Following on from the sad loss of Rodney Young, the Master of their vessel St Helena, the company have subsequently announced that St Helenian Adam Williams (pictured), currently Chief Officer on the RMS St Helena, will be promoted to Master of the ship.
Adam’s command was due to be commenced during Voyage 252 of the vessel.
Adam started his career on the RMS St Helena at the age of 16 as a Cadet, leaving St Helena in December 1997 to begin college in South Tyneside in January 1998.
During his cadetship, Adam served mainly on the RMS St Helena, but was also seconded to other vessels including a four month stint on the Queen Elizabeth 2.
Adam qualified as Officer of the Watch in 2001 joining the RMS in August that year as a 3rd Officer. He was then promoted to 2nd Officer in 2003.
After gaining his First Mate’s Certificate, he did several trips in a temporary capacity of Chief Officer in 2005 and 2007. He was made permanent Chief Officer in September 2007. Adam obtained his Master Mariner certification in December 2009.