|03/30/2018 - 06:49||Bryan Mitchell||
Anchored off Shannon, mid-December 1978. Around 2030, a freak wave broke over the ship and destroyed midships accommodation. Took away 2 weather doors port side Captain's deck, damaged the port lifeboat, destroyed midships fresh water pump room and collapsed the deckhead in the second mates cabin. He was lying in bed when he found himself underwater as the water poured in from above.
|02/18/2016 - 22:24||Bill Sturrock||
Blacked out while along side in Fall River. The diesel generator then threw a wobbler and I believe something akin to panic ensued while we tried to find an engineering workshop open at the weekend. If my memory serves me right the 3/E was injured during all this.Wonder if anyone else remembers this.
|03/18/2015 - 12:41||Mike Hapgood 1||
Does anybody know what happened to Sam Pullen? The youngest 2nd mate in STUK at the time - Onboard Pallium from sept 1974 to Feb 1975. Beleieve he went on to the Opalia in 1975.
|12/03/2012 - 19:07||John Collins||
This was a great trip taking the old girl to scrap in Karachi
|06/23/2012 - 03:59||Philip Duncombe||
joined the pallium in gibralta in 1970 i think . flew from heathrow with crew including colin the second steward. wonderful time in gibralta waiting for ship to arrive. fond memories of trip , wish i was young again .
|08/23/2011 - 15:07||Tony Boland||
Was an Engineer Cadet on Pallium in 1981. While walking along the aerial gangway from aft accommodation to midships accommodation I passed through a metal archway to shield you from the elements a midway point. As I was passing through a bellows joint on the deck steam line gave way and peppered the archway with pieces of carbon sealing rings. Ding, ding , ding.... lucky it wasn't my head. I still have a piece of the carbon ring I kept as a souvenir.
|03/17/2011 - 19:52||Chris Johnson||
Joined July 73 in Dublin.Left October 73 in Larvik.Sailing with Captain Henry J Third for the 4th time.Met relatives I did not know I had in Dublin.
|07/03/2010 - 23:30||Raymond Laws||
chief steward on the Pallium when we ran her up Gadani Beach in April 1982. A bit of a sad ending really. Biggest regret I didn't have a camera with me. The Pallium ended her days on the beach alongside the remains of the Asprella which had been bought by the same people a few months earlier. By the time Pallium beached, all of the Asprella's aft accomodation had disappeared also most of her engine room had gone
|01/31/2010 - 11:20||Bernard Reynolds||
A Sabbeth days journey part2. I phoned the Agents who said they will try to sort it out but to no avail. Eventually they told us to book into the Hilton hotel next door to the airport while they tried to sort something out. By this time we were so fed up we cheered ourselves up with a slap up meal, blow the expense Shell were paying. Next day we check in again the airline had to put up a $10,000 bond on each of us in case we absconded. We were escorted onto the plane and sat in First Class. Upon arriving in New York we were suppose to change airlines but the other other airline wouldn't accept us. We had to wait until 7pm when the original airline had a flight going to Jacksonville. By this time the airline had lost interest in us.
|01/31/2010 - 10:58||Bernard Reynolds||
A Sabbath days journey Part 1. In September 1964 when I was 2nd Mate I flew to Canada to join the Pallium at Seven Islands. I arrived at Montreal airport about 4pm and was met by our Agent. He asks what ship am I joining. I looked at him in a puzzled way and said the Pallium. He then asks me where was I joining it. I said your the Agent you should know. He said all we know is that two people are arriving. He then asks what is the ship's ETA. I didn't know but presumed that it is tomorrow. The next flight to Sept Iles was at midday he booked us into a hotel and would pick us up about 9am. In the mean time Ch/stwd Herbert arrives. Next morning it got to 11am so I phoned the Agent. He says we are in contact with London to find out what to do with you, the ship arrived at 6pm last night and sailed this morning. The plan was to fly us down to Jacksonville, Florida in a couple of days time. At the appointed time the Agent drops us off at the airport. We check in and make our way to the departure gate. What we didn't know was that in Canada you pass through American Immigration at the departure gate, neither of us had USA visas. This was before it became Company policy for everyone to have US visas. So we weren't allowed to board the plane. Cont/. part 2
|10/18/2009 - 13:26||Bernard Reynolds||
The Pallium was my first command. After being on the UK coast for a couple of months we loaded for West Africa and the Azores. We arrived at Punta Delgada in Sao Miguel island on New Years day 1980. The day before there had been a severe earthquake On another Azores Island where their main communications to Europe had been destroyed. Several Officers and crew joined. After discharging I had no outward orders so as the phones to Europe were out of action I asked the port authorities if I could use the ship's radio which they agreed. I phoned Shell International and was told as there were nor orders to stay where we were. I also phoned my wife. A couple of days later Bert Barker in the personel office phoned my wife to find out if she had heared anything from me as the relatives of those joining were concerned because as usual the News on the TV had shown the earthquake affecting the whole of the Azores. So he was able to tell them that he had spoken to the Captains wife and that all was well. We were there for a week and we went on a couple of tours of the Island. What a beautiful place, there are 2 lakes in the bottom of a volcano, the water in one is cloured blue and the other green. We also went round a tea plantation and to where the thermal springs are.
|10/10/2009 - 15:38||Bernard Reynolds||
February 1965 we had some VIP passengers doing a round the world trip on Shell. On the return voyage from Aukland NZ to Curacao we stopped off Pitcairn Island, home to the mutineers of the Bounty, to pick up their mail. I met and have the privilage of shaking the hand of Fletcher Christians Great, Great, Great Grandson. He was the island's Radio Officer.
|12/23/2008 - 11:58||Robin Buncombe||
My first Joe Boat as an Appo after South Shields. Joined in New York and will never forget that the main cargo steam heating lines ran under my cabin.