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Old 10th March 2018, 21:43
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Organisation: Port Authorities
Department: Pilotage
Active: 1962 - 1995
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 8
Captain Fisher, nor any of the masters had a Tyne pilot licence, Captain Fishers father and grandfather had been Trinity House Pilots on the London South Channel and were choice pilots For a well known deep sea shipping company. He was called to be a Thames Pilot and to follow in the family tradition but a few weeks before he was to join he had a motor bike accident which left hime with a severe limp and as such he would not have been able to climb pilot ladders. It was the disappointment of his life but he was a good seaman and ship handler and I learn a lot from about ship handling from him and some of the other Captains in Tyne Tees.
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