Serco Vessel Master MacDonald ‘Mac’ Lucas was made a Freeman of the City of London at the capital’s Guildhall last month.
Mr Lucas, who is based at Serco Marine Services’ operation in Greenock, started his maritime services career in 1974 as a Navigating Cadet in Leith and three years later became a member of the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS), undertaking training at Glasgow Nautical College for Mates and Masters Certificates.
Working as Passenger-Vessel Master for Serco since 1996, he has since joined the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) as an Associate Member and was installed as a full member of the company in April 2015 on being granted his Ultimate Certificate. Freedom of the City of London was then bestowed on Mr Lucas last month following an application to the Lord Chamberlain.
He said of his achievement: “I am extremely proud to have been made a Freeman of the City of London and I hope to now become a Liveryman of the HCMM later this year. Given that taking Livery brings with it the potential to ultimately be Master of the Company of Master Mariners, it would be an honour and privilege to even be considered.”
Pictured, left to right, are Murray Craig, Clerk to the Lord Chamberlain of London with Captain MacDonald (Mac) Lucas.