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Saturday, March 28, 2020

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Hanseaticsoft Urges Companies to Help Seafarers Reduce Stress

This year as Stress Awareness month (April) coincides with a global pandemic Hanseaticsoft, a provider of maritime software is urging shipping companies to tackle stress and depression amongst seafarers by ensuring connectivity at sea.During the coronavirus crisis this is even more imperative. Global travel restrictions and changes to crew change over frequencies could start to have a negative impact on seafarer’s health and well being if they have to stay on their ship longer…

Aleksander Askeland (Photo: Yara Marine)

Yara Appoints Askeland as New CSO

Yara Marine Technologies has appointed Aleksander Askeland as Chief Sales Officer, effective March 1st. Askeland has worked for the broader Yara group since 2016, starting in the Industrial segment for the Environmental Solutions business unit, then managing the Animal Nutrition Business unit (350 MEUR revenue). He has also worked on strategic projects in Supply Chain and Strategy & Business Development.Prior to joining Yara, Askeland worked four years as Director for Sales & Business Development for the Store Norske mining company in Svalbard.

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OSM Launches Seafarer Mental Health Campaign

OSM has chosen The Day of the Seafarer to launch a global campaign aimed at safeguarding and improving the mental health of its 11,000 crew members. The year long initiative, christened How Healthy is Your Mind: An OSM Seafarers’ Guide to Positive Mental Health, will be pushed out across the 500 plus vessels managed by the business, addressing an increasingly pressing, but often overlooked, industry issue. According to a recent report carried out by Sailors’ Society and Yale University…

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A Quarter of Seafarers Show Signs of Depression -Report

More than a quarter of seafarers show signs of depression - and many won’t ask for help, according to a study of seafarers’ mental health presented at Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea conference on March 16, London. The study of more than 1,000 seafarers was carried out by international maritime charity Sailors’ Society and Yale University, with more than one in six of the respondents coming from the UK. Some 26 per cent of seafarers said they had felt “down, depressed or hopeless” on several days over the previous two weeks.

Promotions at J.F. Lehman

J.F. Lehman & Company, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the aerospace, defense and maritime sectors, has promoted Glenn M. Shor to Managing Director effective July 1, 2016. he firm also recently promoted David F. Thomas to Vice President and R. Benjamin “Ben” Hatcher to Senior Associate. Shor joined the firm in 2010 as a Senior Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2011 and Principal in 2014. Previously, Shor was a private equity investment professional with both D.E. Shaw & Co. and Providence Equity Partners.

Projections for the aviation and shipping industries' share of global CO2 emissions under various regulatory and demand scenarios. (Graphic courtesy of ENVI/European Parliament)

After Paris, A Move to Rein In Emissions by Ships

As the world moves to slash CO2 emissions, the shipping and aviation sectors have managed to remain on the sidelines. But the pressure is now on these two major polluting industries to start controlling their emissions at last - a report by Yale University. International aviation and shipping emissions were excluded from the Paris pact, which introduced limits on greenhouse gas emissions for all nations starting in 2020. With power generation, manufacturing, domestic transport…

Advocating for Seafarers’ Health

A new Seafarer Wellness Program, made possible by a grant from the New York Community Trust, continues the Institute’s efforts of providing seafarers with support services in port. In 2014, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) began collaborating with two American medical institutions to focus on preventative medicine and healthy lifestyles for seafarers. At its Center in Port Newark, students from Rutgers University School of Nursing provide health assessments, preventative medicine and healthy living advice for seafarers.

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USN Announces 2015 Young Investigators

It's a career-defining moment for 36 college and university faculty April 30, as the Department of the Navy announces the recipients of its 2015 Young Investigator Program, one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country. Collectively, awardees will receive $18.8 million in grants to fund research across a range of naval-relevant science and technology areas. This is a banner year for the program, administered by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), which increased funding by 50 percent over last year.

Paul E. Simons (Photo: United States Department of State)

Simons Named IEA Deputy Executive Director

Senior U.S. Paul Simons, a senior United States diplomat with a strong background in energy and economic policy, has been selected to be the new Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. Simons will take up his position on July 8, 2015. In his role as Deputy Executive Director, Simons will support the Executive Director in providing leadership and strategic direction to the agency, including advancing the global engagement strategy, strengthening cooperation with nonmember countries as well as initiatives with key partner countries.

Moving Ahead with MLC: the true course to compliance.

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) impacts  the world’s 1.3 million mariners in one way or another. In a nutshell, MLC embraces fundamental principles found in other international labor conventions and applies to all ships entering member port states, as well as to all flag state signatories. Entering into force on 20 August 2013, one year after registering 30 ratifications of countries representing over 33 per cent of the world gross tonnage of ships, the convention today has been ratified by more than 60 states, representing 80 percent of global shipping.

Globecomm Displays Communication Range at Posidonia

Specialist communications provider Globecomm Maritime said it will use the Posidonia 2014 exhibition to showcase the latest additions to its innovative range of connectivity management solutions. Globecomm also said it will provide a chance for users to hear from experts on how to get the best from next generation ship-shore communications solutions. New from Globecomm is Nimbus, a scalable platform solution for managing and simplifying ship and shore-based communications, enabling users to choose the applications and levels of user control that suit them best.

Martin D. Slade, Lecturer, Director of Research, Yale Occupational & Environmental Medicine and Dr. Rafael Y. Lefkowitz, MD MPH, Clinical Instructor, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

MLC Mandated Medical Management for Mariners

Managed medical care specialist Future Care is changing the way the maritime industry looks at mariner healthcare. The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) has forever changed the way vessel operators look at healthcare for the world’s 1.3 million mariners. For some, it means simple compliance with a minimum set of standards and managing the costs associated with that standard. For others, MLC is a call to arms for those who work to make sure that healthcare at sea means more than just emergency telemedicine services.

Future Care, Yale School of Medicine to Host CMA Panel

This Seminar will be held at the Connecticut Maritime Association Exhibition in Stamford, Connecticut, at 3 p.m. EST on March 19, 2014, in the Charter Oak Seminar room. The distinguished panel of experts will discuss the growing prevalence of shipboard telemedical diagnosis and treatment and its effect on the immediate and long term health care of the international seafarer. The panel discussion will kick off with remarks by Christina DeSimone, CEO of Future Care Inc. The panel discussion will featureMartin Slade…

Alion Names Kevin Boyle General Counsel

Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, announced that Kevin Boyle has joined the company as General Counsel. Mr. Boyle’s expertise includes government contracts law and litigation, M&A, equity and debt financing, SEC compliance and intellectual property. He will support Alion’s worldwide growth strategy as well as corporate governance and ethics initiatives. Mr. Boyle was formerly General Counsel for MCR, LLC, where he…

Susan Daly

Susan Daly Appointed to Landing School Board of Directors

The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating tomorrow’s marine industry professionals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Daly to their Board of Directors. Ms. Daly is an accomplished sailor and longtime supporter of the marine industry. As a Trustee on the Board of Directors, Daly will contribute to the mission, curriculum and overall strategy of The Landing School. Daly’s sailing experience began at the age of ten when she started racing at a regional level. Since the age of 18 she has raced extensively at the national and international level.

Christina DeSimone, CEO of Future Care

MLC 2006 & You

I must admit, I am a little bit confused. With that as a backdrop, please explain why there would be resistance to MLC 2006. Before you answer, and to be fair, my opening line said I’m confused, not stupid. I know that there is an onerous level of new regulation from the international, national and regional levels, a myriad of new rules and regulations regarding the design, outfit, operation and disposal of commercial vessels that is placing a hefty dent in ship owner’s bottom lines.

AMS Safety Awards Recipients for 2013

American Maritime Safety, Inc. (AMS) announced that the Houston Pilots Association, Maersk Line, Limited, Un-Cruise Adventures and The Vane Brothers Company would be the recipients of the 2013 AMS Safety Awards. AMS is a nonprofit maritime trade association, which facilitates the maritime industry's compliance with international shipping protocols and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulations. The AMS consortium is comprised of more than 400 vessel owners and operators. It is the leading maritime industry association specializing in regulatory compliance in the United States.

Transpacific Trade Organizational Changes

MOL has announced the following organizational changes which will take effect in August 2013. These changes will further build the MOL organization as one that customers and employees can continue to count on. Calvin Duffaut, assistant vice president, yield management and corporate communications for MOL (America) Inc. has been promoted to vice president, yield management of MOL Liner and will relocate to Hong Kong. Duffaut joined MOL in 2007 after many years of management experience in trade management…

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Seafarers Far More Often Sick Than Injured

Yale University School of Medicine presents preliminary results of the Future Care, Inc. / Yale University Seafarer’s Health Study. In a presentation conducted in the Union League Club in New York City, Yale University Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program in collaboration with Future Care, Inc., reported the initial results of the pilot study on the health of seafarers internationally, initiated in March 2012. Using Future Care’s unique experience as internationally…