Kennedy Marr

Nicholas Marr
1943 to 2014

Nicholas graduated with a BSc in Mining Engineering from Leeds University and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He started his career as a Petroleum Engineer for Shell in the early days. Together with Leo Kennedy, Nicholas co-founded Kennedy Marr in 1974 and developed the company into one of the most respected offshore shipbroking specialists in the world. After Leo retired in 1991, Kennedy Marr continued to grow under Nicholas' direction and steadily became industry leaders in the brokerage of subsea construction vessels, floating production units and drilling rigs.

Nicholas passed away unexpectedly on 3rd May 2014 at the age of 71. He was held in high regard within the industry and will be missed by many who remember his warm and endearing character.

What Is Dying?
By Bishop Brent

I am standing upon that foreshore, a ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, "There! She's gone!"

"Gone where?" "Gone from my sight, that's all", she is just as large in mast and spar and hull as ever she was when she left my side; just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of her destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at that moment when someone at my side says, "There! She's gone!", there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

And that is dying.


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