North East of England Outport

About this Outport

The North East of England Outport covers a large area extending from The Wash in the South, to the Borders in the North, and the Pennines in the West.  As such it incorporates the significant port areas of Humber, Tyne, Tees, etc. 

The Outport hold Business Meetings four times per year in February, April, June and October, always on the third Monday of the month.  The first two of the year are held in York, with the latter two being held in Hull and Newcastle.  The meetings are engaging and cover a wide range of topics and discussions with members young and old. 

Following our meetings we traditionally enjoy a three course lunch at our chosen venue, to which our guests are invited, and this is usually followed by a guest speaker providing an entertaining and informative talk. 

In addition to our regular meetings, we host a Christmas Luncheon at the Merchant Taylors Hall in York on the first Tuesday of December.  This event is not to be missed as we are joined by the current Master of the Company, and it always proves to be a highlight of the calendar. 

Outport Honorary Secretary for NE England

Outport Honorary Secretary for NE England

Captain Martyn James


We are an active Outport with representation on each of the Standing Committees of the HCMM as well as a number of members elected to the Court of Assistants.

Honorary Secretary - Captain Martyn James MNI
Chairman – Captain Paul Harrington
Vice-Chair – Captain Hannah Kite
Treasurer – Captain Mike Lacey
Court Representative - Mr Ian Stitt

The Outport actively supports a number of Sea Cadet units in line with the Company’s commitment to Charitable work.

We are a friendly bunch up here in the NE, any member of the HCMM is welcome to attend our meetings, and members and guests are welcome to the luncheon afterwards.  During the luncheons we usually have speaker, each one from a different marine background with some very interesting topics – plus the food is always good.

A note from the Chairman of the NE outport

Social Events

Our remaining events for 2022 are as follows, although these are alluded to in the description:

Monday 20th June – Business Meeting, Trinity House Newcastle 
Friday 5th August – Summer Maritime Banquet, Doubletree Hilton Hotel Hull 
Monday 17th October – Business Meeting & AGM and Joint Meeting with Nautical Institute Humber Branch, Trinity House Hull 
Tuesday 6th December – Christmas Luncheon, Merchant Taylors Hall, York