Anchored off Shannon, mid-December 1978. Around 2030, a freak wave broke over the ship and destroyed midships accommodation. Took away 2 weather doors port side Captain's deck, damaged the port lifeboat, destroyed midships fresh water pump room and collapsed the deckhead in the second mates cabin. He was lying in bed when he found himself underwater as the water poured in from above.
Minor repairs made in Shannon then we crossed the Atlantic with sheets of plywood covering the ripped out doors, and had proper repairs done in Curacao
first ship joined in singapore 12 7 71 payed of singapore 19 1 72 best time of my life
Great memories of life on board the Hinea. Delivering AvTur to Cam Rham Bay in Vietnam.
I did a 'man's run'; stayed on board for 18 months.
Joined in Djibouti, hove to for 2 days in either the Red Sea or the Indian Ocean, then tramped to Singapore, then to Sydney, up to Yokohama (Summer to winter (really cold in Yokohama); Sydney, Yokohama, Port Moresby, Singapore. Wow it was just excellent.
Does anyone remember attack by UBoat in Feb.1942.?My Dad was in action that day as a gunner.Please contact me if you do.
I was named after this tanker. My Dad was on it in after meeting my Mum. I was almost named Megara as that was the one he was on when I was born!
Joined the Progress as she was towed into Palermo Spring 74 with extensive rudder damage after driving onto a sandbank going astern and with a sgegless rudder, the repair was a series of disasters and took sever blissful weeks, many happy days spent on the magnificent Modello beach a bus ride away.
My dad was on this when it wrecked, his name was Jimmy keegan, he passed away in 2015.
My Father was 5th Engineer on the Northia during WW2. I understand she may have been included in both the Arctic, and North Atlantic convoys between the eastern seaboard of the United States and the Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel.He told me this but I am struggling to locate the evidence. I am currently attempting to apply for both the Arctic Star and Atlantic Star posthumously for him. If anyone has any information given to long time lapse I would be grateful.
I believe my uncle,William West, was tragically lost on the San Cirilo (my late father's twin brother). I would like to know if anyone knows of him.
Laatste schip van mijn vader, John Budding. Samen met mijn meevarende moeder Jeanny Budding kregen ze een fantastisch afscheid. Echt een party zoals mijn vader dat kon zeggen. (info door Joyce ter Brugge-Budding)
Jeanny Budding, echtgenote van John Budding, moest met grootste spoed van boord naar ziekenhuis om te bevallen van dochter Yvonne. Bijna geboren op de Krebsia.
Vanaf september 1956 tot en met augustus 1957 heb ik als l.l.- W.T.K. op de gastanker MANUELA gevaren tussen Curacao en Venezuela.
Ten tijde van een flensbreuk van de laadslang aan de laadsteiger te Palmarego was ik nog samen met de 2de W.T.K. in de Machine-kamer .
Wij samen hebben toen in een snelle reactie het schip =dood= gemaakt; alle branders direct uit en schakelbord spanningsloos gemaakt.
Deze 2de W.T.K. genaamd Heerens of Heerkens ??? , woonde destijds in Den Helder .
Graag zou ik alsnog weer eens met hem in contact willen komen.
Wie kent deze persoon of misschien leest hij zelf wel deze oproep , hoop ik .
Bij voorbaat mijn dank .