Ebalina

About

Completed 1980 as Ebalina for STUK. 1998 sold to Lampedusa Shipping and renamed Lampedusa. 2003 sold to Minterne Inventers and renamed Aegean Trader. 2007 sold for scrap Bangladesh.

Information
Also known as
Lampedusa
Aegean Trader
IMO number
7612204
Call sign
GYAZ
Construction number
1126
Tonnage
31.374 ton
Year of construction
1980
Year of renaming/broken up
2007
Service for Shell
1980 to 1998
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Ian Falconer 3rd mate 1979
Iain Wysner able seaman 1980 to 1989
Steven Taylor 4th engineer 1980
John Armstrong cook steward 1980
John Williamson steward 1980
Mark Crowther 2nd officer 1980 to 1988 cadet / 3rd officer / 2nd officer
Neville Drury edh (gp1) 1980 to 1981
Tom Nguyen passenger 1980 vietnamese refugee rescued by crew Ebalina.
Des Brookes chief steward 1980
Keith Browne catering boy 1980
Sean Marsh grade 1 seaman 1980
Ash Bowron deck cadet 1980
John Briton 2nd cook and baker 1980
Gary Pattinson gp 2s 1980
Nick Roberts 2nd officer 1980
Ted Witwicki able seaman (grade 1) 1980
Keith Roberts senior radio officer 1981
Malcolm Freeman gp/steward 1981
Bryan Marshall Hips able seaman (grade 1) 1981 to 1982
Rick Vince 1 gppo pumpman 1981
John Ross 2 chief officer 1981 to 1982
Ian F. Boon captain (commanding officer) 1981
Robin Bailey able seaman (grade 1) 1981
David John Foy able seaman 1982 to 1983
Sean Hurley navigation cadet 1982
Mick Cardiff chef kok 1982 to 1987
Peter Rogers radio officer 1982 to 1983
Paul Hagan able seaman 1982 to 1983
Gerry Healy assistant steward 1982
Mike Ryan 3rd mate 1982
Ian Howard deck cadet 1982
John G. R. Williams 2nd officer 1982 to 1983
Sean Marsh grade 1 seaman 1983 to 1984
Fred Craig catering offficer 1983 to 1984
Billy Ogilby gp 1 1983
William Andy Be... engineer cadet 1983
Andy Rose able seaman (grade 1) 1984
Richard Willmott engineer cadet 1984
Alan Jackson gp/steward 1984
Raymond Laws cook steward 1984
Ian Draper steward 1984
Joe Mally boatswain (bosun/petty officer) 1985 to 1995
Paul Hagan able seaman 1985 to 1986
Graham Gould 4th engineer 1985
John Pickering cook steward 1985 to 1986
Ian Draper steward 1985 to 1986
Chris Renton deck cadet 1985
John Tallon cook steward 1985 to 2004 messman/steward/2nd cook/cook steward
David Cornelius deck cadet 1985
Gary Timmins able seaman 1985
Anthony Fozzy H... able seaman (grade 1) 1985
Neil Doyle 3rd mate 1985
Damien O'reilly junior radio officer 1986
Bernard Reynolds captain (commanding officer) 1986
Neil Warren able seaman 1986
Geoff Donnelly chief mate 1986 to 1987
Brian Graham chief engineer 1986
David Heron cook steward 1987 to 1988
Tommy Golling 2nd cook and baker 1987 to 1988
David Beeston chief engineer 1987 to 1988
David Beeston 2nd engineer 1987
Hasan Fawad Awan 3rd officer 1988 to 1989
Brian Blythe 3rd mate 1988
Roger Beecroft 2nd engineer 1988
John Hagan 4th engineer 1988
Adrian Ridley radio officer 1988
David Atkinson radio officer 1988 to 1989
Verner Haidak radio officer 1989
Gavin Wilson able seaman 1989 to 1990
Tony Jones 3rd mate 1990
Dave Austin dual cadet 1990
James Geary deck cadet 1990 to 1991
Gary Unsworth 2nd cook 1990 to 1991
John Ross 2 chief officer 1990
Stephen Spenser gp 2 1990
Robert Yuille 2nd engineer 1990
Eric Cordiner able seaman 1991
Andre Ayliffe 2nd cook and baker 1991
Paul Edward Roche 2nd mate 1991
Clint Lanyon deck cadet 1993
Geoff Donnelly captain (commanding officer) 1993
Philip Tweddle chief officer 1994
John Taylor master 1994
Michael Boado deck apprentice 1994 to 1996
Richard Woolven marine cadet 1995
Chris Renton 2nd mate 1995
John Melton unknown 1995 My son Steven was killed by a jet ski in San Jaun and would love to his ship mates 1995 period. By the way I am happily married again
Brian Graham chief engineer 1995
David Atkinson electro technical officer 1995 to 1996 eto/engineer
Ian Falconer chief officer 1995
Tony Hogg 3rd engineer 1995
Peter Mann 4th engineer 1996 to 1997
William Paul Baker 3rd engineer 1996 to 1997
David R. Hill 2 dual cadet 1997
Adrie Van Leeuwen master 1997
Simon Garcia deck cadet 1997
Jasper Van Driel apprentice maritiem officier 1997
Robert Mcnamara 3rd officer 1997 to 1998
Chris Renton chief officer 1998

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
12/27/2018 - 13:13 Des Brookes

I joined the Ebalina in September 1980 as Chief Steward. I remember when C/0 Mike Barkes joined the vessel a couple of weeks after me. He joined with a 'heavy cold' and took to his bed for a few days. When he felt a little better he visited the Officers Bar around 0900 hours and as it was not opened, he knocked back the presentation miniature bottle of spirits that was given to the vessel by the shipyard. Needless to say the liquor did not have sufficient time to mature. Poor Mike died a year or two later from a brain haemmorage. He was one the last of the ' great characters' during those days.

03/02/2017 - 23:35 Nick Roberts

During one of the ship's early voyages toward the end of 1980, we sighted a fishing boat flying a distress signal during the 12-4 one afternoon while heading toward Singapore. Close examination showed it to contain Vietnamise "boat people" desperately trying to escape that country. All hands were involved in getting the men, woman and children on board from the old wooden boat, which promptly sunk - and the Master then turned the ship to go back for one young guy who had fallen into the sea during the rescue....that guy was particularly lucky to survive.

During the couple of days they were on board we heard stories of how other ships had passed them bye. We saw the primitive equipment, such as a chart that was simply a tracing on rice paper - their only navigation aid!

I seem to recall they were removed in Singapore without undue problem - but was amazed to find about half of them turned up in a refugee reception centre in Essex, just a few miles from my (then) house, and whom I later visited. About half the group went to the UK, and the other half (inc the guy who fell off!) went to the US. I later got a letter from the guy who fell off - but didn't continue any further links. I wonder what happened to them all.....they owe their lives to the Ebalina and its crew.

02/16/2013 - 22:28 John Taylor

Sailing from New Plymouth to Houston we called in at Pitcairn Islands and met the local people. It was an exciting experience for all on board, especially the cadets. We were able to give steel pipe and limited provisions. In return we were given mementoes which I still treasure.

02/27/2011 - 19:44 John Melton

Hi Guys

Well in 1995 my son Steven (Adopted) really wanted to earn and learn his choice after leaving school was either

Army, (and I told him he would be a Target) Police (and I told him sound like a stabbing bag) or the Merchant Navy as a Training as a deck cadet and working up to the top,

The human Re manager was Alan Chilvers I.O.M Douglas I actual found that I was Standing outside the place in 2005 and did not realise it.

the Companies Fleet superviser was Bob Samlon (excuse the spelling)

STEVEN MELTON unfortunately was knock out by a JET SKI and drowned at San Jaun 1995 but he was a smashing son and donated life to lot of american people with his body parts, the only thing we wanted was that money was not the first consideration but let the poor be helped.

I know how the ships company must have felt after frantic search for him at about 3. 00.

8 00 Pm Sunday evening Uk we had a call from H.Q I.O.M to say (he had been in a bit of an accident) well when we got over to the ship My Wife Joy (Deceased) and My Daughter Claire (studying now for a P.Hd) we said to the crew don;t worry it is not your Fault.

Me! I am happily married again, and would like to know of any one who served in that short period, sorry I do not remember any of the names of the grew but heck! I am 68 years young.

If you would like to remember with me use an another name

04/15/2009 - 09:28 Sean Marsh

A few weeks ago i wrote an anecdote on the Eburna site stating that we picked up Vietnamese refugees! On closer inspection of the photos i have realized this was an error as it was on the Ebalina that we picked up the refugees. I do apologize for this error unfortunately without glasses, at the time i'd mislaid mine, my eyesight isn't very good. Apart from the ships name all other information about the rescue is, to the best of my recollection, correct. One day when i can workout how too do it i shall put the pictures on my computer and send them to this site.
Sean Marsh

04/15/2009 - 09:27 Sean Marsh

A few weeks ago i wrote an anecdote on the Eburna site stating that we picked up Vietnamese refugees! On closer inspection of the photos i have realized this was an error as it was on the Ebalina that we picked up the refugees. I do apologize for this error unfortunately without glasses, at the time i'd mislaid mine, my eyesight isn't very good. Apart from the ships name all other information about the rescue is, to the best of my recollection, correct. One day when i can workout how too do it i shall put the pictures on my computer and send them to this site.
Sean Marsh

03/31/2009 - 12:56 Sean Marsh

Joined Ebalina in Chiba, Japan in May 1980 it was her first sailing from the builders yard. I was the first seaman on the 4-8 watch. I went to turn the lights on my first night aboard but nothing happened the Captain, Ch. mate, 2nd mate, Ch. eng. Bosun and myself (well a whole load people anyway) stood around the light switches wondering how to turn them on. Lucky we were still in port and lucky we had a Japanese engineer still aboard.

03/31/2009 - 12:42 Sean Marsh