Hoffman Maritime Names Finn C. Michelsen Technical Director

Hoffman Maritime Consultants Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of Finn C. Michelsen as Technical Director. Dr.

Michelsen will be responsible for all products, including the Helm family of guidance systems currently being marketed to the offshore industry, new products under development as well as quality assurance of analytical studies carried out on behalf of oil companies, offshore operators, regulatory agencies and admiralty law firms.

Dr. Michelsen brings to his new position extensive practical and research experience in the offshore industry. He was the construction manager of the Viking Piper (now LB200) during its final year of completion and played a central role in research and development with the Heerema Group. He is a former professor of the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan and was Professor and Head of the Institute of Ship Hydrodynamics at the Technical University of Norway.

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