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Panama Maritime Authority gets new Administrator

Panama Maritime Authority gets new Administrator

Panama: Ricardo Martinelli who was sworn-in President of the Republic of Panama July, 1 has designated Roberto Linares as the new Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and Minister of Maritime Affairs. Linares, 48, studied at Admiral Farragut Naval Academy and has a BA from the University of Arizona.

The AMP Administrator,s appointment has to be ratified by the National Assembly, which is expected in the next week.
Linares has confirmed Eng. Alfonso Castillero in his position as head of the AMP's Merchant Marine Directorate that oversees Panama's commercial fleet. Castillero's confirmation will bring continuity to the administration of the Registry and Panama as a Flag State, said Linares.  [03/07/09]

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