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23rd December 2011, 23:04
Any of you remember Badagry going aground in Vitoria and getting 6 months dry dock in Rio.(Wave).Pete Flockhart
29th December 2011, 14:01
I do indeed remember the aftermath of the grounding as I was the Chief Engineer that took over on arrival Rio for the duration of the drydock and repair, between August 85 to the end of November 85, where they cut the double bottoms out of the hull in a checkerboard fashion and held it together with railway lines!
6th January 2012, 07:43
Hello Matadi Engineer
Did you sail with my old fella' George Morris? he was on Badagary Palm during her dry-dock in Niteroi I think and she was Lloyd Texas then?
He was on Matadi for many a year.
6th January 2012, 10:44
Good morning Matadi Engineer. I see you are fairly new to the site so hope you enjoy it.
6th January 2012, 15:36
Greetings to both Pete (tradline) and Matadi Engineer on joining this nautical website. Bon voyage to you both.
7th January 2012, 00:35
Hi Kernewekmarnor, it was the Bamenda Palm that became Lloyd Texas, despite a couple of charters the only time the Badagry Palm changed names, apart from whme she was sold, was when he became the Badagry. I hope in the not too distant future to upload some photos of her when she was fitting out in Sunderland, my Dad stood by her while she was completing.
7th January 2012, 00:41
Six months in Rio? Far canal! (EEK)(==D)
16th June 2013, 15:34
Can anyone tell me what happened? I know she grounded but what is that full story, grateful for any information, please.
23rd June 2013, 19:00
I watched her being launched in Sunderland, I was standing by a newbuilding Bank boat at the time. Traditional launch, chains flying, dust and muck everywhere…..great. Wasn't she the last North Sands launch?
24th June 2013, 02:35
Heavy lift 'Barge' ITM Challenger was the last ship launched at N.S.
24th June 2013, 11:09
Hi China hand
Was that the Tenchbank by any chance? Have a couple of photo's of them moored together on the fitting out berths.
24th June 2013, 18:44
I was nominally Dacebank, but we were all lending a hand on Rudbank and Tenchbank at the same time. It was a good,busy year on the Wear, and I have fond memories of Sunderland. In my time in Bank Line I did three newbuilding sessions up there at various times. Testbank (1961), Tweedbank (1964) and Dacebank (1979).
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