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Old 10th May 2017, 13:21
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Not commonly thought of as trampers, even by me at the time, but the BP product carriers were, in their own way, tramping.
One never quite knew where one was heading. Cargoes or parcels, were usually loaded with a destination in mind, but these were often changed.
As an example, joined one in Rotterdam, a parcel for Portland, then one for Swansea, then headed south calling at Nigeria, Singapore, Bankok, Singapore, down to the Australian coast, then on to NZ, back to Singapore. And so on. Back loading parcels or cargoes at various places and finally paying off in Aden. Something like that anyway.
As I said not true tramping, but never knowing quite where the next port, country or even continent would be. All interesting and good fun.
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