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Old 19th September 2013, 17:22
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I was lecky on board the Reliance from26/2 /70-24/4 /70 (ALAN SCOTT)and only did one trip.Stockholm -dry dock in Wallsend . This period was so long because for most of that one trip, we were stuck in ice off Stockholm. It was my first ever ship and I was stuck in Stockholm for several days before it actually arrived.
We actually walked across the Baltic Sea to anther BP tanker to get some essential supplies (beer ). Did you become aware of this at all .The captain was Bell and the 2/E was Bob Hofton an ex lecky .
The worst part though was ,when we docked in Wallsend for the months dry dock ,I got transferred to the Gunner in Barry Island . I only lived 12 miles away in Shotton.
It was a good ship though.
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