Captain Stuart J. McLea is a SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

His credentials include:

  • President of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®
  • Member of IAMI
  • Expert Witness
  • Chapman's Marine Survey Graduate
  • Retired RCMP Marine Division
  • ISM / Safety Auditor
  • Technical Consultant (Office of Boating Safety, Ottawa)


  • Member of the Company of Master Mariners
  • Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers 
  • Licensed Shipmaster
  • Tonnage Measurer
  • Accident / Incident Investigator
  • Member of ABYC
  • ISPS Auditor

He specializes in the following services:

Marine Surveys of Ship, Tugs, Barges and Small Craft, Accident and Incident Investigations, Root Cause Analyst, Risk Assessments, Loss Prevention, Tonnage Measurements, Vessel Appraisals, Sea Trials, Safety and Security Audits, IMCA Audits, OVID Audits, Insurance Claims Handling, Cargo & Container Surveys, Port & Terminal Security Assessments and Plans, Onboard Maritime Health Safety Security & Environmental Adviser (HSSEA) for the oil & gas industry.