Sylvia and Ronny – 1981 first Christmas in Californie

Fair winds and following seas

In 1956 I went to the BM High Nautical Engineering school Michael de Ruyter in Flushing, The Netherlands. After passing the exam I was offered a job at the oil tanker company Ph van Ommeren in Rotterdam. I started there on August 1, 1958 and soon after my first sailor job as an assistant. After one year I got promoted to 5th engineer. After 10 years in 1968 I resigned as a highly experience engineer from Ph van Ommeren. One of the reasons, I was free from military service.