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Wellington October Meeting

The October meeting was held on 09 October. There were 19 attendees, Before lunch commenced a very professional address was given by DerekNind, CEO of Centreport. His talk was revolved around the recoveryefforts to return the port to a fully … Continue reading

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Wellington September Meeting

There were nineteen at today’s meeting including Captain Dave McEwan RNZN who took away an application for membership form. After lunch, a presentation on oil tankers and their development since the 1950’s was given by Mike Pryce. Growth both in … Continue reading

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August Meeting

A total of 36 persons sat down to lunch on Wednesday 14th. As was arranged, the meeting was held in conjunction with River Press who were launching a new book. The gathering was a very congenial affair made all the … Continue reading

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Wellington July Meeting

The July meeting, attended by 16 members and three guests, was held at the Bolton Hotel today. Two of the guests (Elmar Gailitis and Ian Scott) are members of the Navy League and Captain Dave McEwan RNZN, guest of Eric, … Continue reading

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Wellington June Meeting

The June meeting held at the Bolton Hotel was attended by 14 members and 1 guest. After working lunch 4, which included a very spicy coconut and lemongrass soup, we were briefed and entertained by the talk given by our member, Katherine … Continue reading

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Interesting Talk by member Wellington Pilot Lew Henderson

Fourteen members attended the May meeting. Not a bad turnout given the number away on vacation or being unwell. Our speaker and member, Lew Henderson, gave an unscripted and fascinating talk for a full hour on the complexities faced by … Continue reading

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March Meeting – Wellington

The lunch meeting held at the Bolton on Wednesday 13 March was the first for the year.  14 members,  plus guest speaker Dr. Ed Ballard and visitor Bruce Campbell, a Southampton pilot and son of member Angus Campbell, all enjoyed … Continue reading

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BAD START TO 2019

It’s been an active beginning to 2019 in terms of maritime casualties.  The phone at the Panama Marine Accident Investigation Department was likely ringing off the hook with three major incidents on Panama-flagged vessels in the first two days.  The … Continue reading

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SMOKE SIGNALS – Michael Grey Lloyds List

SHIPPING has often been described as an industry that operates “on the frontier”, which could be taken to mean there are always many hostile tribes out there, which bear it no goodwill. Anticipating where the trouble will flare up next … Continue reading

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WELLINGTON BRANCH CHRISTMAS LUNCH

On Wednesday 14 November at the Bolton Hotel, twenty four members, wives, partners and guests sat down to the Branch’s end of year function. With crackers and party hats there was a Christmas spirit which added to the convivial atmosphere. … Continue reading

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