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MM&P Pilots Membership Group Vice President George Quick died at his home in Jarrettsville, Md., on July 11. He was 93 years old.

“Captain George Quick set an example for all of us and leaves a legacy of achievement that won’t be forgotten,” said MM&P President Don Marcus.

“He was a wonderful person, a friend of seafarers, and a brilliant leader.”

“Within MM&P, the Association of Maryland Pilots, the American Pilots’ Association and the International Maritime Organization, his contributions to the wellbeing of mariners have been unmatched.”

A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and the University of Baltimore Law School, Quick became a Maryland pilot after sailing as deck officer on passenger and cargo ships.

He was elected vice president of the MM&P Pilot Membership Group in 1982, after serving as president of the Association of Maryland Pilots, and vice president of the American Pilots’ Association.

An expert on pilotage laws and regulations, he testified in hearings before boards, commissions, and legislative committees nationwide.

He also developed and taught courses at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies.

At the International Maritime Organization, the London-based United Nations Organization with the responsibility for the regulation of shipping, he represented the International Maritime Pilots’ Association and later the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

In February 2023, he was recognized by the IMO for five decades of service to the international maritime community.

“Since his first meeting nearly 50 years ago, Captain Quick has substantially contributed to the drafting and amendment of many IMO instruments, resolutions, and other standards that have contributed directly to the safe and environmentally responsible operation of world shipping and the welfare of seafarers around the globe,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim.

“While his contributions to the work of this Organization have been substantive and substantial and cannot be overstated, his personal impacts on countless delegates, both past and present, represent his real legacy.”

“He has been a mentor and role model to so many women and men who will continue to carry forward the important work of the Organization.”

“Captain Quick has made the Organization better and more effective, and he has helped to ensure its future is in good hands.”

Information on a celebration of Captain Quick’s life will follow as it becomes available.