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Long lived companies exist not because they are old, but because they know how to leverage new technology developments. This page is a tribute to change as it occurs in our world. When we designed this website in 2011, it was a natural development of our newsletters which we started in 1995 and our static website that we developed soon after we started publishing the newsletter. For this new website we thought we would issue newsletters on-line and developed this news-events page for this purpose. However, by the time the website was up, new technical and web developments showed that our blog page was really more useful in explaining M&O’s varied mission and expertise. As such, this page is now a historical page that provides access to our old newsletters and shows the news items that we were working with when this website was new. For up to date info on M&O go to our blog page and, if you enjoy it, do not hesitate to click the buttons in the upper right hand corner to become a Linked-In or RSS feed follower.

The First RSA call-out

Martin & Ottaway developed the RSA (Rapid Situation Assessor) program for DonjonSMIT to assist them in complying with the new USCG OPA 90 Salvage Regulations. In the simplest terms, the RSA program is a network of maritime professionals who have agreed to be available for rapid response to marine incidents such as fires and groundings… Read more »

First MCRIP conference for Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines engaged Martin & Ottaway to develop a novel MARPOL compliance improvement program. This program depends on Martin & Ottaway’s deep knowledge and experience with MARPOL concepts and educational methodologies and Horizon Lines’ desire to achieve environmental and sustainability goals that go beyond mere MARPOL compliance. The program was designated the HORIZONGreen MARPOL Compliance Rapid Improvement Plan… Read more »

The 2010 White Christmas

  Every winter there are a couple of snowfalls in Red Bank, NJ. Often it is a few inches, sometimes it is a foot and every few years we have a heavy snowfall. The day after Christmas it started snowing and the next day Red Bank had received 29 inches of snow. It being the… Read more »

Henk van Hemmen. Past President of Martin & Ottaway 1932-2010

HENK VAN HEMMEN (1932-2010) Henk van Hemmen was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on August 10, 1932 to Hendrik Fokko and Grietje van Hemmen.  His father was a blacksmith while he studied to become a ship’s engineer and eventually became a Chief Engineer for the Oranje Lijn. His mother was a homemaker, who provided Henk… Read more »