Offshore and Specialist Vessels Exhibition

Next event date: Friday, 08 July 2022 | 03:00 AM to Thursday, 14 July 2022 | 04:00 PM

Offshore vessels exhibition QMM & OSSA
A new pop-up exhibition from 15 June, and a special speaker event on 2 July, will be on at Queenscliffe Maritime Museum.  QMM has partnered with Offshore Specialist Ships Australia (OSSA) to present the work of Offshore Vessels in the modern maritime industry.


Offshore Tales of A Career at Sea is on Saturday 2 July, at 7.30pm at the museum.  Retired ship Master Captain Rob Anderson will share tales of a long and varied career, tales which he has authored into a book, When the Ship Hits the Fan, from short stories written at sea.  Starting as a 15 years old deck apprentice in British flag ships, he served around the world and gained his first command as Master of a foreign-going ship at age 29, one of the youngest in Australia.  For more than forty years he has served on ships from a humble Murray River paddle-steamer to deep-water support ships, as a Marine Pilot in the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait inner passages, as Harbour Master for Gippsland Port, and as Operations Manager for two of Australia's largest Offshore Ship operators, as well as training pilots and seafarers for the industry.

Sharing the event is Mr Reginald McNee, of McNee Marine -Global Marine Consultancy. From his start as a Marine Engineer, and promotion to Chief Engineer, he has served on General Cargo, Passenger, Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Container Vessels, and Offshore Vessels. For over thirty years he has worked onshore in management as General Manager and as Vice President for shipping companies and Offshore Vessels with responsibilities worldwide. His work in Africa included the challenge of leading negotiations with kidnappers over company hostages.

Training the next generation of Australian seafarers is important to the members of OSSA. They mentor and share their experience through a Careers at Sea Program with schools and will be inviting local schools to a presentation at the Maritime Museum on 12 and 13 July.

For more information please contact Queenscliffe Maritime Museum on ph 03 52583440, or








  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022 | 11:00 AM - Thursday, 14 July 2022 | 04:00 PM


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