Wilhelmsen Ships Service personnel are central to СCartagena' naming ceremony
On 27 March 2009, Nicos Shiakallis, WSS Area Director Eastern Mediterranean and his wife Maria Shiakalli participated at the naming ceremony of the M/V UCB CARTAGENA in Shandong Huanghai Shipyard in Shidao, China.
The Managing Director of Intership Navigation Co. Ltd., Captain Eugen Henning Adami had invited Mrs Shiakalli to act as Godmother to the vessel. Intership Navigation Co. Ltd is a member of the Alfred Hartmann Group that technically manages a fleet of more than 50 owned vessels. It is one of the leading shipping companies on Cyprus and has an extensive newbuilding programme stretching to 2012.
At the naming ceremony Mrs Shiakalli successfully cut the ribbon and smashed the champagne bottle against the bow of the new vessel. In her official naming speech, she wished the vessel and its crew good luck, always a foot of water under its keel, always full cargo holds and many happy returns.
At a separate ceremony Mrs Shiakalli presented an icon of St Nicholas to the ship's captain. The icon will accompany the vessel on all its journeys. St Nicholas is by Greek tradition the patron saint of seafarers, so it was considered a fitting gift to the vessel and its crew. It was indeed a grand occasion and a great honour to be part of this great celebration.
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen group company. It has the world’s largest maritime services network, with 4,500 marine professionals servicing 2,200 ports in 125 countries.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies safety products and services, Unitor products, Unicool refrigerants, Unitor and Nalfleet marine chemicals, maritime logistics and ships agency to the maritime industry. Last year the company made product deliveries to 25,000 vessels and handled 70, 000 port calls.
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