Clan MacNab (4)

On September 9th 1975 a tragic accident occurred whilst the vessel was bunkerering at Aden.

A cracked overflow sight glass next to a generator caused fuel to spray out and ignite.

In the resulting fire, four of the ship’s company lost their lives.

Electrical engineers from the German company TurboTechnik were sent out to assist rewiring the engine room.

From Andy McCulloch 3/O

The funnel had been badly discoloured by soot during the fire and I recall spending some considerable time cooling it down with a fire hose.

It was a point of honour and pride that there would be no outward evidence of the fire when we returned to UK. So I and 2/O Nick Crockett set about repainting the funnel as the crew were busy on other duties.

Explosion while Refuelling at Aden - September 1975

As New Eagle at Shanghai

Life after Clan Line

The Launch - January 1961   &   

Maiden Voyage - May 1961

Clan MacNab

Left Liverpool

27 May

For India

Master

T A Watkinson

Chief Officer

M N Ure

Second Officer

M B Fowkes

Third Officer

R G Skedd

Cadets

D Lindsay

J T Stewart

P A Lawe

Radio Officer

R W Moore

Carpenter

N Rae

Purser Catering Officer

M O’Kane

Chief Engineer

T W Reay

Second Engineer

J Foster

Jnr Second Engineer

J T Woods

Third Engineer

J S Miller

Fourth Engineer

M McArthur

Junior Engineer

S G Moore

W V Chirnside

Apprentice Engineers

G D Skinner

C T Lewis

First Electrician

E Morgan

Second Electrician

J Hanlon

Clan MacNab Rescue Crew of Dutch Vessel Parma - September 1979

Clansman - May 1979

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Clan MacNab (4)

1961

1973 Serious explosion while at Aden

1980 Sold to Panama renamed New Eagle

9428

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

301448

Greenock Dockyard

Greenock

Wallsend Slipway

Wallsend

Motor 6 Cyl

Sulzer

7700BHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

T A Watkinson

5/1961

Liverpool

India


10/1961

Liverpool

S & E Africa


2/1962

Liverpool

India


6/1962

Liverpool

India

J G Smith

11/1962

Liverpool

India


5/1963

Liverpool

S & E Africa


9/1963

Liverpool

Colombo


2/1964

Liverpool

India

J W Charles-Aukland

6/1964

Liverpool

India


11/1964

Liverpool

S & E Africa

S R Woods

3/1965

Liverpool

S & E Africa


12/1965

Liverpool

S & E Africa


4/1966

Liverpool

S Africa

W Graham

8/1966

Hamburg

India & Pakistan

T R Kendra

2/1967

Liverpool

S & E Africa


6/1967

Marseilles

S & E Africa


10/1967

Liverpool

S Africa


2/1968

Rotterdam

S Africa & Mauritius


7/1968

Rotterdam

Australia

A M Kennedy

12/1968

Liverpool

Australia


6/1969

Rotterdam

S Africa & Beira


10/1969

Birkenhead

India & E Pakistan


3/1970

Birkenhead

S Africa & Mauritius

H J Thorn

11/1970

Liverpool

Australia


6/1971

Liverpool

Australia


10/1971

Birkenhead

E Africa

A M Kennedy

3/1972

Birkenhead

S Africa


7/1972

London

S Africa & Mauritius

G S Gann

12/1972

London

Persian Gulf


6/1973

London

S Africa & Mauritius


12/1973

London

E Africa

I Bennet

6/1975



G B Thomson

1/1976

Tyne



3/1976

Madras


R A Simmons

6/1976

Port Said



8/1976


Dar es Salaam

G B Thomson

11/1976


Indian Ocean Islands


5/1977

Genoa


T Roberts

11/1977


Port Said

R Bessant

2/1978

Colombo


R E Todd

6/1978

Dar es Salaam


W J Howson

11/1978


Suez

A G Allson

4/1979


Avonmouth

R E Todd

11/1979

Dar es Salaam



3/1980

Mombasa


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