On an interim basis and until further notice, Wallem has appointed John Kaare Aune, managing director of Wallem Shipmanagement, to take over Coles’ role.
Wallem stated that Coles has been very active in highlighting the plight of seafarers during the Covid-19 pandemic and he has now expressed interest to become more involved in promoting their welfare, as well as pursuing other opportunities.
Nigel Hill, chairman of Wallem, commented: “The events of the past 12 months have brought the daily lives and work of seafarers into sharp focus and we wish him well in his new endeavours on their behalf. The Wallem team will continue the focus on enhancing our products by the use of technology and providing our partners and clients first class service.”
Coles said: “After all these years in the maritime industry I would now like to focus on putting something back and on the welfare and rights of seafarers.”
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