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Old 3rd October 2006, 20:28
Brian Dobbie Brian Dobbie is offline  
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Cool Andalucia Star

Seen here in 2005 at Santos as she loaded orange juice for the far east.
At this stage in her life she was 30years old. The time I saw her before this was when we laid her up in Jebel Ali after discharging a full cargo of lamb, ex Auckland-Timaru, in Bandar Abbas.
August-September in the Gulf-wonderful weather!!!

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Old 3rd October 2006, 20:43
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I paid a visit to this vessel in Bluff in '78 after my oilskins had been 'borrowed' from Somerset. I retrieved said skins & retired back to Somerset all the worse for wear after a couple of hours in the worst bar ever seen on a ship on the Kiwi coast. Happy days. Must have been some conversion to a fruit juice tanker?
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Old 4th October 2006, 23:12
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More than likley loaded in 40 gallon drums Pat or specially installed deep tanks. Bulk frozen (slurry) orange juice not the easiest liquid cargo to carry.
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Old 5th October 2006, 04:15
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Orange Star

Some previous discussion on her here, including some details of her conversion.
. . . . A closed mouth gathers no feet!
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