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Carlos Maenhout Retires, Bruno Storms takes the helm at BMT Belgium

Effective July 1, 2021, Carlos Maenhout is retiring from his position as Founder and Managing Director of BMT Belgium, the company that he and his wife founded in 1991, a company subsequently sold to the BMT Group in 2005. Photo courtesy BMT

Effective July 1, 2021, Carlos Maenhout is retiring from his position as Founder and Managing Director of BMT Belgium, the company that he and his wife founded in 1991, a company subsequently sold to the BMT Group in 2005.Carlos Maenhout qualified with a Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Ghent,

AST Group, OneWeb Team Collaborate

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This week, OneWeb's Maritime team had a long-awaited in-person meeting with colleagues at The AST Group.OneWeb's Maritime team – Carole Plessy, Dave Bell and Alexandra Kenworthy got to have that long-awaited in-person meeting. They met colleagues at The AST Group – Gregory Darling, Stuart Castell and Barney Gray.

Erma First Acquires one TANK LLC, "World's Smallest BWTS"

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Ballast water equipment maker Erma First expands its portfolio and brings "the world’s smallest" ballast water treatment system to the international market through its acquisition of US firm oneTANK LLC.oneTANK, a subsidiary of Glosten, developed a small scale innovative, low-cost, IMO

Northern Lights Partners with MAN Engines & Components

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Northern Lights announced a new partnership with MAN Engines & Components, when on June 30 2021, Northern Lights acquired MAN Engines West Coast distributor Rabaul Diesel Inc (RDI). Northern Lights  said the deal with MAN is a great addition to its family of products including Northern Lights marine generators,

DSC Dredge Names Laiche as Engineering Director

Scott Laiche (Photo: DSC Dredge)

DSC Dredge announced it has promoted Scott Laiche to Director of Engineering, overseeing both DSC's Engineering and Automation teams.“Scott has been with DSC for nine years and has been a vital part of the growth of our Engineering department,” said William J. Wetta, EVP and Chief Technology Officer with DSC,

Global Mercy Joins Mercy Ships' Fleet and, with Volunteers, Delivers Hope in Africa

Mercy Ships announces the delivery of the Global Mercy — the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, built to more than double its capacity to deliver safe healthcare and medical training to Africa. (Photo courtesy Mercy Ships)

Each year, 16.9 million people die due to lack of access to surgical care, according to Lancet Global Surgery 2030 Report. A large percentage of these deaths occur in Africa’s developing nations, where the fragile healthcare systems simply cannot support the overwhelming need for safe surgical procedures.

SOS: Stranded, Shattered Seafarers Threaten Global Supply Lines

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"I've seen grown men cry," says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn't set foot on dry land in more than seven months and isn't sure when he'll go home."We are forgotten and taken for granted," he says of the plight facing tens of thousands of seafarers like him, stranded

Report says BHP Mulls Oil & Gas Exit

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Global miner BHP Group is considering getting out of oil and gas in a multibillion-dollar exit as it looks to speed up its retreat from fossil fuels, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.The world's biggest miner is reviewing its petroleum business and considering options including a trade sale,

Eimskip Names New CFO

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Iceland-based shipping and logistics firm Eimskip has appointed María Björk Einarsdóttir as CFO, to take over from Egill Örn Petersen, who has decided to resign due to personal reasons. Egill Örn Petersen, who has been the CFO of Eimskip since the beginning of 2019,

Connectivity Key to Seafarer Welfare, Inmarsat Sponsored Report says


Inmarsat sponsored a new report which explores the future of seafaring to 2050, a report that offers not just insights on connectivity, rather recommendations on how shipping, training institutions and welfare services can respond to the changing needs of tomorrow’s seafarers.Dubbed ‘A fair future for seafarers?’,

The Shearer Group Adds Two Naval Architects

From left to right: Colton Bonnaure and Jacob Frost (Photo: TSGI)

Naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) announced two new additions to its team. The company has hired Colton Bonnaure and Jacob Frost as naval architects.Bonnaure graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering and was

KOTUG Training, AMC Search ink Partnership

AMC recently installed 2 Rotortug simulator bridges, the first of its kind on Tasmania and Australia’s east coast. Image courtesy KOTUG Training

KOTUG Training & Consultancy, the training and consultancy division of KOTUG, and AMC Search, the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College (AMC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a long-term strategic partnership. The MoU encompasses exclusive training of (tug) masters,

Dominicana Caribbean Shipyards, the New Face in Caribbean Shipbuilding and Repair

(Left to Right): Arturo Camarena (Managing Director: Ciramar Shipyards), Luis Contrearas Pena (President – Ciramar Shipyards), Harald Fassmer (Managing Director – Fassmer GmbH & Co.), Craig Ronald Gundry (General Manager – Fassmer Technical Projects)

Ciramar Shipyards and Fassmer Technical Projects ink a deal to Create Dominicana Caribbean ShipyardsCiramar Shipyards signed a strategic alliance with Fassmer Technical Projects that establishes the basis for cooperation in various areas, including design and construction of new ships and multipurpose vessels manufactured in the Dominican Republic.

McDonald Named ABS Chief Operating Officer

John McDonald (Photo: ABS)

John McDonald will become ABS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer as Tony Nassif has announced his plans to retire on December 31, 2021.As part of the company’s succession planning process, McDonald will assume the head operations role on July 26, 2021. Celebrating 25 years of service with ABS this year,

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