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Club Lunch: Call the Salvage Man!

Date: 17 Nov 2021 12:30 PM — 02:00 PM | Venue: Dining Room

Call the Salvage Man!
Salvage Master and Marine Consultant
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:10pm – Address
First Floor
Who do you call when a 747 slides off the runway into Hong Kong’s harbour? Whose phone do you ring when the crew of a bulk carrier abandons ship in the Lamma Channel, fails to switch off the engine and leaves her to steam onto the rocks on Cheung Chau? You call Alan Loynd, that’s who! Loynd spent twenty years as Salvage Master with the Hong Kong Salvage & Towage Company, overseeing numerous salvage operations, notably the recovery of a 747 off Kai Tak in 1993 – the only time such an aircraft has been recovered intact from the sea anywhere in the world. In addition, he has extinguished fires, saved lives and prevented pollution on many other marine casualties, which he recounts in his recently published memoir All At Sea. In this lunch event, Capt. Loynd will discuss the milestones of his career at sea, the often understated but vital role of the salvage industry and some of the notable casualties he has been involved with. Moderated by FCC Second Vice President Tim Huxley.
Alan Loynd went to sea as a cadet aged sixteen, initially with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and subsequently with the Swire Group’s China Navigation Co. He served on a wide variety of ships, including passenger liners and supertankers, where he evaded missiles in the Persian Gulf during the Iran/Iraq war of the early 1980s. He subsequently served as Master on offshore supply vessels before joining Hong Kong Salvage & Towage. He also spent several years running the maritime training school in Tuvalu, Central Pacific training seafarers from the Pacific Islands.
Club Lunch
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Dining Room and Verandah
Orange Waldorf Salad
Fish Chowder
Beef and Mushroom Roulade
Sautéed Kenyan Beans, Baked Tomatoes, Roasted Potatoes and Red Wine Gravy
Pan-fried Golden Redfish Fillet with Lobster Sauce
Sautéed Kenyan Beans, Baked Tomatoes and Mashed Potatoes
Calamansi Meringue Tart
Coffee or Tea
Vegetarian Menu
Orange Waldorf Salad
Carrot Soup
Indian Vegetable Biryani
Calamansi Meringue Tart
Coffee or Tea
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances
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