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Nicolas is an active fellow of the Nautical Institute and is also a Liveryman of the Honourable company of Master Mariners.  He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration.


He sits on the Marine Insurance Committee of the General Insurance Association of Singapore, and Management Committee for The Mission to Seafarers Singapore (MTSS) and is an MTSS Ambassador and WISTA Singapore Ambassador.


Glaven Marine will continue to be an ardent active supporter of these organisations.


The River Glaven is a small chalk bed river. Approximately 10.5 miles long, which flows through North Norfolk (Nelson’s County) in the UK. From its source the river flows to the present tidal limit at Cley next the Sea.


In the 15th and 16th centuries, Cley overlooked the vast Glaven River Estuary and the marshes were covered at high tide allowing ships to navigate into a harbour close to Cley Church. In 1317, the harbour was reported to have been "in the grip of organised gangs of pirates". In 1405 Cley seamen, including one Nicholas Steyard, boarded and captured the 'Maryenknight', which was carrying the young Prince James of Scotland to France.


Up until the 17th century, Cley was once one of the busiest ports in England trading with the Low Countries, the many Flemish gables in the town being a reminder of the trade with the Low Countries.  During this time the main imports/exports were grain, malt, fish, spices, coal, cloth, barley and oats.

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