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Old 17th November 2010, 15:35
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Hi Mendi: this is good news. I did many a happy delivery trip as 'skipper' on the Alwyn Vincent from Mossel Bay to Port Elzabeth and back when she did relief duties and annual 'lay up' in Port Elizabeth. I spent a few days camped out on her bridge in Mossel Bay during 'high holiday season' as there were no hotel rooms available ashore waiting for the wind to abate. The rest of th crew of course lived in Mossel Bay. That Italian built class of pilot boat / tug were good sea boats up to force 6! After that they submerged!
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