Coming Ashore Newsletter: March 2021 
           View in browser 
On a bi-monthly basis, we will be providing you with news updates, as well as tips and guidance on our Coming Ashore programme.
We would love to hear any comments or feedback you may have about the programme or these newsletters. Please contact us at

We are proud to present a new member to our  Coming Ashore Mentors group, Philip Gregson.
Philip was at sea for nearly 14 years honing his skills across a range of vessels, becoming a Chief Officer and  eventually obtaining his Master Mariner CoC.
After making the transition ashore in 1982 Philip  earned a degree in Nautical Studies. This led to work as a marine consultant in Dubai and becoming a qualified solicitor, focusing on Shipping and Admiralty law.
Welcome to the group Philip!

It is great to see our mentees making progress through the programme.
If you'd like to tell us how you're getting on and share your journey with fellow mentees, please contact us at to share your experience.


I was paired with Mr Jeffrey Blum, who had a wealth of experience in the shoreside sector in which I wished to gain future employment - Dry-Bulk Commerical sector.

Mr Blum, imparted some very valuable knowledge, which I took heed of, when reaching out to prospective employers. I was pleased to be offered employment for my intended role, within 3 weeks of embarking on the programme.

Once settled in the new role, I will study for ICS membership and continue to make use of Mr Blum's kind offer of continued mentorship.

– Matt Gormley, Coming Ashore mentee

I am studying the Commercial Shipping course and enjoying it. A lot of it is refresher to what I did in my Master Degree in International Trade many years ago.
Fena Boyle - my mentor- has sent me information on Spotlight and I would be very keen to see where I stand.

I have been applying for jobs for Port Agents / Ship Agents and this would be helpful in understanding my core strengths and weaknesses.

– Coming Ashore mentee
Everyone that signs up to the Coming Ashore programme becomes a part of a community who are all searching for the same thing – that perfect role ashore.
Join our LinkedIn Coming Ashore Group and use this as a forum to post any questions , information  or general comments with like-minded individuals.This is a private group where we follow ‘Chatham House’ rules of confidentiality.

We encourage you to use this as a space to discuss your thoughts on the programme and enlighten us on your individual journeys.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact a member of the Marine Society team about the programme then please send your message to:

Programme Lead: Carla Rockson (
Programme Officer: Bindu Sharma (
At the Marine Society, we pride ourselves on having a library that offers an eclectic mix of books covering all aspects of the maritime industry.
There are many library categories that fit selected shore side job roles and could help you in your independent research , in addition to being given guidance by your mentor.
Our focus for this edition will be on Bunkering and Business & Management.  We will break down two introductory guides from each category that can help you further develop your knowledge and career within a new maritime field.


Bunker Fuel for Marine Engines

This publication provides a solid introduction to every aspect of burning fuel on board. It discusses the different types of diesel engine and their heating, emissions and waste heat recovery systems.

Fuel types and bunker quality standards are, of course, laid out for the reader, as are blending, storage and onboard fuel treatment, where the work of separators, purifiers, clarifiers, decanters, homogenisers, filters and other engine room kit is explained.

An Introduction to Fuel Measurement

Every transfer of fuel from terminal to barge/road tanker and barge/road tanker to the receiving ship requires accurate measurement to determine the quantities transferred – usually by measuring the tanks before the start of the transfer and on completion.

In this timely and clearly-written book, industry expert Nigel Draffin addresses the basics of quantity measurement and provides an excellent overview of measurement equipment, including thermometers, gauges, and calibration.

This compact, practical and useful book also provides a brief but informative introduction to the complexities of measuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) when used as a marine fuel.


Shipping Operations Management

This guide explores issues of organisation, technical management, crewing and behavioral issues, chartering and post fixture, risk management, finance, legal aspects of international conventions and regulations, attainment of safety, security and marine insurance, as well as ocean governance and sustainability.

As such, the book offers a vital reference guide for maritime companies and organizations, while also serving as a teaching supplement in academic and professional maritime programmes.

The Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business

A must have for understanding the intricacies of business in maritime. 

The diversity of the subjects covered is unique and the results of research developed over many years are not only comprehensive, but also have important implications on real life issues in maritime business.

The new edition covers a further number of topics, offering a plethora of maritime business information from Shipping Economics and Maritime Nexus and International Seaborne Trade to Shipping Investment and Finance and Port Economics and Management.



Copyright © *2021 Marine Society, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can
update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.