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Antonsen appointed to state Board of Marine Pilots

Gov. Sean Parnell announced last week that he appointed Ketchikan resident Hans Antonsen to the state Board of Marine Pilots.

Antonsen is a longtime pilot and officer for Southeast Alaska Pilots Association. He is a founding director of the Alaska Marine Exchange, and a member of the American Pilots’ Association, International Maritime Pilots’ Association, and Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce.

Antonsen was appointed as a pilot representative on the state board, and his appointment was confirmed by the Legislature on April 8.

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