Colin Sandeman


Period Tanker Job Details Action
1964 to 1965 HINNITES deck apprentice 1st trip Deck Apprentice. Black oil, changed to White oil, Trans Atlantic, Carribean & USA
1965 HAMINELLA deck apprentice 2nd trip apprentice
1966 to 1967 VENASSA (1) deck apprentice The only ship on which I crossed the Pacific .
1969 to 1970 ASPRELLA (1) 3rd mate 3 round trips carrying Chemicals Caribbean - Rotterdam & Liverpool.
1970 ARIANTA (1) 3rd mate Joined at Wilmington, California Jan 70, Paid off Balboa, Panama May 70. Trip included East & West Coast USA & Alaska
1970 to 1971 MYTILUS (2) 3rd mate 1st VLCC. Convinced me I should be white oiler or small ship man.
1971 to 1972 HATASIA (1) 2nd mate 1st trip 2nd Mate. Far East, Australia, NZ, Japan & Vietnam based from Pu Bukom.
1972 to 1973 HELISOMA 2nd mate 2 Trips. All UK, European & Baltic coasting with white oils. Paid off at Falmouth when sold to African Shell.
1973 HEMICARDIUM extra 2nd mate Ridiculous 10 day tripo from Stockholm to Stanlow where transferred to ALINDA
1973 to 1974 ALINDA 2nd mate White oils; UK, European & Baltic
1974 to 1975 AXINA 2nd mate 1st and only trip with my wife. An 8 month itinerary you could not better: HK, S'pore, Pacific Islands, Aus, NZ, Vietnam, Bangkok, Japan,and Christmas Day '74 with gun boat and Huey escort up, discharge and down the Saigon River all in daylight only!!