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Old 30th December 2012, 15:36
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Mosss Tanker Lucigen ; Panama to Okinawa 26 days with 19 breakdowns or was it 19 days with 26 breakdowns ?? Either way it was quite a voyage .
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Old 30th December 2012, 15:39
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Depends on what ur speed is.



.................."start the car!!!".
The Malan ex Malancha of Brocklebanks took 30 days from Panama to Yokohama, fuel probs and what a lousy engine.
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Old 30th December 2012, 16:58
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I once did a passage Japan to Vancouver on a reefer averaging 24 knots, I can't remember how long it took but I had jet lag when we reached Vancouver.
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Old 30th December 2012, 19:44
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Ellermans 24 days Panama to Breakfast Creek (Brisbane).
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Sailed on the Port Vindex. Depart Napier on 28 th Feb 1959 bound to Dunkirk via Panama and Curacoa for bunkers. Arrived in Dunkirk on 2 nd April. 33 days. I dont remember the time from Napier to Panama.
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Old 9th July 2014, 15:05
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Ellermans 24 days Panama to Breakfast Creek (Brisbane).
Michael, you should have been on a steamer (see Post #4 this thread)
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Old 9th July 2014, 19:04
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Michael, you should have been on a steamer (see Post #4 this thread)
Ron....must have been at economical speed. I made that passage a number of times but I believe the 24 days was on the Adelaide in 70/71
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Old 9th July 2014, 19:41
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Panama to Brisbane Pilot 7777 via Fatu Iva / Niue / Eua 18Days at 17.5 Kts in City of Brisbane and City of Sydney. In Brisbane [ Steamer abt 1554 tons cons and in Sydney [ Motor abt 780 tons ]
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Old 9th July 2014, 21:28
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Panama to Sydney (Route 501) 7,697 miles

Panama to Pitcairn 3,639'
Thence to 150 meridian position 1,092
Thence to Three Kings Rocks 1879
Thence to Sydney 1,087

Source - Ocean Passages for the World
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That will give you an idea how many tatties you have to peel.
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On Tweedbank/GBYC built 1931 (same year as me) Panama to OZ 45 days,
spent the nights hurling wooden hatch wedges at the rats as they ran past. Mind you , she did have the lattice work derricks for growing ivy on these long sea voyages.!!!
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Old 19th July 2014, 08:16
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Used to take us a month from Panama to Japan.
I remember it well as on departure Panama I gave up smoking.
On arrival Yokohama I was informed that I had been promoted to Master and that night ashore celebrating I took up smoking again.
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21days Panama Canal to Tahiti via Marquesas ,Rangiroa,Tuamotus in 250 ton sailing ketch in 1985. Great voyage in luxury - owner not on board. Plenty of cold beers and BBQ ,s.
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Old 24th November 2014, 03:12
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distance Panama to Auckland 6500 nm at 17 knots = 16 days , at 16 knots = 17 days.
Port Chalmers to Zeebrugge 11446 nm, 28 days at 17 knots.
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Old 24th November 2014, 04:26
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1964. MV Naess Clipper. Tobata, Japan to Caldera and Chaneral in Chile 30 days and 31 back to Tobata. 35.441 dwt Bulk Carrier with a Mitsubishi 9UEC Diesel Engine 13000bhp, 15 knots.
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Laganbank: Dep. Panama 19 Jul 56: Arr. Sydney 12 Aug 56.

The 24 day passage included several diversions in order to chase rain clouds for fresh water.

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I remember chasing rain squalls for fresh water in the Cape York. We hadn't loaded FW at Pulau Bukom when calling for bunkers (Durban - Japan with sugar) due to a cholera epidemic which would have placed us in quarantine on arrival in Tokyo. We cleaned out 40 gallon drums to collect FW from the scupper downfalls. I think we were ok for drinking water, but had one bucket a day for washing. Once we were cleared into Tokyo the water was turned on again so we could all have a long overdue shower before going ashore.
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Old 24th November 2014, 12:55
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On M.V. Heythrop bulk carrier, we were 42 days from Dampier NW Aussie to Dunkirk France at maximum economical speed of 10 knots, water rationing when we left Dampier as most of the fresh water was pumped over the side to get an extra 100 tons of iron ore cargo. Two days in Dunkirk the away again.
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Old 26th November 2014, 08:34
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Bahia Blanca (Argentina) to Yokohama on BF bulker 'Hector' on reduced speed fuel saving.
Master asked for distance via either Cape. Was only 25 miles different. Went by Cape of Good Hope. 38 days.
Later Vancouver to Rio via Cape Horn on same vessel. 36 days plus three weeks at anchor.
Decision made to come ashore.
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Old 26th November 2014, 09:17
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Bahia Blanca (Argentina) to Yokohama on BF bulker 'Hector' on reduced speed fuel saving.
Master asked for distance via either Cape. Was only 25 miles different. Went by Cape of Good Hope. 38 days.
Later Vancouver to Rio via Cape Horn on same vessel. 36 days plus three weeks at anchor.
Decision made to come ashore.
Likewise Julian. Heythrop was my last trip, I didn't go to sea to see the sea!
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Old 26th November 2014, 10:19
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Port Line's 'Port Sydney', October, 1957......Napier to KGV, London (including stop for bunkers in Aruba)...26 days.
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Old 26th November 2014, 12:24
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mv Redbrook/MARX, single ship company, D L Street of Cardiff.

30 days exactly from Vancouver to Kobe. Numerous breakdowns and loss of electric power, oil steaming lights aloft and ships radio on batteries at times.

No ships sighted but some very large birds, albatross I guess. Radio 500 k/cs silent most of the time. Bunkers empty on arrival in Japan, perfect timing!
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Old 26th November 2014, 13:52
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Not a lot of Albatri between Vancouver and Japan, Marconiman. They are southern hemisphere birds although there are some that come north but don't venture far from the equator I believe.

Maybe they were shitehawks.

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Old 26th November 2014, 19:57
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mv Redbrook/MARX, single ship company, D L Street of Cardiff.

30 days exactly from Vancouver to Kobe. Numerous breakdowns and loss of electric power, oil steaming lights aloft and ships radio on batteries at times.

No ships sighted but some very large birds, albatross I guess. Radio 500 k/cs silent most of the time. Bunkers empty on arrival in Japan, perfect timing!
See posts 22 and 23,looks like she didn't get any better. David Street might have thought that Blue Star had sold him a pup.
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Old 26th November 2014, 20:10
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On a transpacific Mariner Class ship in the 60's with a cruising speed of 20+ knots, I recall about 10 days from San Francisco to Yokohama. Westbound during the winter we'd often rhumb line straight across or even drop down to 35 degrees North or further south depending on weather, whereas Eastbound we'd normally Great Circle. If we hit bad weather home bound the seas were normally from astern and we'd usually be OK. Eastbound passage was a little faster on the way home on a GC, but it's been too many years ago to recall the passage time. I recall that we used a firm called Ocean Routes that would recommend the passage route based upon weather forecasts.
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Old 8th December 2014, 16:46
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Not a lot of Albatri between Vancouver and Japan, Marconiman. They are southern hemisphere birds although there are some that come north but don't venture far from the equator I believe.

Maybe they were shitehawks.

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LOL re the Shitehawks, maybe they were lost as normally frequenting the Indian Coast.
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