Tom Sexton has taken the helm of the Gry Maritha, following the retirement of Captain Paul Stevens after two decades on board.

The 33-year-old served as chief officer on the Gry – the islands’ dedicated year-round freight ship – for five years.

Sexton, who lives in Carharrack, joined the Steamship Company in 2017 after working for Maersk in its offshore oil and gas division.

“I am extremely proud to become Master of the Gry Maritha and to take over the lifeline link to the islands,” he said.

“The Gry is a much-loved ship – and a real workhorse – which means so much to Scilly. It’s a real honour to take over from Paul, and his are big boots to fill.”

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