50th anniversary of the Six-Day War – Suez Canal ships reunion
Dear Blue Funnel seafarers
I am writing a short book about the experiences of seafarers who worked on the ships in the Great Bitter Lake from 1967 to 1975. I aim to publish it on the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War in June 2017.
I am also co-organising a reunion of former seafarers who were on the stranded ships to celebrate the anniversary. The anniversary event will be at the Merseyside Maritime Museum from 2 till 5pm on 1 June 2017. As it is the 50th anniversary of the war, we hope to get some media coverage for the event. The museum curators are also very interested to hear about the experiences of seafarers who were on the stranded ships.
Were you on the Melampus or Agapenor in the Suez Canal between 1967 and 1975? Would you be interested in attending this event? If so, I'll pass on your email address to Ben Whittaker, the museum curator who is organising it with me, and you will receive an official invite in due course.
I very much hope that you will consider attending and look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you very much