ABL sad to report the passing of founding member

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Capt. John Mervyn Jones, who died peacefully in his sleep on 22nd September 2022.

John had been suffering from cancer for some time.

John was one of the founder members of legacy ABL company London Offshore Consultants, along with Stuart Tait, David Pockett and Richard Martin. Originally with Noble Denton and Associates, they left NDA to start LOC in London in late 1978.

John was Managing Director of the new company and under his guidance and steady hand, the organisation grew from the founding four, located in a small office above a dry-cleaning shop, to become an international business with over 120 staff located in offices in 10 countries by the time of John’s departure from LOC in 2001. Subsequently, John went on to be the Managing Director of the Bahamas Maritime Authority, until his retirement from full-time work in the mid-2000s.

John is survived by his wife Marion, to whom we extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.