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Maritime Industry News 2016: The Year in Review

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Kemplon Engineering looks back at the whirlwind year that was 2016 – which was, for all its strokes of bad luck and bold brilliance, certainly a year for the history books. Here are a few of the news and major issues that grabbed maritime industry headlines over the last twelve months:

Image “Old Clock” courtesy of Witthaya Phonsawat at

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.2016 had started off with a proverbial bang, with January seeing the apprehension of American sailors who had inadvertently strayed into Iranian territorial waters. The situation was rapidly diffused amid improvements in U.S. – Iran relations.

Diplomacy is not faring very well on the other side of the world too, with China’s Territorial Ambitions running afoul of its neighbors’ economic and sovereign interests. Just like the previous years (territorial disputes in Asia is no stranger to our Year in Review lists), rightful ownership of small islands is contested by various country claimants, with incredible stakes – national pride, for one, but also exclusive economic zones for fishing, control over crucial shipping routes, strategic military outposts, and a potential wealth in untapped natural resource deposits.Far less rosy is the picture of United States – Russia relations. The tumultuous year saw a number of tense, Cold War era-type interactions between the two superpowers, among them a June encounter between Russian Navy frigate Yaroslav Mudry and the United States’ USS Gravely and USS Harry S. Truman, on top of failed efforts to cooperate and help end the civil war in Syria. 2016 ends with sanctions and the expulsion of Russian diplomats, amid allegations of interference in the United States’ November elections. This situation is still developing.

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CNC Laser Cutting Meeting by SNAME & Kemplon Engineering

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CNC Laser Cutting

Learn more about the future of CNC laser cutting from the experts! Colette O’ Hanlon, co-founder of Kemplon Engineering, will do a presentation about CNC Laser Cutting’s past, present and future works. SNAME, the International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals, along with Kemplon Engineering, will also host a live laser cutting.

CNC Laser cutter

SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 6,000 individuals throughout the world.

A little bit about our host: Colette O’ Hanlon co-founded Kemplon in 2005. Originally from the United Kingdom and now a U.S. Citizen, Collete worked as a Chief Stewardess on-board Private Yachts prior to starting her company. She ran interior departments on several large yachts for many high profile guests in Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean. She spent a total of eight years at sea before coming shore to build Kemplon into the reputable business that it is today.

Kemplon prides itself of delivering high quality products and services, hard work and dedication to their customers. Its Marine Engineering Department provides engineering and custom metal fabrication with specialization in refit and repair for customers from the commercial maritime industries. Their Industrial Engineering Department, on the other hand, boasts of a technical workforce that offers support to larger organizations as a subcontractor.

Again, the SNAME Southeast Section and Kemplon Engineering are inviting you to a discussion on CNC Laser Cutting (Past, Present and Future) plus a live laser cutting on Wednesday, February 24 from 6 to 9pm. The location of the meeting is at:

Kemplon Engineering
220 S.W. 27th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

 The cost for the event is as follows:

SNAME Members: $15
SNAME Students: $10
Non-Members and Guests: $20

SNAME members, students, and other interested parties do not need to bring anything on this meeting. Your presence and participation alone are very much appreciated.

Walk-in options are available. Please RSVP to Julie Valenzuela at You may also contact her for your questions at (954) 610-9128.

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See you there!