Member notes for Philip Pannett


After leaving New Earswick moved on to Nunthorpe. Left in 1976 and went off to sea as a deck cadet in the merchant navy. Married in 1983 and settled down in Crayke N Yorks. Had three years ashore keeping pigs and a fruit and veg round. Commisioned in the TA in 1985. Money in pigs not brilliant so returned to sea in 1989 on Dover Ferries. Got fed up with crossing the channel 3 times a day so joined Royal Fleet Auxilliary as a Navigating officer and served in the first gulf war where I had a brilliant time in the pools of various hotels as they were pleased to see us at that time. Moved on to work for a Norwegien shipping company and then on to North Sea Ferries in Hull in 1994. Finished as Captain of the 'MV Norland' in December 1999 and went to work as Captain for a Belgium shipping company.
In 2001 took up a position with Associated British Ports and am currently the Pilotage Operations Manager for the Humber with 120 pilots on the river. Moved across to the East Riding and now reside in a large moated farmhouse overlooking Spurn Point where I can watch all the ships go by. In my spare time I have a small herd of Longhorn Cattle and also have a pig fattening unit taking pigs up to bacon weight.
Still married with 2 children Jo 14 and Tom 7.