Originally Posted by RAY CLARKE
My first ship with P&O BSD. joined as Lecky Jan 1972 in Philadelphia when she still had Trident Tanker colours. Did a 6 month trip mainly traded east coast USA and Carribean.A hard working ship with poor insulation between the Eng/room bulkheads and accomadation,she was a sweatbox, built on the cheap with her sister ships Opawa and Orissa.
I joined her as junior engineer in 1966; my first ship.We had Chinese fitters in the engine room, indian engineroom greasers and Chinese cooks and cabin boys - all very good.
I have published a book about serving my time in Harland & Wolff in 1960's before going to sea, and am half way through sequel - Away to Sea, I was looking for a photo of the MV ORAMa for the front cover, is your photo your own or copyright and if it is yours could you let me use it and credit the image to you and a freebee copy of book when finished!
nice to be in touch with someone who sailed on her