|10/09/2015 - 19:02||Mick Cardiff||
Serenia wasn't built at Vickers in Barrow. She was built on the river Tyne at Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders) Ltd, High Walker..
|09/13/2012 - 18:58||Anthony Lopez||
I was one of the crew that took an active part on the rescue of the crew of the Dutch Shell Tanker Marpesa which sunk of the coast of West Africa.
|08/26/2011 - 15:08||Eddy Bowers||
If this is the same vessel that passes by St Helena Island (South Atlantic Ocean) a number of times during the period of 1966 and 1968, then here is my account through the eyes of an eleven year old boy (who is fascinated by ships)
I stood there outside my house on the sea front (The Wharf Jamestown), peering out to sea, there on the horizon was faint out line of a ship - first thoughts a tanker, however it took ages to come into view and when it did it just keep heading in which gives of no clues on how long this vessel really is.
|12/29/2010 - 16:23||David Coldwell||
When I joined, the ship was about to go into the RN dock at Sembawang for emergency replacement stern seal. Captain Nettleship was Master.
|06/21/2009 - 14:13||Des Brookes||
I worked with Captain Bramley, who was resident Master on the Serenia. As the Serenia operated mainly on the coast, Captain Bramley fondly called deep-sea mariners "Deep-sea Baboons". A few Officer (including the C/0, bought a few fluffy toy monkeys, and as there was some faintr resemblance between the Captain and the monkeys, we matched the likeness even more, by cutting out 'spectacles' from old chartpaper, colouring the specs black, and fitted them on all the monkeys. Not sure if Captain Bramley was amused when he did his rounds to the cabins.