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



Left Liverpool

27 May

For India


T A Watkinson

Chief Officer

M N Ure

Second Officer

M B Fowkes

Third Officer

R G Skedd


D Lindsay

J T Stewart

P A Lawe

Radio Officer

R W Moore


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

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