Tectus (2)

About

Completed 1974 as Canadian Bridge for Bibby Line. 1978 sold to SHELL COAL Int. and renamed Tectus. 1987 sold to Philippine Transmarine and renamed Bocita. 1988 sold to Tianjon Ocean Shipping and renamed Shou An Hai. 1995 scrapped Nantong.

Picture(s) by Cefyn Grafton.

Information
Also known as
Canadian Bridge
Bocita
Shou An Hai
IMO number
7340980
Call sign
GOVZ
Construction number
1692
Tonnage
119.500 ton
Year of construction
1974
Year of renaming/broken up
1995
Service for Shell
1978 to 1987
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Raymond Shearwood steward 1976 to 1977
Steve Almond 3rd engineer 1978
Phil Hetherington 2nd mate 1978 to 1979
John Marrinan catering rating 1978 to 1979
Paul Darnell 2nd steward 1978 to 1979
James W. Crosby sgpo 1978 to 1979
Richard Redding 3/0 1978
Mick Cardiff 2nd cook 1978 to 1979
Ian Thornhill 2nd mate 1979
Dave Freeman 2nd mate 1979 to 1980
Rob Robeznieks Taffy catering rating 1979 to 1980
Robert Yuille 3rd engineer 1979 to 1980
Robert Cribben able seaman 1979 to 1989
Don Miller 4th engineer 1979 to 1980
John Adrian Podger deckhand 1979 to 1980 deck hand g1
Thomas Malcolm ... 3rd engineer 1979
Robin Dunn 3/0 1979
Rob Robeznieks catering boy 1979 to 1980
Bernard Kates radio officer 1979 to 1980
Mike Kenny deck cadet 1979
Donald Macready 5th engineer 1979
Jerry Warman chief officer 1980 to 1981
Steven Matthews 3rd mate 1980
Steve Harding radio officer 1980
Ken Williamson able seaman 1980
Gary Quirk engineer cadet 1980
Ian Draper assistant steward 1980 to 1981
Steve Shaw gp 1 1980
James D. Jim Auton chief engineer 1980 to 1981
Paul Hadgraft unknown 1980 maiden vouyage 1980
Brian Saunders able seaman 1980 to 1982
Fred Craig chief steward 1980
Andy Davies deck cadet 1980 to 1981
Mike Big Taff H... able seaman (grade 1) 1980 to 1985 maiden voyage as Shell
Andy Bowling deck cadet 1980
Robert Jones grade 1 seaman 1981
Steve Seal 4th engineer 1981
Gary Black steward 1981 to 1982
John Rose chief officer 1981 to 1982
Paul Oldnall grade 1 seaman 1981
Peter Wright 5th engineer 1981
David Heron chef kok 1981 to 1982
Tracey Jones Scully deck 1981
Mark Williams 3rd mate 1981 to 1982
Derek J. McReynolds 2nd cook and baker 1981 to 1982
Cefyn Grafton radio officer 1981
Derek Briton gp steward 1981
Les Snowden 2nd engineer 1981
Gary Pattinson gp 2s 1981
Thomas Ian Carson able seaman 1982
Steven Metcalfe able seaman 1982
Steve Furness engineer cadet 1982 to 1983
James D. Jim Auton chief engineer 1982 to 1983
Phil Gilkes engineer cadet 1982 to 1983
Grahame Booth efficient deckhand 1982
Roland Wysner sg1 sst 1982 to 1983
Beverly Olds wife 1982 to 1983 Wife of Ron Frend
Mark W. Dottin mg 2 1982
Ron Frend 2nd engineer 1982 to 1983
Mike Jelfs efficient deckhand 1983 to 1984
James D. Jim Auton chief engineer 1983 to 1984
James D. Jim Auton chief engineer 1984 to 1985
David Wilson chief steward 1984
Andrew John Field able seaman (grade 2) 1984 to 1985
Rob Robeznieks steward 1984
Jeremy Usher sst 1985
Stephen Mackin 3rd officer 1985
David Beeston 2nd engineer 1985
John Briton chef kok 1985 to 1987
Mike Philpott A... radio officer 1985 to 1986
Alan Jackson 2nd cook and baker 1985 to 1986
David R. Byrne 2 po mechanic 1985
Michael Turnbull 4th engineer 1986
Malcolm Freeman 2nd/ck 1986 to 1987
Adrian Ridley radio officer 1986 to 1987
John Wlikinson-... chef kok 1987
David Wilson catering offficer 1987
Ian Jones catering boy/galley boy 1987

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
08/04/2017 - 15:10 Andysmith

Joined in Dry dock japan 1981 got my head down and was at sea when I woke up
Sailed down to Wollongong to be strike bound off-shore for six weeks and ran out of beer

11/28/2013 - 13:36 Rob Robeznieks

Sailed on her twice.

First time joined Rotterdam then Antwerp/Norfolk Virginia/Richards Bay/Fukashima/Wakayama/Phillipines/Chiba/Dampier Australia then paid off in Pohang Korea after 7 months.

Second time joined in dry dock in Capetown then Richards Bay/Trieste and Venice

10/06/2010 - 22:42 Mike Big Taff H...

Joined the tectus by chopper at las palmas on her maiden voyage as the tectus. en route to richards bay sa.coal everywhere.fancied a change and it sure was! then back to europe antwerp/hamburg then to sepitiba bay near rio what a place !*?.then a long trip across to kure in japan to offload a few lumps of iron ore.then to dampier with a cargo of coal for wollongong ,alongside for 10 days great time but skint lol.backload there half cargo and then back to richards bay to top off ,then back to europe aabenraa in denmark to pay off.different.but glad to get back to normality and real ships lol.

08/08/2010 - 03:45 Steve Almond

Joined her when layed up in Loch Striven as Canadian Bridge with Blair McIntyre as the Super along with 4 other 3rds.Had to stay ashore at night for the first week until we could get the ships services going; then took her around to drydock for survey, painting etc. The only bulker I sailed on; filthy when loading coal and terrible movement when loaded with Iron ore! - I think she was a sister ship to the Devonshire that went down in the Pacific.

05/14/2009 - 04:16 Phil Gilkes

I remember picking up a load of Vietnamese "Boat People" during one trip in the south China sea. We dropped them off in Singapore and got a commendation from the UNHCR High Commissioner.