Joined Newcastle Star in Liverpool October 1969 as R/O. Sailed straight into thick fog. No radar, so anchored at the Bar LV for 24 hours waiting for the fog to lift. The cost of this delay alone could probably have paid for a radar installation.
This was the start of the Compass Line charter, the next port of call being Cape Town. Two trips between S.Africa/LM/Beira and the Aus coast, and then a crew change in Cape Town the following May. That was a pretty good run!