The Schulte Group, through its Singaporean affiliate Schulte Maritime Services, acquired a majority stake in YPI Crew, the Antibes-based yacht crew recruitment agency.

On a day when Portugal's Mystic Invest signed for €165m in financing from China's ICBC Leasing—which covers sale-lease deals for three expedition cruise ship newbuilds at WestSea Viana—principal Mário Ferreira told Seatrade Cruise News his company is opening a US office to promote expedition and cultural sailings under the Mystic Cruises brand.

Nearly 35% of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ global on-board talent will be sourced from Australia, with auditions commencing Tuesday in Sydney.

The UK's Marine Accident Investigation Branch has a vacancy for an inspector of marine accidents, based in Southampton.

Key accomplishments in Costa Cruises' newly published 2015 sustainability report include a 4.8% overall reduction in energy consumption and a 2.3% reduction in the company's carbon footprint. All solid waste on board was collected and separated for disposal or recycling.

Genting Hong Kong announced the establishment of Lloyd Werft Group Design Centre in Bremerhaven, comprised of Lloyd Werft and three recently acquired facilities from Nordic Yards in Wismar, Warnemünde and Stralsund, Germany.

The National Transportation Safety Board, an independent US federal agency responsible for investigating significant accidents in various modes of transportation, seeks a director for its Office of Marine Safety.

Carnival Cruise Line hired a human resources professional with experience at a major hospital system, Comcast, Ryder Transportation and McDonald's Corp. as svp human resources - Office of People and Potential. Ron L. Phillips will start Oct. 19 in what is essentially a new role.

Human resources veteran John McGirl joined Norwegian Cruise Line as svp and chief HR officer, responsible for shipboard and shoreside personnel. He will succeed George Chesney, who is retiring in the coming months.