|07/17/2011 - 10:59||Robert Jakeman||
I remember a night out in Smugglers Bar Durban with an AB called Phil from Belfast and ended up in jail the next day. That was early 1971.
|12/17/2009 - 19:54||Ian Kenworthy||
I remember in 1958, I think it was, I was a deck apprentice on the Haminea, my second ship. We were outward bound for Curacao and encountered hurricane "Carrie" south west of the Azores. That was the storm in which the barque Pamir foundered with dozens of German youngsters on board on a tall ships adventure. All on board were lost. We were 50 miles away and picked up the SOS. We could do nothing.The storm was so severe we could barely maintain steerage way let alone alter course to make a rescue. I recall 60ft waves breaking over the monkey island and we lost yards of rail from the foredeck simply torn away. I remember being both scared and fascinated at the same time. I still think of all those youngsters lost. They would be a similar age to me (now approaching my 70th birthday). A night to remember or perhaps a night to forget depending upon your point of view. Haminea was a good ship.