Capt David Powell joined the Merchant Navy in 1975 as a direct entry cadet with Shipping Corporation of India. He joined Anglo eastern when KC Maritime merged with Anglo eastern in the year 2005. His last tenure was on the Vale Brazil.
The aspiration to take up a sea career hit me when I was an impressionable 16 year old. In the early 70s seafaring was not a popular option for youngsters from North India. Therefore convincing my parents was not an easy matter.
In my childhood days my passions were music and football, I always wanted to be a songwriter, composer, singer and at the same time a renowned footballer. Also I had a huge appetite for knowledge which I wanted to gather by travelling around the world.
I was born and brought up in a Naval family. Throughout my childhood and youth, I had a dream to be an Officer in the Armed forces. After 12th standard , I cleared the & All India Medical Entrance & via & CBSE PMT & and got a call for joining the Indian Navy…