2013 Full Program

Thank you for being a part of the 2013 WorkBoat Professional Series. Please check back regularly to see the 2014 program.

The WorkBoat Professional series will feature tiered programming that focuses on • Business Management • Legal and Regulatory Issues • Marine Safety and Security • Technical Issues/Advancements

The 2013 Program included:

Wednesday, October 9th

11:30AM- 12:30PM

Shipyard Day Keynote FREE Presented by: Shane Guidry, Chairman and CEO, Harvey Gulf International Marine

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Solving Subchapter M Compliance Issues- Solving Subchapter M Compliance Issues: There still are many unanswered questions surrounding Subchapter M — regulations for the inspection of towing vessels — and compliance. This session will review Subchapter M, look at where we are in the process and what we can expect moving forward. Join in this discussion with experts on the issue. Moderated by: Ken Hocke, Senior Technical Editor, WorkBoat Magazine Presented by: Gerald T. Frentz, E-Learning and IT Specialist, Seamens Church Institute Center for Maritime Education, Robert Russo, Owner, Maritime License Training Co & Kevin Gilheany, International Consultant, Maritime Compliance International, Michael F. Vitt, Vice President and General Counsel, EN Bisso & Son

1:00PM- 2:30PM

Progress in Propulsion Technology- Progress in Propulsion Technology: Learn about progress in propulsion technology including the need for improvements in propulsion, the integration of propulsion to vessel design based on modern analysis techniques, and the importance of propulsion controls and condition monitoring. The session will also make recommendations on the preparation of technical specifications that will minimize change orders and streamline purchasing.  Presented by:Elias Boletis, Director Propulsion Research & Development, Wartsila Corporation & Joseph Payne, P.E., Electrical Department Manager, Guido Perla & Associates

2:30PM- 3:30PM

WorkBoat Environmental Awards/Shipyard Day Awards - FREE

4:00PM- 5:00PM

Mix-Speed Hybrid Propulsion for Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels-This session elucidates the use of mixed-speed power solutions concept in AHTS vessels and the corresponding benefits in reducing the fuel consumption/maintenance cost, better engine room sizing, faster transient load response and emission reduction thereby making the mixed speed more efficient as compared to conventional diesel mechanic propulsion. Presented by: Jonas Nyberg, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems

4:00PM- 5:00PM

Human Impact Exposure on Fast Boats- Human Impact Exposure on Fast Boats- Human Impact Exposure on Fast Boats: A guide to human impact exposure, with questions answered and myths dispelled. How much slamming is acceptable? What regulations are relevant and how do they affect you? With numerous codes and regulations to sift through, this session will take a deeper look at what is relevant to you and what exposure limits are safe. Presented by: Carl Ullman, CEO, Ullman Dynamics LLC
Cockpit Design for Speed. Straight forward design principles for consoles, cockpits and dashboards can vastly improve safety, comfort and control of the most demanding craft, in the most demanding conditions. Save time and money by optimizing the geometry for humans form start. Presented by: Dr. Johan Ullman, M.D., HSBO Pro / Capt. Res., Centre f. Defence Medicine, Swedish Armed Forces
Moderator: Bruce Buls, Technical Editor, WorkBoat Magazine 

Thursday, October 10th

11:00AM- 12:00PM

Dynamic Positioning Systems; Classifications Update- Over the years, the application of dynamic ositioning (DP) systems has expanded significantly. To address the increased need of DP systems, ABS has developed a “Guide for Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems.” The guide includes major updates on classification notations of DPS-1, DPS-2 and DPS-3 and the introduction of new optional notations for enhanced DP system (EHS) and DP stationkeeping performance (SKP). The presentation will provide a background of the guide’s development and the update of classification requirements for DP systems. Presented by: Sue Wang, Senior Managing Principal Engineer, ABS

11:00PM - 12:00PM

How to Stay Safe Using LNG Safety/Security/Training- New, more powerful tugs with high-tech firefighting capabilities are needed to escort liquid natural gas (LNG) vessels into U.S., Canadian and Mexican ports. What you need to know about the product and how to safely operate new FiFi 1 firefighting equipment. Presented By: Thomas Guldner, President, Marine Firefighting Inc

1:00PM- 2:00PM

Designing Hybrid Systems, Fitting the Operational Profile- This session will cover the research, benefits and new offerings of hybrids that are currently in operation. It will also cover the various types of battery technology and safety features that ensure the systems are safe when deployed and continue to remain safe in the future. It will uncover research studies that will help shed light on the benefits which can be obtained by using hybrid technology and how to achieve the most efficient system. Moderator:
 Bruce Buls, Technical Editor, WorkBoat Magazine Presented by: Ralph Duncan, Vice President of Marine Division, Art Anderson Associates; Peter R. Rogers, SVP L-3 Power Products Division, L-3 Marine Systems; and Brent Perry, CEO, Corvus Energy

2:00PM- 2:30PM

Managing the Multi-Generational Workforce- If you haven’t experienced inter-generational clashes in your business yet, get ready. Chances are your marine business will soon include Baby Boomers, and Generations X and Y. These groups think, talk and work differently, and have vastly different expectations of each other, your business and you. As the owner or manager, you are responsible for making it work, but how? This practical session makes clear communication recommendations, reveals simple strategies to get everyone “on the same page,” and shows how to “bridge the gap” between employees, even employees who are 40 years apart. Presenter: Jon Goldman, Brand Launcher

2:00PM- 3:30PM

Complying with New Emissions Regulations- EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier 3 regulations represent the most significant reduction of marine emission levels to date. In 2014, they will directly impact medium-speed and large, high-speed diesel engines used in PSVs, crewboats, tugs, ferries and other workboats. Unlike earlier requirements, these regulations cannot be achieved solely through internal engine solutions. Most applications will require some form of aftertreatment. Be a part of the discussion with industry experts, Tenneco, Emitec, and Gibbs and Cox, as they discuss the challenges and integration of SCR for marine applications. Presented by: Dr. Srikanth Reddy, Senior Application Engineer, Emitec; Mark Masor, P.E., PMP, Gibbs & Cox Inc; Thomas Spinks, Tenneco Inc.

2:30PM- 3:30PM Integrating Technology to Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness of Welding Training- In this session learn from trainers, educators and welders how you can decrease costs and increase effectiveness associated with welding training. You will also learn what the obstacles are to filling and retaining welding positions and how to overcome them. Discover new technologies that can be implemented in your training. Presented by: Deanna Postlethwaite, Business Manager, Virtual Reality Training, The Lincoln Electric Company & William Krev, Trinity Industries
4:00PM- 5:00PM

LNG: The Preferred Offshore Vessel Fuel- The paradigm shift to natural gas fuel for offshore supply and platform vessels represents a new workboat era. This presentation captures the what, why and how behind the shift toward LNG as a preferred fuel. The presenter will describe why these advanced LNG OSVs and PSVs represent a true win-win, offering operational savings and emissions reduction while employing state-of-the-art technology adopted from Northern Europe. You will also hear a short review of current market signals and a brief forecast of the decade ahead for the future of LNG in the marine workboat sector. Moderator: John Hatley, PE, LNG Initiatives, Americas VP Ship Power, Wärtsilä North America Panelists: Eddie Green, General Manager, Shell & Tony Teo, Technology & Business Director, Germanischer Lloyd

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4:00PM- 5:00PM

The Impact of US Domestic Tonnage Regulations on Design, Maintenance and Manning- Since the early days of the marine industry, tonnage has proven to be the bane of designers, builders and owners. This session will provide insight into why vessels designed for U.S. domestic trade are compromised by regulation.  It will also cover the regulations themselves and the impact these rules have on vessel construction, maintenance and crew licensing. Presented by: Phil Essex, Tonnage Coordinator, Moorsom Consulting Group

Friday, October 11th

11:00AM- 12:00PM

Working with the Media After an Incident- Accidents happen. Learn the do’s and don'ts of working with the media after an incident with your vessel.  With marine incidents taking such an interest in the public eye, it is important to know how to approach the media.  Learn how to get ahead so that you lead the story and turn a bad situation into something positive. Presented by:Greg J. Beuerman, Founder and Partner, Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald, Dave Krapf, Editor-in-Chief, WorkBoat Magazine, David Hammer, Chief Investigative Reporter, CBS TV Affiliate, WWL TV New Orleans, & Bill Siegel, News Director, WWL TV New Orleans

11:00AM- 12:00PM

The Next Wave of ASD Tug Construction- Inland Towing Vessels-The next wave of ASD tug construction and design will be towing vessels dedicated to inland towing applications. There are two primary drivers of this trend, including age of the current inland towing vessel fleet and advantages of ASD propulsion compared to conventionally propelled towboats. The average age of the inland towboat fleet is over 30 years and these vessels are at or near the end of their working lives. The next 5-10 years will see extensive replacement of this aging equipment.  Presented by: Jeffrey Slesinger, President, Delphi Maritime, LLC & William Stegbauer, President, Southern Towing Company

12:00PM- 12:30PM

It's Not Who You Know; It's Who Knows You- With so many choices confronting your prospective customers and clients, the question is: Why should they choose you? David Avrin will reveal what it truly takes to recognize and promote your true competitive advantage while building a category leading brand identity. Presented by: David Avrin, President, The Visibility Coach


Workboat Design and Optimization Based on Operational Profile-Traditionally, the design procedure for workboats has been carried out with a clear target on one or just a few main objectives, for instance bollard pull and speed. This presentation introduces the advantages and impact of methodology based on operations during the project of the ship. Nowadays many ship owners are already asking the designer during the tender stage for a simulation of the ship performance in different scenarios and operational profiles, linking this to operational indexes like EEOI and others, also forced by the charterers and cargo owners who don't want inefficient ships working for them. The presentation also outlines how important it is to collect accurate real ship performance data, either via an energy audit or with the existing ship or shipowner data. Presented by: Adrián  Sarasquete, Director, Vicus Desarrollos Tecnologicos S.L.

12:30PM- 1:30PM

The Changing Face of the Supply Vessel Industry in the US Gulf- The past few years have seen a huge amount of new tonnage ordered, which will significantly change the makeup of the U.S. Gulf platform supply vessel market. This presentation will look at the demand for high-specification PSVs and current trends in the U.S. Gulf offshore support industry. We will look at the recent trend for high specification PSVs in the U.S. Gulf, the current order book for these vessels, and how supply vessel demand is expected to trend over the next few years.Presented by: Matthew Donovan, Senior Marine Specialist, IHS

1:30PM- 2:00PM

Deadly Head Games- This presentation is a frank discussion of five psychological pitfalls that cause well-meaning people to instinctively do the wrong thing. Almost without thinking, workers can “paint themselves into a corner” by reacting instead of responding to common situations. Hard-wired survival tactics can circumvent the reasoning needed to avoid serious injury and death. This presentation will discuss five common snares and the strategies for helping workers avoid them. Presented by: Adrian Amadeo, Vice President, International Development Corporation / Safety Ahead

*Sessions are subject to acceptance



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