Alaska Maritime Names William Lorch Valdez Port Manager

William C. Lorch has joined Alaska Maritime Agencies, Inc., as Valdez port manager, according to an announcement by David R. Enroth, general manager of the Seattle, Wash.-based steamship agency. Mr. Lorch served previously with Cascade Shipping Company in various managerial capacities.

In his new position, Mr. Lorch will have complete responsibility for the company's new branch headquarters at Valdez, Alaska.

Mr. Lorch holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Washington. Mr. Lorch also sailed as a licensed deck officer for Sea- Land Service, Inc.

Mr. Lorch is joined at Valdez by Lee R. Doering, Dennis P.

Clark, and Patrick G. Tobin. Mr.

Doering is a former Coast Guard officer, and a deck watch officer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Mr.

Clark was formerly associated with the Furness Interocean Corporation of San Francisco. Mr.

Tobin joins Alaska Maritime from the operating staff of Kerr Steamship Company, Inc., and prior to that worked in the Far East for an extended period of time.

Alaska Maritime has been handling tankers that call at the Alyeska Marine Terminal since the first Prudhoe Bay crude oil arrived at Port Valdez on July 28, 1977. In addition, they had responsibility to the Standard Oil Company of Ohio for the pilot training program, which qualified more than 60 shipmasters for pilotage from Cape Hinchinbrook to Rocky Point.

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