Vale Captain John Spiers

I wish to advise the membership with great sadness a long standing member of the Australian Shipping Industry and AMOU member Captain John Spiers passed away on Saturday night the 19th August.

Many members will have been examined by him when he worked for the Department of Transport and many will have worked for him when he was the CEO of ASP Ship Management.

A very smart man and an exceptional operator.

In more recent time he wrote the book "Default to Decline" which told the story of the transformation of Australian Shipping post WW11. Captain Spiers passing marks a point in time for Australian Shipping.

Fair winds and following seas, Captain John Spiers.


Tim Higgs I President