Ships Nostalgia banner
Malahat

·
Registered
Joined
·
289 Posts
Looks like she is on charter to Seaboard Shipping out of Vancouver B.C. That's their logo on the bow above the name.
Cheers John L.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
163 Posts
Yes John she was on Charter to Seaboard, along with her sister ship the Kamano. Malahat was originally called the Pacific Lumberman. Lovely accommodations but the Pielsticks were a nightmare for the engineers. I was 2nd Lecky on her.
Thanks, Jonesy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Would have to agree about the Pielsticks, crankcase explosions, broken crankshafts,also it was no holiday for the 3rd Engineer.Those Hedemora generators were a nightmare.Sailed on both these ships as 4th Engineer between 1983-85.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
116 Posts
Sailed on her as 5th Engineer the first trip after Jardines took her over. Joined in dry dock in Chiba, she was a right mess. The yard overhauled on of the Hedemora's and it nearly destroyed itself when they ran it up! Had to shut off the fuel to stop it!!
The compressor discharge lines were full of carbon which kept falling back into the valves and hanging them up. Leaking ballast valves made her very unstable.

She went to some great ports, I loved Vancouver, but I have to confess I was very to pay off that vessel.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,456 Posts
She dragged her anchor off of Tampa, (I think), and dented our FX head back in the 80's, when I was second mate on the Summerfield.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
800 Posts
I was R/O on Malahat, 8 Aug 1983 to 29 Jan 1984, my first ICSN trip. Joined at Tilbury. The entire time onboard we only had one Pielstick. The other with broken crankshaft was being dismantled by a shore gang during one round trip, then removed via No.11 Hatch on return to Tilbury. It was due to be returned after repair next voyage. I paid off at Van BC. Remember spending days struggling through Tehuantepec in a gale.
 

Media information

Category
Cargo vessels
Added by
Jonesy55
Date added
View count
265
Comment count
6
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Top