16th March 2007, 18:36
Had a talk with a old friend the outher day,he was telling me a tale about when the Demodocus lost her steering gear in the Indian Ocean and was towed to South Africa by another Bluey.He was very vague about it and I wondered if anyone Knows any more about it

16th March 2007, 19:39
Can't verify the story but it was common practice for blueys to have check points on their voyages so all vessels sailed similar routes to assist each other in such cases as you mention. Took a large fleet to provide this cover and the fleet was easily large enough