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Rio de Janeiro Pilots have a new president


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 6 April 2020 201

photo of Everton Schmid by R7 News - link at the end of article

Everton Schmidt assumed the position with the commitment to maintain the activities during the new coronavirus pandemic.

The marine pilots of Rio de Janeiro have a new president starting this Friday. Capt. Everton Schmidt assumed the position with the commitment of maintaining the activities amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

In order to improve the service, the Praticagem inaugurated, last 27th, the most modern Operations Center, which will give even more security and agility to the maneuvers of ships that access the ports of the State.
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