Joe Collins


Period Tanker Job Details Action
1972 to 1973 ZENATIA (1) deck cadet My very first trip - joined Rotterdam on 04 Dec 72. Captain Charles Skelton. Paid off in Fredericia, Denmark on 08 May 73
1973 PLATIDIA deck cadet Joined and left in Curacao. Round trip to West Africa before going back to start Phase 1 at Plymouth School of Maritime Studies in Sep 73
1974 HADRA (1) deck cadet Joined Curaco in Apr 74. Interesting voyage later in the trip to Batumi (Georgia) whilst still part of USSR. Paid off in Antwerp in Oct 74.
1974 to 1975 OPALIA (2) deck cadet Joined Hamburg in Nov 74 after conversion to Cadet Training Ship. Paid off in Point Fortin (Trinidad) in Apr 75.
1975 LATIA (2) deck cadet Joined Methil Roads (Firth of Forth) in Jun 75 - paid off in Milazzo (Sicily) in late Aug 75 to go back to Plymouth to start Phase 3
1976 AULICA 3rd mate First trip as 3/O. Joined in drydock in Cardiff in Mar 76 and left in Shellhaven in Jul 76
1976 to 1977 AMASTRA (2) 3rd mate Last trip with the company. Went home, got married and transferred to general cargo for a change of scenery.
1976 HAMINELLA deck cadet Joined in Dublin in Apr 76. Stanlow, Rotterdam and then ship ordered to Vinaros (Spain) for scrapping.