Ambassador Adams Visiting Kotka

Ambassador Adams at the Hamina-Kotka Port.

Ambassador Adams experienced Finland’s maritime history and industry first hand at the Hamina-Kotka Port on May 31 as part of a visit to Kotka and the surrounding region. Port Commercial Director Kyösti Manninen (3rd from left) and Sales Manager Tommi Sievers (1st from left) hosted him at the port, which is Finland’s busiest. The Ambassador was also joined by Heli Toikka, Head of Production for the Tall Ships Races 2017 (2nd from left) and accompanied by Political Officer Tara Lewis (2nd from right) and Political and Economic Counselor Shawn Waddoups (1st from right). The day’s activities included a meeting with Kotka Mayor Henry Lindelöf, a visit to the Vellamo Maritime Center and museum, and a stop by Cursor, the Kotka-Hamina regional development company.