Category: ceremony

50 years’ service to seafarers recognised

At its AGM on Sunday 10 June, the Chairman of the Centre, Captain Chris Barradale, recognised 50 years of service as a volunteer at the centre of GAIL CARRAN. Gail, from Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore,  received the warm congratulations of the members present. “I have so many memories of special people I have volunteered […]

Memorial Services – WAHINE & MARANUI

(Edited) On 10 April 1968 the inter-island ferry WAHINE was lost at the entrance to Wellington Harbour during a fierce storm. 53 people died as a result of the accident – 51 that day, 1 a few weeks later, and another in 1990 from injuries sustained in the accident. <The Wahine Disaster> On 10 April […]

WAHINE Service

Master Mariners, members of the seafarers’ unions, Seafarers Centre Board members and volunteers, friends and supporters gathered at the Auckland Seafarers Centre on 10 April 2018 to remember those whose lives were lost in the foundering of TEV WAHINE on 10 April 1968. The service was lead by the Centre’s chaplains and was followed by […]

Service of Blessing

The newspaper Stuff reported on 14 October 2017 – ‘Soldier killed in exercise a “first class gentleman” ‘ A member of the NZ Defence Force Special Operations Force died during a counter-terrorism training exercise in the waters off the Coromandel Peninsula north of Auckland. The Sergeant, a father of four, died after falling about five […]