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Picture of the m/v Mahsud off Capetown 1974
I was on board at the time as Chief Engineer; I recollect the Bus. It was going to Colombo .

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David I have just recieved a belated e mail response to my request to post the pic of Mahsud . It is from www.fotoflite.com ( Phillip Newmann ) who I now believe are the company who have rights to what was " Skyphoto " in the 1960s .
Phillip indicated they are happy for me to post providing the post is protected from download and fofoflite is credited with copyright .
The latter is not a problem but I dont know if SN can provide download protection ?
If not regretfully I shall have to ask that this memorable picture be removed from the site .
It is unfortunate as perhaps this site would provide fotoflight with an opportunity to provide members an avenue to purchase pictures from them of what must be a huge file of excellent arial pics of ships long gone ??
Best regards Derek
 

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Great photo indeed. I did my last trip in Brock's on Mahsud on charter to Mitsui in 1969/70. Think I might order myself a copy of this picture.
She really is a handsome vessel from this angle.
 

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www.worldshipclub.com is the website for Skyfotos/Fotoflite.
This site allows the viewing of their library together with membership costs.
Current costs for prints are 6 x 4 (15 x 20) - £1.25 each
10 x 8 (25 x 20) - £7.50 each
Post & Packing UK and Europe £2.20
Rest of World £3.50
Therefore it is more economical to order a number of prints at a time.
I have been a member for many years although an infrequent purchaser of prints.
The quality is always first class - images up to about 1960 are generally B & W Later images are colour. A list of offers is posted out to members monthly.
 

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Derek

Wow! What a great picture. The ship looks very much loved/cared for.

The Bus really shows how big some of these Cargo boats were in this era. Can't get my head around why only one bus being shipped half way around the world? Unless it was the ship's runaround when in port????

Once again great photo.

Mick S
 

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Once the Buses were pretty well done in the UK . Ceylon or India would buy them cheap and have them shipped . The mechanical ability of the people in those countries would keep them running for years and years .
Derek
 

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PS I spent more time on the Mahsud ( From 4th Engineer during newbuilding to Chief in latter years ) than any other vessel . It is therefore one of my " Special Ships "
Regards Derek
 

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