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Labiosa - cabin

Home from home.
4/1/1979 to 29/05/1979.
Signed on Los Angeles.
Paid off Rotterdam.
Yes, those were the days,
VLCC's were wonderful. NOT.
I didn't step ashore from the day I joined, 25 miles offshore Santa Catalina , California until I left at Rotterdam........
Groan.

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Very Very Very sad, but that was the name of the game in Shell in the 1970's.
They had more VLCC's than anything else.
At least we had a wallet full of cash when we paid off. WE always said it would pay for a good psychiatrist!!
Then came the new product carriers and we flitted around too many ports in the the Far East & Pacific Islands. Ended up going home skint .
C'est la vie. Regards,Rick
 

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I hope it wasn't a shared cabin!! LOL
 

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Coastie, how very perceptive of you. IT WAS SHARED.
My missus was with me for the whole trip, so there !
Regards, Rick
 

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Oh! Just checking!! Nice trip, was it???? LOL
 

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Coastie,it was so long ago , I cannot remember.....I guess it was Ok and we survived the excessive boozing ........However we spent our "Honeymoon" on an even bigger VLCC, the 'Linga'.
Europoort - Gulf - Europoort - Nigeria - Europoort & paid off. It was the second consecutive trip I did without getting off the bl**dy ship for the entire time ! Still, we made up for it subsequent trips being based in Singapore!
I'll have to post more photos of those days when I go home next month.
Ciao! Rick
 

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i mine was lampas lanistes and litiopa great cabins beds frides mind the showers took sum beating
 

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Rick.

I hope you slept under the light so that the plantpot and boogiebox didn't land on your head if it was rough!! LOL
 

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Coastie, I don't think the "plant" pot & music machine lived on the ledge permanently! The cabin faced for'ard.
This was a big VLCC and the main problem ( aside from rolling when in ballast) was when slamming into head seas. The whole ship would bend and bounce lengthways, you could feel it & was more pronounced the higher you were in the accomodation.
Hence those implements would not last long. However , we might have lashed them in position - this seems a lot more likely , but I cannot rememeber exactly! Regards, Rick
 

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