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A packed house

A packed house
It was a packed house at the Marina Mandarin in Singapore on Tuesday as members of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) gathered for its post agm cocktail reception.

The agm saw two stalwarts of the SSA council standing down. SSA Council member and technical committee chairman Surendra Dutt of Anglo Eastern Shipmanagement has been posted to Hong Kong after 22 years in Singapore, and Steen Lund of DNV GL will be taking over the role chairing the technical committee.

“Also, we are finally allowing our honorary member Ong Kok Wah to retire, after he has served 16 years on the Council and a further nine years as our Association’s Trustee. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the gentlemen for their contributions to the SSA,” association president Esben Poulsson said in his speech to the reception.

The evening also paid tribute to the 19 people who organised the OSV@Vivo outreach event during in Singapore Maritime Week in April this year where the general public was able to tour two offshore vessels to get a greater understanding of the sector.

“It was unchartered territory of SSA to organise such a large scaled public outreach event which attracted some 2,600 visitors – including Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo – over the three days. We had 81 people volunteering as ship ambassadors and over 20 companies who not only shared their expertise but waived off the charges incurred for using their ships, services and equipment,” Poulsson said.

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