Gotaas Larsen Names Andersen And Clausen

Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of IU International, has appointed Oscar D. Andersen executive vice p r e s i d e n t and named Alf Clausen vice president and technical director, it was announced by Kenneth A.B. Trippe, president.

Mr. Andersen joined the worldwide shipping company in 1957.

He was elected a vice president in 1970 and a senior vice president in 1975. In his new position, he will assume a greater role in policy decisions and the direction of the company, in addition to retaining overall responsibility for fleet operations and technical activities. Mr. Clausen j o i n e d Gotaas- Larsen in 1973 from Det norske Veritas, one of the leading international ship classification societies. He was appointed assistant vice president earlier this year. In his new position, he will head Gotaas-Larsen's T e c h n i c a l Department in Oslo and be responsible for all technical matters for the company's oceangoing fleet and shore facilities. He reports to Mr. Andersen.

Gotaas-Larsen is a diversified shipping company whose activities include transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG), crude and refined petroleum products, coal, chemicals and grain. The company also operates semisubmersible drilling rigs and has interests in cruise ships, primarily serving Caribbean ports. Its principal offices are in New York and Oslo.

IU International is a diversified company serving worldwide ocean shipping, trucking, distribution, utilities, agribusiness and industrial markets.

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