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Old 19th April 2015, 21:25
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Captain Brian Agnew

I received an email on the 16th inst. with the following information.
Captain Brian Agnew O.B.E. died on the 12th of April after an accident at his home.
There has been no post of this, on the site as far as I know. For those of us who remember his courageous handling of the tragic fire on the Gothic he will be sadly missed.
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Old 19th April 2015, 23:54
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CAPTAIN BRIAN AGNEW.MAY HE REST IN PEACE,MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY,regards ben27
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Old 20th April 2015, 05:27
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Very sad to hear this news. Sailed with Brian Agnew on the Aramaic prior to the Gothic incident.
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Old 20th April 2015, 06:20
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He did a great job getting the Gothic back to Wellington. I worked on her for several weeks after the fire and the damage was extensive. I can't remember how far he steamed her stern-first, but it was hundreds of miles.

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Old 20th April 2015, 08:35
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Commiserations to the family and friends of this great seaman, one of the world's gentlemen. RIP Captain Brian Agnew.

RHH, AB Gothic.
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Old 20th April 2015, 11:29
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I first met Brian on my first voyage to sea as a Deck Apprentice at just under 17 1/2 on "Icenic" when he was a Supernumerary having just passed his Extras, and going out to do survey work NW Australia. Dave Johnston the Mate naturally delegated Cadet training to Brian who used to wonder whether I would ever gain any certificate.

Since that time our paths crossed at sea; on many an occasion thereafter, and we became good friends.

Brain was a lovely chap who always used to chuckle in his own inimitable way when I used to call him 'the thinking man's mariner'.

May Brian rest in peace, and my sincere condolences to his family who I know he loved dearly.

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Old 20th April 2015, 17:55
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I received an email on the 16th inst. with the following information.
Captain Brian Agnew O.B.E. died on the 12th of April after an accident at his home.
There has been no post of this, on the site as far as I know. For those of us who remember his courageous handling of the tragic fire on the Gothic he will be sadly missed.
I am really sorry to read that Captain Brian Agnew O.B.E.passed away he was a good, fair and honest skipper.
I was on the hoses fighting the fire behind Gothic`s bridge and radio shack area along with Tony Mullen.I will never forget that night or the poor souls that perished.
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Old 20th April 2015, 22:26
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Gothic fire thread here =

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=29837
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Old 20th April 2015, 23:50
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Also sailed with Brian Agnew on the Aramaic before the Gothic Incident.
Can but repeat comments of others.
A good honest skipper that was a joy to sail with.
Condolences to his family.

Bert & Carol Campbell
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Old 21st April 2015, 09:21
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I remember him teaching at the Nautical School - Wellington I think it was and an extremely interesting lecturer & a gentleman.
My condolences to his family.

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Old 21st April 2015, 10:36
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Sad to see another of the old timers drop anchor for the last time,. he was a very honest and sincere person. R I P.
AB ,Gothic 1968, trip after fire
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Old 24th April 2015, 12:27
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I attended Capt Agnew's funeral it was very moving and on Wednesday this week, in Tidebrook, Kent, St John the Baptist Church

He was my Uncle

The medals were on display from the Gothic fire
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Old 24th April 2015, 20:34
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It was a very moving Service in lovely surroundings in memorial of Brian's life.
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Old 27th April 2015, 09:22
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Captain Agnew had earlier served with B.I and I passed the sad news to their people.
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Old 4th May 2015, 17:52
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Capt Agnew's bravery and leadership saved my life and many others onboard Gothic during and after the fire.
A leader and a very fine man. We all owe you Sir.

Mike Oldfield Burnham Market, Norfolk UK
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Old 9th May 2015, 00:40
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I was with Brian during the fire. It says a lot for his seamanship when, even with no navigation equipment, we were very little out when the Orion aircraft gave us our position. He was a fine man. R.I.P. Brian!
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Old 13th May 2015, 00:42
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as one of the crew on the Gothic that survived the fire back in 1968 ,it is indeed very sad to read that our courageous Captain has passed away.
the best Captain that I sailed with as a genuine friend of all hands.
respects to his family and farewell to a great Seaman. Tony Mullen
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