After a while, through TOS’s mediation, I took on the role of Commissioning Engineer at Royal IHC. On the whole, the run-up to this
‘Ahh, I just love the tinkering with machinery. At the Solitaire at Allseas, there was always something to be done and we did the major maintenance work, on the main engines for example, ourselves. Spare parts and tools were always available on board.
‘Because of changes in my family situation, I decided to stop sailing. The periods that I was away from home felt longer with each trip. Time for a new challenge! While searching with Google for a job onshore, I came across TOS. After a very pleasant conversation, Eline Suurmond has now helped me to find a good job.’