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Old 9th May 2017, 22:52
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Sad to watch as renown was my first trip joined RAK April 81 load ras tanura and Mina then slow steam to Europoort then back to gulf through suez then load umm said for discharge Egypt the back to RAK and pay off

brought back a lot of memories good and bad but will always be special as my first trip

Also sailed on the Reso a few years later
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Old 11th May 2017, 21:44
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I sailed on the Norness, Trident (twice), Resolution (Parita Bay) and Resource (Brunei). From an "Engineer's Lookout" point of view they were fine ships and I enjoyed all of them.
The Resource was indeed a special case. Straight to Brunei after sea trials she was laid up for several years when some bod in HO decided to check whether the tanks were still in good condition. The order went out to the layup crew to gas free the tanks ready for inspection. Duly inspected, and found to be in perfect condition, there was no means of inerting the tanks again, so they were left full of nice moist tropical air for a few more years. When eventually she was reactivated for the trip back to Japan to be re-engined, sheets of rust fell from the tank structure forming a deep layer on the tank bottoms.
The shipyard offered to clean this out and re-coat the tanks whilst the engine work was being done, but BP management decided not to spend the money with the intention of cleaning the rust out using ship's staff on the ballast voyage.
Needless to say, an urgent cargo came up, leaving no time for the clean out and a full cargo of crude was loaded on top. This caused terrible problems during discharge (what a surprise!). Additional crew were engaged for the ballast voyage and attempts made to clean the rust/oil/wax out at sea. This again led to problems maintaining a breathable atmosphere in the tanks.
I was on the ship when she was laid up off Brunei with a full cargo of crude in 1985 and had the opportunity to read the full saga which was documented and kept in the Master's safe. Fortunately I had left both the Resource and BP by the time she was finally moved from Brunei to discharge the crude cargo that had been on board for over a year, much of it on top of the rust scale that was still in many of the tanks.
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Old 8th November 2019, 17:14
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How very sad. My first ship.
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Old 8th November 2019, 19:47
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Did BP re-engine any other steam ships?
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Old 8th November 2019, 20:58
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Did BP re-engine any other steam ships?
Not during my time ! I left when they flagged out
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Nope, just the British Resource
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