|12/04/2018 - 10:37||Phil Holt||
Joined the ship in Rotterdam at the end of its maiden voyage having misplaced the anchor in the English channel? She was an ok ship a few teething problems as I recall, feed pumps losing oil, deck ballast line joints all rupturing when the ballast water slammed into a closed valve, trying to slow the ship up the channel only to find the warming through steam had been left on the hp turbine, soot blower auto warming through valve failing, caused a bit of a panic around the back of the boiler as I recall? But very clean and modern; however slow steaming from Europe to the gulf and back didn't do much for me as an adventure and was the catalyst for me going back on motor ships.
|09/10/2012 - 21:26||John Weir||
Stood by building in Belfast for 3months!Best 3 months!!nightmare of 6 months 1st trip.Stanley Dean was the old man"The Screaming Scull!!Anchor jammed and tried freeing whilst going up channel to Europort 2 mooring wires hauling on flukes! Anchor came free and so did 15 shackles of cable behind 20 ton anchor ship doing 10 knots!!!! what a scene!!! Some guy got on P.A and said that tonights film will be ""Anchors Aweigh!!!!""If you know me i now live in Tobermory Isle of Mull call in at any pub they!ll know me. God bless Queen Juliana!!
|08/06/2012 - 05:08||Nick Slater||
Was on the Lampas in 1979. It was my first trip out of College (Plymouth)
Fond memories. I can't hardly remember anyone, it's so long ago 33 years - Wow
|05/05/2012 - 00:51||Bryan Betts||
was on the lampas in early 82 joined in europort and paid off in abijan west africa, was an amazing 4 month trip and although we never got to go ashore much it was a good crew and can never forget one of the first jobs on board the bosun gave us was painting the funnel and i still remember to this day looking up snd thinking what ----- not permitted to write down but i ---- myself as it was so high and will never 4get we had such a laugh painting it
|07/06/2011 - 06:05||Amr Aly Mohame Attia||
I ASSIST AS THIRD OFFICER IN MY FIRST 3 MONTH IN a search and rescue operation to survive 96 youth from being lost at south crete in very bad weather .
|07/21/2009 - 22:28||James Estill||
Although I only spent 5 months in 1992 on the Lampas as a Deck Cadet, fond memories remain. With the aid of hindsight I also class myself as fairly lucky to have completed that one trip! From the time I joined (off Fujairah U.A.E.) with no air con. for the first 2 weeks, to paying off (off Durban S.A.) due to a serious boiler fire, the trip was a litany of problems. Endless pipe repairs (condensation intake fairly worrying) and endless mopping of crude. I believe the Barbadian crew were ready to mutiny but so were us cadets. When not working, our time was generally spent on the x alleyway musterpoint due to another false fire alarm in the (rarely) unmanned engine room or the pump room. Sleep deprivation was affecting sanity and with an Old Man who was a Savage (Vince I believe), tensions were running high.We were all failing the white cotton glove on cabin inspection, and I had numerous visits to the Old Mans office for warnings about my alcohol consumption, but after 5 months on the Eburna I was struggling! It all came to a head when the C/E and the Old Man persisted in using the main boiler despite a faulty 'uptake valve'. After the fire and a metre sq. hole in the boiler void casing (off the coast of Somalia of all places), we set off on the aux. boiler for Rotterdam at about 2 knots. The other Cadets and I payed off in Durban, eventually, to see the bonfire night fireworks from the pilot boat just before midnight. As I said, fond memories remain! I understand she was scrapped 1998, I'm amazed she lasted that long to be honest.......Hope there wasn't anybody stuck in the lift!?