We would like to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of our friend Dr. Barrie Lewarn, Adjunct Professor at University of Tasmania/Australian Maritime College. Barrie was a member of the original academic staff of AMC, teaching initially in Sydney in 1979 until AMC classes commenced here at Newnham in 1980. He assisted in the development of Marine Transport and Engineering courses suited to the changing needs of industry and was the first staff member on AMC Council. After his retirement in 2014, he accepted to take the role of the first Section Editor of the IAMU Section in the WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs and continued editing the IAMU Section until the end of 2018. He was really a person who rendered meritorious services to lay the foundation for the academic publication in the IAMU community.
We extend our sincere condolences to Barrie’s wife, Esther, and their family.