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1967 to 1985
|10/07/2014 - 17:44||Nick Roberts||
Final trip cadet in 1976. Memories of loading "sour crude" in Mexico...and "topping off" on "sticks". The affects of the fumes were so bad that every deck officer and cadet were "out" to top off the vessel as you could only manage a few seconds at the ullage port before you got "drunk" on the fumes!! If we knew then what we know now!!!
Also memories of a dry docking in Falmouth - where we cadets had much pleasure in trying to get trips on the steam locomotives in the yard?? Also of a suicide on the cliffs in front of the ship (not a member of the crew!)
|02/26/2013 - 23:13||Geoff Murby||
i passed my stearing ticket under sidny bridg on her, this was a gp ship i hated having to work in the engine room
|03/30/2012 - 09:24||Glyn Humphries||
I was Eng cadet in 1977, we crossed the atlantic and the ship was structurally damaged in a hurricane en route. We ran aground in the mississippi and then back in Europe we broke down in the English Channel and had to remove a con-rod (not easy).
The Dorcasia then went into dry dock in Hamburg for major repairs to her steelwork and was sold to TOTCo, I helped in the handover.
All in all an interesting six months!
|04/25/2011 - 17:11||Mike Big Taff H...||
decent ship to work on spent most of this trip around the uk/near cont with couple of trips down to bonny nigeria. amazing what you could buy with an old shell blanket and a few bars of lux soap !!!!!! a bosuns chair and rope and pulley !!!