International Offshore Services

12th April 2009, 17:40

From the 60’s to 70’s, oil-prospecting and offshore oil rig supply ships were sailing the seas around the world.
Featuring IOS flags (International Offshore Services), black hulls and white castles, our “Ladies”, Glorita, Pamela, Catherine, Fiona, Lisbeth, Margaret and others are summoning former comrades memories.
If you are from Britain, Cape Verde, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain…
and you were a captain, a mechanic, an engineer, a sailor, a cook, or a technician, an offshore oil rig staff member, or an oil company employee: WE NEED YOU!
Send us your photos, stories you remember, anything useful to supply the fan club.

If you are intressted , please follow the link below and became a member .

Sorry for my bad English , I'm Dutch you know .

Regards Harry van den Berg ( Tugboy )

3rd May 2009, 11:23
Served as Master on Lady Alison, Brigid, Claudine, Delia , Edwina, Fiona, Camile in North Sea & West africa

3rd May 2009, 16:38
I served as 2end engineer on the Ladies Diana , Margaret , Glorita , Pamela , Valerie (Capt. Eddie Hall) Beth , Joyce (Capt. Ian Joss) , Catherine and others .

Take an account on Facebook and become a member at The Call of the Seas

Regards Harry van den Berg .

4th May 2009, 15:12
Hello Harry, I try to inderstand how to use ships nostalgia, nobody speak french!

4th May 2009, 15:22
A lo largo de los anos 70 y 80, en todos los mares del mundo se navegaban los buques de busca y de abastecimiento de plataformas petroliferas.
Recuérdate « ladies » nuestras : Glorita, Pamela, Catherine, Fiona, Elisabeth, Margaret, y todas las ostras, con su casco negro, castillos blancos y bandera IOS (International Offshore Services, cuya primera sede era Rotterdam y luego en Great Yarmouth) Hoy te estan buscando.
Eres de Hollanda, Inglaterra, Francia, Espana, Capo Verde, Portugal… y quizas capitan, mécanico, cocinero, ténico o ineniero. Trabajabas en una plataforma o en una compania petrolera.
Tienes algunas fotos, algo que decir, que preguntar…
Pues, el blog necesita los recuerdos de todos.

Harry hizo un trabajo estupendo sobre aquella bella época.

Dans les années 1970/80 les mers du globe étaient sillonnées par des navires de recherches et de ravitaillement de plate forme de forage.
« Nos Ladies » Glorita, Pamela, Catherine, Fiona, Elisabeth, Margaret, et toutes les autres… Ces bateaux à la coque noire et au château blanc, sous les couleurs de IOS, (International Offshore Services) dont le siège au départ était Rotterdam et ensuite Great Yarmouth, font appel à tous les anciens, Hollandais, Anglais, Français, Espagnol, Cap Verdiens, Portugais… capitaines, mécaniciens, matelots, cuisiniers, techniciens et ingénieurs, personnels des plates formes, et des compagnies pétrolières.
Ressortez vos photos et vos souvenirs pour alimenter le blog.

Harry a fait un travail extraordinaire sur cette belle époque

please go to FACEBOOK and find "The call of the seas" group we need you!

17th December 2010, 12:28
i sailed as AB on the Lady Brigid and the Lady Fiona in 1967 briefly.

27th July 2012, 15:30
The Lady Alison is painted all white now and was laid up in Penzance, Cornwall not so long ago.

Can't remember her new name but it was definately her.

I remember Ian Joss beaching her off Lowestoft after she hit a platform and was taking in water. Great Yarmouth Harbour Master wouldn't let her come into the river in case she sank and so beaching her was the only option.

2nd August 2012, 19:24
'ansom flag there Jimmer....KBV

3rd August 2012, 08:30
Dydh da! Nice to know there is a fellow countryman onboard.

Michael Ypes
11th March 2013, 15:17
Hi Harry
I am a new member and have posted some photos I took on board the Lady ships, you might know some of them.

21st March 2013, 19:35
Hello Michael ,

I have send you an e-mail .

Regards Harry .

22nd March 2013, 01:07
bonjour micaleff.5th may 2009, speaks nes pas parle le france,may jeune,cant spell it.a plu tare.ben27ps,dont be to hard on the spelling.

28th March 2014, 17:26
Served as Master on Lady Alison, Brigid, Claudine, Delia , Edwina, Fiona, Camile in North Sea & West africa

Trevor sailed with you on Alison and Fiona when working for Shell out of Torry Dock i was mostly on the Fiona with "micksie". What i am looking for is if you have any photos of these vessels taken at Old Torry as the folks have started the Torry Heritage Group and are looking for any that they could use.

18th August 2014, 21:45
Sorry can't help you any photos , I wish I had taken some in Torry as it's so much changed over the years


Bill Morrison
19th August 2014, 21:44
Hi Trevor, You won't remember me but I was with you on the Lady Alison. What I recall was coming in to Great Yarmouth I was asleep in my bunk and was woken by a almighty bang from forward end. It is a sharp turn to starboard as I remember when entering the river Yare the ship would not answer to the helm and it hit the pier. After the hole in the bow was patched, we went to dry-dock in Newcastle where it was found that one of the rudders had sheared off. Strange as it seamed to steer alright when coming back from the rig. A lot of time has past since then Trevor but great to have the memories. All the best. Bill Morrison