Meet the Author
Master Mariner, B.Eng(Hons),MA, CEng, CMarEng, DipMarSur, RYA Yachtmaster (Ocean), Eur Ing, FNI, MRINA, MIMarEST, MRIN, MSNAME, MIIMS, MSCMS, MHCMM, AMS (SAMS), MEWI
Ian started sailing with his father at the age of 12 and as a result went to sea upon finishing school. He sailed worldwide for 13 years on a range of commercial ships and spent his leave sailing yachts around the UK and in the Mediterranean. Throughout this time Ian studied for his commercial qualifications and he passed his Class 1 Masters Certificate in 1984.
Subsequently Ian was recruited by Shell International Marine whereupon he returned to University to take an Honours degree course in Naval Architecture working in the new building and survey departments during university holiday periods. On completion of the degree Ian was sent to Japan for new building experience. Following this he went on to take a Masters degree in Business Management.
Ian began his own marine surveying and consultancy business in 1992. Since that time he has attended numerous shipyards throughout the world for new building, ship repair and ship conversion including extended periods in both Singapore (Jurong) and Dubai (Dubai World) together with dockings in Mexico, Romania, Turkey, China, Bulgaria, Greece, UK, Germany, France, Egypt, Malta, Bahamas, Poland,Spain and Portugal. Ian has been involved in investigating numerous ship casualties including collisions, groundings and fires.