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The Nautilus Telegraph's letters pages have some of the keenest insights in the industry. If you have something to say to your fellow maritime professionals, email the editor at telegraph@nautilusint.org. Letters should be 300 words or less, and photos illustrating your point are also welcome. You can ask not to be identified by name, or to be known only by your Nautilus membership number, but you must supply your name and address. The editor reserves the right to crop or edit readers’ letters, and to refuse publication. Letters will be published as space permits, online and in the printed Nautilus Telegraph. 

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In memory of Henk Lafèbre

I have been advised by his family that former Nautilus trustee director Henk Lafèbre died on 21 December after a brave battle with cancer.

  • 03 January 2023
Letters to the editor

Employers can't be trusted to deliver new fuel training

In my 38 years at sea as an R/O and ETO, I never found shipping companies very willing to train crews in any new machinery or technology, preferring to either poach ready-trained personnel or to throw us an instruction manual.

  • 30 December 2022
Letters to the editor

Rebranding could help the public understand us

Thank you for my recent copy of the November/December issue. My issue relates to the article on page 8: Maritime barometer survey. Coming straight to the point, I think after reading the feedback from the dumb public that we should rebrand ourselves.

  • 30 December 2022
Letters to the editor

As shipmasters shoulder responsibility, they should have final authority

I read with interest your two reports 'Dutch safety board report challenges onboard authority' and 'Master should have authority during emergencies, New Zealand report finds' in the September/October edition of the Telegraph.

  • 30 December 2022
Letters to the editor

Old haunts and hilarity at postponed Plymouth reunion

What started as a 50-year reunion of the 1970 Plymouth School of Maritime Studies intake of Phase I engineer cadets, twice cancelled due to Covid, eventually came to fruition as a 1972 leaving Plymouth reunion

  • 21 December 2022
Letters to the editor

In memory of Robert Stephen (Bob) Doyle

Robert had a 47 year career in the Merchant Navy. He never thought that he was academic, but eventually had tickets as a chief engineer for both diesel engines and steam.

  • 05 December 2022

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