Completed 1975 as "FELIPES" for STUK. 1979 as "FELIPES" to Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1989 sold to Gefion Tank Owners Danmark and renamed Gefion Pacific. 1992 sold Ocean Tankers Singapore and renamed Ocean Onyx. 2001 sold Bolivia and renamed Onyx. 12-2004 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

Also known as
Gefion Pacific
Ocean Onyx
IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
32.229 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1975 to 1989
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Piet Van Eenige aankomend scheepsvakman 1972
Carl Gippert saloon steward 1975 saloon steward, 2nd steward
David O'connell deck boy 1975
Kerrion Marsh 2nd engineer 1975 to 1977
John Wlikinson-... chef kok 1976 to 1977
Ben Palmer deck cadet 1976
Robert Yuille 5th engineer 1976 to 1977
Rick Vince 1 gp 2 1976 semman gp2 !!!!
Steve Hardy deck cadet 1976
Tony Breakell deck cadet 1976
Chris Grimson deck cadet 1976 to 1977
Michael Keddy deck boy 1976 to 1977
Malcolm Freeman catering boy 1976 to 1977
Richard Whing navigation cadet 1976
Derek Fleetwood 4th engineer 1977
Bill Parker 3rd mate 1977 to 1978
John Brown deck cadet 1977
Mark Hornsby deck cadet 1977 to 1978
Sean Marsh grade 1 seaman 1977 to 1978
Roger Beecroft 5th engineer 1977 to 1978
Sino Siets Van ... scheepsgezel algemene werkploeg 1978 to 1979
Raymond Laws chef kok 1978
Cliff Funnell 3rd mate 1978 to 1979
Derick Sorrell 3rd engineer 1978
Angela Sorrell wife 1978 wife of Derick Sorrell
Brian Blythe 2nd mate 1978
Barry Pettit deck cadet 1978
Dirk Theunisse aankomend scheepsvakman 1978 to 1983
Jack Beaumont master 1978
Aad Storm 3rd engineer 1979 to 1980
Charles Stobbart catering offficer 1979
Peter Verhoef stagiaire 1979
Wilh. C. Moll 1e stuurman 1979 to 1983
Dave Freeman 2nd mate 1979
Jos Van De Kerkhof scheepsvakman 1979
Henk Van Zoggel algemeen scheepsvakman 1979 to 1980
Chris Braem aankomend scheepsvakman 1979
Piet Veijgen radio officer 1979 to 1980
Alphons Fluitsma 3rd engineer 1979 to 1980
John Oosterhof aankomend scheepsvakman 1979 to 1981
Kees Prins aankomend scheepsvakman 1979 to 1983
Henk W. Vermaas gezagvoerder 1980
Jan Gijsbertsen 4th engineer 1980
Steven Metzelaar aankomend scheepsvakman 1980 to 1981
Rob Pronk aankomend scheepsgezel algemene werkploeg (asaw) 1980
Berd Vos cook 1980
Martin Schuurs scheepsvakman 1 1980 to 1981
Jacqueline Van ... apprentice mate 1980 1980, half year, woman
Frank Tullmann hoofd voeding 1980
Ton Sondag scheepsgezel algemene werkploeg 1980
Cornelis Cees C... 1e stuurman 1980
Taco Neven stagiaire sgo 1980
Gert Specht aankomend scheepsvakman 1981 to 1982
Marike Van Der Woud 4e stuurman 1981 to 1982
Han Van Der Poel 3rd engineer 1981
Roels Stoker hovo 1981
Marco Muller aasv 1981 to 1982
Frans Koens 2nd engineer 1981 to 1982
Jos Kremer leerling sgo 1981 to 1982
Cees Van Der Schoor apprentice officer 1981
Willem Schot aankomend scheepsvakman 1981
Ruud Oranje bankwerker/lasser 1981
Arie Bravenboer aankomend scheepsvakman 1981 to 1982
Mozes Schouten aankomend kok 1981
Harry Zwanenburg 4th engineer 1981
Mia Prins writer 1981
Sino Siets Van ... aankomend scheepsvakman 1981
Chris Tanis 3rd engineer 1981
Frank Pisarowitz aankomend scheepsvakman 1981
Oosterhof Max aankomend scheepsvakman 1981 to 1982
Jaap Gerretse 4th engineer 1982
Machiel Tijdeman 4th engineer 1982
Alphons Fluitsma 2nd engineer 1982 to 1983
Hans Van Den Toorn radio operator 1982 to 1983
Erwin Ramon Van... senior shiptechnician 1982
Janine Behle salonbediende 1982
Steve Wollrabe bediende 1982
Gerard Spijkerman waarnemend 3e scheepswerktuigbouwkundige (swtk) 1982 laatste schip, bij de NAM offshore gaan werken
Anja Bottenberg steward 1982 to 1988
Jan Gijsbertsen 3rd engineer 1982
A.j. De Gooijer Bill aankomend scheepsgezel algemene werkploeg (asaw) 1983 a.s.a.w.
Wiebe De Vries steward 1983
Wiel S. Van Der Ham captain (commanding officer) 1983 to 1986
Piet Mink 2e stuurman (2nd officer/mate) 1983
Ruud Popken scheepstechnicus 1983 to 1987
Rien Viergever 3rd engineer 1983
H.den Ouden 2e stuurman (2nd officer/mate) 1983 to 1984
Ben Timmerman 3rd mate 1983
Angelo Pervoost aankomend scheepsvakman 1983
Joop Van Beurden 1 aankomend scheepsvakman 1983
Jan Lijkelema 4th engineer 1983
Guus Clever aankomend scheepsvakman 1984 to 1985
Willem Klein scheepsvakman 1 1984
Fenno Hamming bediende 1984
Paul Guyt aankomend scheepsgezel algemene werkploeg (asaw) 1984
Rob Willemsteijn apprentice officer 1984
Rien Viergever 3rd engineer 1984
Philipp Walter ... matroos/scheepsgezel 1984
A. Verbunt 2 cook 1984 to 1985
Sino Siets Van ... aankomend scheepsvakman 1984
J. Otto De Visser radio officer 1984 to 1985
C. Brasser 3rd engineer 1984
Andre Van Der Haak aasv 1985
Rien Viergever 3rd engineer 1985 to 1986
Wolf Beekman chief officer 1985 to 1986
Rob Heijstek sgo (semi geïntegreerd officier) 1985
Gerrit Jan Harlaar 3rd engineer 1985
Marco Martens aankomend scheepsvakman 1985
Jaap Jager bediende 1985 to 1986
Koos De Groot hoofdwerktuigkundige 1985 to 1986
Geert-jan Feringa aasv 1985
Dick Beets radio officer 1985
Rene De Jong matroos/scheepsgezel 1985
Peter Van De Bunt 1 aankomend scheepsvakman 1985
Rene Holterman apprentice engineer 1985 to 1986
Willem Meuldijk chief engineer 1986
Martin Schuurs scheepsvakman 1 1986
Rob Dekker scheepsgezel algemene werkploeg 1986
Ruud De Leur 4e stuurman 1986 to 1987
Tom Scholte 2nd engineer 1986
Rene Portman 3e stuurman 1986
Henriette De Boer apprentice maritiem officier 1987 to 1988
G. Buma gezagvoerder 1987 to 1989
Moelyono Kasio radio officer 1987 to 1988
Adrie Van Leeuwen chief officer 1987
Aad Storm 2nd engineer 1987
Teun Kramer apprentice maritiem officier 1988 to 1989
Ko Minnaard stagiaire 1989


Date Visitor Anecdote
02/14/2023 - 20:37 Martin McGrath

Engineer cadet 1978

12/02/2010 - 22:10 Jos Van De Kerkhof

When we took over in April 1979 the Felipes from the Englisch crew, we went to Dubai. I`ve never saw a boat before. We went with the whole crew to a restaurant for having diner. I ordered a pepper steak. When I got the steak, I asked officer Willem Moll for a bit of pepper.
He laughed at me, and asked: `What do you think you've got on your plate?'
I did not exactly know what I ordered because I never heard of it.
I had never been abroad before.


Jos van de Kerkhof.

02/09/2010 - 09:00 Moelyono Kasio

MT Felipes is First Ship of my joining with Shell Tankers BV November 1987 at Bilboa Panama and passing cannal bound for Maracaibo/Venezula load for disch.Linden/New York.
With MT Felipes is the 2nd periodocal for Indonesian Junior Officer is populer call 'IJOS'.Thanks for Shell Tanker BV has been give to ourself for employ and joining the vessel for 9 month after that offsigning for vacation 2 and half month and prepare for joining the next ship.
I was remember while passing Atlantic ocean on December 1987 and New year on the ocean with bad weather condition very rough sea,strong wind and very cold and temperatur minus,oh My GOD! because is the first experience for passing Atlantic ocean.
In July 1988 while the vessel just sailed from New York,and received message from Representative Jakarta Office inform that my 2nd daughter was born on 26th.
thanks for all parties was assist to me for it.GOD BLESS WITH US.
On September 1988 at Rotterdam port we are sign off for vacation and back to Jakarta Indonesia.
Thank you and heavy nice day.

02/06/2009 - 19:15 Jaap Jager

South Chinese Sea: am I a seagoing gardener..?

Once,happy sailing onboard Felipes in summer of 1985, my job was to be officers steward.
Due to this job I had to be care of cleaning officerscabins and several other spaces in ship's accommodation, serving meals in officersmess and did work in Felipes laundry.
In crew's- and officersbar and officersmess this producttanker had a large numeral of pot's and hanging baskets,filled with a lot of different plants from all sizes. Once paid by the company on this tanker they looked like a mini-jungle.
Sometimes when ship was in harbour,people were able to buy new plants from ship's money,given by captain. And when dockstores were coming on board,companysent small bags with fresh plantingground and artificial plantingfood were once included.

Some stewards gave those plants water and the special food during work,some didn't.
But when they did,only when they had plenty time. Or when they liked to look after plants very much. Most of the voyages I made, apprentices did the 'greenwork'.
Or some officerswifes,who sailed with their husband several months onboard and had very much freetime...and mostly very 'green fingers'.
For me,on Felipes I had no time to look after the mass of plants and as a matter of fact,I wasn't interested in it at all,so I just did nothing about it.

When working more than a month onboard,the plants got more and more yellocoloured leaves,as water was not added to them by nobody at all.
And one month further,I had to pick up a lot of fallen leaves from floor,which started to irretate me. And during rolling ship some pot's also started rolling...
People asked me something about the plants and I said I'm doing nothing about it, because we had enough other volunteerscapacity onboard. There were four appentices and I thought four or five officerwifes,and my dailyschedule was fullfilled with work...
So,later on the captain (W.S.van der Ham) asked me about doing ship's plants.
And he got angry,because I said to him I wasn't onboard just to do so.
As housekeepinggroup,our group was to be smallered,because company wanted to save money on crew's occupation. So every time you came on an other ship,you got a lot more work to do,because sailors and apprentices were not minimalised,at those times.
I told captain greenkeeping was not included in my contract,it was just a voluntary
'job' and I even hadn't any knowledge about it. He began shouting at me: I had to do the plants,it had costed company's money and people onboard liked to look at them...
He said I was responsible for cleaning officersmess,thuss for the plants too...!
I still refused and told him I wasn't to be A GARDENER at all,there was nothing standing about it in my seamansbook and on ahip's payroll...!
He warned me about reporting me,due to bad behaviour and 'refusing work'.
Allright,at last I told him I would give them savingwater for once,but officerswifes
could to do the rest of greenwork,in their freetimes.

That afternoon I opened a porthhole and gave them endless refreshing water...
Next day only a few neat plants were left in mess and bar,and captain asked me: where's the rest of it ? I told him they had enough water for the rest of their lives,so after a while he understood I had throwed them over the side...
He got very angry again and reported me as a very negative person in 'conduite-report',at the end of my term.

But It wasn't only me he reported afterwards; nearly everyone of Dutch crew got a bad 'conduite',then.
Later on,during freetime in Holland,Shell-office invided me to speak about the pro-blems on Fusus. They told me,until then captain was used sailing with foreign crew-members. And having a crew,which was speaking 'against' captain's 'ordered wishes', was quite a new thing to him,on those socalled P.L.A.-ship's.
The office was surprised nearly whole crew got bad report...so,it happend to be rare
Many years later however,after a two years scholarperiod about green- and woodkeep-ing in naturereserve-area's,I had been contracted for six months to a city green-keeping department.
Quite a coincidence: then my contract told me,I used to be a gardener...!