Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Crew Member promoted to Relief Master


Scott Kaniewski has been promoted to the rank of Relief Master on the Ben-my-Chree.

Scott, who lives in Douglas, joined the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company in 2014 from Global Marine Systems where he worked his way up from Deck Cadet – with responsibility for cable repairs in both shallow and deep water, as well as involvement in ship conversions and new builds, all the way up to Third Officer/Junior DPO, Second Officer and then Chief Officer.

Upon his arrival at the Steam Packet Company, Scott worked as a Second Officer and then Chief Officer on board the Ben-My-Chree. In 2017, the Company supported his application for study leave to gain his Masters Certificate of Competency, and in 2019 he transferred to fast craft Manannan to sail as Chief Officer. 

Over the past month Scott has been Master training on the Ben-My-Chree to obtain his Heysham Pilotage Certificate, and on Thursday 12th August he took command as Relief Master of the vessel. In the near future he will also be trained as Relief Master on Manannan.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Managing Director Brian Thomson said: ‘Scott’s progression through the ranks is a perfect illustration of the fantastic career opportunities that are available for those who choose a career at sea – it is a truly rewarding industry for those who work hard. He is very deserving of this great achievement and we wish him many years of sailing with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.’

Brian Thomson presenting Scott Kaniewski with his epaulettes on the Ben-my-Chree Bridge