The Past and the Present
Many moons ago, as a naive wee kid, I fell into an unexpectedly lengthy career as a sea-going marine engineer in the merchant navy. Twenty-five years were soon swirling in my wake: I had reached the heady heights of chief engineer and I relocated ashore as a technical superintendent for a UK based ship-owner
Still with an avid thirst for adventure, my family and I lived the expatriate life in Singapore where, as a marine surveyor and consultant, I advised on and investigated numerous ship casualties and incidents. These included sinking vessels, super-yacht fires, tanker groundings and metal-screeching, fully-laden collisions in Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand.