Captain John Dickie was manager of the Marine Technical Division for a survey company in the Middle East which he helped set up, as well as having been a marine superintendent and operations manager. Five years were spent as an IACS member as head of the ISM Code, which involved being Chairman of the IACS ad hoc Group ISM Code. In addition, he was liaison manager to the USCG and CEFIC for ISM Code matters on behalf of IACS. John has qualifications in auditing to the following standards: ISO 9000, 14000, 18000, SA8000 and ISM Code.
Becoming a lecturer was an important step and the years spent teaching were most enjoyable. During this time John took the opportunity to enhance his own credentials with various teaching qualifications as well as completing a BA degree in Adult Education.
With over a decade as a marine accident investigator, Capt. Drouin has extensive experience in marine investigations of all sorts such as groundings, fires/explosions, collisions and vessel related fatalities. He has attended IMO and has published articles in several marine related publications. Capt. Drouin is the Principal of SafeShip.ca, a company dedicated to making ships and their crews safer. He is a graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College (1981), is a Master Mariner and member of the Nautical Institute.