LOC Sponsor Disabled Crew for Lord Nelson Tallship Voyage

Tuesday, June 04, 2013
(left to right): Singaporean mountaineer David Lim; Capt. Jonathan Walker (Head of Asia & Australasia, London Offshore Consultants); Nicolas White, Director/Scallywag (London Offshore Consultants, Singapore); Lord Nelson crew members Jim Bek and Ong Shi Yi; British High Commissioner to Singapore, Antony Phillipson.

British High Commissioner to Singapore, Antony Phillipson presented awards to Ong Shi Yi, who is deaf, and Jim Bek, who is blind, both of whom were sponsored by London Offshore Consultants (LOC) to take part in a special six-day voyage out of Singapore, part of Lord Nelson’s Norton Rose Fulbright Sail the World Challenge – which sees the ship embarked on a 50,000-mile circumnavigation.

The British High Commissioner later climbed one of Lord Nelson's 33.7-meter masts, accompanied by Singaporean mountaineer David Lim and Ong Shi Yi, cheered on by children with special needs from Singapore’s Rainbow Centre who enjoyed tours of the ship and pirate-themed activities.

“LOC is delighted the Jubilee Sailing Trust asked us for help planning the visit of the Lord Nelson to Singapore,” said Nick White, a director at LOC in Singapore, who dressed as a pirate to host the children from the Rainbow Center. “In the 26 years we have been in our Asia headquarters, this has been the most worthwhile community project we’ve involved in. The crew foster a real ‘cab do’ spirit on board, working to provide a fully inclusive environment that gives everyone, regardless of physical ability, the chance to show how they can contribute and work as part of a team. We’ve been so pleased to help arrange the visit, and to sponsor two wonderful people to help crew the ship.”

Lord Nelson will set sail from Singapore for Fremantle, Australia on Monday June 10. Berths are still available for disabled and able bodied participants. No experience is required.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Cordero Reconfirmed as FMC Commissioner

Mario Cordero was reconfirmed today as a U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner.   Cordero joined the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Commissioner on June 3,

Chiarello: TOTE Continues Support to El Faro Families

Anthony Chiarello, President & CEO of TOTE, owner of the cargo ship presumed to have sunk with 33 mariners aboard last week amid Hurricane Joaquin, issued a statement

Seadrill Hopes to See Market Turn in 2017

Offshore rig driller Seadrill is facing another two years in the doldrums but hopes the international rig market could turn around in 2017.   Rig rates have more


Volvo Ocean Race Partners with Yacht Racing Forum

The Volvo Ocean Race has agreed a three-year partnership with the Yacht Racing Forum.   "We are delighted to welcome the Volvo Ocean Race as a long-term partner,

Regulations for Singapore's Kusu Pilgrimage Season

The 2015 Kusu Pilgrimage season will commence on 13 October 2015 and end on 11 November 2015. During this period, many ferries and harbour craft carrying

Steel Processing for largest Sail Boat Begins

Processing of steel for Hull 483 started on sheet-cutting machine in Shipbuilding Industry Split on 22 September 2015. It is the largest square-rigged ship contracted for a Monaco buyer,

Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3034 sec (3 req/sec)