New man at helm

Whalsay man Alexander Simp­son has been appointed deputy harbour­master at Lerwick Port Authority.

Capt Simpson, 27, began his seagoing career with Clyde Marine and sponsoring company Great White Fleet in 1999.

After qualifying as a deck officer, he quickly rose through the ranks and was also the first person in Scotland to gain Merchant Vessels Operations VQ level 4 qualifi­cations.

In 2008, he qualified as a master mariner and became a captain on container vessels trading world­wide, working with DSM which manages vessels for Danish firms NYK Lauritsen Cool and Maersk.

Capt Simpson succeeds Calum Grains who was previously pro­moted to harbourmaster.


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