From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List
At sea from Apprentice 1957 to Chief Officer, Smiths Coasters 1965.
During this period I sailed with Shell Tankers, Safmarine, Union Castle Line, United Baltic Corporation, Smiths Coasters.
With my Masters Certificate I joined the Harbour Service in September 1965.
Served in East London, Lideritz, Port Elizabeth (Pilot 11 years) Saldanha Bay (Pilot for 3 years) Walvis Bay (Port Captain 1984 – 86 youngest at 45 years of age), Deputy Port Captian in Cape Town and Port Captian, Port Elizabeth from 1989.