Mike Big Taff Harding
|1975||Aluco||gen dogs body boy rating||1st trip|
|1976||Halia (1)||deck boy||catering boy, then deck boy|
|1976||Lepeta||able seaman (grade 1)||maiden voyage from h/w|
|1976 to 1977||Latirus (2)||gp 1|
|1977||Dorcasia (2)||efficient deckhand||edh/g1|
|1977 to 1985||Drupa (2)||po mechanic||g3/g1/po|
|1978 to 1986||Naticina (2)||able seaman (grade 1)|
|1978 to 1982||Darina (2)||gp g1||g1 several times late 70s/early 80s|
|1980 to 1988||Ervilia||gp g1||g1 served 3/4 times in 80s|
|1980 to 1985||Tectus (2)||able seaman (grade 1)||maiden voyage as Shell|
|1981 to 1985||Eburna (2)||able seaman (grade 1)|
|1982 to 1986||Northia (2)||g1 / sgsk p/o|
|1982 to 1984||Erinna (2)||able seaman (grade 1)|
|1985 to 1995||Fulmar FSU||gp 1||gp1/sgsk on the northia spent months tied up to the fsu.|
after leaving gravesend t.c. it was off to the ship fed.
|10/11/2010 - 22:46|
the bellamaya and battilus were huge ships,500,000 tonnes plus.i sailed on shell uk lightening ships [natacina ,darina , drupa, and took cargoes from both of these ships on
|11/12/2010 - 23:41|
proberly the best of the lighteners always very busy, trips used to fly bye,did 6/7 trips on her ,during the mid 70s to mid 80s.all the usual ports of call,tranmere allways
|04/24/2011 - 20:23|
decent ship to work on spent most of this trip around the uk/near cont with couple of trips down to bonny nigeria.
|04/25/2011 - 17:11|
Great times on this ship ,very busy times ,lightening/north sea ,brent spar flyer extra leave then cash it in ,loadsamoney lol .all added up over a 6 month trip .Then back
|10/06/2010 - 15:31|
more r/r after yet another tough winter up in the north sea.
|12/21/2010 - 16:51|
further to my earlier post about the lovely ERINNA ,never been on ship that was as badly riddled with cockroaches,there was no air con in crew accom it had been isolated fo
|02/16/2011 - 18:31|
joined the m.v cockroach [erinna] in sol islands took over from a very reluctant to leave chinese crew very cloak and dagger ish .
|10/06/2010 - 14:42|
good ship to sail on ,far east mostly odd trip around pacific islands,aussie and nz,did 2 or 3 trips on her always good crews ,mainly lads off the north sea / lightening ga
|12/05/2010 - 14:50|
Joined the eulota in the river blackwater where shell had taken over this fine vessel ,didnt know what to expect ,as it was a lube oil / small parcels of anything come tank
|10/06/2010 - 13:35|
What a ship this was ,as a young cat/deck boy it was great zipping in/out of ports lightening huge tankers at least 50,000 tonnes lol.
|10/06/2010 - 15:10|
really strange job this one , think i picked the limnea in brest .
|12/30/2010 - 18:34|
yet another great ship to be on in the late 70s to early 80s really busy for a big ship around the uk/europe coastal trade plus a fair bit of lightening thrown in.
|12/30/2010 - 17:55|
decent ship to work on very busy trading from the fulmar fsu in the north sea,usual runs uk ports shellhaven,fawley,milford/pembroke,tetney,all the usual cont ports mainly
|04/25/2011 - 17:35|
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!
|10/06/2010 - 22:42|