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Old 4th September 2011, 17:41
boatmadman boatmadman is offline  
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I found a couple of pics of the Reliance. The first one was taken in the Channel at the time of the 1979 Fastnet disaster when we went to the aid of a sinking French fishing boat. If you look closely you can see the crew in a liferaft just about to be rescued by a lifeboat.

It was scary for them, but they survived ok.

The second pic shows the deck, cant remember where we were at the time
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Old 4th September 2011, 23:03
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2nd picture looks like Lions Head at Capetown
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Old 29th October 2013, 09:24
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I found a couple of pics of the Reliance. The first one was taken in the Channel at the time of the 1979 Fastnet disaster when we went to the aid of a sinking French fishing boat. If you look closely you can see the crew in a liferaft just about to be rescued by a lifeboat.

It was scary for them, but they survived ok.

The second pic shows the deck, cannot remember where we were at the time
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Sorry this is so late but just viewed this page today .There is a great photo of the old Reliance laying up in ice off Stockholm 1970,in the 100th BP anniversary magazine .With 2 other tankers Fulmar and Merlin (not sure ) ?. It was my first trip to sea and had joined in Stockholm . We were stuck for weeks in the ice ,some of us actually walked across to one of the other ships for essential stores .Beer and a few tea bags. I was in the navy 2 months and did one trip Stockholm to Wallsend for d/dock. Alan Scott(leckie)
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Old 4th June 2014, 10:32
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Sorry this is so late but just viewed this page today .There is a great photo of the old Reliance laying up in ice off Stockholm 1970,in the 100th BP anniversary magazine .With 2 other tankers Fulmar and Merlin (not sure ) ?. It was my first trip to sea and had joined in Stockholm . We were stuck for weeks in the ice ,some of us actually walked across to one of the other ships for essential stores .Beer and a few tea bags. I had only been in the navy 2 months and first trip was Stockholm to Wallsend for d/dock. Alan Scott(leckie)
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