Captain Dave Powell, one of the longest serving members of the Society of Master Mariners South Africa passed away on Wednesday 9th May 2012.
Dave Powell trained at General Botha after which he went to sea and qualified as a master mariner. He then joined the harbour service. He retired from the harbour service as nautical adviser, based in Johannesburg.
One of his duties as the Master Mariners treasurer was to sign the first cheque ever payed to NSRI, which at that time was known as “ The South African Inshore Sea Rescue Service.”
Captain Powell’s funeral service will be held at St Martins in Bergvliet at 14h30 on Friday 18 May 2012.