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INTERVIEW: Paal Johansen, DNV GL - Maritime

INTERVIEW: Paal Johansen, DNV GL - Maritime
In the Q1 edition of Maritime Professional (http://digitalmagazines.marinelink.com/nwm/MaritimeProfessional/201403/) we published a “Class Roundtable” with various head of class. Room did not permit for full answers from every participant, so please find here the complete interview with Paal Johansen, Head of the Americas Region for DNV GL – Maritime.

Hot Air

Hot Air
The answers to the South Korean ferry disaster are still blowing in the wind. And, all the hot air from the so-called maritime experts isn’t helping.

USRC Harriet Lane

USRC Harriet Lane
The only cutter to serve in the US Revenue Cutter Service, the US Navy, and the Confederate Navy

South Korean Ferry Disaster is Tragic ... But Murder?

South Korean Ferry Disaster is Tragic ... But Murder?
Dangerous legal lines hurdled by politician in the wake of another maritime tragedy.

Sevastopol

Sevastopol
A strategic naval port on the Black Sea

Dixie cup

Dixie cup
Traditional Navy headgear for more than 100 years

Making Self Study an Explicit Part of all Maritime Training - Part II

Making Self Study an Explicit Part of all Maritime Training - Part II
This article is the second in a series that discusses the often-ignored value of self study in maritime training. Making self study an explicit part of maritime training can help to equalize trainee abilities, backgrounds and language proficiency. It creates time for reflection and deeper learning. And, most importantly it can improve the quality and depth of training outcomes. Best of all, it is easy to implement and makes learning much more engaging.

Paraguay: New Hotbed of Marine Business

Paraguay: New Hotbed of Marine Business
A South American country not named “Brazil” poses good business prospects for boatbuilders and marine suppliers.

Fumigation

Fumigation
Gas warfare against cargo pests

Malacca

Malacca
A historic and cultural center of Malaysia, located on a strategic strait

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands
A group of small islands now separated politically into three segments

Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium Tackles Big Issues

Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium Tackles Big Issues
This week's annual meeting of the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) took place in Biloxi, Mississippi. with a theme of "Workforce Development: a Time for Change." Gulf Coast shipbuilders took on the challenges of recruiting, training and retaining the quality workforce necessary to keep today's shipbuilding boom alive for generations to come. MarPro's Joseph Keefe gave Wednesday's Keynote address, entitled, "Full & Competent Shipyard Employment: You CAN get there from here." The text of that speech is included below:

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IHC Merwede Strengthens N. American Presence

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IHC Merwede has strengthened its North American operations and reinforced its presence in Houston, Texas with a strategic appointment at the IHC Merwede America Corp.

Laborde Hosts Mitsubishi Training Seminar

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Laborde Products hosted a three-day Mitsubishi engine training sminar in Covington, Louisiana for its North American dealers. The company welcomed

Webinar to Examine 3D Laser Scanning in the Marine Industry

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3D laser scanning has taken much interest in the maritime industry as it continues to find greater acceptance in the sector. In an up-close look at 3D laser scanning,
 
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