John Millican

Joined as deck cadet in 1975

Left in 1982 when third officer of Stirling Universal

Completed cadetship and sailed as a junior officer, but left when the company was selling the last of its ships.

Had a career in maritime education subsequently, including ten years as the Director of Warsash where I did my cadetship.

Recently retired, but still involved with the maritime industry as an Emeritus Professor.

John Millican's association with the Warsash campus began in 1975 when he was an officer-cadet sponsored by the British and Commonwealth Shipping Company. His academic career also started at Warsash, when he became a lecturer at what was then the College of Maritime Studies in 1987. After a period as Manager of the Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton, he returned to Warsash once more to take up the post of Head of the Golf House Management Centre. After some years as Deputy Director, he became Director in March 2001.

As well as being professionally qualified as a mariner, John holds a first class honours in law from Newcastle Polytechnic and a MSc in Education and Training Management from Portsmouth University. He was made Associate Professor of Maritime Management in 1992 in recognition of his work for Mobil Shipping. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and a Chartered Marine Technologist and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. He sits on a number of shipping industry and professional body committees, including the Merchant Navy Training Board.

John admits that he chose to go to sea in pursuit of an adventurous life rather than as part of a carefully considered career plan, and his CV also includes two round-the-world voyages and, as officer of the watch, helping to rescue the crew of a bulk carrier which sank in the South China seas during a typhoon.

John is happily married with a teenage son and twin daughters.

Service Record

From

To

Clan Robertson

Cadet

8/1975

1975

Clan MacIntyre

Cadet

12/1975

1976

King Alfred

Cadet

1976

1977

Kinpurnie Castle

Cadet

1978

9/1978

King Charles

3rd Officer

10/1978

1979

Clan MacNair

3rd Officer

1979


King George

3rd Officer

1980

1981

Stirling Universal

3rd Officer


1982

Left Company

1982


Director of Faculty of Maritime & Technology

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