Captain Lewis Mackenzie: A View from the Bridge


One of CalMac’s most respected Masters shares his thoughts on the challenges of operating dual-fuel vessels, the performance of Loch Seaforth and the relationship between ferry operation and weather forecasting.

From 7.30pm until 9.15pm

At Jurys Inn

Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QG

Captain Mackenzie began his career as a deck officer cadet on deep-sea ships and joined CalMac in 1995 as Second Officer of Hebridean Isles. His first Captain’s job was as relief skipper of Lord of the Isles in 2004. He became a permanent Master in 2006 (LOTI), and has since commanded all the major CalMac units in the Western Isles. He is expected to bring the yet-to-be-named dual-fuel ferry for Uig into service in 2019.

Captain Mackenzies talk promises to be a highlight of CRSCs 2017-18 winter calendar. Please arrive early - not just to get a good seat but also to socialise in the ante-room on the first floor of Jurys Inn, where photographs are available for purchase.

Entry is free and non-members are welcome.