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SOCP Meeting Scheduled For June

MarAd and the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP), will host a meeting on June 12-13 at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA to consider issues relating to the maritime industry such as alternative fuels, fishing issues, ferry operations and air emissions. Bernardo Obando-Rojas of the Seafarers International Research Center, Cardiff University will discuss Fraudulent Practices for Certificates and Endorsements. Jim Zok, MARAD Associate Administrator for Financial Approvals and Cargo Preference, under whose stewardship SOCP falls, will provide a perspective on SOCP's past, present and future. Additional information regarding the SOCP and the meeting on June 12-13, will be available shortly on the SOCP web site at http://www.socp.org.

SOCP Meeting Set for March 2-3 in Houston

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites maritime industry representatives to attend the March 2-3, 2004 SOCP meeting in Houston, TX, that is being hosted by ConocoPhillips Marine. SOCP’s agenda features guest speakers (invited) from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Port of Houston Authority. The agenda will include a discussion panel that will specifically address maritime safety programs and their implementation within various maritime organizations. In addition, the meeting will include a presentation from ABS Nautical Systems LLC on Version 5 of their Improved Life-Cycle Management software, a presentation from VIDEOTEL on technologies and products that they offer designed to improve safety, and a presentation on Cellular Internet Connectivity Applications.

SOCP Meeting Scheduled for October 7-8

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MaritimeTV.com to Webcast SOCP Coverage

MaritimeTV.com, an Internet TV channel on the TVWorldwide.com network will provide live webcast coverage of the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) meeting to be held June 3 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The webcast meeting will feature presentations and a discussion panel with an inland water focus. The webcast will conclude with a presentation from Captain Ernest Fink, USCG, who will provide an update on the Merchant Mariner Documentation (MMD) & the Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MLD) reorganization. “We’re very excited to again be offering the meeting proceedings on the web to allow members who could not attend the opportunity to tune in live for interactive participation,” commented SOCP organizer Todd Ripley of the U.S. Maritime Adminstration.

SOCP Meeting Slated for Florida

A SOCP Meeting will be held on Nov 5-6 in   It will be hosted jointly by and Faststream Recruitment Inc. Due to the effects of the recent hurricane in , the venue for this meeting has been moved from to STAR-Center in . If you had registered earlier for the meeting at , you do not have to register again, but if you would like to reconsider the meeting, please do let me know. The meeting will have discussion panels on Lube and Fuel Oil Analysis, LNG Energy Issues, Alternative Energy Sources for the Maritime Industry, Green Tugs, and Careers and Employment in the Oil Energy Production Industry. The agenda also provides for updates and discussions on projects such as the SOCP’s Mariner Education Coalition Activities…

ConocoPhillips Marine to Host SOCP Meeting

ConocoPhillips Marine is hosting a Ships Operations Cooperative Program on March 2-3 in Houston, Texas. SOCP’s agenda features guest speakers (invited) from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Port of Houston Authority. The agenda will include a discussion panel that will specifically address maritime safety programs and their implementation within various maritime organizations. In addition, the meeting will include a presentation from ABS Nautical Systems LLC on Version 5 of their Improved Life-Cycle Management software, a presentation from VIDEOTEL on technologies and products that they offer designed to improve safety, and a presentation on Cellular Internet Connectivity Applications.

MaritimeTV.com Will Broadcast SOCP Meeting

MaritimeTV.com, an Internet TV channel on the TVWorldwide.com network, announced today that it will provide live web coverage of the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) meeting to be held June 11 and 12 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting will focus on Maritime Security and Legislative Issues with a full spectrum of industry speakers addressing a range of other maritime issues including technical presentations on Forward Looking Sonar and Ballast water testing. Speakers will be able to communicate with colleagues in the industry who could not attend in person via a live, interactive video webcast. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the webcast.

SOCP Meeting to be Held at the Maine Maritime Academy

The SOCP will be hosted by and convene at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine on October 16-17, 2002. The meeting will focus on future directions for SOCP and in depth reviews of current projects and initiatives. There is no registration fee; however, to reserve your seat please contact Kim-Anh Rester by phone at (202) 366-0364, fax at (202) 366-9580 or email at kim.rester@marad.dot.gov. For additional information visit www.socp.org.

Maryland’s Eastern Shore Site of SOCP Meeting

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites maritime industry representatives to attend the SOCP's October 7-8, 2003, meeting on the Eastern Shore at Piney Point, MD. SOCP’s packed agenda features guest speakers Captain William G. Schubert, Maritime Administrator, RADM Thomas Gilmour, USCG Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, Ms. Marjorie Murtagh, National Transportation Safety Board and Mr. Anil Mathur, Alaska Tanker Company CEO. Presentations include: Short Sea Shipping; Smart Tow; Intermodal Freight Opportunities on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System-SE Michigan, along with technical presentations on GPS Based Cargo Tracking Systems; and Cargo Container Advanced 3-D Scanning which will round out the first day’s agenda.

MMA To Host Fishing, Ferry Industry Event

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites the maritime industry to attend the next SOCP meeting on June 12-13, 2001 at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. The meeting will feature Mr. Bernardo Obando-Rojas, Seafarers International Research Center, Cardiff University speaking on fraudulent Practices for Certificates and Endorsements. Topics being covered will include an Alternative Fuels discussion panel, panel discussions on Issues Facing Fishing and Ferry Operators, a presentation on Air Emissions Regulations and Technologies. At dinner, Mr. Jim Zok, Associate Administrator for Financial Approvals and Cargo Preference, under whose stewardship SOCP falls, will provide a perspective on SOCP's past, present and future.

SOCP Spring Meeting: Participation Invited

Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) meeting invites maritime industry representatives. This meeting will focus on Recruiting the Next Generation of Mariners and how Regulatory Requirements and Critical Incidents impact the US Maritime Industry; also about lessons learned in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. The Keynote Speaker and Moderator will be Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, President, State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. Recruiting the Next Generation of Mariners - How Do We Best Work Together? Regulatory Impacts on Crew Recruitment and Retention - How Do We Reduce? Maritime Lessons Learned from Super Storm Sandy - Opportunities for Improvement in Vessel Capabilities for Disaster Response?

SOCP 2011 April Meeting Registration

The theme for the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) April meeting is “Supported Project Topics and Working Groups Issues. SOCP invites maritime industry representatives to attend and participate in our April 2011 meeting to be held at STAR Center, Dania Beach, Flla. The discussions in this meeting will focus on SOCP supported projects and products currently under development for the benefit of the entire industry. This will include SOCP multimedia training products (DVD/CBT) on Electrical Safety Training, Line Handling Safety, Safety Culture, CEM’s Ocean Training and recently completed Exhaust Gas Scrubber Study. Also included are presentations and panel discussions on a broad range of vexing issues faced by the industry in areas of regulatory changes…

SOCP to Meet on November 1-3 2011

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) will be hosting the SOCP Fall 2011 Meeting at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) on November 1-3, 2011. The focus for this meeting is Safety/Security Issues Impacting the Maritime Industry. This meeting will be attended by government and maritime industry representatives. This will provide an opportunity to meet them and discuss your products and services. SOCP is also planning a Counter Piracy demonstration in conjunction with this meeting on November 1st.

SOCP's Philadelphia Agenda Includes Maritime Security

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites maritime industry representatives to attend the SOCP's June 11-12, 2002, meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Join SOCP at its public meeting at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia. Hear featured luncheon speaker, CAPT William G. Schubert, Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation and guest dinner speaker Mr. Ronald McAlear, CEO, Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard. Participants will also hear from Ms. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Deputy Director, ILO, on Maritime Security and the Maritime Workforce; CAPT Ernest Fink, USCG-National Maritime Center on Licensing Program Reengineering and STCW Update; and a panel presentation on maritime security, moderated by James J. Zok, U.S. Maritime Administration.

SOCP 2010 December Meeting

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) cordially invites maritime industry representatives to attend and participate in our December meeting to be held at Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum, Md. Congressman Elijah Cummings has accepted to be our keynote speaker. Also, ranking officers of US Maritime Administration and Department of Transportation have been invited to address this meeting. In addition, senior representatives from Federal and State Governments and the commercial industry will present a comprehensive discussion on the impact of regulatory changes in the areas of safety, environment and training in the US maritime industry.

SOCP to Meet in Puerto Rico

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP), sponsored by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will meet in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 22-24. Topics on the agenda include shipboard and port security plans; bridge technologies; mariner credentialing; and ballast water technology. For more information visit http://www.socp.org/main.shtml

SOCP to Meet in Castine

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) will hold a meeting on October 16-17, 2002, in Castine, Maine. Agenda highlights include a US Coast Guard Advisory Workshop on the Reengineering of the Marine Licensing and Documentation Program and an SOCP Mariner Administrative Smart Card Project Demonstration

Next SOCP Meeting: November 2nd and 3rd

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) cordially invites maritime industry representatives to attend and participate in its November meeting in Linthicum, MD on November 2nd and 3rd. Delegates and ranking officers of the US Maritime Administration and Department of Transportation were invited to address the meeting. In addition, senior representatives from Federal and State Government and the commercial industry will present a comprehensive discussion on the impact of regulatory changes in the areas of safety, environment and training in the US maritime industry.

SOCP to Meet in June

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP), sponsored by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will meet in Pittsburgh on June 3-4, 2003. The meeting will focus on inland waterway issues.

SOCP to Meet in San Diego

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP), sponsored by the Maritime Administration, will meet in San Diego on March 5-6, 2003. Items on the agenda include best security practices for ships in U.S. ports and innovative maritime technologies.

SOCP Will Meet in Seattle

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP), sponsored by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will hold a meeting on February 12-13, 2002 in Seattle, Wash. Items on the agenda include maritime security, ballast water management, and the ferry industry. Source: HK Law

SOCP Agenda Focuses on Maritime Security

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) will convene in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 11-12, 2002 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. The meeting will feature Captain William G. Schubert, Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation as the speaker, with invited speakers including: Ronald McAlear, CEO, Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard and Robert K. Kurz, President, Keystone Shipping Co. The meeting will also include panel presentations focusing on maritime security and current maritime legislation, and technical presentations.

Smart Card Initiative to Promote Maritime Security

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) Co-chairmen, CAPT Lee Kincaid and CAPT Robert Sheen, announced the SOCP’s plans for developing SOCP’s Maritime Smart Card pilot project at its October meeting in Norfolk, VA. The pilot project, jointly sponsored by the SOCP and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and led by SOCP Working Group Chair, CAPT Charles Pillsbury of MITAGS, will use SOCP and MARAD matching funds. The General Services Administration (GSA), experts in smart card technology development, was commissioned to develop a maritime smart card requirements analysis using information and data gathered from joint planning meetings comprised of a cross-section of the maritime industry and the Coast Guard. GSA will also assist with project implementation.

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