The Isle of Man is Nautical by Nature

The Isle of Man Maritime Group is hosting an evening reception during London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2015 at historic Trinity House.

LISW is one of the highlights of the maritime calendar with more than 100 industry events taking place in London from September 7-11. It is aimed at the movers and shakers from the international shipping and superyacht community.

As official sponsors of LISW 2015, the Isle of Man Maritime Group’s “Nautical by Nature” event on September 8 will lead guests on a journey through the Island’s rich seafaring heritage to its current position of maritime centre of excellence.

Manx actors and musicians will bring to life the legacy of the Vikings; introduce the ringleaders of the Mutiny on the Bounty; remember the courage of Captain John Quilliam who was First Lieutenant on HMS Victory and set the scene for the inspiration of Sir William Hilary, who founded the RNLI.

The music and drama will be showcased in the historic surroundings of Trinity House, the remarkable 18th Century headquarters of the Corporation of Trinity House, which has maintained British lighthouses since the 16th Century. Guests will be met by Isle of Man’s own sea cadets and guided up the grand, sweeping staircase to a reception on the first floor. All the rooms will be open to guests including the Pepys Room, the library and the reading room.

Isle of Man Maritime Group Chairman, Bruce McGregor said: “LISW is the ideal opportunity for us to promote the wealth of maritime services and experience delivered on the Isle of Man. This event will celebrate our rich seafaring tradition and how we have evolved into a modern, technically astute global centre of excellence.”

Guests at the reception will be able to meet representatives from the Isle of Man Maritime Group including:

  • The IOM Ship Registry
  • IOM Shipping Association
  • IOM Superyacht Forum
  • KPMG
  • Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Isle of Man)
  • Döhle (IOM) Group of Companies
  • PDMS Maritime
  • Simcocks Advocates
  • MHG Insurance Brokers
  • Affinity Management Services
  • InterManager

To register for the event please visit the group’s website at