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When getting older, you think more about the past. I sailed on the Taria; Vasum and Kenia as a fifth eng. During my leave from the Keniia I studied with succes for my A and B1 certificate. After my leave a had to join another Shell Tanker as a fifth engineer. So no promotion. I left the Shell fleet and went to another oilcompany as a fourth ebgineer.
That was a big mistake because Shell Tankers was a good company to join, and I never forgot the proverb:
"Join the Shell and see the the world from jetty to jetty"
Joined Hemisinus in April 72 and was their until April 73.Was A/s and then 2nd steward.I remember a few of the names on board.Capt Thompson,Ray Mears ,ch steward,Graham Darling ch cook,Frank Blakley,Alex Dick,and Ernie Crowther.Sailing between Singapore and Saigon it was a very eventful year in a lot of ways,but I loved every minute of it.
Niso (1944) Navicella, Neocardia, Empire Mc Mahon,
Are you looking for your old Shipmates, do you want to re-live your memories of your life at sea, then why not join the Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd Facebook site. You are invited to give it a go and are assured a warm welcome, you might just find some old forgotten pals. Nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Regards Brian
Hello, i sailed as OS and AB in1967 till 1969 on the Krebsia,Kelletia etc and later from 1974 till 1978 on the
Koscisia, Kara, korovina,Marinula and Dione.as 4th and 3rd Officer

anybody out there who was like me on top of the KRAKATAU in 1976 with the Koscisia
I too sailed with Mike Harding on this trip really strange job th we picked the limnea in brest . very short manned ship , we were to take it to loch striven near rothsay on the clyde. i was picked to go down on launch to connect fender to the ship so the other ship could come alongside, unfortunately i squshed my thumb in the process .only onboard for a month tried to finish of the huge stock of cases of lager left on board .spent the whole time aboard stripping the limnea of anything of any value and not nailed down into a barge in the loch. think we had double money to do this trip ,would of been rude to turn them down ha ha although the trip was short we had a ball
Doe's anybody remember Gordon Edwin Grinton
Hi everyone,
Was a 5th Engineer on HYDATINA 1971/72.
Went back to a shore based engineering career.
Now aged 76(how time flies !)
Retired in 2002 and still living in South Wales.
No regrets about time spent at sea
would be interested to hear from others around in that period
What about my friend 'Micky Martin' who lived near me in Rumney ,Cardiff ?
I served on Amoria(1) out of Singapore in 1968 and am now trying to build a scale model of the ship from scratch. It is beginning to look ok but I would really appreciate help from anyone with some detailed pictures of the ship so that I am able to make it more authentic.
Any help will be appreciated.
I was on various shell tankers but my favourite one was the Amastra
You have seen the ships on this excellent site Helderline, why not catch up with some of your old Shipmates on Facebook. Our site is Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd. More great pics, lots of great stories and banter. You are assured of a big welcome. We are waiting. Brian
Hi, guys, come and join us on Facebook. Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd. Can't wait to see you'. All the best...Mick..