In his early days Ernie, who was born in England, became a young seaman and travelled to many exotic parts of the world as a deckhand on freighters.
A deckhand who rose to become the owner of six boats, the 37-year - old millionaire knows he is not popular with those he left in his wake.
John's scholastic achievements were more artistic than academic, and he left school at 15 years of age, doing a succession of forgettable jobs until he joined the Merchant Navy as a deckhand at 17.
The junior deckhand on duty had fallen asleep, chronically fatigued after his eight hours' sleep in the previous 24 hours were broken into three periods.
In 1957 Glanville got married, and the next year he started working as a deckhand on a fishing boat.
In fifty-odd years as a deckhand , stock tender, able seaman, and now captain, I became increasingly alarmed by the growth in plastic debris I was seeing.
Steven Sippila, skipper of the Sinikka, and his deckhand Scott Boyle have been busy this week preparing their equipment and bait for the busy 13-week season.
Mr Brettell, who had started out as a deckhand after leaving school in Hull, first became a skipper in 1960.
He said the impact of the giant wave had sent a deckhand crashing across the cabin and into a window.
Kevin commenced fishing from the Killybegs port in 1982 as a deckhand on the white fish vessel the MFV ‘Shaun Shaun’, owner/skipper Hughie Moore.