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Monday, April 12, 2021  (Comments: 1)

It is with deep sadness that we are announcing the passing of friend and colleague, Kevin Tester, who, following a short battle with cancer, passed away peacefully last week, with his family by his side.

Kevin had been well known for many years through his editorial and consultancy work across the maritime industry. A fluent Japanese speaker, he started his maritime career as a Public Relations Officer with the Japan External Trade Organisation in London, before establishing himself as an exceptional writer in the fields of maritime electronics, digitalisation and regulatory compliance. From 2005 onwards, Kevin held writing and editing posts with several leading maritime publishers, including IMarEST, Riviera Maritime Media and Caspian Media. From 2016, Kevin pursued a freelance career, working as a consultant for IMarEST and joining the team at JLA Media as a writer, where his perceptive contributions were highly valued by clients including ClassNK, Wallem, ABB, GTMaritime and One Sea. 

A well-known and respected individual in the maritime industry, Kevin will be sorely missed. His family have suggested memorial donations could be made to St. Christopher’s hospice in Sydenham and/or Polar Bears International.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s family.


Reader Comments (1)

This is such a shock. I always liked Kevin and remember him way back when he worked for JETRO - Japan External Trade Organization, before entering journalism. We worked together for 12 years on and off. He was my deputy editor on Marine Engineers Review in the good old days and the founding editor of Maritime IT & Electronics. I will remember his enquiring mind, his dry sense of humour and his charm. The maritime industry is bereft of yet another talented writer, journalist and communications professional. R.I.P Kevin.

By Patrik Wheater on Monday, April 12, 2021

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