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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Adam Singer, Chair, UKHO

New UK Hydrographic Office Chair Appointed

Adam Singer has been appointed to the role of Chair of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) for three years. He takes over the role from Sandra Rogers who has served on the Hydrographic Office Board for 13 years. Adam is currently Chairman of the British Screen Advisory Council, Digital Radio UK, and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society. He is also on the Board of Trustees for The Sixteen, one of the U.K.’s leading choral groups. Adam has worked in broadcasting and telecoms in the U.K., U.S., France and Japan.

Bradley Singer Photo ValueAct Cap.

Singer Appointed Non-Executive Director, Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce today announced the appointment of Bradley Singer as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board with immediate effect and will become a member of the Science and Technology Committee. Brad is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of ValueAct Capital, the San Francisco based Investment Company. ValueAct Capital is currently the largest investor in Rolls-Royce with a shareholding of 10.8%. Before joining ValueAct Capital, Brad had been Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc.

Fragata Libertad: Photo credit Wikimedia CCL

Union Hits Out at Vulture Fund Swoop on Tall Ship

TF president Paddy Crumlin condemns those responsible for seizure of 'Fragata Libertad', an Argentine navy training ship, in Ghana. The detention of the ship was ordered on application to a court by Elliott Capital Management, which has bought up debt associated with bonds on which the Argentinian government defaulted in 2001. He continued: “In trying to hold hostage one government over a dispute on sovereign debt by holding the Libertad hostage, Singer shows that he only holds one thing sacred: making more profit and building his wealth.

Adam Zolnowski Appointed as DCT CFO

DCT Gdansk will appoint Adam Zolnowski, who until recently was responsible for strategy and corporate affairs, as Chief Financial Officer with the beginning of April. Prior to his career in DCT, Adam was a Director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where areas of his responsibility included foreign investment. Adam was a member of Polish Securities and Exchange Commission, President of Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency as well as  Director General of the Polish Competition Authority. He is an author of several publications in the field of economy, foreign investment and competition.

Jeff Lock (Photo: UK P&I)

UK P&I Announce Promotions Within UK Claims Team

The UK P&I Club has promoted Senior Claims Director Jeff Lock to the newly created role of Global Technical Claims Director and Senior Claims Executive Adam Russ to Senior Claims Director. Jeff Lock joined UK P&I Club in 2011, having spent 11 years working as a solicitor within a major London maritime law firm. As well as being a qualified solicitor, Lock has 18 years seagoing experience on a wide range of ship types, including oil and petrochemical tankers. Lock represents the…

Richard Adam (Photo: BMT)

Adam Joins BMT Board

Design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group Ltd informs that Richard Adam has joined its board as a nonexecutive director. Qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1982, Adam has a wealth of financial acumen, M&A and international business experience, having served as finance director of private and listed businesses for nearly 30 years. From 2007 until retiring in 2016 he was group finance director of Carillion plc and previously, he held the same role at Associated British Ports Holdings plc for seven years.

Becker Marine Systems' head office Courtesy  Becker Marine Systems

New Appointments at Becker Marine Systems USA

Becker Marine Systems USA continues growth in North America. Becker Marine Systems, the leader in rudder technology and the inventor of the Becker Mewis Duct Energy-Saving Device has added Brian Rhoades and Adam Wood to their USA staff. Mr. Rhoades will have the role of Northeast Sales Representative and will be based in Pennsylvania. A Kings Point graduate, he brings 30 years of experience to the role and will support Becker customers in Eastern Canada and the US. Mr. Wood joins…

Image: Senat Group

US Slaps Sanctions on Singapore Shipping Firm over North Korea Links

The United States imposed sanctions on a Singapore-based shipping firm and its president, alleging they are supporting illicit arms imports into North Korea. The Treasury Department said that Senat Shipping Company was providing extensive support to Ocean Maritime Management Company (OMMC), a North Korean company that already was under sanctions. “Arms shipments transported by OMMC serve as a key resource for North Korea’s ongoing proliferation activities. Sales from these shipments contribute to North Korea’s other illicit programs…

Photo: HydroComp

HydroComp Adds Adam Kaplan as Project Engineer

HydroComp, Inc. added of Adam Kaplan to the staff in Durham, New Hampshire USA as Project Engineer. Adam will be the lead for development of new versions of PropExpert and PropCad software. He is also on the front-line of customer support to HydroComp’s worldwide users. Mr. Kaplan is not a new face to HydroComp; he started as engineering intern at HydroComp during his mechanical engineering studies at the University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences where he earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Life in Prison for Somali Pirates who Murdered Four Americans

Somali nationals Ahmed Muse Salad, a/k/a “Afmagalo,” 25, Abukar Osman Beyle, 20, and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar, 29, who were previously found guilty by jury of all 26 counts charged to include piracy, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, hostage taking resulting in death, kidnapping resulting in death and multiple firearms offenses, were sentenced today by a federal jury. The three defendants were sentenced to life-in-prison for their roles in the February 22, 2011 murder of four Americans aboard the sailing vessel Quest.

Performance by children with disabilities from Bashkortostan

Gazprom Transgaz Ufa Organizes Arts Festival

Children’s arts celebration was organized by Gazprom Transgaz Ufa together with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Bashkortostan and the Kultprosvet communications agency. The event demonstrated how friendship helped to bring people together, how kindness pushed the boundaries of human limitations in any area of activity. For several months the festival organizing committee had been receiving the applications from young performers eager to take part in the contest. The expert jury which consisted of cultural professionals…

ARA Libertad: Photo credit CCL William Murphy

Court Orders Argentine Tall Ship Detention

A Ghana court judge rejected plea to release the 'ARA Libertad' training ship, detained through complaint by a US hedge fund creditor. The sail training ship has been detained with more than 200 hundred crew members on board since 2, October 2012 in a port close to the West African port of Accra, reports Bernama. The ARA Libertad is a three-masted tall ship that stopped at Tema while training hundreds of Argentine navy cadets. The seizure of the flagship of Argentina's Navy stems from a complaint from a US hedge fund.

Image: Carnival

Carnival to Sponsor ‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’

Carnival Corporation & plc announced it will sponsor the two-part finale of the upcoming season of NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice” airing next year on February 6 and 13. The sponsorship also features Carnival Corporation launching the Celebrity Apprentice Charity Challenge, supporting the charities chosen by the celebrity contestants while driving consumer engagement with the show. “The New Celebrity Apprentice” premieres on January 2 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. With “The New Celebrity Apprentice” featuring a component that brings attention to worthwhile charities…

Titanic Replica Tycoon Hosts New York Dinner

Australian businessman and owner of Blue Star Cruise Line, Professor Clive Palmer, hosted the black-tie event aboard the retired 'USS Intrepid'. The organizers say that the event was attended by a who’s who of world leaders, senior diplomats and major political figures, who were treated to a lavish 11-course menu, first class entertainment and the unveiling of Titanic II blueprints. Singer/songwriter Roxy Darr's rendition of the song 'My Heart Will Go On', impressed Professor Palmer to the extent that he uploaded a video of her performance onto social networking site Vimeo.

U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards

Kris Kristofferson Attends Son's USCG Boot Camp Graduation

Singer, actor and songwriter Kris Kristofferson attended his son Jesse Kristofferson’s U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) boot camp commencement ceremony today in Cape May, N.J., the USCG reported. In a photo released by the USCG, Kris hands Jesse a certificate during the graduation ceremony of Alpha-190 at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J. Kristofferson's son was one of 78 graduates to enter the Coast Guard enlisted workforce where they will be stationed all over the country performing duties ranging from maritime law enforcement to search and rescue.

Ramsden Joins Hella Marine

Hella marine appointed Adam Ramsden to the position of sales manager for Europe, focusing primarily on Belgium, Denmark, France, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. An experienced sales and marketing professional, Ramsden specializes in international business development and client management. Until recently, Ramsden was sales director for global marine electronics manufacturer Scanstrut, focusing on its world-wide retail distribution and OEM client base. Prior to this…

Eye on the Navy

(Nov. 21, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits through the Pacific Ocean with Mt. Fuji in the background. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)

Scott Bergeron

Scott Bergeron appointed CEO of LISCR

Scott Bergeron has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry. Bergeron joined LISCR in 2000 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he developed a wide range of experience in the shipping industry, working for shipowner/manager Laurin Maritime, for Det Norske Veritas and for the US Coast Guard, as well as gaining practical seagoing experience on a variety of different types of ship. Yoram Cohen and Adam Cohen will remain as Chairman and Executive Vice-Chairman, respectively, of LISCR.

Seafarers' House Executive Director Lesley Warrick with Guy Harvey (Photo: Seafarers’ House)

Seafarers’ House Honors Guy Harvey

More than 300 guests came out on Saturday, May 21, to honor artist, conservationist and entrepreneur Guy Harvey as this year’s recipient of the Seafarers’ House International Golden Compass Award. The award is given each year to those who have achieved distinction in the maritime world, those whose vocation or avocation has been the sea, or those who have ministered to or otherwise assisted seafarers. The event, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., raised more than $300,000.

Arnold Donald (Photo: Carnival Corporation)

CLIA Taps Carnival CEO Donald as Global Chair

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Board of Directors has appointed Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, as Global Chair, effective January 1, 2017. Donald succeeds Adam M. Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who has served as CLIA Global Chairman since January 2015. “The cruise industry continues to grow and evolve at a record pace, making CLIA’s role more important than ever to act as a singular voice and advocate on behalf of the entire global cruise community…

Alex Harrison

LOC Appoints Harrison, Solomons

London Offshore Consultants (LOC) announced that Alex Harrison has assumed a new LOC Group role as Group Director, Energy Services effective October 13, 2014, after stepping down as Managing Director of LOC Australia. Taking over Harrison's role in Australia with effect from this same date is Adam Solomons. Harrison was a Director of LOC in London before transferring in 2005 to head LOC Australia which is now the second largest earnings generator in the LOC Group. He joined the LOC Group Ltd board in 2011.

Photo: Nile Dutch

NileDutch selects ClearMetal predictive platform

Ocean Carrier Nile Dutch will use ClearMetal's machine-learning approach to fleet and container utilization improvement. ClearMetal is a predictive logistics company that uses AI and machine learning to unlock new efficiencies for global trade. "Managing fleet and container utilization against a backdrop of fluctuating demand in today's highly complex market can be challenging," said Mark Kraaijenbrink, Director Information and Communications Technology for Nile Dutch. "We are…

Cruise ship design: Artist's impression courtesy of Yran & Storbraaten

Holland America Place Interior Design Contracts

The company's new Pinnacle-class cruise ship to feature interiors designed by two leading firms. Holland America Line has selected two design companies to create the interior spaces of the line's new 99,000-ton ship that is slated for delivery in February 2016. The first in a new Pinnacle-class of vessel, the ship will showcase decors by designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjorn Storbraaten. Tihany will join Storbraaten, who successfully worked with Holland America Line on Eurodam and  Nieuw Amsterdam, in designing the ship's public rooms. Adam D.

Latest on US E. & Gulf Coast Ports Threatened Strike

Negotiations between International Longshoremen's Association & U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) broke off abruptly Tuesday afternoon. The union and management said they were going to discuss container royalties, payments that are made to longshoremen based on the weight of containerized cargo. USMX has wanted to cap those payments. Bennie Holland, executive vice president of the ILA, said the union told management it was "willing to extend the contract to Feb. 1 and keep talking…

Three Somali Pirates to Appear in US Court

Three Somali men face a possible death penalty when they go on trial this week for a pirate attack that led to the death of four Americans. Jury selection begins Tuesday in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, for Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Sheikh Abrar, reports VOA. The three were among 15 Somalis arrested after the killing of the Americans aboard the Quest, a vessel hijacked by pirates near the coast of Somalia in February 2011. The U.S. indictment accuses Salad…

Wang Joins A/S Trumf Bunker

Adam Wang has been employed as Bunker Supplier at A/S Trumf Bunker. Wang brings extensive sales experience having most recently held the position of Sales Manager in a company outside the industry. Wang, who is Chinese, will focus on the Asian market, which according to Managing Director of A/S Trumf Bunker Kenni Goldenbeck has huge potential and plays a big part in the development and market focus for Trumf Bunker. With this international addition to the Trumf Bunker Team another step has been taken towards increased impact in the Asian region.