On 23rd April 2015, Port Academy Liverpool was represented amongst other maritime professionals gathered in Liverpool to celebrate the presentation to the recently formed Liverpool Propeller Club of its Charter, marking its enrolment into the International Propeller Club of the United States (Est. 1927).
The event, held in the grand surroundings of the new Aloft Hotel in the heart of Liverpool welcomed over a hundred guests from around the region, the capital and abroad with a lunch and evening reception. The presentation was made to Liverpool Propeller Club President Jim Bellew by Phillippe de Gauw, Int’l VP and sponsoring club President Mark Sheerlinck of Antwerp Propeller Club, with the Mayor of Wirral and the United States (US) Assistant Naval Attaché Lt Cdr Alan Brechbill in attendance.
The Liverpool Propeller Club is only the second branch of this US-based global maritime association to be established in the UK since the London chapter opened in 1936. The organisation aims to promote cooperation and understanding of the maritime industry for its members, its community and across the global Propeller Club network of around 100 ports. The Liverpool Propeller Club intends to embrace the maritime community of the North West region of England, from Barrow-in-Furness and the Isle of Man to Holyhead and the ports and logistical infrastructure of Manchester and the canal. Port Academy Liverpool is delighted to be an active member of the Propeller Club Liverpool and shares its visions and values to promote the maritime industry and grow the maritime community in Bootle and beyond.