Martin Phipps

Profession: Master Mariner
Specialities: Port Operations, Port Design Simulation and Feasibility, Pilotage, Accident Investigation, Ship Handling, Towage Operations, Designated Person Services (PMSC)
Nationality: British
Telephone: +44 777 1756 308
Martin Phipps

Captain Martin Phipps MBE is a Master Mariner with over 50 years’ experience working within the ports and shipping industry. Before joining Associated British Ports (ABP) as a Pilot he served in the Merchant Navy and has over 10 years’ command experience on geared bulk carriers, VLCCs and gas carriers.

On joining ABP he became a First-Class Unrestricted Pilot as well as Training/Examining Pilot and has 25 years of ship handling experience. This was followed by 10 years as Harbour Master for the Port of Southampton where he gained experience in risk assessments, navigation impact studies, capital dredging projects, hydrography, port design, tug operations, accident investigation, salvage work, navigation impact studies, tug operations, marine training, safety management systems and pilotage.

Working alongside this he has also worked as a part time lecturer at Solent University Warsash Campus teaching students for MCA Orals examinations.

He acts in the capacity of Designated Person under the Port Marine Safety Code for several major ports and is a Younger Brethren of Trinity House.

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