The gennies were naturally aspirated, 7-cylinder MANs if I remember right. We always had very poor diesel and suffered from a lot of burst HP fuel injector pipes when the return valve at the top of the fuel pumps would stick open..... Bloody pain but at least these pumps had 'lifters' so the HP pipe could be changed while the gennie was still running.Hello Feather;
It must have been a thing with the gennies-IIRC, she arrived in Avonmouth with only one main genny and the emergency genny working; I think at least one of the others had a big hole in the sump.
It was partly the time taken for repair, I think, that made her be put up for sale and not complete discharge and go back to sea.
I recall that some of the crew were talking about the strike when they paid off; also some had been on there for considerable time and were then looking forward to extended leave.
It must also been something of a shock for the paying off crew as, having been on the WI-NZ run, the day she arrived in Avonmouth (Easter Friday or Saturday, IIRC), it was snowing..........