|02/15/2018 - 21:26||Peter Clark||
Joined the Progress as she was towed into Palermo Spring 74 with extensive rudder damage after driving onto a sandbank going astern and with a sgegless rudder, the repair was a series of disasters and took sever blissful weeks, many happy days spent on the magnificent Modello beach a bus ride away.
|02/15/2017 - 01:19||Geoff Gill||
My late brother, Peter Gill, served as 2nd Radio Officer on the Methane Progress in the mid 1960s, sailing from Canvey Island to Arzew in Tunisia. The ship was his first assignment from Marconi Marine after leaving college. Years later he retired to Cornwall and was surprised to find the ship one day, laid up on the Fal.
|07/14/2015 - 00:31||Scott Edwards||
My father, Senior Surveyor for the American Bureau of Shipping, supervised the building of the Pogress and Pioneer, while we lived in Belfast from 1862 to 1964. What made this experience so unique was that these two methane LNG carriers, were the first ever built. Roger Holland Edwards, went on to be the Princapal Surveyor of Great Britian and Ireland. He also supervised the building of the two largest funnels ever built on a ship, the SS United States.
|09/03/2014 - 00:38||Jerry Evans||
HI GUYS, I'll never ever forget my time on
|02/01/2012 - 22:08||Kenneth Lyon||
Hi to all methane progress crew.
I was working way back in 1976 down below as F/G
The ship herself was so clean could have eaten breakfast off engine room deck. I had cabin 1 port side. If I remember correctly engine crew port side and deck crew starbord side.
The only real problem with that ship was being so restricted on arrival in arzew, as most that were there at the time will remember we were not allowed off the ship which made all eventually get tired of the boring situation of 5 days out overnight turnaround and five days back. Guys just kept coming and going.
We had a great galley and good food, always snacks left over in fridge if you fancied a snack in the evening with your can of tennants.
Looking at photos of methane progress now its hard to believe its more than 35 years ago and now she is long gone.
|08/08/2009 - 22:31||Martin Angus||
my first trip to sea as a deck boy fresh from gravesend sea school
|05/09/2009 - 22:37||John Bernard||
I HAD A PRITTY GOOD TIME ON THE PROGRESS SAILING FROM CANVEY ISLAND TWO ALGERS IE NORTH AFRICA BACK AND FORTH ONE TIME WE WHERE ESCORTTED OUT BY THE RUSSAINS A WARSHIP ON EATHER SIDE OF US. EAVEYTHING TURNED OUT OK SHELL TANKERS WAS A PRITTY GOOD COMPANY TWO BE WITH.IWAS ON MV AMASTRA. MV ASPERELA. MV VIRTAGAS
|12/23/2008 - 22:04||Brian Lindo||
During 1967 the Methane Progress and the Methane Princess were stopped from going to Arzew due to hostilities in the Middle East. It was decided that both vessels would go into Tilbury for drydock. There was good rapport between both crews of both ships. I remember going to a pub called the Haystack where a steward from the Princess used to do a Shirley Bassey drag act, he used to perform with a guy called Stella. Did a good steak in the Lobster Pot pub as well. Anyone remember this period on the Progress/Princess, would be great to here from you.