Steamship Authority names new Port Captain

Posted: August 20, 2019

Steamship Authority names new Port Captain 

FALMOUTH (August 20, 2019) – Charles M. Monteiro has accepted an offer to become the next Port Captain of the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (the “SSA”). The appointment, which was effective Monday, August 19, 2019, was announced by General Manager Robert B. Davis during the Authority’s Board meeting today in Hyannis.

Charles M. MonteiroCapt. Monteiro has been with the SSA since 1976, when he was hired as an ordinary seaman on a temporary basis. 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. As Port Captain, Capt. Monteiro will direct the day-to-day operations of the Steamship Authority’s fleet, including compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and overseeing the vessel personnel in the performance of their duties.

“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,” Mr. Davis said. “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.”

“Capt. Monteiro’s experience and knowledge of the SSA’s operations made him the logical choice to become the next Port Captain of the Authority,” said Director of Marine Operations Mark H. Amundsen. “I look forward to working with him in his new position.”

“After spending my entire career at the Steamship Authority, I’m excited to be taking on this new role,” Capt. Monteiro said. “I am ready to use my institutional knowledge to help implement the exciting new initiatives we are undertaking at the SSA, including the implementation of a Safety Management System for our fleet.”

A Falmouth native, Capt. Monteiro currently resides in East Falmouth.