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Atlantic Marine Makes

Management Changes

McAlear Flemming

George Gibbs, chairman and CEO of

Atlantic Marine Holding Co., the parent company of Atlantic Marine shipyards in Jacksonville, Fla.. and Mobile. Ala., announced a management change. Ron

J. McAlear, former president and CEO of Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard, was named president of both Alabama

Shipyard, the construction division, and

Atlantic Marine-Mobile, the repair facil- ity. An industry veteran. McAlear served in various management positions at

Avondale Industries from 1988 to 2000.

Ed Fleming, who has been president of

Atlantic Dry Dock Corp.. the

Jacksonville repair division, since 1989. has also assumed new responsibilities as president of Atlantic Marine, Inc., the new construction arm of the

Jacksonville facility. Fleming has been with the company for more than 25 years. Fleming replaces Ed Doherty. who retired.

Ice Breaker Started at

Marinette Marine

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. held a keel laying ceremony at its Marinette

Marine subsidiary for the Coast Guard's newest icebreaker. Mackinaw. The cere- mony featured Admiral Thomas Collins, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, as the keynote speaker, with Jean Hastert. wife of J. Dennis Hastert. Speaker of the House, serving as the ship's sponsor and authenticator. "We are on schedule to deliver this innovative icebreaker in 2005," said

Dennis McCloskey. president of

Manitowoc Marine Group. "Not only is the MACKINAW the newest vessel we're building for the U.S. Coast Guard, it follows a series of 30 buoy tenders that we have built, many of which are now operating in the Atlantic and

Pacific Oceans, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on the Great Lakes." The Mackinaw will be approximately 240 ft. long, 60 ft. wide, and displace 3.500 long tons.

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TEN Orders Two 1A

Ice-Class Suezmaxes

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) ordered two suezmax, double hull. 1A ice-class 162,400-dwt tankers.

The vessels are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2007. Both vessels are to be constructed by Hyundai Heavy

Industries (HHI). and represent the 26th and 27th vessels in TEN's newbuilding program since 1997. TEN's manage- ment believes that these vessels will be in heavy demand by Russian. Finnish and Canadian based oil majors and char- terers in the near future, especially as many developing oilfields and ports cur- rently under development in Russia.

Eastern Siberia and Alaska will start producing oil and will require these spe- cialized tankers for its transportation.

Continuing Education


Telephone: 207-326-2211 Fax: 207-326-2218 e-mail:continuinged@mma 2004 Master Schedule (updated as changes occur/on the web at

Then outreach continuing education).



USCG on the web: To reach USCG BOSTON: Regional Examination

Center, 455 Commercial Street Boston, MA 02109-1045 Phone: (617) 223-3040.

The majority of MMA Continuing Education courses are programs designed to serve the needs of professional mariners, maritime industry personnel and other professionals engaged in businesses or services related to M.VIA's mission. Most are conducted at

MMA's campus in Castine. Some (as noted) are offered at Southern Maine Community

College's campus in South Portland. Particular courses such as Company/Ship and Port

Facility Security Officer Training as instructed by Maritime Protective Services, Inc (, may be contracted for private delivery at Castine or locations world- wide. Provide us with 30 days lead time, agree to a contracted price that includes a mini- mum # of seats (tuitions), instructor travel and expenses and we will do all possible to meet your request. Minimum enrollment determination is made three weeks prior to course start dates. All courses require deposits.CELIs are available for all courses.

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