LERWICK Port Authority has appointed a new deputy harbourmaster.
Captain Neil Arthur succeeds Captain Alexander Simpson following his promotion to harbourmaster.
Thirty three year old Arthur, who is originally from Whalsay, began his career as a cadet with Clyde Marine in 2003.
He later gained a BSc in nautical science from Strathclyde University and qualified as an officer from Glasgow College of Nautical Studies.
Arthur later moved into the offshore industry with Subsea 7 for 10 years, gaining a chief officer’s licence from Glasgow College of Nautical Studies and a masters from Glasgow Maritime Academy.
Port Authority chief executive Captain Calum Grains said: “We are delighted to welcome Neil and the contribution he will make to our operations across the various industry sectors.”
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