Coming Ashore Newsletter:                                    December 2022
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A very Merry Christmas to all of our Coming Ashore mentees, mentors and the rest of our audience.

Thank you to all of our Coming Ashore mentors for your time and support towards the programme and your respective group of mentees.

To our mentees, we hope you have benefitted from the programme thus far and are moving ever closer to finding a shoreside role.

Marine Society hope you all have an enjoyable and peaceful festive period and we will wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year.
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

The Marine Society has recently launched an exciting brand new Sea to Shore Industry Placement Scheme (SSIPS) for our Coming Ashore Programme mentees to participate in. This scheme will enable mentees who are currently a part of the Coming Ashore programme, to gain short-term industry placements in a maritime professional firm before making the transition ashore.
We are pleased to announce that one of our Coming Ashore mentees has successfully been accepted for our first confirmed Sea to Shore Industry Placement opportunity with Thomas Miller, who have offered a 2-week industry placement in December 2022 / January 2023, shadowing the claims department at their London Office.

We are keen to hear from any maritime professional firms that may be able to offer a short-term industry placement. Arrangements for this can be suited to fit the firm’s needs however placements must be office/site based.

If you are able to offer a placement, please register this via  or to find out more please contact

For mentees, if you are interested in obtaining an industry placement please look for updates on available placements via our Coming Ashore LinkedIn Group and/or liaise with your mentor.


Marine Society has partnered with Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS) to offer an online learning suite which will allow Coming Ashore Mentees to follow a learning path that reflects their own interests and career development needs, offering a 20% discount.

This catalogue of online CPD accredited courses (currently more than 500 courses offering more than 1000 hours of online training) will help support mentees transition to a shore-side career. Many of the skills and courses which can be found in the online learning suite are appropriate for all sectors of the global workplace. 

Mentees will have one year’s access to the entire Continuous Professional Development (CPD) catalogue of eBSI Export Academy which includes courses in the areas of International Trade, Trade Finance, Export Sales, Management and Leadership, Health and Safety, Microsoft Office Tools, Human Resources and Digital Marketing, as well as substantial courses in the areas of personal and career development. 

For further information and to request a brochure please contact


We are delighted to welcome Donal Keaney as the latest addition to our Coming Ashore mentors.

Donal undertook a deck cadetship with the Maersk Company, sailing on gas carriers and containerships, before leaving the company in the rank of 2/O. After a brief stint on ferries, he spent 4 years working for Carnival UK, where he attained his Master Mariner’s CoC, followed by a return to ferries before coming ashore. After a period in ship management, Donal completed a Master’s Degree in Maritime Operations, after which he worked as shipbroker. Moving to Hong Kong, Donal took up a position with a law firm as a casualty investigator and advisor to shipping lawyers.

Since then, he has returned to London and developed his career in the legal sphere and now handles cases and advises clients on matters ranging from contractual disputes to large scale casualties, with an international law firm. Donal is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and an Associate of the Association of Average Adjusters and is in the process of qualifying as a solicitor. 



Marine Society have partnered with Onboard Maritime, to offer their corporate and individual clients a 15% discount on our range of 13 Learn@Shore courses. For more information on how to claim this discount, please contact Sanket Mahajan -

These courses are suitable for seafarers coming ashore and maritime professionals who are already ashore and wanting to hone their skills further.
All thirteen courses cost £50.00 each. Coming Ashore mentees can have free access to one of these courses, for more information please contact your mentor.
We are delighted to announce that since our last issue we have had the following successes;
It is great to see the programme flourishing and continuing to help seafarers make the transition to a shoreside role.

Marine Surveyor | Maritime and Coastguard Agency | LinkedIn

Location: Various UK

Job description

No two days are the same for our Marine Surveyors. You could be inspecting a ship in Hull ensuring its meeting UK and International Regulations one day, working from home the next, and assessing oral examinations for seafarers the day after.

We have a number of Marine Surveyor positions available in the Engineer, Naval Architect, Nautical and Ship Surveyor disciplines. Please see the Role Profiles attached below for further information about the responsibilities associated with each role.

We want our Marine Surveyors to be the very best. In return we offer full training, a competitive package which includes flexible working patterns and attractive remuneration, and ongoing support to develop a rewarding career that makes a difference and saves lives.

Salary: £45,939

Trainee Shipbroker | (Gas - LNG Desk) either London or Geneva office | LinkedIn

Role Summary

We are looking for a Trainee to join our LNG desk in either our London or Geneva office. You will work alongside our experienced Brokers. The ideal candidate will have some experience within LNG or Gases, and have strong interpersonal skills, with a driven and self-motivated approach, and the ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic broking environment.

For full details click on the job title above.

Salary: Competitive

Lecturer | Warsash Maritime School | Southampton| LinkedIn

Warsash Maritime School, part of Solent University is seeking a Lecturer in Maritime and Offshore Safety to support course delivery across our Safety Training portfolio.

The role will include classroom delivery and practical training at our pier head in the Southampton Water/Solent area, and at our offsite survival pool facility, alongside course management and development responsibilities.

We’re seeking candidates with appropriate industry experience (such as in commercial marine, offshore oil and gas or offshore renewables) in the core Safety Training subject areas and an interest in furthering our research ambitions. Additionally, the ability to swim confidently is essential for the position.

Find out more and apply today – click and search ‘Warsash’.

Closing date: Sunday, 8 January 2023.

Marine Operations Manager | Prive Overseas Marine | Dubai | LinkedIn

Location: Dubai

We are looking for a Marine Operations Manager with Oil and Chemical tankers background.


Work duties to include but not limited to:


  • Coordinate the day to day operational activities of voyage and time chartered ships, ensuring compliance with the agreed charter party terms,
  • Properly and timely convey voyage instructions, including pertinent details from the governing charter party and other information applicable for the particular voyage and/or employment to the vessels, port agents and other relevant parties,
  • Develop and maintain close business relationships with customers, terminals, port agents and other relevant parties
For full details click on the job title above.

For full list of jobs posted please visit our Coming Ashore LinkedIn Group.

"Joining the Marine Society's Coming Ashore programme is probably one of the most advantageous decisions I have ever made. I wanted a move ashore to be closer to my family and start a new challenge. Being a seafarer from leaving School meant that I was safe in the comfort of what I knew, ships and the sea. Having a mentor allowed me to broaden my horizon and explore new opportunities. Being given the tools to enable me to improve my CV and carry out training online is brilliant and was an absolute game changer for me.

I have to say having an impartial mentor there every step of the way, makes a massive positive difference to the journey. I am still at the start of my work going from Chief officer to Marine surveyor. My aspiration for the future is to continue to learn lots more about shipping and maritime operations. Something that will undoubtedly happen in my new role.

I would highly recommend the programme for anyone considering a move ashore. Special thanks to the Marine Society for the programme, all the support and the opportunity. In addition, thank you to my mentor Sanket Mahajan from Onboard Maritime who has given his own time, shown great patience and given lots of sound advice. In the words of Tim Ferriss 'life’s too short to think small' "

- Joe Mattock (Coming Ashore Mentee)
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.
See below four popular books amongst customers either already in a shore side role or interested in obtaining one.



The Rotterdam Rules and International Trade Law

This book offers an original academic study of the Rotterdam Rules.

It analyses the salient articles that will have an impact on international sale contracts governed by English law, including the most popularly used international law instruments, terms and standard sale contracts. Looking beyond the legal relationship of carrier-shipper and carrier-receiver, this book examines the important articles of the Rotterdam Rules that affect the ability of the trading protagonists to perform their sale contract.

Port Agency 2022 Edition

In an industry as international as shipping, it is impossible for a ship operator to have offices in every port where its ships might call. Instead, ship operators rely on a network of port agents to act as their eyes and ears to ensure the safe and secure running of their ships.

Port Agency examines in detail this critical front-line role. From the day-to-day duties expected of a port agent and the legal background to the role, to the mass of documentation needed and relationships with principals, Port Agency guides the reader through this fascinating aspect of the shipping industry.

Cases and Materials on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 5th Edition

This fifth edition, offers tailored coverage of the most commonly taught topics on Carriage of Goods by Sea courses. Combining a collection of legislative materials, commentaries, scholarly articles, standard forms and up-to-date English case law, it covers the major areas of chartering and bills of lading as well as matters such as exclusion and limitation of liability.

Reeds Vol 5: Ship Construction for Marine Engineers, 7th Edition, 2022

This textbook covers ship construction techniques and methods for all classes of Merchant Navy marine deck and engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as Undergraduate students studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

Reeds Vol 5 covers ship construction techniques and methods for all classes of the Merchant Navy marine deck and engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as students studying for degrees and diplomas in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. It is complementary to Reeds Vol 4 (Naval Architecture) and Reeds Vol 8 (General Engineering Knowledge).
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.

Our mentors are encouraged to share any relevant information, job vacancies, resources that would benefit the Coming Ashore mentees, so be sure to look out for any posts.

We hope that you to use this as a space to voice your queries and enlighten us on your individual journeys.
Alternatively, if you would like to contact the Marine Society team directly about the programme please email us:

If you need any help in your search for a shore side role, please go to our jobs ashore page where you will find a plethora of recruitment agency links that specialise in maritime shore side roles.

If you are a seafarer who is feeling disillusioned at sea and are looking for a fresh start on pastures new, then why not sign up to the Coming Ashore programme.

We offer a one stop shop of mentoring, resources, advice and guidance for seafarers who are looking to transition to a role ashore.

For more information and to sign up to the programme please go to our Coming Ashore page.
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