Hamish Ross, 1943-2019
The Sea Breezes team is deeply saddened to announce the death of our Director and Editor Hamish Ross.
Hamish passed away in the Hospice Isle of Man on Thursday, 4 April, shortly after our May edition went to print. His involvement with Sea Breezes began in 2008 soon after his formal “retirement” from a 47 year career in the world of shipping, which included over 30 years serving in senior roles within the Irish Sea ferry sector.
At that point Sea Breezes Publications acquired the magazine from Mannin Media, and Hamish’s role expanded following the untimely death of his great friend and colleague, Captain Andrew Douglas, in January 2010 – when Hamish took up the Editorial duties.
He had a huge emotional attachment to the magazine, having first read it at Gordonstoun school in the late 1950s having won a scholarship through Alfred Holt & Co (Blue Funnel Line). Back in the “Message from the Bridge” in this January’s edition, Hamish reflected with great pride on Sea Breezes as it entered its centennial year.
Sadly Hamish will not be around to steer the magazine beyond its centenary, but his wonderful contribution to this magazine will not be forgotten.