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further six ships become available later this year.

Jackson Promoted to

Assistant VP at MOL

Diana Jackson has been appointed to assistant vice president, equipment.

North America at MOL, where she will be responsible for equipment control throughout North America as well as for the North America trade.

Salazar Appointed as

Chairman of PCA

Jerry Salazar, for- mer director of the

Panama Maritime

Authority, has been appointed to the position of

Minister of State for Canal Affairs.

Since the Canal

Minister chairs the ACP board, Mr.

Salazar will assume the Chairmanship of the Panama Canal Board of Directors.

Salazar replaces Ricardo Martinelli, who resigned as Canal Affairs Minister in January.

Industry Mourns Member of Greek and International

Shipping Industry

Captain Erric B. Kertsikoff, Vice-

Chairman of Intertanko since 1997 and a member of the Executive Committee since 1994, passed away suddenly on

February 6. Kertsikoff, who was also

Chairman of the Hellenic Forum and an active member of the Association for more than 25 years, served the Greek and International Shipping Industry for more than 50 years, with dedication.

According to Intertanko, his personal commitment and contribution was truly outstanding; his enthusiasm and guid- ance was inspirational, and the leader- ship and statesmanship he brought had profound importance in shaping the stature and success that the Association

Craft Bearing Appoints

Canadian Sales Network

Craft Bearing Company, Newport

News, Va., has appointed Advantage

Sales Network Corporation to repre- sent its Craft Split Roller Bearing line throughout Canada.

Focusing on Craft's split cylindrical roller bearings from 1 7/16" - 32-in., the network, which has sales personnel and warehouses in Brampton,

Montreal, and Edmonton, has several years of power transmission and indus- trial sales experience.

Circle 85 on Reader Service Card enjoys today. Intertanko's managing director, Peter Swift said: "I, along with many colleagues in Intertanko, have per- sonally lost a dear friend and mentor.

Erric's support and assistance knew no bounds and his wisdom and guidance will be greatly missed." Intertanko

Chairman, Lars Carlsson, commented: "During the last few weeks, conscious of his failing health, Kertsikoff not only advised his pending resignation from

Intertanko's executive committee, but in typical fashion also spelt out his visions and advice for future work in the tanker world and in Intertanko." Kertsikoff is survived by his wife Loula and his chil- dren, Vassilis, Costis and Irina.

Hogg Appointed at

North Florida Shipyard

Bill Hogg has been appointed as the marketing representative at North

Florida Shipyard, Inc., in Jacksonville,


Hogg, who joins the company with almost 50 years of experience, began his career as a shipwright, moved on to become a naval architect and continued his career by becoming a ship manager with control of as many as a dozen active ships for the U.S. Maritime

Administration, as well as company owned tankers.

Curagao Drydock Company, Inc.

YARD Shiprepair • Conversion • Engineering

PRS Portrepair • On-Voyage Services


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