Just introducing myself - John Nixon

7th September 2017, 12:39
Hi Everyone & anyone who knows me,

After serving at sea you never lose your interest in the sea, ships and shipmates. I served with Ben Line, British India, Souter's, Cable & Wireless, Townsend Thoresen and ended up driving ferries across to Le Havre with P&O. I came ashore in 1990 and worked as an Insurance Surveyor and Consultant, Salvage Manager and lecturer on maritime history.

I am now studying at Greenwich University reading into the history of Merchant Seafarers during the First World War.

2nd November 2017, 12:30
Hi John ,my dad Alex McKinnon sailed with the Benline untill he came ashore in 1978. His voyages were mainly to the Far East. He then was Harbour Master in Dundee Port . he enjoyed his days at sea but sadly passed away in 1997.

4th November 2017, 23:42
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer.