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AGM – 7 August 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Company was held at the Remuera Club, Ohinerau St, Remuera, Auckland on Wednesday 7 August 2019. 15 Members attended. Routine business was conducted and reports received. The Master’s report is available here. Life Memberships … 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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Sailors’ Society (NZ) appoints Chaplain

Sailors’ Society in New Zealand has appointed Aaron Ironside as the Society’s Port Chaplain in Auckland and National Chaplain. This is a new full-time position, Aaron taking over from Major David Millar who was the Auckland port chaplain, on a … 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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Membership

There are six classes of Membership of the NZCMM: Ordinary Membership – the holder of a certificate of competency as Master Mariner (Foreign Going) or an equivalent grade recognised by the Executive Council, issued by a properly constituted authority, or an RNZN … Continue reading

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ARE WE LOSING THE PLOT

ACX CRYSTAL (Philippines) / USS FITZGERALD In collision with US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald 56 nautical miles SW of Yokosuka 16 Jun 2017. Ar Yokohama 19 Jun. Sd 25 Jun. 09 MAY 2018 London, May 9 — A press report, dated today, states: The … Continue reading

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Auckland Branch – Newsletter

August 2018

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QUEENS BIRTHDAY HONOUR

Ian Dymock, the retired seafarer who has tirelessly sought recognition for the Merchant Navy personnel, especially those who served during the Second World War has been  awarded the Queens Service Medal (QSM) it was announced today.

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