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Paul Stevens - Gry Maritha Master - Retirement 2022
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Gry Maritha Senior Master Paul Stevens announces retirement after 22 years

After 22 loyal years – and 185,000 miles on board the Gry Maritha – Captain Paul Stevens will be retiring in May. Paul, 68, will retire almost 22 years to the day he joined the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, in May 2000. A familiar and well-respected face on the Isles of Scilly, Paul has…

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Update – Drone project met with support in first stakeholder survey

Initial research to establish the feasibility and demand of a drone freight service to the Isles of Scilly has been met with support and enthusiasm. Key community businesses were interviewed in December by research agency PFA, citing such a service as a potential “game changer” and a way of improving connection to the islands. The…

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Skybus supporting Air Aurigny with flights from Guernsey

Following a successful period during November and December 2021, Skybus is providing a second period of support  to Air Aurigny that began on 11th February 2022,  whilst one of Air Aurigny’s own aircraft is on deep maintenance. Between Tuesday 22nd February and Friday 25th February, Skybus carried a total of 208 passengers as well as…

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ORCA surveys resuming in 2022

Vital cetacean monitoring surveys by ORCA will be taking place on board Scillonian III once again in 2022. ORCA is the charity dedicated to studying and protecting whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK waters. Since 2009 they have had three highly trained marine mammal surveyors conduct 153 surveys from Scillonian. A total of 4,924 individual…

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Airport takes delivery of new fire truck

Land’s End Airport has taken delivery of a new, state-of-the-art fire appliance. The Toyota Hilux 6×6, known as Fire 2 at the airport, arrived in early January. It was manufactured by Terberg in Gloucestershire. We have invested more than £130,000 in the vehicle, which will replace a 21-year-old 4X4 appliance and help maintain the resilience…

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Scillonian Mater Appointed
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Victoria Bolitho appointed Master of Scillonian III

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has appointed Victoria Bolitho as Master of Scillonian III Victoria, 33, who has served as Scillonian III’s Chief Officer for the past two and a half years years, will take the helm from Pete Crawford when he retires in January after four decades on board. She said: “I am…

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Skybus supporting Guernsey’s airline with Channel Islands flights

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has signed a contract to provide support services to Guernsey’s Air Aurigny from November 2nd to December 18th. This means we will be on standby over the period to assist Air Aurigny with flights between Guernsey Airport and Alderney and Alderney Airport and Southampton, while the company’s own aircraft…

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Celebrations as Wildlife Trust donations top £60,000

Generous Steamship Group customers have donated a milestone £60,000 to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust over the past three years. The grand total, revealed this week, is down to kind-hearted customers making a voluntary donation to the charity’s fundraising efforts when booking travel via www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk Donations began in April 2019 and have now topped…

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End of an era as Scillonian Master makes his final voyage after 39 seasons

Scillonian III marked the end of an era on Sunday (November 6th) as Master Pete Crawford made his final voyage from St Mary’s to Penzance after 39 seasons on board. Pete, 60, will be retiring in January after sailing approximately 666,000 miles on Scillonian III – or more than 30 times around the world. It…

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Steamship Group announces support for The Island Haven

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced its support for The Island Haven, a charity aiming to provide a place to stay on the mainland for islanders undergoing medical treatment. Steamship Group customers can now help the charity’s fundraising efforts by making a voluntary donation when booking travel via www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk The Island Haven is…

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Isles of Scilly Steamship Group to deliver zero-carbon technology to the islands
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Zero-carbon Technology to the Islands

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Britten-Norman work with Isles of Scilly Steamship Group to deliver zero-carbon technology to the islands Another critical step has been taken towards making zero-carbon flights to the Isles of Scilly commercially available. This week, ahead of the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, three companies jointly signed a Letter…

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Council of the Isles of Scilly secures £48m for major improvements to the Isles of Scilly’s sea links

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has just released the following press release and we are delighted with the outcome. Council secures £48m for major improvements to the Isles of Scilly’s sea links The Council has been successful in securing £48.4m towards the cost of replacing the vessels and improving the harbours which play…

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