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Closing out the year 2018 has been more manic than ever, with nearly 10 straight and Maritime Risk, held at Oak

Editorial Contributors interrupted only by our Thanksgiving holiday break in the U.S. That Ridge National Laboratory. Both weeks of travel

Elaine Maslin - Scotland

Tom Mulligan - UK was a timely interlude, as it gave me ample time to re? ect on the year and ponder what events were small but packed

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I had to give ‘thanks’ for in the maritime sector. In no particular order, it goes some- with “A-List” executives, and

William Stoichevski - Scandinavia thing like this: it was at the latter event where


I had the chance to have a great

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Charles P. O’Malley 1928 - 2000

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