John Peter Briand

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11/04/2009 - 04:53 Hi all, I served with Shell Tankers (UK)Ltd for 33 years, before emigrating to NZ. I then spent 8 years trading around the NZ coast on the NZ flag tanker 'Taiko'. I have been consulting for the past 5 years for MaritimeNZ (2 yrs), Interisland ferries ( 2 onboard audits) and presently with PBSea-Tow (NZ) Ltd. I have been involved in bringing the ISM system 'online' for our new NZ flagged bunker tanker 'AWANUIA' ($000dwt) based in Auckland. It keeps the brain active and pays for the holidays. Like to hear from you


Period Tanker Job Details Action
1963 HELCION (2) 3rd mate
1967 CAPULONIX 2nd mate
1977 to 1979 OPALIA (2) chief officer Commercial
1979 to 1980 LEONIA chief officer
1980 to 1982 NORTHIA (2) officer in charge
1983 ACAVUS (2) master 1st trip
1984 to 1985 ERVILIA master
1986 to 1987 BELAIS master
1992 to 1995 LIMA (2) master
1995 LAMPAS (2) master
1996 LEONIA master


Tanker Anecdote Post date Action

This was my favourite of the 'B's.

01/04/2012 - 11:17

Joined the Helcion in Bute dock, Cardiff on 7th May 1963 as first trip 3rd mate. My first Shell Tanker, and Sam Weller was Master, with Mr Bowtell as mate.

01/04/2012 - 11:51


11/04/2009 - 05:53

I joined the Holospira in Singapore in June 1969 as first trip Chief Officer.This was also my 'honeymoon' trip as Brenda joined with me, for what was to be an 8 m

11/04/2009 - 04:37