Thordon appoints Michael Haraldsson to oversee growth in Europe and Middle East

Canadian shaft bearings and seal systems company Thordon Bearings has appointed Michael Haraldsson to the role of Marine Business Development Manager. A native of Sweden, Haraldsson has more than 25 years of strategic sales experience across a myriad of maritime sectors, having held senior sales positions with well-known original equipment manufacturers and service providers, including […]

Isle of Man Ship Registry announces new Deputy Director

The Department for Enterprise has announced the appointment of Toby Brooks as the new Deputy Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. Mr Brooks has a strong classification and statutory background, joining the Isle of Man Ship Registry after 24 years’ employment within classification society Bureau Veritas. He has spent a number of years […]

Sailors’ Society welcomes new Greek Ambassador ahead of local expansion

Sailors’ Society has welcomed a new Greek Ambassador to its fold ahead of the maritime charity’s plans to further expand its existing work in Greece. Costis Frangoulis, CEO, President and Founder of Franman, which provides ship building, consultancy and security services, is the latest industry figure to lend his support to the 201-year-old welfare organisation. […]

Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days

ISL Star, a bulk carrier managed by Wallem Group, together with the US Coast Guard, successfully retrieved a crew of eight Indonesian fishermen adrift for over a week after their boat lost power in the middle of the western Pacific. The Hallelujar, a 60ft Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel of wooden construction, had been adrift for 10 […]

Witherbys and The North of England P&I Association announce publishing partnership

North P&I Club and specialist publisher Witherby Publishing Group have announced a new partnership. The partnership will see Witherbys publish and distribute North’s range of Loss Prevention publications. North has a unique collection of Loss Prevention Guides to provide ship operators and seafarers with the straightforward practical advice needed to deal with everyday operations and […]

LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI.

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for the network security digital component of its Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS), confirming that the approved component performs its functionality seamlessly.This is the first ever type approval of a digital component. Digital type approval delivers an assurance system to provide confidence in the […]

Campbell Johnston Clark opens in Miami and appoints Neil Bayer as partner

Shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) is opening a Miami office after appointing well-known Florida-based litigator Neil Bayer as a partner. Mr Bayer will head a team focusing on marine claims, with an emphasis on hull and yacht work. The London-headquartered firm, which also has offices in Singapore and Newcastle, opens for business in […]