A Nautilus member serving as a third engineer with Princess Cruises has been presented with the 2017 UK Officer Trainee of the Year Award.
Tristan Greaney was selected for the honour by an industry panel — including representatives from Nautilus, the Chamber of Shipping and Trinity House — in recognition of his outstanding commitment to training, and the professionalism, determination and personal qualities his displayed during his cadetship.
Tristan — who began training at Fleetwood Nautical Campus in 2014 — was presented with the award by Maritime & Coastguard Agency chief executive Sir Alan Massey, who noted that he had secured his qualifications at the first attempt and with marks of more than 90% in all his assessments.
‘Tristan embodies everything we look for in a successful officer,’ Sir Alan said, as he made the award during the Marine Society & Sea Cadets annual court at Trinity House.
Tristan, who is now serving onboard Diamond Princess, said he was overwhelmed to be given the award. ‘I had no idea that I had been entered for it and it was a total surprise when I heard,’ he added. ‘I had just come off the four to eight watch when I picked up the message and it came as a complete shock. It’s a great honour and I appreciate it a lot.’
Top photo left to right, are: Neil Atkinson and Brady Hogg, from Fleetwood Nautical Campus; UK Officer Trainee of the Year Tristan Greaney; James Halle, from Princess Cruises; MCA chief executive Sir Alan Massey; and Princess Cruises HR director David Colclough.