OBITUARY: Allan Brunton-Reed

I regret to advise that my old friend Allan Brunton-Reed died on December 2 at his home in Trowbridge, UK, after a seven-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Allan was a member of an illustrious family of maritime publishers. They had been in the business for 250 years! He lived for and loved the business and spent most of his lengthy career building up his Tug & OSV group of a magazine and annual exhibitions and conferences. As a competitor, I have to acknowledge that they were top class and top quality.

As a result, Allan had many friends from all sectors of the tug and OSV business from all over the world. He was well known and well liked. His efforts on behalf of the industry were much appreciated. He died much too young.

Allan will be sadly missed. Our sympathies and condolences go to his family.


Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.