Friday, November 13, 2015

Global Logistics Group Aids Able Bodied and Disabled Alike with Vessel Support

Tall Ship Sets Off for Australia
Shipping News Feature
UK – AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDE – Global logistics group GAC, headquartered in Dubai, is to utilise its network of own, and sub-agent, offices to act as the official port agent supporting the latest voyage of the tall ship Tenacious which has sailed from her home port of Southampton for Australia. The three-masted square rigged ship is one of two specially designed sailing vessels owned and operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, which was set up in 1978 to give people of all physical abilities the chance to experience sailing first hand.

The Trust’s mission is to empower both able-bodied and disabled individuals to focus on what they can do rather than what they can’t, and to correct misconceptions about disability. It works to build bridges of awareness and break down barriers for a better, more inclusive world using a variety of means, including the 586 gross tonne Tenacious.

GAC will resupply the ship right through her 17,000 nautical mile voyage at each of the 26 ports she calls at en route. Services will include fuel supplies etc. plus help coordinating the vessels passage through the Panama Canal. GAC Pindar Superyacht Services is also among the sponsors of the vessel’s latest voyage with two staff, Murray Bishop and Amanda Naylor, joining up with other suppliers for a networking day prior to the ships departure. Murray Bishop observed:

“We are strong advocates of the fantastic work of the Jubilee Sailing Trust to open up the world of sailing to people with disabilities, and we are proud to support the latest voyage of the Tenacious. We look forward to following her progress between now and July next year, and doing everything we can to ensure smooth sailing for her and her crew through the Caribbean and the Pacific islands on route.”

The Jubilee Sailing Trust also joined the networking day and you can follow the voyage of the Tenacious via her official blog as she proceeds to Australia. Andy Spark, Jubilee Sailing Trust’s Ship Operations Manager, commented:

“As the Tenacious and her crew start their latest adventure, it is good to know that we have the practical and moral support of a reliable partner like GAC with the resources and reach to help meet our needs wherever we go. That will play a key role in our mission to overcome preconceived ideas about disabilities and help our crew members win confidence, new friends and real team spirit.”

Photo: The vessel at sunset in a more tranquil setting.