Completed 1974 as "GASTRANA" for STUK. 1986 to Brunei Shell and renamed "BELAIS". 10-5-2011 delivered to Jiangyin Ship Recycling facility China to be scrapped.

Also known as
IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
J 25
51.579 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1974 to 2011
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Don Jenkins 2nd engineer
Roy James Williams 2nd trip Marine Engineer Cadet 1975 Left Axina in Rotterdam after first serving on Serenia, which was laid up in Isle of Bute for conversion to a FSU, for offshore Belgian Congo. This was like being teleported from Noah's Ark directly to the Engine Control Room of the Starship enterprise!!
Gus Mcphail senior radio officer 1981
John Peter Briand master 1986 to 1987
Derek Wallace D... master 1987
Terry Crook 2nd engineer 1987 to 1988
Matthew James Simms cargo gas compressor, contractor 1987 to 2011
Adrian Ridley radio officer 1987 to 1988
Roland Wysner 3rd mate 1987
Dave Austin dual cadet 1988
David Atkinson radio officer 1988
Roland Wysner 2nd mate 1988 to 1989
Angus Mcgregor junior engineer 1988
Robin Ritchie spare gear 1988
kevinkstephenso... 2nd mate 1988
Chris Matthews chief engineer 1989
Steve Palmer engineer cadet 1990 to 1991 Promoted to 5th engineer on board.
Andrew Salt Thesalts 4th engineer 1990 to 1991
Eduardo Santiago Vi sailor a/b 1990 to 1991
Stuart Gallaway 2nd mate 1991
Robert T. Dunbar 2nd officer 1991
Thomas P. Hughes master 1991
Andrew Salt Thesalts 4th engineer 1992
Richard Willmott 3rd engineer 1992
Callum Anderson 3rd officer 1992
Andrew Allen dual cadet 1992 to 1993
Myles Povey 4th engineer 1992 to 1993
Eduardo Santiago Vi boatswain (bosun/petty officer) 1992 to 1993
Joseph Moore chief engineer 1993
Mark W. Dottin 4th engineer 1993
Graham Gould cargo engineer 1993
Neil Doyle 3rd mate 1993
Andrew Allen dual cadet 1993 to 1994
S. Othman engineer cadet 1994
David R. Byrne 3 4th engineer 1994
S. Othman e/c 1995 to 1996
Jim Ellis 2nd mate 1995
Ian Falconer chief officer 1995
Sjoek Abma 2nd officer 1996 Training for STBV
David Ryder 3rd engineer 1996
Mark W. Dottin cargo engineer 1998
Derek Gray 3rd marine officer 1998 to 1999
John Eric Yule 2nd engineer 1999 to 2010
Ahsan Bin Aslam 2nd officer 2000 senior 2nd officer
Mohammad Hanafi... e/c 2001
Mark Mcshane 2nd officer 2002
Hasazaman sao 2005 to 2007 ch/ck ,sao
Md Yunos H.m.a machinist 2005 to 2010
Hassan Amin electrical/electronic officer 2005 to 2006
K. R. Haobam fleet administration officer 2006 to 2007
Jose Belloso harbor pilot 2006 to 2012 for BSP
Chris Renton extra chief officer 2006
David Beeston chief engineer 2006
Ariffin Ramli electrician 2006
Chris Renton master 2006 to 2007
Dede Alhaiz Osman able seaman 2006 to 2008
Hj Ainolg-nol able seaman 2007
Kanoth Swaminat... fleet administration officer 2007 to 2008
Md Isa Hj Abas leerling machinist 2007
Leo Knezovic 2nd engineer cargo 2007 to 2011
Faiz Jahri junior ordinary seaman 2007 to 2009
Rufino De Guzman Jr. fitter 2007
Chris Salmon deck cadet 2007
Tony Hogg 2ec 2007 to 2008
Ahmad Hj Mahmud electrical/electronic officer 2007
Muhammad Azim H... messman 2008 to 2009
Kurtis Rogers deck cadet 2008
Clive Evans electro technical officer 2008
Dave Freeman master 2008
Shahid Maqsood extra master 2009 to 2011 last master at the time of delivery to scrapyard. back to back
Rajeev Punnen chief officer 2010
Wa'ie Salam engineer cadet 2010
Ramzi Zahari 4th engineer 2010
Fernando Gacusana boatswain (bosun/petty officer) 2010 to 2011
Fernando Gacusana boatswain (bosun/petty officer) 2010 to 1911
Himanshu 3rd engineer 2010


Date Visitor Anecdote
01/04/2012 - 11:17 John Peter Briand

This was my favourite of the 'B's. I sailed on her twice as 'Gastrana', and was in command when she changed names to 'Belais' in Chiba on the 3rd December 1986. I sailed again on her in 1988 and 1990.

I used to enjoy the opportunity to 'turn right' into the Sulu Sea to avoid the typhoons, exiting into the Pacific via the St Bernadine Channel. Probably not allowed to do that now.