UK/NW England & N Wales
Master mariners in Liverpool were at the forefront of establishing The Nautical Institute. Discussions took place from 1967 until 1971 about the formation of a professional institute. On 14th October 1971 The North West Branch held its first meeting with a talk by Mr. Richard Goss on the subject of "The Economic Future of Shipping" which was the first ever branch meeting of any Nautical Institute branch. The Branch is proud that it has continued to provide an annual series of talks ever since. [More information on the history of The Nautical Institute can be found in "A Nautical Odyssey " by MJ Plumridge FNI and published by the Institute].
The Branch continues to have an active committee and organises a series of talks between September and May. One of these talks is held at Fleetwood Nautical Campus. Thanks to the generosity of the local maritime community the Branch holds an annual afternoon seminar followed by the Branch Dinner to which cadets from Fleetwood and Liverpool John Moores University are invited.
To find out more abouth the Branch contact the Hon. Sec. Derek Galagher -- click for email