• United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) deck cadets Ellary Boyd and Kaleb Cunningham and engine cadets Aidan Brown and Aidan Ciesluk have been awarded Crowley’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships. The scholarship recognizes the cadets' success and dedication to a career in the maritime industry.

TAI Engineers LLC (TAI), owned by S&B, announced the appointment of Amer Kalla as the director of production design.

• Americraft Marine Group’s St. Johns Ship Building subsidiary in Palatka, Fla., recently named Joe Rella as its president. Last month, the company delivered the first of three Incat Crowther 99' crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to WINDEA CTV LLC.

• After its recent acquisition by Birdon America Inc., Metal Shark is opening its third Louisiana location, a 40,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Iberia Parish, La.

• Last month, the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced its new board of directors’ leadership and the incoming chairs of the SCA partners committee. Brad Moyer, vice president of BAE Systems Ship Repair, is now the chairman of the board. David Carver, president of General Dynamics NASSCO will join Moyer as vice chairman. Both Moyer and Carver will serve alongside board of directors secretary Caitlin Sause, vice president of government and public affairs at SOMAR Inc. and treasurer Garrett Rice, president of Master Boat Builders.

• Yank Marine announced the addition of two new general managers. Jim Wyers (John Yank's step-son) has been promoted to general manager. Dave Kinghorn (John Yank's grandson) has been promoted to assisstant general manager. 

• Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced a strategic partnership with Coastwise Corporation, a marine engineering and naval architect firm based in Anchorage, Alaska.

• Twin Disc Inc. (NASDAQ: TWIN), announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Katsa Oy (“Katsa”), a European manufacturer of power transmission components and gearboxes. The all-cash transaction is valued at $23 million.