Chartership presents a new goal for Master Mariners by recognising the individual endeavour of those who have benefited our industry and improved their own professional capability. It is a mark of excellence that evidences personal eminence and expertise, superior competence and peer-recognised qualities. The Chartership programme seeks to build on that by making it available to officers who have achieved the STCW II/2 career pinnacle, but who are seeking to add a different sort of professional status that recognises the exceptional service they give over and above their sea-going activities. This event is when our newest Chartered Master Mariners receive their Charters and are able to network with other CMMars and industry maritime leaders. A great networking event for all.