|05/30/2014 - 17:32||Martin Owen||
One of the deck hands Patrick Murphy ( yes paddy murphy) broke his arm during sailing around Venezuela he was to be sent home from the next port which I think was Maracaibo. Unfortunately the guards on the quayside we only expecting one chap to leave the ship but another hand was carrying his bag for him - well he did have a broken arm. The guards attempted to open fire on them as they were not responding to their whistles. Well whistles on a quay who would believe it! Anyway the second officer on the bridge saw what was about to take place and sounded the ships typhoon to warn the crew on the quayside. The poor chap painting the funnel was not impressed.
|03/26/2014 - 11:28||Anonymous||
joined the aulica in middlesbro we ran up and the norwegian coast for weeksit wasfreezing does any body remember mike the 2nd steward he had been on the ship for years hewas still there when ileft
|09/02/2013 - 18:19||Shaun Bromwell||
Best trip of my career. Very happy 'party-minded' crew. Best bunch of pirates I ever sailed with. West Indies and South pacific run, we mustered for the Falklands flotilla in Curacao. Deemed to be too old we ran lubes and fuel to the north and west coast of south America until the conflict ended. Probably the most unpopular ship in any south American port we had our ropes cut at night and supported the troops by bar brawling with pro-Aregentine natives everywhere else besides Wilemstad and Valpariso. Fantasic crew, great morale, brilliant memories.