Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society
November 14h Tonight CAPTAIN WILLIAM WELLS, a Master Mariner, former Ship’s Captain, licensed Harbour Pilot and published author will relive for us the “LIFE AND TIMES OF A SHIP’S PILOT”. Sponsored by READER OFFERS LTD, Colchester. Tel: 01206 719100.
Captain William Wells
Captain William Wells, Master Mariner, is a former ship’s captain and commercial marine pilot, whose career at sea lasted just short of 49 years.
Recognised as an International informative and entertaining “Topic-Expert” speaker, he was an active Member of the Professional Speakers Association, Member of the International Federation of Public Speakers and a former Vice President of Toastmasters International.
With a wide ranging programme he speaks regularly at conferences, seminars and to a wide variety of different organisations including BBC radio and aboard cruise ships with passion, enthusiasm and great authority.
Life and Times of a Ship’s Pilot:
A popular, entertaining and informative talk traces maritime pilotage from the Phoenician times to today’s modern world of computers and satellite navigation. Going behind the “green baize door” leading to the ship’s bridge and nerve centre, we take a look behind the scenes on how a ship, be it a small tramp freighter or a colossal cruise liner, is handled and docked. This talk is interspersed with many humorous personal anecdotes.