MV Eriskay 12485grt. China Navigation Company, Hong Kong.
Joined Brake, Germany 7th August, 1973. Left Lubeck 1 August, 1974. Round the World trip.
Great lakes to Duluth Minisota. Lat ship out of the Lakes before winter freeze. Loaded grain. Actually, overloaded and fined for being overdraught.
Volos, Thessalonika, Greece. Discharged grain.
Kpeme, Togoland. Loaded phosphate for Singapore, victualling stores Durban, South Africa. Through Sunda Strait, passed close to Krakatoa. Discharged cargo Singapore.
Light ship to Japan then steel to Vancouver, Canada.
Loaded foreign aid grain Tacoma, USA for Karachi. Discharged grain onto quayside, Karachi. Mile after mile of rotting saks of grain piled higher that the ship. All those
starving people and the food they needed never left the quayside.
Karachi to Goa, loaded iron ore for Japan.
Japan to San Pedro. steel slabs.
San Pedro to Ensenada Grande via Cape Horn, with steel for power station.
Then to Brazil loading soya for Hamburg.
Hamburg to Lubeck via Kiel canal.