Captain Michael Lloyd was trained on HMS Conway and went to sea with the P and O S.N.Co. During his career of 50 years at sea. He was promoted to Captain at the age of 31 and commanded many types of vessels ranging through container, passenger, heavy lift, deep sea towage, bulk carriers, tankers, AHTS and a cadet training ship. He also sailed on a variety of warships vessels during his service in the Royal Naval Reserve, qualifying as a Joint Warfare Officer and serving as Senior Naval Officer on the staff of the Commodore AW.
He finished his sea going career with 3 years on ice class ships in Northern Canada and then 4 years on Emergency Response and Rescue vessels in the North Sea and Atlantic.
During his seagoing career, he occupied several management positions ashore in Technical and Operations departments.
He is the author of several marine technical books on ice navigation, seamanship, command and leadership and marine legal .In addition he has published numerous papers and lectured on seamanship, navigation, safety and defence matters. He has also written several marine based novels.
He sits on the Technical and Education and Training committees of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, is a Younger Brother of Trinity House and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute. He is on the Council of Nautilus International and is Senior Vice President of International Cruise Victims.
He was awarded the Merchant Navy Medal in 2010 and granted the honour of Chartered Master Mariner in 2018.