Interview: Spain’s Salvage Director Jose Luis Garcia Lena Talks Maritime Rescue

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Jose Luis Garcia Lena is Director of Spain's Salvage and Maritime Safety Society (SASEMAR), known as “Salvamento Maritimo” (SM), mainly dedicated to the protection of life at sea. Created in 1992 by the Law of State Ports Authority and Merchant Marine, it became operational in 1993, recently celebrating its 25th … [Read more...]

Interview: Antimo Magnotta, Pianist on Costa Concordia, Talks About the Shipwreck that Changed His Life

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) - Antimo Magnotta is an Italian pianist and composer based in London since 2013. He started his professional career in 1992, right after his graduation from the music conservatoire in Avellino, Italy. Antimo was resident pianist aboard the cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, when it tragically sank in 2012, claiming 32 … [Read more...]

Interview: Royal HaskoningDHV’s Kris Kosmala Talks Smart Ports

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Kris Kosmala is Director of Smart Port Operations Digital Solutions at Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent international engineering and project management consultancy dedicated to leading the way in sustainable development and innovation. Royal HaskoningDHV has over 6,000 employees based across 100 permanent offices in … [Read more...]

Interview: Sinclair Browne, Chief Executive Port of Inverness, Talks Port Operations, Technology, Brexit And More

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) - Sinclair Browne is Chief Executive of the Port of Inverness, situated in the city of Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. It is operated as a Trust Port under the control of Inverness Harbour Trust which was constituted by an Act of Parliament in the 19th century. Ships have been calling at Inverness for … [Read more...]

Interview: Mark Dickinson, General Secretary of Nautilus International, Talks Seafarers’ Pay, Working Conditions, Criminalization and More

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) - Mark Dickinson, is General Secretary of the trade union Nautilus International, with members in waterborne transport sectors all over the world – from deepsea oil tankers to river cruises. Mark has spent over 40 years in the maritime industry, which began when he joined the British Merchant Navy as a Navigating Cadet in … [Read more...]