ECM Training Services, LLC announces expert panel for upcoming LNG seminar

ECM Training Services, LLC announces expert panel for upcoming LNG seminar

Aug 24, 2015

Norwalk, CT -- ECM Training Services, LLC, in conjunction with Galway Group, will hold an interactive training seminar entitled "Pursuing ECA Compliance: Is LNG as a Marine Fuel Viable?" September 22 -23, 2015, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. A distinguished group of industry experts, who are influencing the way LNG is used globally in a marine environment, will lead the discussions.

"ECM Training Services is proud to have this exceptional panel present this very important discussion on LNG use as a marine fuel," stated Mike Minogue, President and CEO of both ECM Maritime Services and ECM Training Services. "These experts have firsthand knowledge about the issues, cost implications and concerns of using LNG. They are helping to shape the policies and guidelines about LNG as a Marine Fuel. And, they will share this insight and their ideas with seminar participants in a unique and interactive format."


  • Commander Gretchen Bailey of the U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Unit in Houma, LA. Commander Bailey has been one of the leads for the Coast Guard in the development of policy for LNG bunkering procedures and LNG's use as a fuel. She has over 19 years of maritime experience, including vessel inspection, port security, waterfront facility inspection, mariner licensing, casualty investigation, and marine disaster and firefighting response.
  • Aziz Bamik, General Manager, GTT North America. Aziz is leading technology developments in the construction of land storage of LNG and cargo containment for LNG carriers which are licensed worldwide by leading shipyards and EPCs. 
  • Aaron Brown, Senior Consultant, DNV GL. In his role at DNV GL, Aaron works closely with USCG and others to establish a national regulatory framework designed to prevent major environmental hazards. He was also responsible for the report DNV GL delivered to MARAD on LNG bunkering.
  • Lindsay Deal, Deputy Section Manager for the Quantitative Risk Analysis Group, DNV GL. Lindsay specializes in quantifying risk for floating LNG applications. She routinely provides technical advice and risk contextualization for LNG transport risk, under both TERMPOL and WSA frameworks. 
  • John Hatley, Vice President, Ship Power, Wartsila. Currently Americas VP Ship Power for Wartsila North America, John has 25+ years of combined marine experience spanning business development, sales, project-management of vessel construction, owner's representation, ship operations, and vessel design.
  • Renee Klimczak, Managing Director, Galway Group Energy Advisors. As Managing Director of Galway Group, Renee focuses her advisory practice on gas and LNG - shipping, marketing, projects and LNG as fuel. Her unique perspective was developed by working in global roles across all sectors of gas and LNG.
  • Adthisaya Ganesan Manickam, CEO Bendwaters, Maritime industry expert formerly with MISC Berhad. Ganesen leads the technical consultancy services for LNG projects including repair, life extension of old fleet, conversion and new builds for LNGC, FSU, FSRU & FLNG. Ganesen is a career maritime professional who has significant experience in maritime education and training.
  • Tony Teo, Director, Technology and Business Maritime, Keppel. Tony recently joined Keppel as LNG business director. He has provided technical leadership on LNG Ship Classification for 30+ years.

Said Minogue, "Our industry is facing immediate challenges and opportunities with using LNG as a marine fuel. This seminar prepares participants to confront the issues and gives them the tools to make important decisions regarding an organization's use of LNG. Anyone working in the marine industry today will gain a great deal of knowledge by participating." 

Seminar Registration

Register for  "Pursuing ECA Compliance: Is LNG as a Marine Fuel Viable?"  by August 24 to get the Early Bird discount. The first 30 registrants will receive complimentary club level tickets to the Astros game against the LA Angels on Sept. 22.  This will be a valuable opportunity to network with colleagues as well as enjoy a great night of baseball!  In addition, ECM Training Services will be offering the first 30 registrants (or a designee) a complimentary license to their online LNG Cargo Operations program, a series of six online courses, accredited by the DNV, and designed to extend skills and training in areas such as LNG Equipment, LNG Ancillary Systems, LNG Cargo Operations, LNG Security, and LNG Commercial.  

About ECM Training Services

ECM Training Services offers a suite of accredited online maritime skills and training courses presented by respected industry leaders and tailored to the maritime industry's major shipping companies and/or their vessel manning partners. With its extensive portfolio of USCG or DNV accredited online course offerings, ECM Training Services makes learning convenient for shipping crews and shore based staff alike.  Vessel owners/operators, manning and training centers, as well as personnel at facilities, terminals and charterers can enrich their maritime knowledge and skills through these flexible course offerings.  

Parent company ECM Group acquired ECM Maritime Services LLC in 2009 in order to merge its experience, resources and expertise with other ECM Group Companies. Providing OPA 90 services to the maritime industry and with offices worldwide, ECM Maritime has grown to become one of the world's leading regulatory consulting, compliance, and emergency response companies in the maritime industry.

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