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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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SAD END TO WELL KNOWN NZ SHIP

The cement carrier WESTPORT which traded around the New Zealand coast for many years and is now now called FJORDVIK. Unfortunately she missed the entrance to the harbour of Helquvik, Iceland on 2 November 2018 and has ended up on the … Continue reading

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CARRYING THE CAN

Viewpoint from Lloyds List              25 Oct 2018 Michael Grey ISN’T it time that society sorted out the realistic responsibilities of a master? With the master’s responsibility increased, his authority constrained and his civil and criminal … Continue reading

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Wellington Branch – October Meeting

The fourteen members  who attended the lunch meeting today would have been more than just entertained by speaker Chris King, past Chairman of the Russian Convoy Club. Chris’s talk about his real life experiences when he sailed on a corvette … Continue reading

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