A Master Mariner who started his career with an apprenticeship at the British India Stream Navigation Company.
hile there, Jim served on the cadet training ship, cruise liner and general cargo liner and obtained his Class 3, 2, and 1 Certificates. He then joined the British Rail ferries in Dover as a Second Officer and eventually as Master. Jim then left to become Master of a Sailing Ship and was recalled by the Royal Navy as an Instructor Officer for two years. Courses: Masters and OOW classes for MCA examinations, preparing course materials, holding GMDSS examinations and general educational administrations.