Thought i'd drop a line. My dad was Wally Finkle, I noticed you mentioned his name in your list. Unfortunately he was killed in an accident onboard the Singapore Bay in 93'.
I actually sailed on the box boats from 89 to 99 when P&O had them. I never met the names you have mentioned but my dad told me a lot of stories about them and countless other characters that sailed with OCL. I must admit i found the stories hard to believe until I experienced the Kiwi coast for myself....