Meet the Author
Master Mariner, BEng (Hons), MA, CEng, CmarEng, DipMarSur, Eur Ing, FNI, Hon MIIMS, MRINA, MIMarEST, MSNAME, MSCMS, AMS, (SAMS) MEWI, MRIN
Ian started sailing with his father at the age of 12 and went to sea upon finishing school. He sailed world-wide for 13 years (1975 to 1988) on a range of commercial ships and spent his leave sailing around the UK and in the Mediterranean. Throughout this time Ian studied for his commercial and yachting qualifications and he passed his Ocean Yachtmasters in 1982 followed by his Class 1 (Unlimited) Masters Certificate in 1984.
In 1988 Ian was recruited by Shell International Marine who sponsored him to return to the University of Southampton on an Honours degree course in Naval Architecture (Ship Science). Following this he went on to take a masters degree in Business Management.
Ian began his own marine surveying and consultancy business in 1992. The company has developed to offer technical advice and services to Owners, Operators, Managers, Banks and Insurance Companies in both the leisure and commercial marine sectors.
Ian has been involved with numerous accident and incident investigations including grounding mage, fire damage, collision damage (ships and fixed and floating objects), personal accident and injury, professional negligence and gross negligence manslaughter. Ian is probably one of the most qualified marine surveyors in the business.