Middle East Navigation Aids Service Appoints N e w GM

The Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS), a British-registered charity responsible for providing and maintaining aids to navigation in the Arabian Gulf, has appointed Captain Andrew Ritchie as its general manager in Bahrain. Capt. Ritchie recently retired from the Royal Navy where his final appointment was at the Captain School of Maritime Operations and HMS Dryad.

MENAS maintains approximately 500 navigation aids, including light buoys, light floats, light beacons and radar beacons, as well as a Decca chain of four stations in the southern Arabian Gulf and a manned lighthouse on Quoin Island. Current member companies include British Petroleum, Shell, Esso, Caltex, Kuwait Oil Company, United Arab Shipping Company, P&O and P&O Containers.

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