15th March 2009, 10:08
Same old story 6 week trip to Curacao and 54 weeks later get paid off in
Singapore. How many like myself fell for that one.(Jester)

Albert Bishop
28th April 2009, 09:45
I fell for it . 1956 Same ship same story, Round trip to Curacao. Didn't mention it was round the rest of the world for ten month. Good trip though. Cheers, Albi.

Hugh Wilson
28th April 2009, 09:48
I joined the Hinea in Singapore, as R/O, March 1974 for a 4 month trip. Eventually left in November 74 after my relief had been cancelled 3 times.

5th June 2009, 16:18
Same story on the HADRA in 1956 .Round trip to Gulf. Finished up 12 months later in Tyneside.

7th June 2009, 09:28
Days of long ago and so many that came before and those that went after.
Only ever met up with one of the crew ,That was the Bosun in Curacao.Have only met one former shipmate from NZSCo on this site. Every one seems to have passed on or do not have a computer.

Tom Priestnall
6th February 2013, 22:16
First trip apprentice around '75 ish. Curacao to Glasgow!.

8th November 2013, 14:19
I had that on a gas boat from Brunei to japan..worst thing was they caused panic with my parents when they phoned them after 6 months to ask why I wasn't responding to their messages for medicals and training courses..took them ages to find out that they had forgotten to pay me off..

16th November 2013, 20:15
Hinea is now for sale.

24th November 2013, 08:00
Her indoors said don't even think about it? buying that is.