David Redgrave, the ship’s master of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s freight vessel, the Gry Maritha, has been appointed as the new master of Scillonian III.
Redgrave takes over from captain David Pascoe, who retires this year after almost 28 years working for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, six of those years as captain.
Redgrave has worked in the shipping industry from the age of 16 and he brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company since 2003. During his time on board the Gry Maritha, he has progressed through the ranks, becoming the ship’s relief master before taking up the role of ship’s master in 2006.
Andrew May, chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, said: “Jeff Marston and I were fortunate that the quality and calibre of applicants for this key role was extremely high, all of them possessing excellent skills and experience and all being very capable. Choosing between them was very difficult.
“David Redgrave has worked for the company for seven years and has a proven track record of captaining vessels and servicing the route from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. David is extremely level headed and possesses excellent organisational and operational skills. I am sure he will do a first rate job as Ship’s Master of Scillonian III.”