SSA names new port captain

Charles M. Monteiro is the new Port Captain of the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority. — Rich Saltzberg

The Steamship Authority has selected one of its own to fill the role of port captain. At its Tuesday meeting in Hyannis, SSA brass announced assistant port captain Charles Monteiro was appointed to the position, effective August 19. 

At the SSA since 1976, Monteiro began as a temporary seaman, according to a release.

“He became a full-time employee of the authority in 1977, and later served as an able-bodied seaman, a bosun, a purser, a mate, a pilot, and a vessel captain before being named assistant port captain in 2009,” the release states.

Monteiro fills a vacancy left by former SSA port captain Jordan Baptiste, who resigned in June in the wake of a drinking and driving charge from the Tisbury Police Department. He had only been on the job for two months

“Charlie has served the Steamship Authority admirably and faithfully for more than four decades, and I am extremely pleased to be naming him to this position,” SSA general manager Robert Davis said in a release. “In his new role, his unparalleled knowledge of the SSA’s history and operations will continue to be an asset to us for many years to come.”


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