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    Hi Brian,
    I am not ex Navy but I am looking for an old friend of mine who served as an Engineer Cadet on the M.V. Otaio after he left school in Maghull, Liverpool in 1968. I have tried unsuccessfully to find him for a number of years, the last letter I had from him was in 1968 from Panama.
    Can you help me at all?
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    Ian

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    Ian, What was his name? Brian I have P.M. You reply mate asap Terry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brook Johnson View Post
    some coincidence.
    My first voyage to sea was on Otaio (voyage 2)
    in 1958.
    Unfortunately on the return voyage to UK one of our fellow deck cadets fell from the bridge wing whilst trying to access the bridge front to clean the windows.
    He was buried at sea
    Hi.

    Can you remember the name of the cadet who was killed - I think it may have been the cadet that I became a
    friend with & we corresponded for some time. I often wondered why his letters stopped coming & I was told a long time later of his accident. He was a lovely young man & I have never forgotten him after all these years.
    I lived in Port Chalmers, New Zealand at the time of our acquaintance & now in Timaru.

    Shona Anderson

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    Hi Brook Johnson

    Do you remember the name of the deceased cadet that you mention?
    I met & corresponded with a cadet around that time who had a fatal accident on the Otaio.
    We met at my home town of Port Chalmers NZ. I was later told of his tragic accident but only the brief details. I have never forgotten him.
    I hope you don't mind me approaching you with this sad topic.

    Shona Anderson


    Quote Originally Posted by Brook Johnson View Post
    some coincidence.
    My first voyage to sea was on Otaio (voyage 2)
    in 1958.
    Unfortunately on the return voyage to UK one of our fellow deck cadets fell from the bridge wing whilst trying to access the bridge front to clean the windows.
    He was buried at sea

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    Hi Brian I was on the Otaio when she docked in Avonmouth . Went on leave joined again took her to Antwerp then back to London which as you say was empty .
    I left in London after conflict of interest with the C O . I went by the name of JC the AB . Ring any bells.

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    Hi Terry. Just joined this great site. I was a deck cadet on the Otaio - joining it in May 1969. Any chance of a copy of the DVD too? Kind regards. Gary (Jones)

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    Hi Terry I have just found and joined this site. I was an engineer cadet aboard the Otaio in 1964/65 doing 2 trips out to Australia and NZ with stops on the way. I can see you have a DVD of the Otaio i would love to have a momento of the Otaio like this, what should I do? I now live in Austria.

    David Greenshields

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    Quote Originally Posted by red lead ted View Post
    Hi, Brian, I see your on Merseyside, I have a video which I can transfer onto dvd its a 6 month trip aboard the M.V. Otaio. If your interested email me your address and I will burn you a copy and forward it. A few quid never breaks the bank {YET} Regards shipmate Terry in Seaforth.
    Hi Terry. I can't seem to navigate this site. I have put a message on here about your DVD of the Otaio but now can't see the message. I was an engineering cadet on Otaio 64/65. I would love a copy of the video, any chance please. I have a few b&w photos of life on board and if I could find out how I would post them somewhere. Also just one maybe unusual anecdote of a fire in the engine room when leaving Opua. I was controlling the port engine at the time, for the first time ever, and the third, who was standing hind me ensuring I did everything correctly, very important when in the Bay of Islands, had to dash off.

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    Hi Terry I was an engineering cadet on the Otaio in 1965/66 completing 2 circumnavigations. I would be very interested in any tape/DVD of the Otaio. I have tried to contact you before on this site and apparently failed as I have never had any notification. Can you please email me separately to say yes or no to this request. Thanks. Email is david_greenshields@hotmail.co.uk , it is an underscore between my name's.

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    As this thread has popped up again i honestly cant remember everyone i done the DVD For David i will email you today mate Terry. p.s just emailed you Dave.
    Last edited by Red Lead Ted; 4th July 2018 at 12:14 PM.
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