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Old 7th September 2016, 13:35
Cariadlyn Cariadlyn is offline  
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Hi everyone. I've only just found this website. I've been involved with the sea all my life. My father was a Master Mariner with (among others) Counties Ship Management and London and Overseas Freighters. My mother and I joined him often, from my first voyage (to Norway) at 18 months and culminating in a year's international voyage on the then brand new MV London Tradesman in 1964. Ships were my second home. These days the nearest I can get is a cruise ship. It's not the same but I need my regular 'fix' of the seagoing life lol!
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Old 7th September 2016, 15:57
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Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage
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Old 8th September 2016, 10:05
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Welcome to SN. Enjoy all we have to offer.

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Old 8th September 2016, 13:32
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Wecome Cariadlyn, from another relative Newbie.

The site is great for catching the sea breeze again.
Your username reminds me of a trip in 1988, whilst on the ss Bekalang, between Japan and Brunie. During a typhoon we answered a mayday to a luxury yacht called The Cariad ( I think it means Darling in welsh, if my information is correct)
The yacht had been bought from the Hamble and was being sailed to it's new owner in Japan, when it was broadsided by huge waves, the english skipper had been at the helm at the time and was lost over the side. The spindles of the helm had been locked and the force on the rudder had sheared all the spindles off rendering it impossible to steer. We could only stand by and form a lee for the yacht as the remaining crew had been advised to to throw a line to us, for salvage reasons. Eventually, a salvage tug arrived and the yacht was towed to Chiba. We continued a search for the missing shipper, in vain.
I wonder if any of my old Shell shipmates remember this incident?
Apologies for a morbid tale, but these things only happened at sea.
Regards Steve
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Old 9th September 2016, 08:33
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Greetings Cariadlyn and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
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