Brian Mullan was a radio officer (2OR) with OCL and P&O Containers, having joined Container Fleets Limited in 1974. His first OCL trip was voyage 22 on the Flinders Bay.
Brian originally started his radio career at sea from 1963-64 with P&O's Strick Line. From 1965-72 he then sailed with Bibby Line, followed by a brief spell as a lecturer at South Shields Marine & Technical College, now South Tyneside College.
After his time with OCL/P&O Containers sea staff, Brian came ashore for a second time in 1987 and was Electronics Superintendent based in Beagle House, London. Following the merger of P&O Containers and Nedlloyd Lines and the formation of P&O Nedlloyd, Brian became Assistant Secretary-General with the Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM) before joining Inmarsat and becoming Head of maritime and aeronautical safety and security in London. He was also on the Board of the World Maritime University 2000-2009. He retired from Inmarsat at director level in 2009 and ran his own consultancy business in the UK and New Zealand until 2014. Brian then became a magazine editor in NZ from 2014-2019.
Since 2013 Brian and Margaret (his wife of 51+ years) have lived near Auckland. Anyone who knows Brian will not be surprised to hear that, despite now being fully retired, he remains very busy!