|04/02/2012 - 20:24||Robin Phillips||
Joined Pataya Thailand in Oct(?) 1981. Lifeboats had just been robbed by locals of all drugs. Sailed for Gulf, ran aground entering Mombassa with pilot aboard, came off on the next tide. Movac never worked so never enough fresh water. Every unit on engine pulled over 6 months or so, several days adrift on one occasion. Boiler feed pump blew up Christmas day 19080, unfortunately Shell had replacement waiting in Sydney when we docked New Year's Day, so no shore leave for the enginneers. Ship was a wreck but the most fun of all my brief sea time. Paid off Singapore Feb 1981.