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1959 to 1978
|04/29/2016 - 16:52||Frans Willemse||
In 1965 is de Shelltankers promotiefilm \\\Voortvarend\\\ gemaakt.
|07/28/2014 - 01:27||Aad H.c.j. Born||
ss ARCA under friendly fire leaving Camranh.
the 19th of November 1969 the Arca sailed from Punta Cardon via Durban (for bunkers) bound for Pulau Bukum.
Finished discharging at Camranh we sailed for Pulau Bukum.
Our captain, Piet Sandee (better known as dirty Piet) was a bit like that.
A small patrol vessel went after us, trying to make us stop.
Captain Piet still did not bother to much and just slammed the engine telegraph full ahead. Thus rapidly increasing the distance between us.
Master, mates and sparks had some fun and did not have a clou.
If on board at the time and if you remember any particulars of this incident please do contact me.
|03/06/2012 - 07:33||Kiel Buiks 2||
Ik heb twee keer op de arca gevaren als matroos in de jaren zestig was een toffe Tyd Vietnam Singapore Hongkong bangkok. Ik Kyk veel naar de namen maar ik kom niet zo veel bekende tegen wel Arie Smit als ik me niet vergis kwam ie uit hoek van Holland als dat zo is Arie groetjes ik hoop dat alles goed gaat met je wegebben samen wat biertjes versleten ha ha ja ik wil iedereen waar ik mee gevaren heb de groeten doen ik wens iedereen goeden gezondheid en veel geluk in jullie leven ik ben zelf pas gepensioneerd vele groeten kiel buiks loures koster plein 10 /5025 /ec. Tilburg voor de gene die nog varen een behouden vaard. Houdou makkers het ga jullie goed kiel
|09/17/2011 - 12:32||Joep Herbergs||
I boarded the Arca as 4th mate on 5 November 1969 in Lavera. I very well remember the trips in the Far East, they were great! When we got to Bangkok on 13 January 1970 captain Piet Sandee gave me an order. 'Your first time Bangkok stuurman?'Yes Sir! He told me that as soon we would arrive I would see a lot of boats with 'dirty'women. I was supposed to keep them off the ship, because he did not want them to board. If I would not succeed I would be fired and sent home. Oh well, I remember the second mate grinning, so after breakfast I walked up to the bow, enjoying the scenery and looking out for the small sampans, when sudddenly the captain shouted from the bridge: stuurman!! they will be at the stern when we arrive!So I walked to the stern, waiting for us to moor. When we got there, I saw several sampans or bumboats filled with cheering and shouting women, at least 40 or so. I thought how on earth will I be able to keep them from boarding?? The 2nd mate Hessel Slot told me to forget about it, especially after the doctor and immigration etc had done their business and shouted to the girls that the ship was free to be boarded? Anyway Piet Sandee hid in his cabin to have a few drinks and I was not sacked!
|11/29/2009 - 15:04||Aad H.c.j. Born||
I remember Da Nang for a number of reasons.
We tried to celebrate New Years eve and we, the officers, had a big row with the captain. The captain refused to offer a drink and bring out a toast on the New Year at the company's expense. Instead he went to bed. Not in a sober condition i might ad. He was not known for being a thee totaler.
Around midnight we went out on deck and (very much to our surprise)