On the Bridge of the Fyffes Reefer MANZANARES, somewhere in transit on the Panama Canal.
Ricky Baird (Marconi R/O) with Dick Atkin (Fyffes Deck Cadet). Both young 21-yo at the time!
(Photo by courtesy of Dick Atkin).
Just departed from the right hand lock looks to be a Grace Line cargo/passenger vessel. The one in the left hand one is Japanese but unfortunately her name is indistinguishable apart from ....Maru and her port of registry - Kobe.