The Finnish Shipowners’ Association has awarded VG-Shipping’s Captains Vidar Tollander and Jari-Pekka Mäkinen a gold medal for long and exemplary work for the shipping industry. The requirements for earning a gold medal are that the recipient has been working for at least 20 years in the merchant fleet of foreign traffic and has performed his duties excellently, also outside of work life. Vidar Tollander is currently Master of ’Aava VG’. J-P Mäkinen, is Master of the deck cargo carrier ’Meri’. We would like to congratulate and thank both of the long-line professionals for the excellent work done for the company!