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    Anybody sail on any of Shells A class, I was on the ANADARA 1964-65.
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    I was on the AURIS, she was an Experimental Pure Gas Turbine tanker. no engineers only scientists.

    Just went to Curacao stayed there for over two months alongside then came home.1961

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    Achatina, 74 A,J, Relieved a Philippine crew boy was that ship in a state lifeboats seized to the chocks don't think they ever had boat drill. I very nearly walked away from the job. Shell new what they where doing we signed articles in Mann Island pool. Joined her the next morning on the shell birth Liverpool. Only one I was in never again Terry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Lead Ted View Post
    Achatina, 74 A,J, Relieved a Philippine crew boy was that ship in a state lifeboats seized to the chocks don't think they ever had boat drill. I very nearly walked away from the job. Shell new what they where doing we signed articles in Mann Island pool. Joined her the next morning on the shell birth Liverpool. Only one I was in never again Terry.
    I did two trips on the Achatina and I can confirm that we did boat and fire drills weekly

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    Yup, the Axina for almost nine months from November 8, 1965 until July 27, 1966. Had a great time.

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    Sailed on Aulica & Amastra as engineer cadet in the 80's. Amastra was a bit of a shock for me as I had been sold the dream of control rooms with ac by the recruiting bumpf but after a couple of days had a great. Ran aground in the Panama Canal, spilling half the cargo, went to Curacao for two weeks repairs which was just after two weeks of being on board. Then went across the Atlantic and caught the tail end of a hurricane.

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    Plus the Amastra was mined and partially sunk Nhatrang harbour Vietnam in 1967.

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