Sailed to Bonny West Africa on her last trip before sale in 1976 to Goulandris Oil. Slow steaming as the price of oil was increasing as we made our way to Holland. Almost collided with a ferry on its way out of Rotterdam when we arrived the Pilot turned white but the ferry missed, Pilot really unhappy with Harbour Control. QM at the time and I along with everyone on the bridge had also broken into a sweat! Outstanding food, great crew one of the best I sailed with.
Hi, any crew out there that joined the "HYALA" in HARLAND& WOLFF ie, Thompson Drydock 1972. If so, I would be delighted to hear from you. Cheers.
Jaap Vaandrager was commodore na eerder stuurman te zijn geweest.
Wat leuk om dit terug te vinden. Mijn vader is de anonymous jaw die voer onder andere op de Daphne (Anonymous DAPHNE 1977; Anonymous CAPILUNA 1977 to 1978 ; Anonymous MACOMA (2) 1976). Sterker nog, ik ben genoemd naar deze tanker de Daphne. Als iemand me meer hierover kan vertellen zou ik dat erg leuk vinden.
I sailed on the Mytilus as in 1976 for almost 6 months as engineer.
In 1970 I was part of a team from the University of Glasgow Department of Naval Architecture that performed as set of shallow water sinkage and trim measurements on the Marinula as part of a wider study the effects on ships with high block coefficients.
We boarded the Marinula heading North from a pilot boat out of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and set up our measuring equipment crossing the Bay of Biscay. To make our measurements we deployed a 10m 'bowsprit' from which we made ultrasonic distance measurements ahead of the bulbous bow onto the water surface to measure bow sinkage and a micromanometer to measure ship trim while under way. An accurate ship's log was deployed as we entered Milford Haven where the actual measurements were made. As I recall the Marinula was typical of many tankers trimming up to 2m by the bow in shallow water when running at 15kts or so, certainly something to bear in mind when entering or leaving port when the state of tide meant the under-keel clearance was marginal!
Although it now 50 years or so ago I'd like to thank once again the captain and crew of the Marinula who helped us on board and made the whole trip a very pleasant and productive experience.
My Father Ronald Joyce Was Chief steward on this ship does anyone remember him
My Father Ronald Joyce Was chief Steward on this Trip would anybody remember him/
Hello my name is Gordon Perry (Jackie) I’m 92 years old, I sailed on the San Amado in 1949. I used my brothers log book, his name was Thomas Perry. I thought I was going to be doing a 6 week trip but in fact it toured around the world for 12 months. They then flew me home from Holland. No one ever knew I went on my brothers book except possibly the Captain because my brother was a Quartwe Master and I had no idea how to sail a ship. My Daughter happened upon this page and saw your Anecdote and we believe that it was to much a coincidence how similar the experience you wrote about was to my actual experience on the ship and figured we would reach out.
Hi I signed on in Copenhagen in November on a really cold evening, the bloke at the Pool in London telling a one tripper. Almost a year later walked down the gangway in Tyne dock. But that ship and the crew made it one of the best trips ever .During that trip we travelled all over the and then some. First port of call Casablanca were we dropped off a young deckle with appendicitis next the old cook who had a bevie problem that was in Trinidad, we got new cook and went on to Havana then headed for Bermuda .There while in the pantry we herd this loud wooshing sound, rushing on deck to see a 20 foot fountain of pink fuel comming out of one of the tanks.I have never seen a second officer do some low flying ashore into the shore pumping shed , the fountain subsided and im here to tell the tail. Only 2nd and I and the shore gang know about this.