John Barnes takes the helm at Marine Engineers Review

John Barnes has been appointed editor of MER – Marine Engineers Review, the official journal of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

Barnes studied naval architecture at Newcastle University from 1965 to 1968, moving to a tug and trawler builder in Hull as an assistant naval architect in 1970 before starting his journalistic career in 1971 with a spell on The Motor Ship.

He became founder-editor of Ocean Energy in 1975, and has also edited Marine Stores and Safety at Sea.

A 20-year period in PR then followed before Barnes returned to journalism as editor of Safety at Sea in 2001. He then started a second spell on The Motor Ship in 2004.

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