Our CEO, backed by offshore and onshore expirence of decades, leads from the front.

Capt. John Prasad Menezes

Capt. John Prasad Menezes

CEO, Principal Marine Consultant and Ship Surveyor

John Prasad Menezes has over 42 years of experience in the marine industry, with over 27 years of full time job in Ship surveying and marine consultancy, and 15 years sea engagement culminating in the position of Master.

Capt. Menezes obtained his LLB from Mangalore University, and his LLM in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University. He has provided consultancy services to premier investigation agencies and global government bodies, including the Government of India.

Capt. Menezes has handled Admiralty Claims including Collision, Salvage, Grounding, Fire, Pollution, Towage, CTL, wreck removal and other Casualties. Sale and Purchase Inspections; Loss Prevention and Risk Management Surveys as per client requirement. He works as  Flag State Safety Inspector and as Casualty Investigator for Flag Administrations. He has experience in offshore safety inspections of FPSOs, drill-ships and tankers besides Safety Inspections of Passenger Vessels.

Capt. Menezes has previously been an Independent Director of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a Trustee of New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), President of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Director of Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZ).

Capt. Menezes is currently Executive Board Member/Trustee of the Nautical Institute headquartered in London. He was Deputy Chairman of the IMO Committee of the Nautical Institute and member of the Executive Council of Nautical Institute for six years. A Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; the first Fellow in India of the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors and a Fellow of the Company of Master Mariners of India. He has previously been a Deputy Master of the Company of Master Mariners of India, Mumbai.

Capt. Menezes has been an Expert Witness for maritime cases since 1992, and a practising Maritime Arbitrator since 2013. He has presented various papers on Alternate Dispute Resolution at the International Conference of Maritime Arbitrators ICMA(2009) in Hamburg, at the ICMA 2015 in Hong Kong and the ICMA 2017 in Copenhagen. He is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, a Fellow of the Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), and a Member of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) – Asia Pacific Users Council. Empanelled as Arbitrator with Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA), Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC), Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center (EMAC) Dubai and Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (KLRCA) Malaysia.