A Premier Toronto Law Firm serving all of Canada and International clients since 1996.

Captain Mel Fernandes
Technical Consultant

t: 416-203-9500 Ext. 240
f: 416-203-9444
e: mel@fernandeshearn.com

155 University Ave. Suite 700
Toronto ON M5H 3B7

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Captain Mel Fernandes

After completing his education at the Southshields Marine & Technical College in the U.K., Mel obtained his Foreign-Going Master’s Certificate. He commanded freighters, bulk carriers, as well as passenger ships on worldwide routes.

Prior to being appointed as the Director of the Marine Division of McLarens Canada, Mel held various positions as Senior Marine Manager and then as Regional Marine Manager of McLarens Canada/ Granite Claims Solutions. In the 30 years he headed the Marine Division of McLarens Canada / Granite Claims Solutions Mel oversaw a rapid expansion of the division in the fields of marine cargo, hull, marine adjusting and marine recoveries.

Mel is a qualified Mediator having fulfilled requirements of the ADR Training Course. He has been awarded certificates in ADR Mediation and Negotiation Skills Levels 1 & 2 by the University of Waterloo and a Certificate of Achievement in ADR by the University of Windsor.


  • Company of Master Mariners of Canada
  • Canadian Association of Marine Surveyors
  • Toronto Marine Associates
  • Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters
  • International Cargo Handling Association
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