Ieuan BP Dolby, Marine Consultant and author based in Dundee, Scotland
When I was 17 yrs old, I began, what turned out to be, a lengthy career as a Marine Engineer in the Merchant Navy. Twenty-five years passed rapidly by - to where I stood at the top rank of Chief Engineer - until finally I stayed ashore as a Technical Superintendent for a UK based ship-owner. I then went to live in Singapore. There, I consulted on and investigated, numerous ship casualties, including sinking vessels, super-yacht fires, groundings and metal-screeching, fully-laden collisions.
Today, having settled in Dundee, Scotland, with my wife and kids, I continue advising on marine technical issues and casualties whilst writing articles and novels when time permits - the sea mostly as the backdrop.
My first crime-suspense novel titled 'Fall of the Suns' is now complete, and amongst many other things I am finalising the 'Memoirs of Captain Silas E Park' - hilarious romps with the continually scuppered and retired sea captain who incorrectly relives his career from a seat at the bar.
Enjoy the website, there is plenty to read and comments are very welcome.