Roy Halsall

Guestbook messages

Date Message
08/24/2009 - 22:50 Hey Jack remember me? I sailed with Dave Massey and Carl Petty on Achatina and I think Paludina. Werent you our personnel officer? Joined 1980, went to pumpman and onto 4th engineer. Couldnt get my seconds though. How you doing?? Drop me a line Roy
08/24/2009 - 22:47 Hey Jac, Of course I remember you "Mingy" We had a few laughs remember. Galley boy was John. I left the Merch. in 1990, went into offshore oil and gas industry. Still here, 51 next month, im over in Nigeria now with Shell Global Solutions. Im on 850 pounds a fucking day!! Were we on Achatina or Paludina together? I was pumpman. Went through for engineer -made 4th, hated it, hated them snobby arseholes. Couldnt get my 2nd engineers ticket so no rook for professional 4th!! Loved the sea, finished up deck engineer on Foreign flagged supertankers! Drop me an e mail bud Roy
04/25/2007 - 07:27 Hi to all who may remember me ( Boo and Tiny??) Achatina 1980? Lima? Paludina? Northia? Rapana?- few more too but memory is fading!! Was pumpman, went to 4th ( when filipinos took our jiobs) but hated it. Left the sea ( which I loved -and still do) and went into offshore industry , oil and gas. Still in it 17 years later. Working for bp as mechanical technician / coach -training Azerbaijan national techs. Been all over the world in this game. 10 years at sea, 5 with Shell. Happiest times of my life, and some great memories. Shell tankers were rough -but we were tough! Worked hard and played hard. Get in touch shipmates.


Period Tanker Job Details Action
1980 to 1981 ACHATINA (2) pumpman
1980 RAPANA (2) mg 1 mg1 / trainee pumps
1981 PALUDINA (3) pumpman
1983 LANISTES pumpman
1983 AULICA pumpman
1983 LANISTES pumpman
1984 LAMPAS (2) 5th engineer
1984 NORRISIA (2) 5th engineer
1984 AULICA pumpman
1985 NORTHIA (2) 5th engineer


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Achatina was my first ship in the Merch. after leaving the Royal Navy. I joined her whilst she was in dry dock in Malta. Stinking hot, as the AC was not working!

04/14/2010 - 21:48

Achatina was my first ship in the Merch. after leaving the Royal Navy.
I joined her whilst she was in dry dock in Malta.

04/10/2010 - 20:04

Lanistes... Fine ship. Cannot remember were I joined her, but she was floating storage I think? Relieved a Pumpman from Southampton called John Cox!

02/25/2012 - 17:29
LIMA (2)

Spent 5 months to the day onboard Lima, never stepping off her between joining -somewhere in the Persian gulf, and also Paying off in the Persian Gulf.

02/14/2012 - 14:30

Sailed on the Northia as 5th engineer, completing my motor time. I was day work and working alongside the second.

02/16/2012 - 14:17

Have fond memories of my time spent aboard the Paludina!

02/14/2012 - 14:08

An enigma!
Neither a tanker or a bulker.

04/10/2010 - 19:05