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Old 26th March 2006, 23:31
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There have been two vessels called "Willem Barendsz". I remember the last one I had to do business on board in Rotterdam Waalhaven (inward clearance as I worked for Vinke and Co, the Owner of the ship) on her final voyage, it must have been 1968 and I was only a teenager.
Together with a colleague and a police detective we carried 800.000 guilders on board to pay out the crew, a couple of hundred of crewmembers were left at the time.
We used a rope ladder when the ship manouvered into the Waalhaven.
Those were the days......
The equivalent of above funds must be couple of millions today.

Jan
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