At sea with the Port Line of London 1956-68, UK Chamber of Shipping Safety & Technical Dept. 1968-70, Technical Editor Shipbuilding & Shipping Weekly 1970-74. Deputy Editor then Editor in Chief Fairplay International Shipping Weekly 1974-1978, Lloyd’s List Maritime Editor then Editor in Chief 1978-2009. Freelance correspondent of numerous publications 1970 onwards.
Hon. Fellow of the Inst of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, Companion of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Hon. Member of the International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations, MA (Honoris Causa) awarded by Southampton Institute 1999. MBE in UK New Years Honours 2000, for services to maritime safety.