Great to hear from you and I too remember that drydocking subsequent voyage to the Gulf. I remember we got a set of the latest hand held radios which were immediately flogged by persons unknown and when LONDON FHQ were informed they promptly informed me that we would not get replacements as punishment. Much happiness and so much for Safety First.Good to hear from the great John Campbell again. We drydocked the terrible Frankfurt in Singapore together, you as Master and me as first trip Fiver. Happiness.
Hi Joe, I’m sorry I don’t remember you even though we sailed with Texaco during the same years, one guy I do remember well from Malta though is called Paul Buttergee ( surname spelling is a bit of guesswork) I sailed with him on the Durham and Gloucester, he was a great guy and a fantastic seaman, did you ever come across him. ?Hello there guys !
Joe Vella (Malta)
Ex Texaco Tankship Overseas 1973 to 1977.
Anyone remembers me ?
Texaco North America
i worked on the hamburg and north america, control at the top, geny 1 deck down and evaps 2 decks down, you needed to be fast on your feetShe was part of what we knew as the "German" class, and was built in Kiel 1969, Alas never sailed on the class, but from what I was told the control room was almost at the top of the engine room.
They got rid of the bikes after a few broken bones, the german class were a lot better than the danish class. Much cleaner and better set out. Control room level with boiler roof fires.Cheers Mile, when i applied to TOT they sent me a glossy recruitment brochure, peoples riding bikes on a VLCC, I think the picture of the engine control room may have been taken on one of the German class?
Terry Nunn still runs the TOTA site. Google it for the e mail addressYes, quite correct. Dad carried on with his safety training within Texaco for a while. I will post a few of his photo's in the coming weeks as I'm very sure a lot of guy's will recognize themselves or ex colleagues in them.