SCASPA Mourns Loss of Employee

Nigel Herbert Chief Marine Pilot

Bird Rock, St. Kitts – September 24, 2012 (SCASPA): The Board of Directors, management and staff of the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Chief Marine Pilot, Mr. Nigel Herbert. Mr. Herbert passed Sunday, September 23.

Mr. Herbert was a skilled and hard working pilot in marine operations. He served SCASPA and the Federation with distinction in this capacity since November 1999. As a certified pilot (who obtained certification from the Caribbean Maritime Institute in Jamaica), Mr. Herbert ensured the safe piloting of ships and other vessels into and out of the Port’s harbour.

One of his greatest achievements was the integral role he played in ensuring the successful arrival of Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas — the world’s largest cruise ship on its first visit to Port Zante in December 2011. Mr. Herbert received special commendation for his outstanding work in marine operations by Captain of the Allure of the Seas, Mr. Herman Zini, and from the Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Honourable Richard Skerritt. In addition to his leading positions at SCASPA, he was the Federation’s representative at the MesoAmerican-Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission (MACHC) meetings for many years.

In commenting on the passing of Mr. Herbert, Chief Executive Officer of SCASPA said, “SCASPA and the Federation have lost an inspiring mentor, experienced marine pilot and someone with a pleasant personality. His long tenure at SCASPA can be described as exemplary and he has certainly left a legacy in the field of marine operations. He must be credited for his professional and dedicated work in the Marine Division at Port Zante. The Board, management and staff will miss him deeply. On behalf of SCASPA’s Board of Directors, management and staff, I express profound sympathy to the wife, children, family members and friends of Mr. Nigel Herbert, particularly to his brother, Mr. Royden Herbert, SCASPA’s Chief Marine Officer and his nephew, SCAPSA’s Deckhand, Mr. Denroy Herbert.”

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