Russ Garbutt (Russ)

Joined on 2012/6/3 4:32:32 PM
Retired Ships Master.
Careers - Deck/Navigation, Vessels - ...
United Kingdom
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Years of Experience
Forty sea-going, Eight ashore.
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Master (Foreign Going), FCILT, FNI
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I am a Maritime Mentor


My formative years were spent at Hull Trinity House Navigation school from 1961 to 1964 when I embarked on a, World Wide, sea-going career on tankers, bulk carriers, general cargo, coasters and ferries culminating in Command with P&O North Sea Ferries on the routes between Hull, England to Europoort, Netherlands and Zeebrugge, Belgium.

I was instrumental in establishing the introduction of cadets in to P&O North Sea Ferries and was the original Mentor onboard "Norland" then subsequently "Pride of York" in ensuring that the young professionals had the best possible training, assistance and guidance.

My active interests include being a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and Humber Branch Treasurer, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and member of their Ports, Maritime and Waterways Forum, Past President of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping and Immediate Past Chairman of their Shipping Committee, Past Chairman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, NE Outport, among others.

From the above experiences and accumulated knowledge I hope to be of some benefit, in joining with yourselves, to promote best practise in Mentoring those considering entering a Maritime career or those in their early years within the Industry.

The developing World is absolutely dependent on Maritime trade. May we, by our efforts, foster the finest to achieve Maritime excellence!
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