IMO SG Emeritus William O’Neil Passes Away
William A. O’Neil, Secretary-General Emeritus of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has died in the United Kingdom, aged 93.O’Neil was elected Secretary-General of the IMO for a first term of Office beginning in 1990, a second term beginning in 1994, a third term beginning in 1998 and a further two-year term from 2002 to 31 December 2003. He was the second longest serving Secretary-General of IMO.Current IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim expressed his sincere condolences to the Canadian Government…
Future Maritime Design: NETSCo Sponsors Student Design Competition
NETSCo announced the winners of the 2018 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Student Design Competition held recently during the 2018 SNAME Maritime Convention in Providence, RI. Many interesting designs were devised with over 150 students participating in the competition. Congratulations to our winning teams: First Place Team 9 – Black Friday; Second Place, Team 8 – PlayBuoy; and, Third Place, Team 5 – Team Boats.The Competition is organized by the SNAME Student Steering Committee (SSC)…
Flores Named VP at NETSCo
Engineering, design and maritime consulting services provider NETSCo, Inc. has recently promoted Jan Flores to vice president, and welcomed new additions Trish McIntyre as engineering manager and Matt Davidson as junior naval architect/marine engineer. “In recent years, Jan has been instrumental in the success and growth of NETSCo and I am excited to promote him to this important position,” said Rich Mueller, founder, president and CEO of NETSCo. “Jan’s experience in taking our company goals and vision to new levels has strengthened our status as an industry leader.
Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation
St. CMS operates a range of marine simulation equipment that covers a broad range of marine and offshore activities. Much of the equipment is highly specialized and unique including fully motion capable simulators. The center also provides technical management and support of simulation equipment that is used by other parts of the Marine Institute. CMS simulation activities can be divided into three main areas; Training, Industrial Response, and Applied Research. To support these…
InterMoor Appoints Price as Canada Country Manager
InterMoor, an Acteon company, has appointed Joe Price as Country Manager for InterMoor Canada based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the regional hub for the Canadian offshore oil and gas sector. Price, a native Newfoundlander, is a graduate of the Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering program at Memorial University of Newfoundland and brings with him over 14 years’ offshore oil and gas industry experience. Over the course of his career, Price has worked extensively on the engineering…
Simulating the Next Big Thing
As simulation technology evolves, the methods and techniques used to train today’s mariners are also changing. A growing list of regulatory training and competency requirements is further complicating the already crowded ‘to do’ list for today’s mariners and tomorrow’s future professionals alike. That’s not going to change any time soon. What is changing, however, is the way in which maritime training institutions utilize the latest in cutting edge simulation technologies. New equipment…
MEOPAR, Irving Shipbuilding Support Ocean Research
The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) network and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. have partnered to award $1.8 million in support of nine new ocean research projects that align with MEOPAR’s aim to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate and respond to marine risk. “Irving Shipbuilding’s $1 million contribution in support of progressive, coast-to-coast-to-coast marine research highlights the importance of effective industry and academic partnerships,” said MEOPAR Scientific Director Dr. Douglas Wallace.
Realignment at ABS Americas
ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, announces the realignment of its Americas Division operations to create two new regions – Canada and Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. This realignment strengthens localized leadership to help ABS members and clients take advantage of expanding opportunities. “ABS recognizes that the expansion of the Panama Canal, increased Arctic operations and growth in LNG markets present pivotal opportunities for our members and clients…
Damen Launches Ice Class RoPax Ferry
The second of two 80-meter ice class Ro-Pax ferries - the MV Legionnaire - has been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The naming was performed by Lori Anne Companion, Deputy Minister at the Department of Transportation and Works of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The MV Legionnaire is sister ship to the MV Veteran, launched earlier this year at the Romanian yard. Both vessels are part of a large vessel replacement program being undertaken by the Provincial Government.
Marine Institute Maps Atlantic Sea Bed
A team of international scientists, led by the Marine Institute in Ireland, has completed a transatlantic sea bed mapping exercise, which has revealed previously uncharted seabed features including mountains and ridges taller than Carrauntoohil. Footprints of icebergs moving across the seabed, an ancient glacial moraine and a mountain higher than Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry have been mapped across the Atlantic by the team of scientists on board the State’s research ship, the MV Celtic Explorer.
2H Offshore Strengthens Flexible Riser Service
2H Offshore, an Acteon company, is adding to its flexible marine riser engineering capabilities by growing its teams in Aberdeen and Kuala Lumpur, the company announced today. Flexible riser engineer, Gilles Gardner, has been hired as a technical manager to support 2H’s growing flexible riser engineering service offering from the Aberdeen office. Gardner will assist the local management team in the development of 2H’s flexible riser analysis and engineering capability in the region.
BRTP Hires Molloy as General Manager
Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP), a SCHOTTEL HYDRO company, said it continues to honor its commitment to hire local as Dr. Sue Molloy has been brought on board as General Manager to guide the company as it grows from its first project with the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) to be a leader in Canadian tidal power. Molloy, who received her doctorate in Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, is a Canadian expert in tidal power representing Canada on a number of standards and research committees. Prof. Dr.
WFSA Ferry Design Competition: University Team Wins
The World Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) has announced the results of its Second Annual international student design competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry. The goal of the design competition is to elicit new approaches for ferry design in the developing world as well as to encourage designers to enter this arena for which there is a need and a developing market. Ms. Roberta Weisbrod, WFSA’s Executive Director, said: “The Sewol disaster reminds us that these are all our children.
AXYS Deliver Newfoundland Oceanogrphic Buoys
AXYS Technologies Inc. deliver 8 oceanographic buoys to the Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (Marine Institute ). The buoys will expand the existing ocean observing network, known as “SmartBay ”, located at Placentia Bay along Newfoundland’s southern coastline. The data provides fishermen, vessel operators, weather forecasters and other stakeholders near real time access to a variety of marine meteorological and oceanographic data. The Marine Institute plans to deploy the buoys in the spring and summer of 2013…
Canada Makes Marine Atlantic Board Appointment
Sharon R. Duggan has been appointed to the board of Marine Atlantic Inc. by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. Marine Atlantic Inc. is a federal Crown corporation that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. The corporation provides a constitutionally mandated passenger and commercial marine transportation service between the Island of Newfoundland and the Province of Nova Scotia. Its mission is to provide a safe, environmentally responsible and quality ferry service in a reliable and cost-effective manner.
Lockheed Martin Seeking Atlantic Canada Companies for Shipbuilding Projects
Lockheed Martin Canada, a major supplier of systems, software and professional services to the Royal Canadian Navy, will be in Saint John, Halifax and St. John’s this week to meet with companies that could become partners and suppliers on shipbuilding projects, including the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships and other future programs. In each location, Lockheed Martin officials will provide a briefing on how companies can prepare and position themselves for shipbuilding work through…
ABS Hosts Arctic Workshops
Industry experts share views on key Arctic R&D issues. ABS, a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, offers a series of Arctic workshops that aim to help define the region’s most pressing research and development (R&D) needs. The next workshop on the agenda takes place March 19-20 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where approximately 70 Arctic specialists from industry and academia will brainstorm challenges and potential solutions to operating in harsh and frontier areas and identify new joint research opportunities.
Dynamic Positioning in Ice Research Project Gets Green Light
Kongsberg Maritime DP and simulation systems provide foundation for improving ice operations. The final piece of a CAD $8.5 million research project to improve DP operations in ice fell into place on May 23, 2012 when the Government of Canada announced a contribution of $3.2 million to the project from the Atlantic Innovation Fund, administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Led by long-time Kongsberg Maritime simulator customer CMS – the Centre for Marine Simulation (Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University)…
STX Adds to Canada-based Staff
STX Marine announces expansion of staff in Ottawa office. John Hensler Mandy has joined STX Marine as the manager of our Electrical Engineering department He brings with him over 20 years of experience in the Naval/Marine power generation protection industry. With a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and an extensive background in government vessels, John will prove to be a key asset as we launch our electrical engineering department. Chad Oldfield has also joined our Ottawa office as a Naval Architect with an emphasis in CFD and FEA.
Dr. Basu Joins Webb Institute Faculty
Dr. Roger Basu has joined the faculty at Webb Institute as Associate Professor of Naval Architecture. Dr. Basu has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the marine industry primarily involved with the analysis and reliability of ship and offshore structures. He recently retired from the American Bureau of Shipping as the Director of Shared Technology where his responsibilities included the lead in establishing the ABS Harsh Environment Technology Center in conjunction with Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Basu is well known in the industry.
STX Marine Promotes Carroll
STX Marine Inc. announced that Mike Carroll has been promoted to the position of Vice President – Operations for the Houston office. He has been with the company for 10 years and has been instrumental in expanding the capabilities and profile of the company in the US and will be responsible for the further success and development of the office. He has considerable experience in managing the design of a wide range of complex vessels and marine structures and is active in working…
ABS Harsh Environment Technology Center
ABS announced at the Second Annual Arctic Shipping North America Conference in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada, the creation of the ABS Harsh Environment Technology Center located on the campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). The Center will support the development of technologies for ships and offshore structures operating in harsh environments, particularly the Arctic. Applied research will be conducted to study vessels and units operating in ice covered waters, low temperature environments and severe wave and wind climates.