Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), which owns the ferries, ports, harbours and infrastructure necessary for ferry services serving the west coast of Scotland and the Clyde Estuary, has appointed a Health, Safety and Environmental Manager and a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer.

Richie Morgan, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager and George MacRae, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer have recently started their new roles at CMAL, based at the organisation’s Port Glasgow office.

Richie is responsible for developing a robust Safety & Environmental Management System (SEMS),whilst George will be responsible for all the mechanical and electrical machinery used throughout CMAL’s network of harbours, including the new linkspans and passenger access system (PAS) being designed for installation at the new Brodick Ferry Terminal.

Formerly a British Army Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, Richie secured employment after leaving the armed forces at Milford Docks in Wales. He was instrumental in developing and driving the Milford Haven Port Authority ‘Zero Harm’ initiative, which aimed to reduce hazards and dangers in the port estate, making sure the organisation ended each year with no harm coming to staff, contractors, customers and visitors.

George has spent more than 25 years working in the marine and offshore engineering industry and was instrumental in designing and project managing the supply of a variety of electro-hydraulic mechanical handling equipment for Subsea 7, a world-leading seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry.

Kevin Hobbs, Chief Executive at CMAL said:

“We are delighted to welcome both Richie and George to CMAL. Richie has a proven ability to manage and deliver a safe environment and will keep our staff, visitors, contractors and customers safe when spending time in and around our ports and harbours.  Safety is our main priority and we are committed to our environmental responsibilities, Ritchie is a highly valuable addition to the team.

“George has a proven ability to manage harbour mechanical and electrical engineering projects with external contractors. George is highly respected within the industry and is bringing a wealth of knowledge to the organisation.”

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Notes to editors:

Issued by Clark Communications on behalf of CMAL. For media enquiries contact Anna Farley-Allan, 0141 204 7800 /

  1. Photographs attached of Richie Morgan and George MacRae.
  2. CMAL own property at piers and harbours at more than 26 locations throughout Scotland and is embarking on a programme of investment and improvements, which will create better facilities.
  3. In addition to its pier and harbour facilities, CMAL owns 31 ferries and lease one further ferry. All 32 vessels are leased to CalMac Ferries Ltd for use on ferry services on the Clyde and Hebrides. In addition, three ferries are currently under construction.
  4. CMAL is a publicly owned company with Scottish Ministers as the sole shareholder.
  5. For more information about CMAL visit:


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