All change with marine staff at port

Shoreham Port's marine team in action
Shoreham Port's marine team in action

A SUCCESSFUL summer has seen a raft of changes in Shoreham Port’s marine department.

Staff promotions, new starters and the arrival of a new pilot cutter are all being celebrated by the authority.

James Gray, who has worked at Shoreham Port for 19 years, has been promoted to assistant harbour master/marine works.

He will continue to manage all aspects of marine works and expand his role.

Darren Todman has been promoted to tug master, taking on the challenges of the port’s tug, Adurni.

He will act as second in command to Mr Gray, overseeing the day-to-day running of the tug boat and its operations.

Lee Austin, who recently completed an NVQ diploma in marine engineering/mechanical maintenance, marks the end of his three-year apprenticeship by being offered the role of tug engineer.

Shoreham Port has also recently seen Paul Watts promoted to senior coxswain/assistant lockmaster.

He now organises and schedules the activities of the pilot cutters, used to carry pilots to and from visiting commercial vessels.

William Barker has left to take on the role of harbour master in Somerset and a new assistant harbour master/marine operations is being recruited for September.