Category Archives: General

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

Posted in Auckland Branch, Christchurch Branch, General, Tauranga Branch, Uncategorized, Wellington Branch | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Waitangi Day 2019

The Governor General of New Zealand, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, is the Honorary Patron of the NZ Company of Master Mariners. On Waitangi Day (6 February 2019), the Company was represented at a reception at Government … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland Branch, Christchurch Branch, Executive Committee, General | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FOUNDER OF THE HONOURABLE COMPANY

Incorporated by Royal Charter, we are a City of London Livery Company with membership open to British and Commonwealth Master Mariners from the Merchant and Royal Navies. The Honourable Company of Master Mariners was founded by Sir Robert Burton-Chadwick, Bt  in 1926. … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

MIND IN NEUTRAL Michael Grey from Lloyds List 03 August 2018

Why on earth do well-found ships, properly manned by certificated officers and crews, manage to run aground or collide, in circumstances that seem to defy rational explanation? There seems little excuse, in an era when circling satellites provide all the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Collisions in Suez Canal

Collisions in Suez Canal Taken from Lloyds List 18 July 2018 It is not yet clear in full detail what happened, and how, in Suez Canal, probably later more details will come up. It was a major accident, which involved … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment