Andalucia Star

Brian Dobbie
3rd October 2006, 21:28
Seen here in 2005 at Santos as she loaded orange juice for the far east.
At this stage in her life she was 30years old. The time I saw her before this was when we laid her up in Jebel Ali after discharging a full cargo of lamb, ex Auckland-Timaru, in Bandar Abbas.
August-September in the Gulf-wonderful weather!!!

Brian

Pat McCardle
3rd October 2006, 21:43
I paid a visit to this vessel in Bluff in '78 after my oilskins had been 'borrowed' from Somerset. I retrieved said skins & retired back to Somerset all the worse for wear after a couple of hours in the worst bar ever seen on a ship on the Kiwi coast. Happy days. Must have been some conversion to a fruit juice tanker?

Tom Haywood
5th October 2006, 00:12
More than likley loaded in 40 gallon drums Pat or specially installed deep tanks. Bulk frozen (slurry) orange juice not the easiest liquid cargo to carry.

Gulpers
5th October 2006, 05:15
Guys,
Some previous discussion on her here, including some details of her conversion. (Thumb)

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=3227&highlight=Orange+Star