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Old 17th September 2015, 11:45
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Ibn Khaldoon ports of call January 1979 - December 1979

Suez Canal 20/1/1979 to 21/1/1979
Mina Qaboos arrived 28/1/1979 left 29/1/1979
Abu Dhabi arrived 30/1/1979 left 30/1/1979
Dubai arrived 31/1/1979 left 4/2/1979
Sharjah arrived 4/2/1979 left 5/2/1979
Abu Dhabi arrived 6/2/1979 left 9/2/1979
Dammam arrived 10/2/1979 left 11/2/1979
Kuwait arrived 11/2/1979 left 16/2/1979
Shuaiba arrived 16/2/1979 left 19/2/1979
Basrah arrived 19/2/1979 left 6/3/1979
Dubai arrived 8/3/1979 left 8/3/1979

Inchon arrived 24/3/1979 left 26/3/1979
Busan arrived 27/3/1979 left 30/3/1979
Yokohama arrived 1/4/1979 left 6/4/1979
Kobe arrived 7/4/1979 left 11/4/1979
Matsuyama arrived 12/4/1979 left 14/4/1979
Keelung arrived 17/4/1979 left 19/4/1979
Hong Kong arrived 20/4/1979 left 22/4/1979
Singapore arrived 26/4/1979 left 27/4/1979

Jeddah arrived 8/5/1979 left 11/5/1979
Hodeida arrived 13/5/1979 left 17/5/1979
Aquaba arrived 20/5/1979 left 22/5/1979

Yatsushiro arrived 9/6/1979 left 12/6/1979
Takamatsu arrived 14/6/1979 left 15/6/1979
Oita arrived 16/6/1979 left 17/6/1979
Kokuro arrived 18/6/1979 left 20/6/1979
Kobe arrived 21/6/1979 left 25/6/1979
Nagoya arrived 26/6/1979 left 28/6/1979
Yokohama arrived 29/6/1979 left 5/7/1979

Dammam arrived 25/7/1979 left 29/7/1979
Kuwait arrived 2/8/1979 left 8/8/1979
Basrah (Anchorage) arrived 8/8/1979 left 27/9/1979
Basrah (Alongside) arrived 29/9/1979 left 6/10/1979
Dammam arrived 7/10/1979 left 10/10/1979
Dubai arrived 10/10/1979 left 11/10/1979

East London arrived 22/10/1979 left 30/10/1979

Chiba arrived 27/11/1979 left 28/11/1979
Shimizu arrived 29/11/1979 left 30/11/1979
Kinnura arrived 3/12/1979 left 7/12/1979
Moji arrived 8/12/1979 left 10/12/1979
Yokohama arrived 12/12/1979 left 15/12/1979
Kobe arrived 17/12/1979 left 22/12/1979
Keelung arrived 25/12/1979 left 26/12/1979
Hong Kong arrived 28/12/1979 left 29/12/1979
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Sailed with Miroslav on one of the K class and when pulling a piston with broken rings, found that the spares were a bigger size. His solution was to cut a piece off each one until they fitted. After a couple of hundred running hours the 2/E did a scavenge port inspection and found that the lub grooves were missing, result was that the liner had about 10mm wear. By this time we had the correct size rings supplied but it was a barsteward to get the piston out and the liner was scrap.

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Hi Tony,
There was an issue on liners from Korea, no doubt Tom Bailey will come in on this one. It cost the Company loads of money and down time, memory tells me it was a wrong mix in the castings. Not saying that was the reason for your failure, wrong rings are a no no.
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Old 17th September 2015, 16:41
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Ibn Khaldoon ports of call January 1980 - December 1980

Al Jubail arrived 12/1/1980 left 13/1/1980
Dammam arrived 13/1/1980 left 15/1/1980
Bahrain arrived 16/1/1980 left 22/1/1980
Abu Dhabi arrived 23/1/1980 left 29/1/1980
Dubai arrived 29/1/1980 left 31/1/1980

Kokura arrived 18/2/1980 left 19/2/1980
Hakata arrived 19/2/1980 left 20/2/1980
Mizushima arrived 21/2/1980 left 23/2/1980
Kimitsu arrived 25/2/1980 left 29/2/1980
Yokohama arrived 29/2/1980 left 2/3/1980
Kobe arrived 3/3/1980 left 6/3/1980
Nagoya arrived 7/3/1980 left 10/3/1980

Dubai arrived 27/3/1980 left 28/3/1980
Basrah (Anchorage)arrived 29/3/1980 left 16/6/1980
Basrah (Alongside) arrived 18/6/1980 left 30/7/1980
Dubai arrived 31/7/1980 left 1/8/1980

Suez Canal 10/8/1980 to 11/8/1980

Malta (Drydock) arrived 14/8/1980 left 22/8/1980

Antwerp arrived 28/8/1980 left 1/9/1980
Bremen arrived 3/9/1980 left 4/9/1980
Hamburg arrived 5/9/1980 left 10/9/1980
Tilbury arrived 12/9/1980 left 16/9/1980
Rotterdam arrived 17/9/1980 left 19/9/1980

Suez Canal 28/8/1980 to 29/8/1980

Ras Al Mishab arrived 8/10/1980 left 8/10/1980
Kuwait arrived 9/10/1980 left 13/10/1980
Dubai arrived 15/10/1980 left 18/10/1980
Abu Dhabi arrived 18/10/1980 left 21/10/1980
Doha arrived 22/10/1980 left 23/10/1980
Dammam arrived 24/10/1980 left 25/10/1980
Kuwait arrived 26/10/1980 left 2/11/1980
Shuaiba arrived 2/11/1980 left 18/11/1980

Suez Canal 25/11/1980 to 28/11/1980

Liverpool arrived 7/12/1980 left 15/12/1980
Bremen arrived 18/12/1980 left 20/12/1980
London arrived 21/12/1980 left 23/12/1980

Suez Canal 31/12/1980 to 1/1/1981
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Old 17th September 2015, 21:04
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Ibn Khaldoon ports of call January 1981 - January 1982

Dubai arrived 8/1/1981 left 9/1/1981
Kuwait arrived 10/1/1981 left 20/1/1981
Jubail arrived 21/1/1981 left 22/1/1981
Abu Dhabi arrived 23/1/1981 left 25/1/1981
Sharjah arrived 25/1/1981 left 26/1/1981
Dubai arrived 26/1/1981 left 29/1/1981
Dammam arrived 29/1/1981 left 30/1/1981
Doha arrived 30/1/1981 left 2/2/1981

Suez Canal 9/2/1981 to 10/2/1981

Hamburg arrived 19/2/1981 left 21/2/1981
Rotterdam arrived 22/2/1981 left 24/2/1981
Le Havre arrived 25/2/1981 left 27/2/1981
Liverpool arrived 1/3/1981 left 6/3/1981
Glasgow arrived 7/3/1981 left 10/3/1981
Valencia arrived 14/3/1981 left 18/3/1981

Suez Canal 23/3/1981 - 24/3/1981

Kuwait arrived 2/4/1981 left 7/4/1981
Ras Al Mishab arrived 8/4/1981 left 8/4/1981
Abu Dhabi arrived 9/4/1981 left 12/4/1981
Dubai arrived 13/4/1981 left 15/4/1981
Dammam arrived 16/4/1981 left 17/4/1981
Doha arrived 17/4/1981 left 22/4/1981

Yokohama arrived 8/5/1981 left 13/5/1981
Nagoya arrived 14/5/1981 left 14/5/1981
Kobe arrived 15/5/1981 left 19/5/1981
Yokohama arrived 20/5/1981 left 23/5/1981
Singapore arrived 31/5/1981 left 1/6/1981

Mina Qaboos arrived 10/6/1981 left 10/6/1981
Bahrain arrived 12/6/1981 left 13/6/1981
Kuwait (Anchorage) arrived 14/6/1981 left 13/8/1981
Shuaiba arrived 13/8/1981 left 4/9/1981
Dammam arrived 5/9/1981 left 5/9/1981

Suez Canal 14/9/1981 - 15/9/1981

Le Havre arrived 24/9/1981 left 26/9/1981
Hamburg (Drydock) arrived 28/9/1981 left 5/10/1981
Bremen arrived 6/10/1981 left 10/10/1981
Valencia arrived 16/10/1981 left 19/10/1981

Suez Canal 24/10/1981 - 25/10/1981

Jeddah arrived 27/10/1981 left 29/10/1981
Kuwait arrived 5/11/1981 left 18/11/1981
Doha arrived 19/11/1981 left 22/11/1981
Dammam arrived 22/11/1981 left 25/11/1981
Dubai arrived 26/11/1981 left 27/11/1981
Abu Dhabi arrived 28/11/1981 left 28/11/1981

Suez Canal 5/12/1981 - 6/12/1981

Antwerp arrived 15/12/1981 left 19/12/1981
Liverpool arrived 21/12/1981 left 11/1/1982
Glasgow arrived 12/1/1982 left 21/1/1982
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Old 18th September 2015, 08:10
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Ibn Khaldoon ports of call January 1982 - January 1983

Suez Canal 30/1/1982 - 31/1/1982

Salalah arrived 5/2/1982 left 6/2/1982
Abu Dhabi arrived 9/2/1982 left 14/2/1982
Jubail arrived 15/2/1982 left 17/2/1982
Kuwait arrived 18/2/1982 left 2/3/1982
Doha arrived 3/3/1982 left 8/3/1982
Dammam arrived 9/3/1982 left 10/3/1982
Dubai arrived 10/3/1982 left 12/3/1982
Jeddah arrived 18/3/1982 left 18/3/1982

Suez Canal 20/3/1982 - 21/3/1982

Liverpool arrived 29/3/1982 left 8/4/1982
Antwerp arrived 10/4/1982 left 13/4/1982
Hamburg arrived 14/4/1982 left 17/4/1982
Bremen arrived 18/4/1982 left 19/4/1982
Tilbury arrived 20/4/1982 left 26/4/1982
Rotterdam arrived 27/4/1982 left 27/4/1982
Valencia arrived 2/5/1982 left 5/5/1982

Suez Canal 11/5/1982 - 11/5/1982

Salalah arrived 16/5/1982 left 17/5/1982
Mina Qaboos arrived 19/5/1982 left 19/5/1982
Dubai arrived 20/5/1982 left 21/5/1982
Jubail arrived 22/5/1982 left 22/5/1982
Kuwait arrived 23/5/1982 left 28/5/1982
Doha arrived 29/5/1982 left 3/6/1982
Abu Dhabi arrived 3/5/1982 left 5/6/1982
Dammam arrived 6/6/1982 left 10/6/1982

Misushima arrived 26/6/1982 left 29/6/1982
Chiba arrived 30/6/1982 left 1/7/1982
Hitachi arrived 2/7/1982 left 6/7/1982
Kashima arrived 6/7/1982 left 9/7/1982
Yokohama arrived 10/7/1982 left 14/7/1982
Kobe arrived 15/7/1982 left 21/7/1982
Hong Kong arrived 25/7/1982 left 27/7/1982

Jubail arrived 12/8/1982 left 12/8/1982
Dammam arrived 12/8/1982 left 15/8/1982
Kuwait arrived 16/8/1982 left 24/8/1982
Dubai arrived 26/8/1982 left 27/8/1982
Abu Dhabi arrived 27/8/1982 left 28/8/1982

Dubai (Off Limits) 28/8/1982 then berthed 30/8/82 to 31/8/1982

Kobe arrived 19/9/1982 left 21/9/1982
Fukuyama arrived 21/9/1982 left 26/9/1982
Tokyo arrived 27/9/1982 left 29/9/1982
Yokohama arrived 29/9/1982 left 5/10/1982
Matsuyama arrived 6/10/1982 left 8/10/1982
Kobe arrived 9/10/1982 left 11/10/1982
Busan arrived 13/10/1982 left 14/10/1982
Keelung arrived 16/10/1982 left 17/10/1982
Kaosiung arrived 18/10/1982 left 19/10/1982
Hong Kong arrived 20/10/1982 left 22/10/1982

Jeddah arrived 7/11/1982 left 15/11/1982
Hodeidah arrived 16/11/1982 left 20/11/1982

Santos (Anchor) arrived 9/12/1982
Santos arrived 13/12/1982 left 19/12/1982
Rio De Janeiro arrived 20/12/1982 left 8/1/1983
Rio Grande arrived 11/1/1983 left 13/1/1983
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Old 18th September 2015, 08:42
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Hello Brian,
what happened to the Russian ships ? Were they sold on like the K's were, or did they go for scrap ? I know the Rumathiath was the last one left, but all the others had gone by the time I arrived there. Incidently, it is strange to recall how Jebel Ali was back then...and then compare it to now. Take a look on google earth and you will be amazed.

Regards,
Bob
Jabiriah,
Melpok 1981 Greek flag,Melrose 1985 Malta,Rote 1985 Malta,BU India 14.12.85.

Odailiah,
Rosa S 1981 unkown flag, BU Alang 21.9.92.

Sabahiah,
BU Gadani beach 29.11.93.

Gurainiah,
Badre 1981 Jordan. Bu Gadani beach 14.9.85.

Khalidiah,
Motah 1981 Jordan. BU Alang 6.10.86.


these are the only small Russian ones I sailed on so put in my files.
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Old 18th September 2015, 08:46
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Ibn Khaldoon ports of call 1983

Dubai arrived 11/2/1983 left 14/2/1983
Dammam arrived 15/2/1983 left 18/2/1983
Doha arrived 19/2/1983 left 26/2/1983
Dubai arrived 27/2/1983 left 1/3/1983
Bombay arrived 4/3/1983 left 9/3/1983
Hodeidah arrived 15/3/1983 left 16/3/1983
Jeddah arrived 17/3/1983 left 18/3/1983
Aqaba arrived 20/3/1983 left 21/3/1983

Suez Canal 22/3/1983 - 24/3/1983

Aalborg arrived 7/4/1983 left 11/4/1983
Bremen arrived 12/4/1983 left 13/4/1983
Hamburg arrived 14/4/1983 left 16/4/1983
Rotterdam arrived 17/4/1983 left 21/4/1983
Le Havre arrived 21/4/1983 left 22/4/1983
Cowes arrived 23/4/1983 left 23/4/1983
Lisbon arrived 26/4/1983 left 27/4/1983

Suez Canal 4/5/1983 - 6/5/1983

Salalah arrived 11/5/1983 left 11/5/1983
Mina Al Fahal arrived 13/5/1983 left 14/5/1983
Dubai arrived 15/5/1983 left 16/5/1983
Doha arrived 16/5/1983 left 17/5/1983
Bahrain arrived 17/5/1983 left 19/5/1983
Abu Dhabi arrived 20/5/1983 left 21/5/1983
Kuwait arrived 22/5/1983 left 24/5/1983
Dammam arrived 25/5/1983 left 26/5/1983
Doha arrived 27/5/1983 left 1/6/1983
Dubai arrived 2/6/1983 left 3/6/1983

Suez Canal 11/6/1983 - 12/6/1983

Mobile (Anchorage) arrived 5/7/1983 left 9/7/1983
Mobile (Alongside) arrived 5/7/1983 left 9/7/1983
Earle arrived 14/7/1983 left 15/7/1983

Suez Canal 31/7/1983 - 1/8/1983

Kuwait arrived 12/8/1983 left 21/8/1983
Dubai arrived 23/8/1983 left 25/8/1983


Arrives Jebel Ali for lay up 25/8/1983
I was posted to Jebel Ali in June 1986, and the Khaldoon had been bought by the Greeks and re named. I believe the new name was Conman 1, Conman 2 was going to be the Ibn Sina, and the Ibn Duraid was called Zebra and was about to leave as I arrived. The Sina was the last to go and those of us who remained in the team out there were residing on the Rumaithiah. I left Jebel Ali in September, and UASC shortly after...before the inevitable letter arrived as the writing was well on truely on the wall by then. I had been taken off the Ibn Asakir in Aquaba mid trip to be sent to the lay ups...and had been replaced by an Indian lecky....so it was only a matter of time.
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Jabiriah,
Melpok 1981 Greek flag,Melrose 1985 Malta,Rote 1985 Malta,BU India 14.12.85.

Odailiah,
Rosa S 1981 unkown flag, BU Alang 21.9.92.

Sabahiah,
BU Gadani beach 29.11.93.

Gurainiah,
Badre 1981 Jordan. Bu Gadani beach 14.9.85.

Khalidiah,
Motah 1981 Jordan. BU Alang 6.10.86.


these are the only small Russian ones I sailed on so put in my files.
Thanks for info. Astonished that the Odailiah lasted until 1992. Only ship I have been on where copper rusted !!

regards,

Bob
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Does any one know when the Sab got out of Basrah ?

I was mate on her in 80 when she got stuck !

Alan
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AL SABAHIAH was trapped at Basrah on 20th September 1980 and deleted from the Registers in 1992 so we can only assume she was classified a CTL and may still be up there.
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Hi Tony,
There was an issue on liners from Korea, no doubt Tom Bailey will come in on this one. It cost the Company loads of money and down time, memory tells me it was a wrong mix in the castings. Not saying that was the reason for your failure, wrong rings are a no no.
Hi AlbieR,

The 5 K class that I sailed on were all built in Glasgow with Kinkaid Engines, so I think it was just too much tension in the rings but as I was only J/E at the time could not say anything, just cut the rings as ordered. Had a great time being one of Georgie Westons Flying Circus for nearly 4 years, any idea what happened to him after UASC left Liverpool?

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AL SABAHIAH was trapped at Basrah on 20th September 1980 and deleted from the Registers in 1992 so we can only assume she was classified a CTL and may still be up there.
she was broken up at gadani beach in November 93 so she must have been towed out as can't imagine she would be mobile on her own after that length of time stuck in the shat.
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Jebel Ali lay ups

Can somebody please put me out of my misery and tell me the names of the two missing K class vessels that were laid up at Jebel Ali please. Can recall the following four, but missing two.
Ibn Khaldoon
Ibn Sina
Ibn Duraid
Jilfar
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Can somebody please put me out of my misery and tell me the names of the two missing K class vessels that were laid up at Jebel Ali please. Can recall the following four, but missing two.
Ibn Khaldoon
Ibn Sina
Ibn Duraid
Jilfar
Hi Battybob
I was at Jebel Ali early January till mid March 1985 my last posting with uasc after 12 years! and recall Khaldoon/Duraid/and Sina cant remember the other although you quote Jilfar I wasnt aware there were six,I mainly worked on the 4 small Russians and Rumathiah and Shamiah. Vic Kennedy 3/e was involved with the k class at the time. Brian 3/e
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Albie Believe you refer to the A1 Container vessels Jebil Ali etc. Mitsui originally supplied the liners etc, (HHI were just getting into engine building,) and did get the castings wrong , ended up with very expensive rebuilds with new liners high in Boron. Solved the problem.
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I was at Jebel Ali early January till mid March 1985 my last posting with uasc after 12 years! and recall Khaldoon/Duraid/and Sina cant remember the other although you quote Jilfar I wasnt aware there were six,I mainly worked on the 4 small Russians and Rumathiah and Shamiah. Vic Kennedy 3/e was involved with the k class at the time. Brian 3/e
Hello Brian,
have some slides which show the four vessels I mentioned. Jilfar was double banked alongside one of the other k's. You may be right in saying there were only four that were laid up, which would explain why I am having difficulty naming the phantom two !!
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To add input to the debate about Jebel Ali lay-ups I have attached two photos taken from Al Mubarakiah when entering Jebel Ali for "warm lay-up". We were told that nothing was to be transferred, looted, or otherwise purloined as she was to be available at anytime if there was an upturn in the market. One other K Class was due after us but I cannot remember which one. So with the ones already mentioned at least 5 K Class and 4 small Russians were there.
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Satchiko

Just going through my memory box after emails from Battybob and found this one of Satchiko, eating as usual. It was taken on the maiden voyage of the ill fated Ibn Al Beitar. I am no good at photoshop but if any of you whiz kids out there could clean it up for me and send it back I would be very grateful. I remember Satchiko going into the saloon with the Engineers, going through the menu then meeting the Captain Pete Walton in the alleyway, turning round and doing it all again. I often wonder what happened to her photo albums, what a lot of memories are in them.

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Ah - memories from long ago. Brings back the smell of the E.R. bilges after the faeces tank had overflowed. Trying to pump it out using the bilge ejector system with the emergency fire pump to provide pressure on the system. Couldn't open the valve with the extended spindle as somebody had removed the knuckle connection that was under water. One genny only - sort of - and the engine room awash up to the plates' Dived down and opened it with a 'shifter'. Later in hospital at Aden with suspected Cholera. Oh yes, happy days with UASC, not!!


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First pics of Satchiko Ive seen for ages. Did get her in bed on the Beitar, trouble was she wouldn't let me in with her. I slept on the couch.
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Ah - memories from long ago. Brings back the smell of the E.R. bilges after the faeces tank had overflowed. Trying to pump it out using the bilge ejector system with the emergency fire pump to provide pressure on the system. Couldn't open the valve with the extended spindle as somebody had removed the knuckle connection that was under water. One genny only - sort of - and the engine room awash up to the plates' Dived down and opened it with a 'shifter'. Later in hospital at Aden with suspected Cholera. Oh yes, happy days with UASC, not!!


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Maiden voyage on Al Solaibiah with Capt Bill Nelson, Russian Lecky came into E/R shouting "Sh*t, Sh*t", when I went to look all the toilets were like fountains. I had been pumping out the sewage tank with the eductor and the discharge butterfly valve had vibrated shut, pressurising the tank with the inevitable result. Bill Nelson told me when I came up that he was on the throne when the fountain tried to return his turds back to him.

Dave, not even Cholera could survive in the bilges on the small Russians!

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When in the Jilfar with the ex Ben Line Master he brings Satchiko down for dinner and sits her with Billy McBride and 4/E [ name gone ]. Billy finishes his meal and get up and goes. Old Man jumps out of his chair and runs after Billy catching him as opens a beer in the smoke room Old Man says to Billy " When we have people for a meal we all sit down together and all get up together " says Bill " When I have someone for a meal I dont sit them in next doors front room !! Alan
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I can see the humour of it now - somewhat Albie, The hospital at Aden was the old British Military Hospital but taken over by the locals. I realised that i was onto a loser when a Russian lady with her appendix about to burst said that she would take her chances and fly to Moscow in preference to an operation done by the locals. By the way - the OM was Peter Dammer - an excellent captain who did his best for me when I was stretchered off the ship - a great guy and a friend, to who I owed a lot. He was faced with a slowly 'sinking' vessel - not only the s**t tank but a badly leaking stern gland with the water slowly rising. Meanwhile the bar was in full swing - work it out.


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Was sparks on Al Shamiah call sign 9kcj in tge late sixties.,, london to hamburg..gulf...Mauritius for sugar then return london
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Good Old Days

I keep coming on this site and still amazed at how many people still keeping in touch. I was Deck Cadet from 1976 to 1980 and sailed with all the well known names mentioned throughout these posts.

Have now worked all over the world with ships and shipping - now Marine Cargo Expeditor based in Dubai.KHALDOON-DURAID-YAMAMAH-MUBARAKIAH.jpg

Picture attached is a sad picture of 4 'K' Class sat on the beach - probably India/Pakistan waiting to be cut up.
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