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Today 9th September 2005 is the 25th anniversary of the loss of Bibby Line's Derbyshire (169,000 ton OBO) in the South China Sea during Typhoon Orchid, 44 lost.

(Info from Seawaves.com).

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I remember the Derbyshire very well, and read with intregue some of the mails and books that try to identify what really happened.

Most of what I read makes sense as I was only 23 years of age when I joined the vessel in Japan with the majority of people who where lost in such tragic cir***stances.

I left the vessel after a very torrid 3 months in which I witnessed many failings on what should of been a fantastic sea ship.

However what I can say is that without the dedication of Paul Lambert and the families association many more vessels may have foundered.
 

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good day trotterdotpom.sm.10th.sep.2005.21:34.re:derbyshire,i have read the brief posting of the Derbyshire.in this old posting.any more information?a sad loss of life.may they rest in peace.regards ben27
 

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Yes Ben. There is a long running thread on SN about Derbyshire. Just put Derbshire into the site sear h engine.

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good day trotterdotpom.sm.yesterday.06:08.re:derbyshire,thank you for your informative reply.(p4) have a good day regards ben27
 
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