|Ali Abdi Hassan||supervisor||1956 to 1980||boss|
|John Cawley 1||2nd cook||1961|
|Frank Brant||assistant steward||1962|
|Terence York||catering boy||1962 to 1963|
|William Clark||saloon steward||1965 to 1966|
|Michael Blair||unknown||1965 to 1966|
|Jeremy Wilks||3rd engineer||1967 to 1968|
|John Carruthers||assistant steward||1972 to 1973|
|Tony Young Lofty||catering boy/galley boy||1972|
|Steven Scobie Storer||assistant steward||1972 to 1973|
|Don Moore||electrician||1975 to 1976|
|11/19/2014 - 00:56||Paul Wilks||
I was 4th. & 3rd. eng.in 1969.Due to the incompetence of a certain watchkeeper the entire stock of distilled water was contaminated and had to be bilged (45 tons).Weloaded a high wax cargo of crude in Miri for San Francisco. This required cargo heating because it solidies at ambient temp.Cargo heating results in a lot of distilled water losses, but we were just about able hold our own.Then the fwd evap. broke down and needed repair.The cargo heating could not be shut down because the cargo would have solidified.We had one distilled water tank with about 1 or 2 tons slopping about inthe bottom, when it disappeared out of the sightglass the watchkeeper would slow the main engine until water reappeared in the glass.We somehow made it to S.F.by the skin of our teeth.I was never so happy to be paid off in San francisco and fly home.Kayeson was a floating wreck that haunts me to this day.
|02/10/2013 - 20:35||Terence York||
I was on the Kayeson for six and a half months from 1962 to 1963 mainly on the Thames Haven to Kuwait run, also Tunisia and Rotterdam.