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Old 6th January 2006, 11:48
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Karanja

I lived in Durban in early 1970's and used to see Karanja coming in. Can anyone tell me her run at that time .thanks
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Old 6th January 2006, 13:52
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Karanja

Karanja was on a bi-monthly run, she ran from Bombay to Seychelles, Mombassa, Dar-es-Salaam, Beira, Lourenco Marques, Nacala(optional), Durban.

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Old 7th January 2006, 11:44
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Thumbs up Karanja

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Karanja was on a bi-monthly run, she ran from Bombay to Seychelles, Mombassa, Dar-es-Salaam, Beira, Lourenco Marques, Nacala(optional), Durban.

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Thanks for Karanja run info. Iain
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Old 19th February 2006, 19:58
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Karanja was on a bi-monthly run, she ran from Bombay to Seychelles, Mombassa, Dar-es-Salaam, Beira, Lourenco Marques, Nacala(optional), Durban.

James.
i sailed on the Karanja as 2nd radio officer in 1964 1965 on the run from bombay to durban

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Old 28th November 2006, 03:04
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I also sailed on Karanja/MACS as 2nd R/O in February 1956 after spells on Palamcottta, Dara then Itaura and Orna. Karanja was BI commodore ship at that time and Nobby Clarke was Chief R/O. Left Karanja and flew by DC3 from
Bombay to Karachi to join Itaura, still on Karanja Articles but also on new set of Itaura Articles, so on 2 sets of ships Articles in two different Countries as Marconi would not let you be unemployed on the "Coast" in case you decided
to try and get home!! Received the BI Centenary Medal in Adelaide whilst on the Orna, reckon the BI Magazine that month was best ever but mislaid my copy worst luck
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Old 4th March 2007, 12:46
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I also sailed as 2nd R/O on the Karanja slightly earlier in Aug Sept 1955 also with Nobby Clarke. Quite a character Hope he was still skipping when you were on board
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Old 27th August 2007, 07:03
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Best thing I remember about Nobby on the Karanja, he made a dealthat if I fixed this new fangled thing called a radar when it broke down he would let me go down to the dance and he would do the first part of my watch. If I remeber it was a Radiolocator Mk2 Modified and had about 600 valves in it , was later replaced by a Mk4. Nobby loved the "Cape Smoke" when he went ashore in Durban!!
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Old 7th April 2008, 14:06
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"S.S.KARANJA"-Memories of another era and age.

I migrated from Mombasa to India in 1968 by "S,S.Karanja" as my dad Late Mr Louis.J.Furtado worked for "B.I", based in Mombasa as "Cargo Supervisor".
"S.S.Karanja" holds nostalgic chilhood memories as we always travelled to and from Mombasa-India on her, with a live orchestra, movies, tambola and "Wooden horse-racing" being the entertainment on board.
With the closure of "B.I", "S.S.Karanja" was purchased by "Shipping Corporation of India" and renamed "S.S.Nandcowrie" plying on the Bombay- Andaman Island coastal route.
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Old 17th April 2008, 23:19
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MR Furtado,

I quite distinctly rememeber you father as a cargo supervisor, who travelled from Mombasa coastwise with us on Kenya, with if I remember correctly two tally clerks,also employed by Smith Mackenzie, not least for presenting me with a mountain of Mates' Receipts to sign in the last half hour before sailing!.Please give him my best wishes.

Tom Kelso (Kenya : 1/0, '58~60, and C/O,'62~67)
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Old 23rd April 2008, 13:10
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"Karanja"- reply to Tom.Kelso. Another era another time.

Dear Tom,
Nice of you to have remembered my father after all these years ,since in shipping unlike shore establishments one comes across various acquaintainces, working colleagues and shore friends on various ships and voyages.
My father Louis expired on 15/8/07 at the grand age of 83, a pensioner of "Mackinon Mackenzie", a pitiable pension which he cherished along with thesailing memories . Mr Chetham, scotsman by descent was dad's boss in Mombasa and as you said there were always two "cargo Supervisors" on each ship, all Indians,serving in the same company for years. I have a classic antique group photograph of Mr Chetham(Boss) and dad's colleagues, something unimaginable in the shipping industry of the 21st century where jobs have become redundant as well as the work patterns have altered.
As they say, only change is permenant, the rest is temporary.
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Old 2nd May 2008, 19:24
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Rudolph,

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing away. The other Cargo Supervisor that I remember who did the "coastal run" to Durban and back from Mombasa, was Mr Contractor. I think he was already very near to retiring when I last saw him about 1970. And, of course, I remember Mike Chetham very well. Charles Mallet who was Smith Mackenzie's man in Dar in those days still keeps me up to date with other SM men in their retirement..

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Old 26th August 2008, 16:07
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Rudolph,

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing away. The other Cargo Supervisor that I remember who did the "coastal run" to Durban and back from Mombasa, was Mr Contractor. I think he was already very near to retiring when I last saw him about 1970. And, of course, I remember Mike Chetham very well. Charles Mallet who was Smith Mackenzie's man in Dar in those days still keeps me up to date with other SM men in their retirement..

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Tom
Sir,
Since you mentioned Mr Homi Contractor, my late dad Louis Furtado's colleague i decided to just inform you regarding his demise in the 1980's of "Old-Age".
He died a bachelor and was partially instrumental in creating an interest for my hobby "STOCK MARKET TRADING AND INVESTMENT" since he always talked "Market Jargon" whenever he visited our residence in Mumbai. With age and money a "Hobby" gradually became a source of "SELF CREATED WEALTH" inclusive of the "BEARS" and "BULLS" phases akin to "ROUGH SEAS AND HECTIC ENGINE DUTY".
Ultimately,Life itself is a big gamble.
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I migrated from Mombasa to India in 1968 by "S,S.Karanja" as my dad Late Mr Louis.J.Furtado worked for "B.I", based in Mombasa as "Cargo Supervisor".
"S.S.Karanja" holds nostalgic chilhood memories as we always travelled to and from Mombasa-India on her, with a live orchestra, movies, tambola and "Wooden horse-racing" being the entertainment on board.
With the closure of "B.I", "S.S.Karanja" was purchased by "Shipping Corporation of India" and renamed "S.S.Nandcowrie" plying on the Bombay- Andaman Island coastal route.
I too have beautiful nostalgic childhood memories of my magical moments spent sailing up and down the Indian Ocean on s.s. Karanja, Beira - Seychelles 1959 - 1966. I loved the games room, playing table tennis and ending up losing so many ping pong balls over board. I also loved exploring the entire ship and being given ice-cream by the crew... who knows, we may have rubbed shoulders on board !!
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Old 19th November 2008, 10:40
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Welcome aboard, Rita.
I see you've found somewhere to be nostalgic about ships.
Enjoy the voyage.
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Old 19th November 2008, 11:17
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Thank you Marconi Sahib I am about to say hello to everyone on this site and look forward to share my memories with you all and have a better insight into the world of shipping especially what has happened to many of the" old timers "
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Greetings Rita and a warm welcome to SN. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.
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Old 19th November 2008, 22:53
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"Its better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"- quote sums up some of life's most innocent and beautiful pleasures that we reminisce with the passage of time.
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I too have beautiful nostalgic childhood memories of my magical moments spent sailing up and down the Indian Ocean on s.s. Karanja, Beira - Seychelles 1959 - 1966. I loved the games room, playing table tennis and ending up losing so many ping pong balls over board. I also loved exploring the entire ship and being given ice-cream by the crew... who knows, we may have rubbed shoulders on board !!
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Old 20th November 2008, 18:16
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So very true Rudolph ...... i love your choice of words which i find so very touching and which brings a lump to one's throat. I continue to try to capture the little magic moments that passes my way during my every day activities, with a clear mind that is also free of all confusions....i continue to allow the child in me to come out to play, the simplicity of life gives me focus, light becomes sharper, as dawn breaks over a calm ocean, sounds become richer like the humming of Karanja's engine (heart and soul of the ship ) and i wonder ..... Has time really gone by ?
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Hi Rita! My name iis Sagar and I'm a new member! I was born In Nairobi kenya. My father workrd with East Afican Railways and Harbours. We used to sail to India during his long leave after every four years. I have vivid memories of my voyages especially S S Amra & S S Karanja.I wonder if they sell some old scale ship models of these ships. Would love to have one! We came to live in india in 196 ehen my dad retired after 39 years of service in East Africa. I left from England in 1968 and have come back to retire in inda after qlmowt 33 years. So I am tracing back some stories of those memorable journies and to share my love for the Indian Ocean!
Take care. Hope to hear from you.
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I also sailed on Karanja/MACS as 2nd R/O in February 1956 after spells on Palamcottta, Dara then Itaura and Orna. Karanja was BI commodore ship at that time and Nobby Clarke was Chief R/O. Left Karanja and flew by DC3 from
Bombay to Karachi to join Itaura, still on Karanja Articles but also on new set of Itaura Articles, so on 2 sets of ships Articles in two different Countries as Marconi would not let you be unemployed on the "Coast" in case you decided
to try and get home!! Received the BI Centenary Medal in Adelaide whilst on the Orna, reckon the BI Magazine that month was best ever but mislaid my copy worst luck
Regards Ern Barrett
Excuse me crashing in - a heavy contributor of the Bankline section - but a pal called Peter Glass was a BI stalwart around this time. Anyone have memories of him?

Karanja was often in Mombasa and down the East Coast of Africa when I was plodding around in the Bankline in the 50's. Can tell you she looked a million dollars compared to our existance, and I was usually envious!

Cheers / Alan rawlinson
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Excuse me crashing in - a heavy contributor of the Bankline section - but a pal called Peter Glass was a BI stalwart around this time. Anyone have memories of him?

Karanja was often in Mombasa and down the East Coast of Africa when I was plodding around in the Bankline in the 50's. Can tell you she looked a million dollars compared to our existance, and I was usually envious!

Cheers / Alan rawlinson
Alan,

Peter Glass is alive and well and living in France. He has just becomee a subscriber to our occasional newslettter "...calling BI". If you pass me your email address via callingbi@biship.com, I will forward it to him.

best regards
Lyn Johnson
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Can somebody tell me something about Rajula, was she a sister ship?
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Hallo Lynn

Many thanks for the email and the info - much appreciated

Peter and I are in touch and we are planning to meet up in Sept. again. Saw him last year at his daughter's wedding in Cornwall.

I have been trying to steer him towards SN, as I have had so much out of it on the Bankline section where I belong!

My query, I suppose was in the hope of getting some juicy tale from his old shipmates!

Best Wishes/Alan



P.S. I was a bit intrigued by your mention of an 'occasional newsletter'
and wonder if this is something we could copy in Bankline. It does sound like someone has to put in a lot of work to edit and collate the material?

sorry to ask you so many questions, but do you ' marry up' the reunion activities with the internet contributors. I ask because the two things are quite separate and distinct with us Bank Liners...
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Alan,

Peter Glass is alive and well and living in France. He has just becomee a subscriber to our occasional newslettter "...calling BI". If you pass me your email address via callingbi@biship.com, I will forward it to him.

best regards
Lyn Johnson

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