Felixstowe Master Mariners Club

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The Felixstowe Master Mariners Club is an active organisation whose roots lie in raising modest amounts for worthy nautical charities.

The object of the Club is to maintain and foster, locally, social and professional comradeship amongst Master Mariners, and to afford the opportunity for discussion of matters nautical and general interest, to sponsor selected projects of special nautical interest, and, for that purpose, to meet regularly at luncheon or dinner, at a place selected by the Committee.

The members currently meet for luncheon each month, on the third Tuesday (12 noon for 12.45 pm), at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club and, on most occasions we are afterwards entertained by a speaker. The subjects covered are mainly nautical though we do have some very interesting non-nautical subjects from time to time.

Membership is open to suitably qualified persons – Full membership requires the applicant to hold a valid United Kingdom Certificate of Competency as Master, Unlimited or equivalent. Associate membership may be granted where the applicant, in the opinion of the committee, holds a valid Certificate of Competency as Chief Mate (Unlimited), or OOW (Unlimited), issued by the MCA, and persons who, in the opinion of the Committee, are suitable to become Associate Members of the Club, preference being given to persons having some connection with the sea and ships.

Calling all Seafarers Past & Present. We need you!

Do you live in East Anglia and are you looking to meet occasionally with like-minded seafarers who enjoy a regular catch-up with others and the latest news, listening to interesting speakers, consuming good food at lunchtime and all in an atmosphere of high standards, good manners, smart dress code, cordiality and friendship?

If you answered yes to any part of that question, you may be interested to learn that the Felixstowe Master Mariners Club would like to hear from you. You may be assured of a warm welcome as the Club seeks to add certificated Masters, Pilots, Mates, Apprentices and other suitably qualified applicants, both male and female, to its membership.  If you are still at sea or now ashore we invite you to join us either as a Full or as an Associate Member.

If you have a question or you need more information, click here to contact us secretary@mastermariners.uk and we look forward to hearing from you.

Charitable donations 2018

Once again we were delighted to support our maritime charities with £3500 divided equally between:

Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has honoured the brave men and women who kept our 'Island Nation' afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK's imports, including much of the food we eat, most of the fuel we burn and virtually all the products and goods we take for granted!

FMMC Staff Captain Jon Dixon represented the Club at the civic service in Felixstowe.

Past FMMC Captain Nigel Palmer OBE, MNM is seen here in his Trinity House Elder Brother regalia attending the service at Tower Hill, London

Do you enjoy hearing something new? Look at these reports from some of our recent meetings - you might be surprised!