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Captain’s Log: Ascension Island

Captain’s Log: Ascension Island

I know this island well, one might say ‘intimately’, for not only did I call here on the ‘Mail’ run, but I also spent over a week here, after abandoning my ship, along with 83 others, we were brought back here by the tanker which sighted our lifeboats and rescued us. Having nothing but a…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Maputo, Mozambique

Captain’s Log: Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique Maputo lies on the East African coast and I last visited there during my ‘general cargo ship’ days of the 1970’s; then it was called Lourenco Marques and was under Portuguese administration. As a cadet, one could use bars of soap as currency, this came in handy because I only earned $15 or…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Madagascar

Captain’s Log: Madagascar

30th March, Madagascar Landfall, after leaving the Seychelles and crossing 10⁰South latitude, the demarcation line for ‘pirate’ country we sight the northern tip of Madagascar in the early morning light. Our destination, Adoanay, formerly known by its French name Hell Ville, lies on the island of Nosy Be, on the north-west coast of Madagascar. It’s…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Mahe, Seychelles

Captain’s Log: Mahe, Seychelles

28th March, Victoria, Seychelles We had perfect weather across the Indian Ocean and although we arrived off Victoria on time, we had to wait 45 minutes, our berth was occupied by a Danish frigate, one of the naval contingent that patrol the Somali pirate waters in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. Who am…   read more of “Captain’s…”