The following sad news has been posted on the Bay Boats (ex-sea staff) Facebook group by Rob Gurney (who in turn received the news from Ian Walters and Derek Warmington):
"Captain Peter Clark passed away on Sunday 18 June in Poole, Dorset, at the age of 85.
"Peter attended Warsash College before joining P&O as a Deck Cadet and serving in passenger and cargo ships during the 1950/60’s. He was First Officer on the maiden voyage of CANBERRA in 1961 where he met his wife Anne (Thompson) who was a Nursing Sister.
"Later he was seconded ashore to assist with the setting-up of OCL, before returning to sea to take command with OCL/P&OCL until his retirement in 1990.
"The funeral will be at 2.45 pm on Friday 30 June at Bournemouth Crematorium, North Cemetery, Strouden Ave, Bournemouth BH8 9HX, followed by a gathering at Parkstone Yacht Club, Pearce Ave, Poole BH14 8E, at around 4.00 pm."