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Mike Collier

Mike Collier was educated in Truro and at HMS Conway MN Cadet School on Anglesey. Served a Cadetship with Ellerman’s Hall Line followed by a varied career at sea with Stevenson Clarks, Hudson Steamship Co and with Greek owners. He then went into the offshore oil industry initially with Offshore Marine and latterly in command of various vessels with Zapata Marine Service. Subsequently “came ashore” with Zapata, based in Egypt, Houston, Sicily and Ivory Coast followed by a short spell with a dry dock company before a becoming a part owner of a small survey vessel in West Africa. Joined HM Coastguard in Belfast, and also served at Stornoway before coming back to Falmouth before moving out to the Isles of Scilly as Sector Manager. Was promoted to be a Fishing Vessel Surveyor based in Newlyn in 1999. Mike is now responsible for Fishing Vessel Survey and Inspection from Looe around to Ilfracombe and also for some of the Anglo Spanish fleet in Northern Spain. Mike was honoured with an MBE in May 2007 for Services to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

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