At an investiture at Trinity House, London last week, Captain Trevor Bailey was awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for services to safety on high-speed catamaran ferries and to the Nautical Institute.
The medal was presented by Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC ADC, Patron of the Merchant Navy Medal Fund.
The prestigious Merchant Navy Medal has been awarded by the Merchant Navy Medal Committee,
on behalf of the industry, from 2005 until this time.
Captain Bailey said "I am deeply honoured and very proud to have received this prestigious award - with a maximum of only 20 medals awarded per year, this adds to the significance of the award."
Captain Bailey was accompanied by his wife Lynda and his father Deryk, both of whom have travelled on Hebridean Princess.