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Old 8th May 2018, 17:16
john nichols john nichols is offline
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Navigation
Active: 1955 - 1998
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 17
Hi Rigeng
Alan was my brother in law, I am biased but fully agree that Alan was a great guy, we grew up together from the age of 15.
Although we were both with Ellermans for many years we sailed together only once on one of Ellerman Hustler container ships, he was 2nd Engineer and I was Master.
Alan was diagnosed with Mesothelioma - asbestos related lung disease - which we feel was a result of using asbestos in enginerooms over many years
John Nichols
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