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    Sorry don't remember a stowaway

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    Sorry don't remember that incident.
    On the Ranald we recieved a message from the northbound Mail ship, that they had a stowaway onboard. We were requested to meet with her and transfer the stowaway. We change course and prepared our lifeboat for the pickup only to be informed by the mailship that the weather was to bad for the transfer.

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    this was 1965 her name was Irean bowen she jumped off port eliz...there was also a passenger that jumped but i was not on her then, or cant remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic mcclymont View Post
    I sailed on the SA VAAL November 69 until December 70. Started as 4th Leckie, eventually second Leckie.
    Wasn't a Stewardess who went over the side, it was a passenger.
    I no that a passenger went over the side , but this was a stewardette 1965 her name was Irean Bower or something like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Dougla Japp View Post
    Spent 3 years on this ship, any other crew remember her?
    Hi Peter, Done three trips on her as the Transvaal Castle back in 1962 one trip Ass Boots two trips as Bath steward
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Hi Peter, Done three trips on her as the Transvaal Castle back in 1962 one trip Ass Boots two trips as Bath steward
    George
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    George mate if you were on her them you may have met a winger from the Windsor name of Jimmy Keneally, very nice Irish guy, bit of a lad at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic mcclymont View Post
    I sailed on the SA VAAL November 69 until December 70. Started as 4th Leckie, eventually second Leckie.
    Wasn't a Stewardess who went over the side, it was a passenger.
    it was ...1965 her name was Irean ,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic mcclymont View Post
    I sailed on the SA VAAL November 69 until December 70. Started as 4th Leckie, eventually second Leckie.
    Wasn't a Stewardess who went over the side, it was a passenger.
    am trying to find details of an Irene Bowell who died in the mid-sixties from a cruise ship. I've found a marine death entry for someone of the same name on the Transvaal Castle in 1965. Can anyone give me any details of this death, please?
    jancestry@tiscali.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    George mate if you were on her them you may have met a winger from the Windsor name of Jimmy Keneally, very nice Irish guy, bit of a lad at times.
    Hi John, The name sounds familier but I truely can't put a face to it, next time I see my old mucker from my days on the Vaal, I will ask if he can remember him.
    George in Southampton

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    The person that went over the wall in 1970 was a male passenger, as I remember it was after the ship left Las Palmas. The person was in the water for something like 12 hours and found alive after the ship went back, the Chief Officer at the time was a little fella by the name of Wilson.

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