Captain Malcolm Miller, General Manager of PNTL, has been appointed a Fellow of the Nautical Institute (NI), the international seafarers’ professional body that works to enhance the professional standing of members drawn from all sectors of the maritime world.

Based in London, the Nautical Institute has members in over 110 countries. Fellowship is the highest membership category and is reserved for mariners who have made “a significant contribution to the profession”.

Commenting on the award, Captain Miller said: “This is a real honour, coming as it does from my fellow seafarers. More than anything it is a reflection of the quality of the PNTL fleet and our teams at sea and ashore”.

Among his many achievements, Malcolm has been Chairman of both the World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) and the Transport Group of Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, where he has worked on the development of regulations to improve safety, security and working practices involved with movements of radioactive materials.

His period as General Manager of PNTL has seen the company became the first UK shipper to decommission retired vessels according to new International Maritime Organization (IMO) environmental recommendations and the first UK shipping company to receive international environmental accreditation.

Rear Admiral John Lang, Chairman of the Nautical Institute’s Fellowship Committee and Nautical Institute Chief Executive, Philip Wake praised “this well deserved elevation”. A formal presentation of Captain Miller’s fellowship certificate will follow later this year.