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Talk: "Crossing Shipping Lanes Safely"

  • 24 Nov 2011
  • 18:00
  • The Royal Thames Yacht Club, London

Members of the RNVR Yacht Club have been invited to go to the following talk.  The following is a noticed received from the joint organisers - the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

If you are interested, please contact them directly, not through the RNVR Yacht Club.

"Crossing Shipping Lanes Safely" - a joint meeting of the the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

The Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge London

Thursday 24 November 2011 - 1800 for 1845

The Talk
The talk will be an informal evening of presentation and discussion regarding the many issues that exist between the largest container ships with small crews attempting to meet critical deadlines and the amateur yachtsman seeking to cross the motorway in the most expeditious manner.

The speaker will provide the insight from the both 2nd mate on the bridge of the largest merchant ships to an inexperienced crew- member helming a 26ft yacht in order to give the audience increased awareness of the current watch-keeping situation and provide practical guidance to safely crossing the super highways of the sea.

The Speaker
Captain Edmund Hadnett had 16 years service in the Royal Navy as a Navigator and Warfare Officer, after which he left to gain his Master Mariner’s Certificate of Competence, which he achieved after 4 years with P&O; initially on the Dover to Calais ferry route and then deep sea with Princess Cruises. He has been a Marine Pilot for the past 6 years, initially with ABP Hull & Goole and then latterly with the Port of London Authority.

Who is invited
Members of the RIN, RTYC, RCC and their guests, together with members of the HCMM, Cruising Association, Little Ship Club, OCC, RNVR YC and RORC are welcome to attend. Prior booking not required.

Everyone attending the meeting is invited to join the Speaker and Committee for the RIN SCG Club supper afterwards. Please book in advance with RTYC reception, telephone: 020 7235 2121 or email stating your affiliation. The Club bar will be open from 1800 hours.

The presentation starts at 1845.

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