Nick Roberts

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Sailor

Period Tanker Job Details Action
1973 to 1976 Hinea cadet 1st trip
1974 to 1978 Hastula (1) deck cadet 2nd trip
1975 Anadara (2) deck cadet 3rd trip
1975 Opalia (2) senior deck cadet
1977 Halia (1) deck cadet for 2 weeks
1977 Partula 3rd officer 1st trip
1977 Acavus (2) 3rd officer
1978 Lima (2) 3rd deck officer
1978 to 1979 Naticina (2) 3rd officer
1979 Paludina (3) 2nd navigating officer
1980 Ebalina 2nd officer
1981 to 1982 Rapana (2) 2nd mate

Anecdotes

Tanker Anecdote Post date Action
Acavus (2)

Joined her in Cape Town in late 1977 (With Sue - her first trip "Wife").

10/07/2014 - 18:14
Dorcasia (2)

Final trip cadet in 1976. Memories of loading "sour crude" in Mexico...and "topping off" on "sticks".

10/07/2014 - 17:44
Ebalina

During one of the ship's early voyages toward the end of 1980, we sighted a fishing boat flying a distress signal during the 12-4 one afternoon while heading toward Si

03/02/2017 - 23:35
Hastula (1)

I joined her as 2nd trip cadet in 1974 trading out east, she was not one of the regular "Siagon Flyers" of the time (which had been going on for some years?) - bu

10/07/2014 - 17:22
Naticina (2)

Joined her in late 78. She was said to be the "busiest" tanker in the world as she continually loaded in Lyme Bay for discharges in NW Europe.

10/07/2014 - 18:29
Opalia (2)

As a "Senior" Cadet (an important distinction at the time!!) I enjoyed my trip on her - and probably learnt more about pumps and cargo and general tanker practice

10/07/2014 - 17:37
Partula

First Trip 3/O in 1977 (Strange how the "first trippers" got the "P" ships...??

10/07/2014 - 17:59
Rapana (2)

I joined her in the October 1981 as she came into NWE to discharge an oil cargo in Rotterdam, then tank clean for drydock in Brest (The sister vessel "Rimula" had

10/07/2014 - 11:36