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Old 12th June 2008, 00:33
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David,

The last Shell shuttle tanker was the Cardissa, a previously Dutch manned ship that had ended up with Brit/Irish officers and filipino ratings. She was sold in 2004. A replacement ship was being sought for the F 3 field but it was not going to be managed by Shell.


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Filipino ratings why don't that surprise me.
cheers for the info!!
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Old 12th June 2008, 01:31
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Sailed with shell from 76 till 86 when they went i.o.man manning and i bailed out then. Got a job locally working for whitaker tankers and still there today. Did the "L" class, joined lepeta when she was 3 months old in europort, still had dockworkers onboard finishing off the painting. Left in point tupper 6 months later, never seen so much snow!
Did all the north sea bits, best port for me was ardrossan then ended up on the "E" class out the far east.
My nick name was (still is ) fozzy deck boy to g1.
I remember you - Fozzy bear from Hull. I remember the amount of mail you used to get and all them 'i love you' decorations/buntings. We were on either the Ebalina together 1985 or Eburna 1987? I was the only pool man on the ship.
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Old 24th June 2008, 21:27
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Ebalina 85

Hi mick, a quick line hoping that you are keeping ok, fozzy here. It was the ebalina where we sailed together many years ago. Only did one more trip after that then left when we were all offered redundancies. Didnt fancy the 70 hr weeks. I married the girl who was sending me all those loverly letters you still remember, still together after 22 years.
Iam still at sea , working for whitakers on the solent , bunkering cruise liners, rfa, dredgers and anything else thats passing by. Month on month off which is great.

what you doing with yourself these days, still at sea?
Hope all is well and look forward to hearing from you in the near future mate

All the very best
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Old 25th June 2008, 20:49
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i sailed with shell 1973-2006
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Old 26th June 2008, 11:38
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David

I was a shipping agent for Shell from 1965-2000 on the Mersey.
Sure we,ve got many good and bad experiences we can share.

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Old 26th June 2008, 12:34
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Hi Keith,

I'm certain we've met a few times on various Shell ships, your name sounds very familier even after all these years.

Mike Gilmour
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Old 26th June 2008, 20:41
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Hi Mike

I think I recognise you too!
Spent a large part of my time in later years looking after the ships at Tranmere.
Where you ever on the lightening ships Darina,Drupa,Halia or Naticina??

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Old 26th June 2008, 21:45
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Hi keith
i did all the usual coastal ships, drupa, darina,serenia ,and the halia 3 times with capt brian bowtell. Some really happy times in tranmere and stanlow lay by berths.
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Old 26th June 2008, 23:34
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Hi Mike

I think I recognise you too!
Spent a large part of my time in later years looking after the ships at Tranmere.
Where you ever on the lightening ships Darina,Drupa,Halia or Naticina??

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Keith
Yes on the Naticina '70, Darina '78, Halia '81 & '85. Good to hear from you again after all these years. Hope life is treating you well.

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Old 27th June 2008, 07:18
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Have some good memories of the old days.
Good to hear from you both.
One of my favourite captains was Arthur Porteous.
I joined him on the Halia back in the eighties when the boatmen were on strike
and we went out to Point Lynas to lighten the Atlantic Prince.
He gave me the controls to steer the ship in the Crosby Channel outward bound from Rockferry where the ship had been tankcleaning.
It was an Easter Bank Holiday and it's the only lightening I witnessed.
An experience I will never forget!

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Keith

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Old 27th June 2008, 07:54
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Hi keith
i did all the usual coastal ships, drupa, darina,serenia ,and the halia 3 times with capt brian bowtell. Some really happy times in tranmere and stanlow lay by berths.
Hi Fozzy. Good to hear from you. I'm still at sea - Purser with the RFA. Glad to hear your still with the same lady, i've never witnessed so much 'love mail' before or since. I did a few more ships with shell after the Ebalina, but as non-contract. Still remember some of the good guys' names from Shell: Alec wilson, derek paton, peter daltry, arthur pratter, russell day, Fred lang, biff johnson, bob thomas - cook, jimmy brymer - cook to name a few. Do you remember Bernie Harwin - cook from Hull, and a young AB Chris ? (he had blond curly hair) i think you took him under your wing on one trip? Another Hull lad was old John Scott - now he could tell some stories!! One or two ex shell lads are in the RFA, tricky dickie to name one.
Take care and if i'm in Marchwood area i'll look out for you on the whittaker boats
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Old 27th June 2008, 10:30
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Have some good memories of the old days.
Good to hear from you both.
One of my favourite captains was Arthur Porteous.
I joined him on the Halia back in the eighties when the boatmen were on strike
and we went out to Point Lynas to lighten the Atlantic Prince.
He gave me the controls to steer the ship in the Crosby Channel outward bound from Rockferry where the ship had been tankcleaning.
It was an Easter Bank Holiday and it's the only lightening I witnessed.
An experience I will never forget!

Regards
Keith

Regards
Keith
What an experience!! I sailed with Arthur on a number of occasions but unfortunately not on any of the lightening vessels. A true gentleman and an excellent ship master. Was always delighted to know when joining a ship that he was the Captain.
It always appeared to be Charlie Owston on most of the lightening vessels I was on, also a good ship handler but with a character diametrically opposite to that of Arthur, I'm sure many Shell folk will have a few yarns about Charlie Owston. When I sailed on the Naticina in 1970 Brian Oliver was master.

Cheers,

Mike

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Old 27th June 2008, 14:17
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I agree Charlie Owston had a very different approach and manner to Arthur Porteous.
Charlie was an excellent Master but he had a very shrewd approach and he didnt always agree if somebody had a different opinion on a subject.
By contrast Arthur had a great personality and always gave you the benefit of the doubt and would always let you get on with it.
I remember Brian, only meeting him a couple of times but he treated me very well.

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Old 28th June 2008, 12:31
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Hi, Anyone aboard HADRIANA on trip Jan 07th 1965- Nov 28th 1965?.. Patbry

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Old 5th July 2008, 22:48
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Hi again mick, theres a few names from the past. Alec wilson ended up as a security guard back in scotland. My mate (gary crowther)asst stwd shell met him while delivering up that way. Scotty must be about 220 years old the storys he told and the places hes been. Pete daltry ended up with esso for a while, then they got rid of there ships. Russ day came over to whitakers for a few years, then left, moved to pembroke and now works on the jettys in milford haven. Robbo is still with whitakers with me, loves it here. Hope to be joining the WHITCHALLENGER in the next few weeks, what class are you on these days?
All the very best fozzy.
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Old 10th July 2008, 15:55
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Hi again mick, theres a few names from the past. Alec wilson ended up as a security guard back in scotland. My mate (gary crowther)asst stwd shell met him while delivering up that way. Scotty must be about 220 years old the storys he told and the places hes been. Pete daltry ended up with esso for a while, then they got rid of there ships. Russ day came over to whitakers for a few years, then left, moved to pembroke and now works on the jettys in milford haven. Robbo is still with whitakers with me, loves it here. Hope to be joining the WHITCHALLENGER in the next few weeks, what class are you on these days?
All the very best fozzy.
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I go on near enough all classes. Will be joining RFA Orangeleaf on 1st August. Never know may see you alongside us during the trip, we'll be around the UK for the 4 months i'm on there.
Good to hear what some of the lads are doing nowadays. Keep in touch
PS Do you remember John Scott's Aussie cowboy music? I think t was Slim Dusty?
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Old 10th July 2008, 21:39
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Slim dustys pub with no beer and take me home kathleen are what i remember well. Dont know if he is still with us, i only live a couple of miles from his village of ottringham nr hull. First bloke i met on hull station back in 76 when we joined the lepeta together in rotterdam.
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My brother Keith Lockyer was a fifth Engineer on Shell Tankers, in the sixties, I remember him doing Curacao, with shell's detergent, the Halcion comes to mind, but not 100% on the spelling, I have been trying to find a picture for his 70th Birthday, he is not on the computer so he won't find out, any info would be appreciated.
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Old 10th July 2008, 22:27
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My brother Keith Lockyer was a fifth Engineer on Shell Tankers, in the sixties, I remember him doing Curacao, with shell's detergent, the Halcion comes to mind, but not 100% on the spelling, I have been trying to find a picture for his 70th Birthday, he is not on the computer so he won't find out, any info would be appreciated.
Hi Barry
There is a superb Shell Tanker website at www.helderline.nl
Hope life is fine on the other side of the Big Pond.
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Old 11th July 2008, 22:22
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Hi again mick, spoke to robbo(paul robinson wigan) tonight and he remembers you and sends his best regards. He is due back on the HUMBER ENERGY running between fawley and cowes 3 times a week.
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Old 18th July 2008, 22:09
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mick did alex wilson have blonde hair and was a cook if it was him i was on a diving ship with him he was camp boss a great lad..
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Old 18th July 2008, 22:14
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Alec wilson was a g1 seaman from scotland (east coast) i think.
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Old 18th July 2008, 22:31
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Limeybiker -

That's my photo of the second HELCION on the Helderline website.

Feel free to use it or if you PM me I'll scan the slide again.

I may have been on the ship at the same time as your brother when we were in Curacao 31/3/63 until 15/4 having some TLC after the bunkers got into the boilers.
Detergent was certainly involved . . . .

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Old 27th July 2008, 08:37
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Smile Vexilla

I was an Assistant Steward on the Shell Tanker Vexilla late 1960,early 1961 31000 DWT

I have a not too good photo of here copied from a postcard and also of some of my shipmates taken at Port Said in December 1960

Perhaps somebody will reconisse themselves. I am on the top right.

If you are out there chaps, let us know.

Can anybody tell me what happened to this vessel

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Old 27th July 2008, 13:22
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Built at Cammell Lairds, Birkenhead 1955.
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 1972.
She made a few calls to the Mersey as well.

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