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Wegener has over 15 years of experience in the marine industry having worked with companies such as Newport News Shipbuilding and United Shipbuilders of America. His sales experience in both international and domestic marine markets will be essential in the ongoing development by the Austal Group of their new generation of specialty cruise vessels; including dinner cruise, cruise yachts, and live-aboard dive vessels. Among other accomplishments throughout his career, Wegener worked as the Director of Business Development for Revere Supply Co.…
Upcoming HII Apprentice School Graduation
Huntington Ingalls Industries informs it will host commencement exercises for The Apprentice School's graduating class of 2013. Danny Hunley, Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president of operations and Apprentice School graduate, will provide the keynote address on Saturday, 29, February 2014. The Apprentice School accepts about 250 apprentices per year. The school offers four- to eight-year, tuition-free apprenticeships in 19 trades and eight optional advanced programs. Apprentices work a regular 40-hour week and are paid for all work, including time spent in academic classes.