Bernie Turvey

Tasmania, Australia

Bernie Turvey

Tasmania, Australia

Born in UK, went to sea as a navigation apprentice with PSNC at 17, (South America) changed to Shaw Saville (Oz) after getting my ticket, emigrated to Oz 2 years later, worked with various shipping companies but mostly enjoyed the Commonwealth Lighthouse Service ships - lots of interesting, challenging and varied work. That was where I got command. Then that all ended (sadly) so I reverted to commercial ships with Caltex tankers. Left the sea in '94 to morph into a single Mad (x between a Mum and a Dad) then moved to Tasmania to gibber into old age......

  • Work
    • Retired
  • Education
    • Maritime college, Certificates up to and including Master Mariner.
    • Plus heaps of subsidiary courses and voluntary interest ones.