|11/13/2014 - 16:10||Kerry Dunn||
In January 1965, while serving on the, very rusty, Hindsia, as a brand new deck apprentice (trained at Plymouth Navigation school), we hit a rock while heading toward Oslo at about 10PM. I was in my bunk at this time since my watch was from midnight to 0400 and noon to 4PM. The sound was like the anchor dropping. We had a load of avgas and the ship stunk of those fumes. NO SMOKING. The ship was beached and then a salvage tug drilled holes in the deck and pumped air in to refloat. We were then towed to Horton, Norway (?). Most of the crew paid off and were flown home via Oslo. I spent another 30 days on the ship and was then flown home to my parents in Lydford, Devon, via Oslo and London. Vacationed for a week and then summoned by telegram to London Shell Centre where my buddy (John Belton) and I were given train tickets to La Spezia in Italy. We spent a week in a fancy hotel and then joined the SS Otina, bound for Kuwait. On that ship we circumnavigated the world. Wow, what an experience for two nineteen year olds. I am now a retired Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada
|08/24/2013 - 17:27||Derek Hitchcock||
JOINED HINDSIA IN HORTON NORWAY. OH WHAT A GREAT TIME THERE BEFORE WE SAILED. THEN TO TRINADAD. THEN TO HEAVEN FOR A 17 YEAR OLD LAD, HAPPY VALLEY IN CURACAO, NEED I SAY MORE ?. A GREAT CREW AND CAPTAIN.ONLY SIGNED OFF AS I WANTED A SHIP THAT STAYED JN PORT LONGER.
|10/18/2011 - 01:18||John H Lightfoot||
2 weeks on board getting a lift home from Curacao after 10 months on the Hinnites. No air flights in those days if there was a passing ship.
|05/16/2009 - 15:01||Nigel Bicknell||
Hospitalised with four other Crew members in Sumartria for 6 weeks. If anyone would like to get in touch please contact me on Regen_slayer@hotmail.com