Ken Shortall - Marine Engineer

Ken Shortall - Marine Engineer


  • Chartered Engineer
  • B.Sc. (Hons) The Open University
  • Department of Transport Chief Engineers, Class 1 (Steam and Motor), Certificate
  • Ordinary National Certificate in Engineering
  • Member of the Institute of Marine Engineers
  • ISOH Managing Safely Certificate
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Prior to joining TMC, Ken spent 20 years at sea, during which time he served in all ranks up to Chief Engineer. During this time he served on various ship types including oil and gas tankers, container vessels, reefer vessels and high-speed ferries.
Since joining TMC, Ken has carried out investigations into machinery and propulsion problems whilst acting on behalf of major P&I clubs and owners. He has also been involved in the technical aspects of the design of gas tankers and assisted the owners during their negotiations with shipyards.

Ken has given evidence in court and arbitration’s in London, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong. He is also experienced with the ISO-9001/ ISO14001 and OSHAS-18001 standards and their implementation.

In October 2018 Ken took over as the Managing Director of the Singapore office. He returned to London in June 2020 at the end of his successful secondment.

Ken returned to London in June 2020 to take up the role of Senior Director of TMC (Marine Consultants) Ltd after a successful period in Singapore.

Contact Details

01634 366300

UK +44 (0) 7768 337 810 and +65 9656 1544 SG

[email protected]


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