Posts by Corey Ranslem

Local Maritime Business Continues to Grow after ChaTech Recognition

November 13, 2017 From Nooga.com When officials called local entrepreneur Corey Ranslem to tell him his business was in the running for the Chattanooga Technology Council’s Early Innovator Award, he tried to turn it down. He was appreciative but didn’t think the company he co-founded, International Maritime Security Associates Inc., had progressed far enough to be recognized, he…

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Visa and Entry Issues White Paper

White Paper on Visa and Entry Issues for the Large Yacht Industry by John Mann and Corey Ranslem Introduction: The large yacht industry has dealt with visa and entry issues for several years.  The industry trade organizations have dedicated time through various committees to address these issues with differing levels of concentration depending on the…

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Maritime Risk Intelligence Platform Set for Testing

October 27th, 2017 (from Freightwaves.com) Cargo and passenger vessels on the high seas face a multitude of threats and risks that affect decision-making, from delays at canals to illegal migrant traffic, major weather events, and even disease outbreaks. For decades, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which had its origin in the 1979 International Convention…

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Maritime data firm that relocated to Chattanooga wins CHATech award

(from the Times Free Press Chattanooga) October 21, 2017 Chattanooga, Tennessee:  Chattanooga is more than 400 miles from the nearest ocean, but the city’s high-speed internet links, reliable power and low cost of living helped make it the choice of an emerging maritime business that relocated here last year. International Maritime Security Associates, a software startup…

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IMSA Teams With STEM School Chattanooga

October 10, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  STEM School Chattanooga Partners with IMSA for a real-world student project.  International Maritime Security Associates is excited to partner with STEM School Chattanooga to offer a real-world opportunity for their students.  |Chattanooga, Tennessee— The classroom goes real world.  Each quarter STEM School Chattanooga students have the opportunity to select…

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ARMS Platform Nominated for Early Innovator Award

October 4, 2017 Chattanooga, TN; ChaTech, the Chattanooga Technology Council, will confer its Early Innovator Award at the Spirit of Innovation Luncheon on Oct. 20.  The award, sponsored this year by Unum, is given annually to an emerging, local, technology-based company with a groundbreaking product, process, software application or other invention. See the full story HERE…

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ARMS – IMSA and Bluewater Bridge Services Partnership

October 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DYNAMIC PARTNERSHIP CHANGES HOW VESSELS RECEIVE IMPORTANT RISK AND THREAT INFORMATION AS PART OF BRIDGE MANAGEMENT   Bluewater Superyacht Bridge Services and International Maritime Security Associates partner to deliver ARMS software platform to maritime industry Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Chattanooga, Tennessee— Vessel crews don’t receive timely information on the…

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The Day of the Seafarer…Maritime Jobs Matter

The Day of the Seafarers…Maritime Jobs Matter by Corey Ranslem, International Maritime Security Associates, INC Economics and politics continue to dominate world headlines as the United States is coming into the final stage of the 2016 presidential election.  Many world economies show signs of continued decline or lack luster growth.  Shipping companies are removing ships…

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IMSA Launches Offshore Emergency Support Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  IMSA LAUNCHES OFFSHORE EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICE TO SUPPORT VESSELS WORLDWIDE  New Offshore Emergency Support Service brings an experienced team to help vessels during emergency situations  Miami, Florida— Vessel crews face a variety of urgent and emergency situations while they are underway, most of the time with little or no experienced shore side…

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Somali Pirates…is the Chaos Returning?

Its back in the international news again…Somali Pirates are becoming more active.  It has been a few years since an attempted attack and even longer since a successful hijacking.  However, we have seen more activity; and the potential promise of activity; in this region over the past 4-5 weeks than the last 4 years.  People…

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