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Combined Meeting NI/CoMMA/AIN
Sydney, Occidental Hotel
Wed 14 Nov 2018



Captain Ashley Papp – Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra


November Update:

Our next Sydney meeting will be at the Occidental Hotel on Wednesday 14th November – full details will be sent by email. Our speaker will be the Commanding officer of HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp FNI RAN. Do come if you can. Contact me or John Mann to book in.

Captain Papp is also working to provide us with a guided tour of HMAS Canberra in the near future – full details will be here when the details are finalised.

At the Canberra Merchant Navy Commemoration on 21st October, our chair, Jillian Carson-Jackson gave a reading and laid a wreath on our behalf. Photos in the members section soon.

The Nautical Institute is collaborating with KVH Videotel to give NI members access to a set of online training courses free of charge. The interactive courses, which take between 4-40 hours to complete are relevant to all professional levels from cadet to Master, and aim to further knowledge, enhance skills and, ultimately, advance the careers of those mariners seeking to progress. Nautical Institute members can access one standard level course of their choice every year. The process for accessing the courses is as follows:

Visit  and select a course
Email  stating your membership number, name and the course you would like to take
The courses team at KVH Videotel will then contact you to let you know the next steps
In the members section you will now find the minutes of the latest Branch Secretaries meeting.

We are still seeking sponsorship. Please contact me if you have any leads.

Your Sec
Kendall Carter
0458 310 803