NAPVO Appoints Lauridsen Technical Consultant

Alan Bernstein, president of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners (NAPVO), has announced the appointment of recently retired USCG Capt. Peter Lauridsen as the association's new technical consultant.

Mr. Lauridsen, most recently Deputy Chief of the Office of Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection at the Coast Guard, will assist NAPVO on a parttime basis by monitoring federal marine technical developments and working with the association to present its positions to the appropriate federal agencies.

Mr. Lauridsen is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, with a degree in engineering. He had a 29-year career with the service, primarily in the marine safety area, serving both in Washington, D.C., and the field.

NAPVO is the national trade association for the operators of dinner cruises, paddlewheelers, car and passenger ferries, sightseeing/excursion boats and windjammers. Representing over 400 companies who are part of the passenger vessel industry, NAPVO conducts an active government relations program, publishes a monthly newsletter, sponsors an annual convention and trade show and provides other special services to its membership.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Jan 1989

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