Veteran Australian Master Mariner Capt Brian Lewis

Veteran Australian Master Mariner Capt Brian Lewis, who retired recently at the age of 82 after nearly 70 years at sea, was also a former President of the Port Phillip Pilots Association (1985 - 1988) in Melbourne. He first went to sea at t...he age of 16 in 1948. Brian then served with ASP on the Endeavour River, River Boyne, and Lindesay Clark. More recently, his experience was put to good use in setting up the bunker tanker Zemira, and he also served on the two other bunker ships, Whitnavigator and Larcom. After the resolution of the conflict in East Timor, Capt Lewis was seconded to command a vessel ferrying supplies for the Australian forces, and received special recognition from the Commander, General Peter Cosgrove, who was recently appointed Governor General of Australia. Colleagues and shipmates of Capt Lewis recently marked his retirement with a celebratory lunch and a presentation of a framed print of Zemira. On the photo: Andrew Douglas, ASP Australia Superintendent Marine Standards, presents Capt Lewis with his parting gift.