In conversation with Richard Meikle of Solis Marine

About The Webinar

This webinar is part of the Sea to City networking and mentoring scheme, run by Nautilus International and Maritime London, aiming to encourage seafarers looking to move ashore to consider maritime services positions in London.

The maritime professional services sector has a constant requirement for seafaring skills, however, many seafarers are unaware of the career choices that exist ashore, how to access them and which sectors they would be best suited to. Maritime London and Nautilus International joined forces to organise a series of webinars to address just that.

If you are an ex-seafarer looking for the next step in your career or currently working at sea but thinking of coming ashore, join us for a 30-minute-long conversation (live or watch a recording later) with a maritime services professional who has made a successful sea-to-shore career transition.

In this webinar Helen Kelly, Director of Communications at Nautilus International will host Richard Meikle, Partner and Master Mariner at Solis Marine Consultants, who will share his own experiences, with the webinar attendees being able to post questions throughout the session.

  • About Sea to City

    The Sea to City project from Nautilus International and Maritime London is a networking and mentoring scheme aiming to encourage seafarers looking to move ashore to consider maritime services positions.

  • About Richard Meikle

    Richard is a master mariner with extensive experience in command of cruise ships, accident investigation and in the role of fleet director.  His career at sea included time on bulk, container, reefer and cruise vessels. Following four years in command, he took up the position of Safety and Quality Manager ashore in 2002. He has held the position of DPA for a fleet of bulk and ro-ro vessels. 
    As an accredited accident investigator for seven years with the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), he carried out numerous investigations around the world into collisions, groundings, fatal accidents and cargo related incidents and has given expert evidence in English Courts. 
    Richard was fleet director at Saga Cruises from 2013 to 2015, responsible for the safe and cost-effective operation of a fleet of cruise ships. He established his own consultancy in 2015 providing project management and auditing services to the marine industry as well as being an inspector and accident investigator for the Antigua and Barbuda Flag Administration in the UK. 
    In June 2017, Richard joined Solis Marine Consultants which provides independent expert advice on maritime and shipping incidents including salvage and wreck removal and marine engineering services.

  • Helen Kelly, Director of Communications, Nautilus International

    Webinar Host

  • Richard Meikle, Partner & Master Mariner, Solis Marine Consultants

    Webinar Guest Speaker

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