Absolutely shocked and horrified to learn of the passing of Brendan Ward.
Another one gone - and it's far too young, I believe.
I first met Brendan when he came ashore to assist Willie McAlistair in Glasgow.
A very fine fellow I thought.
My condolences to the family at this very sad time.
I sailed with Brendan on the 'Glenpark' in 1969. A pro to his finger tips and also a great shipmate. Great team on that ship including Tommy Russell (Lecky), Matt Malone (3/E, Jimmy Allen (3/E), Big John MacLeod (C/O), Captain J Campbell, etc,
Sincere condolences to the family. I only wish I had kept in touch - BOT Acquintance and one of the best mates you could wish for.
How sad I was not a "Denholms" man but relieved him as C/O on the Burmah Endeavour and he also paid me a visit when one of the ghastly Burmpac vessels broke down on my docks in Texas City. Always very pleasant decent man, we are the same age, scary. My heart felt condolenses to his family
Sad news indeed. Never sailed with Brendan. However he was my ship manager during my later days with Diamond D as master on the 'Bise' [ex Cast Petrel/Eden Bridge] circa 1984. Always a sympathetic and helpful ear on the 'steam radio' phone.
Sad to hear of Brendan's passing, he was a schoolmate and cadet with my brother Rodger, new the family well when we were all growing up in Perth, will certainly pass on the sad news. Condolences to the family