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Michael Quain
Course Leader at Lloyd's Maritime Academy


Michael Quain has over 50 years experience of working in the shipping industry, almost all of it either serving on board tankers or in and around the management of tankers.

He has twenty-eight years sea-going experience on board dry cargo ships, crude, product and chemical tankers, including eleven years Master, with various shipping operators.

In 22 years of employment ashore within the shipping industry he has worked as a Post-Fixture Chartering & Operations Manager, Consultant, Auditor, Oil Majors Vetting Inspector in the OCIMF SIRE programme, Marine Superintendent and Manager of the Marine Department (DPA/CSO) with responsibility for a fleet of over 40 ships.

He offers impartial advice as expert witness and technical consultant in litigation proceedings and arbitration tribunals involving tanker casualties, cargo contamination / damage and charter party disputes. 

Mike has an Unlimited Master Mariner Certificate of Competency; he is a Younger Brother of Trinity House; a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.