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Major Hull maritime project at heart of Nautical Institute relaunch

A major Hull maritime project will take centre-stage as members of the Nautical Institute relaunch their local branch.

Regional organisers of the global body for maritime professionals will be joined by key figures from the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project at an event next month.

Campaigners who are working to return the historic trawler Viola to Hull will also be at the event.

Jamie Simpson, honorary secretary of the Nautical Institute’s Humber branch, said: “The branch used to be very active in the past but has stagnated and is now being relaunched by people who have a lot of passion for the maritime industry and who want to organise more events.

Efforts are being made to return the historic trawler Viola to Hull.

“The industry in the Humber is a lot bigger than many people realise. The Viola and Yorkshire’s Maritime City are very exciting projects which are of interest to our members and the wider marine community.”

The event will take place at the Guildhall in Alfred Gelder Street on Thursday 5 September. Register for the free event and find full details here.

And find out more about the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime project here and the Viola project here.

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