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Ocean Safety Completes Arctic Safety Training

Ocean Safety training for ICE-SAR and Sonar in cold Icelandic waters.   The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has just completed a chilly training session to safety authorities in Iceland in conjunction with the company’s Iceland service agent Sónar EHF,

Wesmar Introduces New Catch Sensors

Wesmar, a U.S. manufacturer of sonar equipment, has introduced its new line of trawl sonar catch sensors. ‘They are the fastest and most powerful on the market,” said Dennis Soderberg, WESMAR’s Vice President of the Electronics Division.

Horizon Lines to Meet in Charlotte in June

Horizon Lines Sets Date for Annual Meeting of Stockholders.   Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL) today announced that it has established a record date for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders. The company's stockholders of record at the close of business on April 9,

Marad Seeks USMMA Superintendent

Job Title:Superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy   Department:Department Of Transportation / Agency:Maritime Administration   Job Announcement Number: MARAD.SES-2012-0002 SALARY RANGE: $119,554.

CMA CGM Reshuffles Some Routes

CMA CGM announces the reshuffling of its Asia-West Med Services.     CMA CGM announces the reshuffling of its services on the Asia-West Mediterranean trade in partnership with Maersk Line (ML). As from early April 2012,

Action Demanded for Stranded Moroccan Crews

Over 100 Moroccan seafarers on four vessels are facing shortages of food, fuel and pay in the port of Algeciras, Spain, following a drastic reduction of operations by Morocco’s Comarit/Comanav Ferry company that has led to the laying up of 11 ships in Spanish, French and Moroccan ports.

The Pirate Surge That Never Was

  In September 2011, as the monsoon began to blow itself out, there were grave warnings from a number of sources and analysts that the shipping industry could expect to see a significant surge in pirate activity as conditions in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean became more favorable.

Iridium CEO Matthew Desch Wins Award

Matthew (Matt) Desch, Chief Executive Officer, Iridium Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM), has been named Via Satellite’s Satellite Executive of the Year for 2011. Iridium boasted a strong performance in 2011 that exceeded estimates on nearly every metric.

Opinante to Chair IMUA

Kevin O’Brien, President & CEO, of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA), announced that the Board of Directors, at its recent meeting, has voted Peter Opinante to assume the Chairmanship of the Board.

Imtech Marine Reshapes Radio Holland US Ops

Imtech Marine will reshape its Radio Holland organization in the US. Key initiatives include the expansion of the service network to an increased number of ports; the broadening of the product portfolio;

Hapag-Lloyd: Share Purchase Welcomed

“Hapag-Lloyd, the management and all the employees are delighted with the solution and are pleased that this agreement was reached so fast”, Michael Behrendt, Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd AG,

Former CNO Roughead Joins Northrop Grumman Board

Northrop Grumman Corporation  elected retired U.S. Navy Admiral Gary Roughead to its board of directors. Roughead served as the 29th Chief of Naval Operations for the Navy prior to his retirement from the service in 2011.