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Retired seafarers welcomed aboard

‚ÄčNorthern Marine welcomed retired seafarers on a guided tour of the Stena Lagan passenger ferry on Monday 14th March.

The tour party enjoyed an escorted visit of the bridge, engine room and other areas of the ship, while the vessel was docked in Liverpool.

The retirees are all residents of Mariners' Park, a retirement complex funded by the Nautilus Welfare Fund.

Sarah Simpson, NMMS Fleet personnel Manager, was delighted to join the ex-seafarers, some of whom were accompanied by their spouses.

Sarah said: "It was a pleasure to be able to offer the group a tour of the vessel.

"With a collective wealth of seafaring experience, it was unsurprising that the group members were very interested in operations and the vessel.

"Their extensive knowledge of the industry was well reflected in their questions and observations.

"Captain Tullio Scocchi and the crew provided a warm welcome and were very attentive throughout the tour."

Roger Cliffe-Thompson, Nautilus Mens Activities Coordinator, was thankful to Stena Line, Northern Marine and the crew on the Stena Lagan for facilitating the visit.

He said: "Rarely have I organised an event that was so user friendly, from the way we were greeted at reception to our welcome on the ship, it was all so relaxed and genuinely friendly, yet efficient."

Group member John MacDavitt added: "This was the best visit ever, everybody was so kind and genuinely interested in us."

Mariners' Park is a 16 acre retirement community containing 95 homes, and a care home which provides both residential and nursing care, including short stay respite care.

The group were joined on the day by Derek Byrne and Yvonne Parry from Nautilus International.

Northern Marine provides technical and personnel management of the Stena Lagan on behalf of its client Stena Line.


Northern Marine Group
Alba House
2 Central Avenue
G81 2QR
Scotland, UK

Tel +44 141 876 3000