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MV Fastnet Shore
Basket Transfer Fastnet Shore
The Forties Shore but same class as Fastnet Shore. Coming into Aberdeen.
I was never on the Forties but pictures of the Fastnet seem a bit rare.
Well, that was Deep Sea over and off to new grounds in the North Sea. I immediately missed Deep Sea but the leave was quite an incentive when you have a child on the way. My first ship was what seemed a very small affair to me. The Fastnet Shore, run by a company called Offshore Marine. I joined as 2nd Eng and was promoted to Chief Eng due to my 2nd Eng ticket. The BOT (Board of Trade) then changed the rules and I was no longer allowed to sail as Chief under a Seconds ticket.
It was certainly a diverse way to make a living. Quite a selection of ships from Anchor Handlers through Diving Ships to Straight Supply.
What it was all about -
MV Shetland Shore. Not Shore Colours. -
MV Star Aquarius
MV Star Aries Just astern of the Discovery alongside Discovery
MV Star Orion SN
Sometimes it was real fun in the North Sea, as these four pictures show. From Ships Nostalgia.
There were many winters when I couldn’t wait to get home on leave.
MV Star Taurus -
MV Star Canopus
MV Star Pegasus