Hello. Sorry it has taken so long to get back to youI forgot my login details. Yes, I was known as Les. The Sperus was laid up in Sunderland over a very cold winter in Either 77,78 or 79. I cannot remember which. All the cast iron radiators froze. John, Norman and I removed 55 of them and sent them off for scrap. I remember Alan Abernathie a deckhand, and the female stewardess you mentioned from Great Yarmouth. The Sperus was a happy ship and a pleasure to work on. It was an old Trinity House ship called the Hesperus. When Cosag bought her they had to change the name, so they just dropped the Sp.
Please give my regards to Michelle. I enjoyed the Tea and biscuits she used to bring down to the engineroom.