|10/17/2017 - 09:19||Derek Barkus||
I served on the hygronia on deck 1969 1970 I have many great memories and some not so good a change of captain brought a change to the atmosphere on board he was not a nice man and it reflected on the feelings amongst the crew he ordered some stupid things like changing the decks from non slip green paint to acid free tar which failed miserably in hot weather especially the Persian gulf most of it came away with the first on board wave leaving port Elizabeth sa the crew didn't like the captain for many other reasons but I still have some great stories from our trips into Vietnam Thailand and India if there is any interest in would be glad to tell them!
|02/13/2009 - 15:09||Mike Connor||
I was and engineer cadet on the Hygromia in 1972, sailing out of Pulau Bukom, Singapore, Chief Engineer was Dougie Horrocks. In August 1972 we were in Australia and got orders to return to Singapore as the ship had been sold for scrap. When we got there the crew were paid off and flown home but the officers stayed on board. We were on the Eastern anchorage off Clifford Pier, the tanks were cleaned out and gas freed, cleaning was done by hand using rags and cotton waste, mostly by old women.