Hallo,ik ben Bep de Man,en ik heb bij Shell tankers gevaren vanaf
1958 tot 1968 en in die tijd ,zijn er tien schepen voorbij gekomen.
STS Kermia 1958-1959.
STS Krebsia 1960-1961.
MS Abida 1962-1962.
STS Arca 1963-1963.
STS Vasum 1963-1964.
STS Kalydon 1964-1964.
STS Kryptos 1964-1965.
STS Vitrea 1966-1966.
MS Acmaea 1966-1967.
MS Dione 1967-1968.
Dit was mijn loopbaan bij Shell tankers.
In the early 1960's, I was a teenager living on the Oregon Coast near Coos Bay. Our home overlooked the shipping channel. One day the Thorshall lost its steering and struck a dredge in the middle of the harbor. My family witnessed the entire event. Several men drowned and the event was written up and photographed for Life Magazine, I think the magazine was. It was an amazing sight to see, with helicopters making rescues and Coast Guard boats trying to direct fishing boats that were out to help.
Happy New Year Everyone. I served on Velutina, Naninia, Tenagodus,Tagelus, Nuculana,Velletia, all in the early 1950's as a Deck Apprentice. I am still in touch with two mates, Dave Richardson and Jim Pemberton. I am 80 now, I wonder how many shipmates are still alive. Glyn Howell
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