John Noble spent about 40 years in the marine surveying business, from running his own business (Murray Fenton and Associates Limited), based in London, to 5 years as head of The Salvage Association following its acquisition by BMT.
John attended over 60 major casualties (BRAER, SEA EMPRESS, ERIKA, for example). Involvement in these casualties often lead to dealing with matters of causation and gathering evidence. In addition, John acted as an expert witness on about 70 cases in a number of jurisdictions. (UK, USA, Canada, Sudan, UAE and Sweden to list a few.)
John was the technical editor in three appropriate publications:
Casualty Management Guidelines (2012)
Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence Volume 1 (2016)
Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence Volume 2 (2019)
John retains an active interest in the topic and is assisting the legal representatives in a number of on-going cases.
Recent Articles by: Capt.John Noble:
Theme: How demanding and hostile can the high seas be for shipping. Title: “Perils of the seas” Ask any mariner, who has experienced really bad weather, for his impression of the sea and the response will invariably include the word “respect”. When a ship is going through severe weather, the most common thought of those on board will be along the lines “why am I here?”.
Recent Interviews of Capt john noble:-
- Capt John Noble comments on SKY HD on the plane wreckage found on Reunion Island
- Capt John Noble comments on BBC on the plane wreckage found on Reunion Island.
- Captain John Noble interviewed by international news(5news) channel on the South Korean ferry shrinkage.
- Captain John Noble interviewed by an international news channel on the South Korean ferry shrinkage.