Captain Ian William Collister
In addition to a few words from Malcolm, when some of Captain Collister's former sea staff and FMD colleagues were contacted they provided their recollections:
Dave Kelsall (2OR and FMD): "I remember Capt Collister as one of the best - good-humoured, competent, fair and sober at a time when not all of our old men ticked all those boxes!"
Bob James (2OL and FMD): "Unfortunately never sailed with Ian but do remember him when he visited the office for his pre voyage meeting, he would come and sit at my desk and talk about his family and leave then he would discuss his next crew. He never had a bad word to say for anyone appointed to his ship a true gentleman."
We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Ian's wife Diana, his family and his friends.