Roger Duke

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12/17/2015 - 00:46 SS Helcion SS Vermetus SS Hinea Apprentice Engineer SS Vermetus one trip as 5th Engineer SS Hemicardium one trip 4th Engineer SS Palium one trip 5th Engineer SS Hadra one trip 3rd Engineer SS Acavus one trip 2nd Engineer SS Hemitrochus one trip 2nd Engineer SS Hydatina one trip 2nd Engineer SS Haustellum one trip 2nd Engineer SS Varicella one trip 2nd Engineer MV Daphnella one trip 2nd Engineer



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ARCA (3)

I have been involved with the ARCA since she was handed over by Mckeil to Shell in 2003 She will soon be replaced by a more modern and larger Vessel.

12/17/2015 - 22:07

The Diesel Generator Engine failed while the Vessel was in Thailand. The Vessel sailed to Singapore with only the Turbo Generator and a deck Generator was fitted.

12/17/2015 - 03:34

Joined as 3rd Engineer at Falmouth during a mini refit, change out of HP turbines rotor. sailed right around the world Curacao, Cape town.

12/19/2015 - 14:46

I joined the Helcion as Engineer Apprentice ( first trip ) in Cardiff Dry Dock and left at Tilbury Dry Dock 6 months later.

12/17/2015 - 16:28

I did just over 8 months on board as 4th Engineer the boilers were unique to only two ships at sea all other boilers of that type were in Power plants ashore.

12/18/2015 - 14:29

This was my last steam ship with Shell, by this time she had been converted to a "White oiler" and was trading between the Caribbean and USA alternate trips West

12/18/2015 - 14:42

During a Voyage from Europe to Curacao we had a riding squad on board to re-tube the generator banks on both boilers.

12/18/2015 - 14:15