Captain John Bakewell
Until Sealink was acquired by Stena Line, Holyhead officers worked a rota of 24 hours on and 48 hours off. These photos depict a typical summer routine starting with the 14.45 sailing from the Welsh port to Dun Laoghaire.
On the St Columba's bridge alongside in Holyhead at the start of 24hrs on duty.
Bringing the St Columba through Dublin Bay.
Bringing the St Columba around the South Burford Buoy.
Watching for yachts as the St Columba enters Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
The St Columba approaches the ramp at Dun Laoghaire.
Berthing the St Columba at the Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire.
Mooring operations underway.
St Columba leaves her berth sailing to Holyhead.
The St Columba approaches Holyhead Breakwater.