Captain Rodney Ian John Young MBE


SHL Directors and staff at AW Ship Management are shocked and saddened by the sudden death on 3 January 2017 of Captain Rodney Young whilst he was on leave.

Rodney joined the Merchant Navy in 1979, studying at Plymouth school of maritime studies. He worked on the RMS St Helena from 29 August 1980 starting as a cadet and culminating in promotion to Master in August 2000. Rodney was the first St Helenian Master of the RMS.

He was much liked and respected by his officers and crew on board the RMS and was an extremely competent and professional Master of the ship.

He will be much missed by all his friends and colleagues both at sea and ashore and also by the many passengers who travelled with him to and from St Helena.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Jill, mum May, aunt Beasy and their family and friends.