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DART BRITAIN

BUILT 1979 AS SEATRAIN ORISKANY
81 SEAPAC ORISKANY
81 DART BRITAIN
87 TAIWAN SENATOR
90 OOCL ASSURANCE
97 CANMAR VALOUR
05 CP VALOUR
9-12-05 WRECKED PRAIA DA FAJA SUNK WHILE IN TOW

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I sailed onboard as radio officer in 1992 when named OOCL Assurance. We did a regular run Hamburg, Le Havre, Montreal. Sorry to see how she ended up. I don't have a photo of her, so much appreciated.

Tony.
 

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Did my last year at sea on this as 3/0, and one week as acting (unpaid) 2/0 in 1985/86.
Whilst on board, in New York we had a shore container gantry knock the radar mast backwards, which resulted in replacement before sailing four days late; and then in Antwerp en route to Felixstowe, delayed further by fog, whilst alongside and all fast in the locks, we were rammed in the stern by an MSC ship (STARFIELD?) but fortunately we were able to continue to Felixstowe where we berthed at mid day on Christmas Eve; fortunately, the reliefs were waiting!

martyn
 

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