Alan Hunter Mitchell is Fleet Manager at Interorient Marine Services (IMS), Limassol. Alan has been involved in the shipping industry since 1971.
During his career He has served for 17 years at sea in various shipping companies, initially as an Engineering Cadet and after obtaining his First Class Engineering Certificate of Competency in 1983 he served 5 years as Chief Engineer. He then came ashore in 1989 as Technical Superintendent in Norbulk Ship Management, Glasgow. Alan moved to Cyprus in 1994 to IMS and became Fleet Manager in 1999. He has been a member of the Technical Committee of Intercargo since 2008. Experience includes ship types from Passenger , RO-RO, Dry Cargo , Oil and Chemical Tankers. He is actively involved in the training activities within IMS lecturing on a regular basis at Company and Officers seminars.
Alan is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST). The Institute of Marine Engineering was initially founded in 1889 by a group of superintendents and sea going engineers at the London Docks. At that time there was no organization in the Port of London which could provide facilities for the extension of knowledge of marine engineers. After 127 years the aims of the Institute to enhance education and knowledge in the marine industry internationally , remain the same. Alan believes that passing experience and knowledge to the new generation of seafarers is an essential part of his profession.
Presently he is Chairman of the Cyprus branch of IMarEST. His main aim as Chairman is to bring more young people into the industry and help to expand their knowledge.
IMarESt Cyprus Branch was formed in 1993 and organizes numerous technical presentations throughout the year for the members and marine community.