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NOV 2017

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www.sea-technology.com November 2017 / st 45 Ashtead Technology appointed Brett Lestrange as U.K. regional director to lead the sales and technical team based in Aberdeen. With more than 25 years of experience, he previously worked as an executive officer at HCS Control Systems and was a founding partner of Frontrow Energy Partners and head of subsea at Expro Group. UTEC promoted Cory Goodyear , Mick Elmslie and Jonathan Watt to business unit directors in its Americas, Europe and Africa business units. Goodyear, who previously headed the Europe and Africa business unit will move to Hous- ton, while Elmslie and Watt will jointly lead operations in Europe and Africa. FarSounder welcomed Cassie Stetkiewicz as its new mar- keting and communications manager to work with the CEO and director of global sales in trade show organization, pub- lic relations and the development of client relationships. She previously worked at the Rhode Island-based world- wide tour operator Collette. Aqueos Corp. appointed Allan Palmer as project manager of special projects. Palmer has 43 years of industry experience and will work with Aqueos to provide marine construction and specialty subsea services, including commercial diving, ROVs and vessel-related services. The Maritime Alliance hired Christine Pereira as full-time program manager. Pereira previously participated in COP- 22 and the United Nations Ocean Conference as part of the contingent from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She has both international experience and multilingual skills and a degree from the UC San Diego School of Global Pol- icy and Strategy. Phoenix hired John Torgersen to lead quality management, oversee maintenance of commercial and military qual- ity standards and transition Phoenix to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Phoenix also hired retired U.S. Navy engineering duty officer and diver Matthew Long to oversee deep-ocean search and recovery. Hemisphere GNSS appointed Jürgen Reineke senior man- ager for business development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With nearly 30 years of experience in construc- tion and machine control markets, Reineke spent the last 10 years with Prolec, and previously 20 years with a Germany- based machine control dealer. The Society of Maritime Industries announced Russell Gould as its chairman. Gould has worked at GEC Marconi Radar and Defence Systems and headed the Commercial Radar and Navigation Equipment Division at Kelvin Hughes. He is also chairman of the Maritime UK Export & Investment Group, VP of CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) people and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technol- ogy (IET). KVH Videotel named Capt. Milind Karkhanis as sales di- rector for the Middle East. He has more than 40 years of experience, including 15 years on tankers, bulk carriers and container ships. He has also worked in ship-manning and operations in Mumbai and Hong Kong and is now in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. QPS announced Almar Hollaar as director of Europe and Dr. Jonathan Beaudoin as director of the Americas offices, following Tomas Hjelmberg's move to the role of director of maritime traffic management. Hollaar was previously head of customer support and Beaudoin was head of product management and QPS chief scientist. ST November Issue 20 Years Ago 1997. Coral reef repair was underway in Puerto Rico after a freighter ran aground and damaged the coral. Repair was a cooperation between NOAA, Puerto Rico and Rama Ship- ping of Thailand. … NASA was testing an unmanned robotic submersible to help with recovering spent space shuttle rock- et boosters, to drain them of water and restore their ability to float. … A UUV and mine warfare systems article noted that Northrop Grumman had participated in the German Navy's MJ 2000 surface ship mine-hunting development that used unmanned surface ships towing underwater vehicles con- taining mine-detection sonars. 15 Years Ago 2002. A UN Environment Programme report detailed the global threat to coastal populations and the environment from untreated sewage discharges and identified coastal habitats, fisheries, marine wildlife and the people of the Asian, northwest Pacific and West African sea regions as most threatened. … The U.S. Coast Guard issued one of the first approvals of LED-based marine lights with acceptance of the Carmanah 700 series solar-powered LED. … Australia designated the largest-to-date marine reserve at the Heard Island and McDonald Islands, a 65,000-sq. km area around an uninhabited island group near the Antarctic Circle and between Australia and South Africa in the southern Indian Ocean. 10 Years Ago 2007. A lost WWII submarine, Wahoo, was located after a decade of international work, including video provided by the Russian Navy, electronic surveys sponsored by the Rus- sia-based Sakhalin Energy Investment Corp. and sponsorship by the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park in Hawaii. … Researchers at Stanford identified Zebrafish as a candi- date for study of sleep in fish and narcolepsy in humans. … A species of kelp presumed extinct was discovered near the Galapagos Islands using a mathematical model to predict likely habitats based on light, depth, nutrients and satellite information. ST st looks back

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