Thanks for posting this photo trenor, I have'nt seen many of the Vision.
Had an interesting trip on her, must have been in 70/71, can't remember exactly when. UK NW Europe coasting so a busy time. The Old Man was an artiste of the liquid kind, but pleasant to go with it and we had some interesting performances from him!!
I have copies of the GA drawings of British Vision published in Aug. 1954 issue of Motor Ship magazine. May be too far back for recall but can anyone explain why just aft of bridge and also more or less in line with the aft pumproom entrance the 12ins stern discharge loops up in the form of a curved and inverted V
Gangway on a 16,000 ton was not a problem, ask any of the catering staff from the Mid 60's when we had to store ship. Carry hind legs , Shoulders and Loins of beef all on the bone, plus our other sea stock up the gangway, onto the deck then back aft to the fridges. If the mate was a bastard and locked the lower accommodation doors we had to climb up to the next deck go back aft then lower down through the after hatch.
I must add not much help in those days from Deck Department or less so from Engeers department. Yet they soon complained if the meal was'nt served on time while we stored ship.
Yet again, some guys were excellent and helped volunteraly.
One good thing about GP ships, method of storing and persons to assist was planned before going alongside, but that came later.
The likes of the Vision would not have been bad, try the same way on the same type of gangway on a 32,000 and further to move the stores back aft, In winter in Antwerp ! I wondered where my muscles came from.