LAST Friday marine workers from around Sydney Harbour descended on the Captain Cook Hotel for the AUS 200 get-together, catching up with old mates, and getting to know some the people they work alongside every day on the Harbour.
Sydney marine pilot Luke Nye, one of the event’s organisers, said the idea behind AUS 200 was to have an informal event where harbour workers from all areas including ferries, tugs, pilots, VTS, etc. could meet.
“It puts a face to a name or a voice you may only ever hear over the VHF,” he said.
“People who would otherwise never cross paths in the flesh get to chat and discuss their work, and hopefully it fosters improved working relationships between all of us as we can better appreciate everybody’s contribution to the working harbour.”
Last week’s was the third AUS 200 event and, anecdotally, the most well attended.
The organisers aim to hold the event once every six months, with the next one slated for “sometime around Christmas”.