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23rd January 2007, 23:10
Does anyone remember her??? And for what ??
24th January 2007, 02:01
Is this the one ?
Remember seing her years ago but don't know any history etc.
24th January 2007, 22:21
That is her she was on charter to Ben Line taking Nuclear Waste from U.K> to Japan in the early 70's. She used to go through the Panama Canal and her radio equipment was very poor, we used to keep in touch with her and relay messages. After Panama she would stop in Honolulo for bunkers and stores for a couple of days then on to Yokohama with very little bunkers left on arrival!!
25th January 2007, 04:37
(Thumb) Cheers Ebenarty,
joined Ben Line in 1973, but don't remember hearing about her. But at that time I was a green eyed 7th. Engineer and was never privvy to 'company' information.
22nd September 2011, 10:43
Sad to tell you, but former 'Leven Fisher' sunk near cape Fonar in Kerch Strait on July 23 1995, she had name 'Doja' at the time of the event. The accident was caused by cargo shifting in wavy sea, the ship lay on board and sunk not far from the coast, as far as I know no fatalities. The keeper of nearby lighthouse told me that 'Doja' is still there dipped in the seabed sands.
31st March 2013, 19:12
i sailed on leven fisher in 1973 carrying nuclear waste from barrow in furness to japan cant remember many names bosun was called mally queen chef was jacky shepperd:sweat:
1st April 2013, 01:00
Denholm Ship Management tried to get their hands on the management contract, (or part of it) for the nuclear waste ships around the mid 1980's. I believe they may have been successfull eventually, but I am unable to confirm that.
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