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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 

International ship registry Maritime Cook Islands (MCI) has strengthened its team in Europe with the appointment of two new technical managers – Matteo Brugnoli and Giovanni Fantoni and two new fleet managers – Ellen Murrell and Szabina Dinya; all of whom are based in the registry’s European office in Italy.

Brugnoli (pictured) has joined MCI’s Technical Department and deals primarily with MARPOL related issues. He holds a chief engineer qualification and has more than 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry. He has served as an engineer onboard several Costa Cruises’ vessels before becoming the environment and safety superintendent for the Costa Cruises fleet. He also has five years’ experience as a specialised technician for Yanmar Marine Italy.

Fantoni is also joining MCI’s technical department as a technical manager, and will be primarily responsible in providing statutory compliance and tehnical assistance for cargo vessels. He holds a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and was previously with ABS for three years. He has experience in shipmanagement, undertaking various marine and technical superintendent positions within several companies as well as undertaking DPA (Designated Person Ashore) and CSO (Company Security Officer) responsibilities.

Prior to joining MCI as a fleet manager, Murrell was managing and coordinating European Commission and Japanese government-funded projects; designed to help European businesses expand into the Japanese market and vice versa.

Dinya joins MCI as a fleet manager with more than five years’ maritime industry experience. She was previously a seafarer and prior to that, was responsible for aeronautical administration with Carnival Cruise Line and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport.

MCI CEO Glenn Armstrong said that the new appointments support the growth of MCI’s book of business in the European region. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Matteo, Giovanni, Ellen and Szabina to the European team. We have seen a growing interest in the MCI business in the European region, and with these four new appointments, we will be able to provide better service to the fleet in this region, as well as maintain continuity in the good relationship we’ve established with our clients.”

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