Quick Hits: May 19, 2020

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Ritchie Navigation resumed production this week at its Pembroke, Mass., facility after a mandated closure in late March following state covid-19 guidelines. “During the closure, we received compasses in need of maintenance or repair,” sales and marketing vice president Roby Holland said in a statement. “It'll take us a couple of weeks to catch up with those, but we came back online in a strong way. We continued to take orders while we were down and don't foresee any delays in shipping them out.”

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations has published a policy paper on end-of-life boats in an effort to create a sustainable life cycle — something the group says is lacking in the industry. “What is needed is a collaborative approach involving stakeholders across governments, industry and the public to develop a strategic approach to the management of the issue of end-of-life boats,” said ICOMIA. Read the policy paper here.

Global Ocean Security Technologies has promoted Sean Ryan to global sales manager. “Sean joined GOST and quickly proved to be a dominating force in our sales department…we are super excited to see where he goes with this new role,” said president and CEO Jay Keenan in a statement. Founded in 2005, GOST’s marine security systems utilize HD cameras, motion sensors and real-time GPS tracking, and are compatible with smart devices.