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Inmarsat Expects Asia Pacific Coverage to Double

Jatinder Singh, Asokan Nallasivam, and Brett Schipp (L-R) - Inmarsat’s Perth Launch team, who supported both Inmarsat’s I-6 F1 and F2 satellites during launch and early orbit. Image courtesy Inmarsat

Inmarsat’s I-6 F1 satellite has connected to new ground stations in Perth and Merredin, Western Australia, as it aims to provide an upgrade in communications availability for the region.I-6 F1 launched in December 2021 and spent seven months travelling to geostationary orbit above the Atlantic. The

Migeon Named CEO, Chairman of Bio-UV Group

Laurent-Emmanuel Migeon is the new Chairman and CEO of Bio-UV Group. Image courtesy Bio-UV Group

French water treatment specialist Bio-UV Group appointed Laurent-Emmanuel Migeon as its new Chairman and CEO, succeeding company founder Benoît Gillmann.Migeon, who has co-managed BIO-UV Group with Gillmann for the past five years, has a track record in the life sciences, environmental and agrifood sectors,

Interview: Harry Stewart, President & CEO, The Dutra Group

Harry Stewart, President and CEO, The Dutra Group, at the controls of the Harry S. Photo courtesy The Dutra Group

Harry Stewart recently took the helm as President and CEO of The Dutra Group, succeeding Bill T. Dutra, the man who founded the company at the age of 26 and led it for the last 50 years. With a renewed vigor for national infrastructure, there are myriad opportunities in the dredging and marine construction sectors,

Fincantieri Donates to Local Museum, Veterans Organization

Fincantieri Marine Repair is now serving as a Hangar Sponsor the Jacksonville Naval Museum, a role that will provide $50,000 in funding over several years to provide necessary renovations and upgrades to the Museum’s retired warship USS Orleck. Fincantieri also recently supported the Museum by providing

Steerprop Name Ekegren Arctic Segment Director

Steerprop appointed Tom Ekegren as Arctic Segment Director.  Image courtesy Steerprop

Steerprop appointed Tom Ekegren as Arctic Segment Director. Ekegren, Master Mariner and Executive MBA, comes to Steerprop from icebreaker owner and operator Arctia Ltd. where he has held various top management roles since 2016, the most recent being the position of Global Chartering Sales and Operations Manager.

Perez Named CEO of The Hiller Companies

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The Hiller Companies, a provider of fire and life safety services and portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., has named Santiago Perez Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Perez was most recently CEO of Keter Environmental Services. Previously, he held senior leadership positions at Schneider Electric, where he oversaw the U.

Hunsucker Named President of Kohler Power Systems

Kohler announced the appointment of Charles Hunsucker to the role of President - Kohler Power Systems reporting to Brian Melka, Group President – Energy.Hunsucker joined Kohler Co. in 2000 and has held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility within the organization. His previous appointment

Farra Marine Orders Seven New CTVs

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Irish crew transfer vessel (CTV) owner and operator Farra Marine has expanded its fleet of CTVs after ordering another seven vessels from Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard International. The new CTVs are part of the WindFlex-27 series, and when complete will couble Farra Marine CTV fleet servicing the UK and European offshore wind industry.

DMB Takes Over the Anschütz Group

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Anschütz, a brand with more than a century history (since 1905), has a new owner and is part of DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, meaning that Raytheon Anschütz GmbH is to be renamed Anschütz GmbH once the entry in the commercial register has been made.DMB takes over

Mass Maritime Creates School of Engineering

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy is in the process of restructuring its former Engineering Department with the formation of the School of Engineering.To be headed by an Associate Dean, the School of Engineering will be composed of the Departments of Marine Engineering, Facilities Engineering, and Energy Systems Engineering.

SSY Acquires Westshore, Enters Offshore Sector

Stanko Jekov, SSY Managing Partner. Photo courtesy SSY

Simpson Spence Young (SSY) agreed on the terms to acquire Norwegian Westshore Shipbrokers AS, part of SSY’s strategy to enter into the global offshore sector. Based in Kristiansand, Norway, Westshore was launched in 1987.“This acquisition marks the first step in realising one of SSY’s key strategic objectives,

OSK Group Fortifies Strategic Segment of OSK Defense

Commander Lars Povl Jensen is new Head of Defence in OSK Group. Copyright: OSK Group

Danish ship designers OSK continue to cement its position within naval ship design with the establishment of OSK Defense – a strategic department solely designated to specialized naval design, both nationally and internationally. Heading the new department will be Commander Lars Povl Jensen, who has

Boluda to Acquire Smit Lamnalco, Tugboat Fleet to Top 600

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Boluda Corporación Marítima, through its Boluda Towage division, has reached an agreement to acquire Smit Lamnalco, the world's fifth-largest towage operator.With the acquisition of Smit Lamnalco, Boluda Towage will boast a fleet of 600 tugboats with its tendrils reaching 50 countries and 148 ports around the world.

VIDEO: Patrick Ryan Named CTO at ABS

ABS appointed Patrick Ryan as Chief Technology Officer. Image courtesy ABS

As Patrick Ryan assumes the top tech exec spot at ABS, Maritime Reporter TV interviewed him on the eve of the announcement. While shipowners face multiple technology challenges ahead, Ryan said a top priority is the bridging of technology from the fundamental phase into operational solutions. ABS appointed

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