An exploratory meeting was held in the Merchant Service Club
on 28 November 1984.
The first Branch Committee Meeting was held on 04 December 1984 in the boardroom, Indo China Steam Navigation Co Ltd, at which the following were present:-
Chairman - G A Marchant - Director Indo China SNCo
Secretary - N J Lopez - Senior Lecturer - HKPoly
Treasurer - N J Lane - Ops Mgr Indo China SNCo
S M Chang
A M Moore
C Y Tong
& P Wyatt
Application under the Societies Ordinance for registration of the branch was made on 06 December 1984
The first full meeting of the Branch was to be held on 22 January 1985
The web site went on line in July 2000
Thank you for visiting our web site, which I trust you will find interesting and informative. We are one of the 40 branches of the Nautical Institute, which is the international professional body for qualified seafarers and others with an interest in nautical matters.
The Hong Kong branch of the Nautical Institute was established 30 years ago. Since inception, we’ve had great support from all sectors of the local Maritime community, which has significantly helped us in meeting our objectives. The membership of the Hong Kong branch includes professionals from a cross section of the many fields that together make up the maritime community in the city.
To serve our members and the maritime community as a whole, the Hong Kong branch organizes regular visits, presentations and social gatherings. Additionally we actively encourage and support the local maritime industry initiatives. Every two years the branch organizes a major one day seminar which includes high caliber speakers from around the world as well as from Hong Kong.
Details of past seminars and reports of other events organized by the branch can also be found on this website.
We hope that you can join us at one of our events and would like to encourage your active participation in the activities of the Branch within the Hong Kong maritime community.
Please continue to browse through our website for news of our upcoming events.
Captain Carlos Antao MNI
Nautical Institute Hong Kong Branch
August 2, 2016