|09/10/2012 - 21:26||John Weir||
Stood by building in Belfast for 3months!Best 3 months!!nightmare of 6 months 1st trip.Stanley Dean was the old man"The Screaming Scull!!Anchor jammed and tried freeing whilst going up channel to Europort 2 mooring wires hauling on flukes! Anchor came free and so did 15 shackles of cable behind 20 ton anchor ship doing 10 knots!!!! what a scene!!! Some guy got on P.A and said that tonights film will be ""Anchors Aweigh!!!!""If you know me i now live in Tobermory Isle of Mull call in at any pub they!ll know me. God bless Queen Juliana!!
|08/06/2012 - 05:08||Nick Slater||
Was on the Lampas in 1979. It was my first trip out of College (Plymouth)
Fond memories. I can't hardly remember anyone, it's so long ago 33 years - Wow
|05/05/2012 - 00:51||Bryan Betts||
was on the lampas in early 82 joined in europort and paid off in abijan west africa, was an amazing 4 month trip and although we never got to go ashore much it was a good crew and can never forget one of the first jobs on board the bosun gave us was painting the funnel and i still remember to this day looking up snd thinking what ----- not permitted to write down but i ---- myself as it was so high and will never 4get we had such a laugh painting it
|07/06/2011 - 06:05||Amr Aly Mohame Attia||
I ASSIST AS THIRD OFFICER IN MY FIRST 3 MONTH IN a search and rescue operation to survive 96 youth from being lost at south crete in very bad weather .
|07/21/2009 - 22:28||James Estill||
Although I only spent 5 months in 1992 on the Lampas as a Deck Cadet, fond memories remain. With the aid of hindsight I also class myself as fairly lucky to have completed that one trip! From the time I joined (off Fujairah U.A.E.) with no air con. for the first 2 weeks, to paying off (off Durban S.A.) due to a serious boiler fire, the trip was a litany of problems. Endless pipe repairs (condensation intake fairly worrying) and endless mopping of crude. I believe the Barbadian crew were ready to mutiny but so were us cadets. When not working, our time was generally spent on the x alleyway musterpoint due to another false fire alarm in the (rarely) unmanned engine room or the pump room. Sleep deprivation was affecting sanity and with an Old Man who was a Savage (Vince I believe), tensions were running high.We were all failing the white cotton glove on cabin inspection, and I had numerous visits to the Old Mans office for warnings about my alcohol consumption, but after 5 months on the Eburna I was struggling! It all came to a head when the C/E and the Old Man persisted in using the main boiler despite a faulty 'uptake valve'. After the fire and a metre sq. hole in the boiler void casing (off the coast of Somalia of all places), we set off on the aux. boiler for Rotterdam at about 2 knots. The other Cadets and I payed off in Durban, eventually, to see the bonfire night fireworks from the pilot boat just before midnight. As I said, fond memories remain! I understand she was scrapped 1998, I'm amazed she lasted that long to be honest.......Hope there wasn't anybody stuck in the lift!?