Left school and did an OND Engineering course at South Devon Tech - on passing that I joined BP Tankers as a Deck Cadet in 1971!
Studied for 2nd Mates at Plymouth Nautical College and took a re-sit at Bristol, sailed as 3rd Mate.
Left BP in 1977 and joined Wallem Shipmanagement (UK) sailing as 3rd Mate and then 2nd Mate.
Left Wallems in 1979 and went coastal with Rowbotham Tankships sailing as 2nd Mate and then Mate.
Left Rowbothams in 1992 when they were taken over by P&O and set up by own shoreside business.
Now happily retired!