Hydra Consulting is a boutique marine consultancy offering bespoke services in the ship/owner/bank/insurance/ chartering vetting/screening space, Incident Response planning and action, in addition to consultancy services in the trading house/chartering/technical/cargo arena.

Hydra Consulting’s principle is Captain Jonathan R Stoneley who has many years experience in senior positions with the worlds largest trading houses and in the vetting/incident response/technical/cargo arena. Key experiences :

20 years with Cargill’s Ocean Transportation business unit as compliance manager, environmental manager and global head of technical operations with a fleet of 450 vessels. More latterly, Global Head of Operations for Noble Chartering Hong Kong.

Incident response team leader for 20 years.

Chairman of Rightship pte for 2 years and Director for over 8 years.
Member of the Equasis Advisory Board for over 18 years.

Director of The Sustainable Shipping Initiative .
Fellow of The Nautical Institute and Younger Brother of Trinity House.


Director of The Sailors Society

14 years at sea as Master to cadet on a variety of ship types. 3 years with London law firm Norton Rose and one year with Lloyds Register.
A recognised global industry figure, speaker at many international conferences and the IMO.
A detailed CV can be provided on request.
A “real expert” with years of relevant senior industry experience that provides expert advise on all vetting/incident/cargo and technical matters!