Paul Wright

Dear Members, We have learnt with great sadness that Paul has passed away. Paul commenced his career in 1962 at HMS Conway, Merchant Navy Training School. In 1979, he joined … Continue Reading →


We are pleased to announce the launch of a PYNDAGRAM which is Instagram for PYNDA Members. We hope that PYNDAGRAM will provide another tool for us to connect with each … Continue Reading →

Ian Teare joins Hill Dickinson Marine

Hill Dickinson Marine announced that Ian Teare to join their Marine and Trade practice with effect from January 2021. Ian will be splitting his time between London and Pireaus offices. … Continue Reading →

Seafarer memorial on Plymouth Hoe serves more than one purpose

The Watchkeeper, a memorial to merchant navy seafarers who died in conflict, has been unveiled in Plymouth as a fitting tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and continue … Continue Reading →

The Plymouth Merchant Navy Monument PRESS RELEASE

On the 24th of April at 1100 the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Sam Davey, will cut the first turf in preparation for the construction phase that will begin shortly … Continue Reading →

The TS ‘TECTONA’ – Needs Your Support.

The Training Ship ‘Tectona’, a 60 foot ketch was built in 1928.  Between 1964 and 1980 she was formally owned by the ‘Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the City … Continue Reading →

World Maritime Day -Joint Meeting Held

This was the 11th Celebration of World Maritime Day organised by the South West of England Branch of the Nautical Institute, supported by the Devon and Cornwall Joint Branch of … Continue Reading →

Dr. Roger Crabtree – A Tribute

Dr Roger Crabtree – Inspirational Founder of Tectona Trust On Tuesday 9th October, Roger Crabtree was taking advantage of the good weather and was sailing his yacht Good Hope in … Continue Reading →

The Plymouth Merchant Navy Monument

Hi Everyone, The fund raising for The Plymouth Navy Monument is ongoing.  Funding is almost complete but still £20 K  short! Details about how to subscribe to the MN Monument … Continue Reading →

IMO’s World Maritime Day

Hi All, Please find below news about the events taking place on this occasion. WMD Poster 2