It is a few years back but I remember the greek vessel very well when it came to offhire in Maracaibo "many problems mister chief"cured by waving wads of dollars around, good old days. I went on from there to New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Nigeria, where I ran a ICD company, I actually ended up practically running the railroad and then road transport when the railway collapsed lack of funds, spare parts a typical case of African malaise. I eventually ended up running my own own independent marine survey company, finally finishing up with a major oil spill in Venezuela running the claims office in Maracaibo an altogether interesting and fascinating career path, though I say it myself, right place right time, now retired why I dont know, age I suppose , enjoyed it all, how about you ? Regards FrankHello Frank.
We met somewhere in La Guaira - I was master of a CAVN charter ship called Sig Ragne - early 79 according to my discharge book.
You had a Greek Wilhemsen ship chartered back in port when I met you.
Good to hear of you again - I trust you are keeping well.
HI Frank, sailed maiden voyage on Niceto as cadet with you then to Maria as Third Mate. No idea what happened to Larrys, probably swallowed up in containerisationThe only vessel not mentioned is the Richard de Larrinaga I served all of my cadet time on her Any Ideas FJW
Had a quick look on t'internet, and two pages came up www.shippingtandy.com an article by norman middlemiss, only the breif version available, which said they finished in 1974, a further page on www.theshiplist.com had a list of vessels, again states the company was sold in 1974 to a Greek companyWhat happened to Larrinaga Line, I served my time there and stayed till Second Mate, serving on the Richard de Larninaga and Niceto de Larrinaga, last voyage two years long.(Ouch) Frank Waring