A first-hand account of the sinking of the bulk-carrier RB Angus forms the subject of the latest seminar to be hosted by the Greenwich Maritime Institute.
The seminar by Robin Mallam, who was the ship’s Second Officer on its final voyage in 1967 took place on Wednesday 4 December 2013.
MV R B Angus was owned by Canadian Pacific Bermuda and operated on a run between British Columbia and Japan in the mid-1960s. She was carrying concentrates and lumber when she foundered in heavy weather in the North Pacific on 17 December 1967, without loss of life.
Robin Mallam gave his fascinating insider’s view of events leading up to the drama of the sinking and the final transfer of the crew to Japan. Robin started his career in the Merchant Navy, serving in cargo and passenger ships, before transferring to Canadian Pacific. He ended his career as Director of Operations of the company’s fleet of time-chartered bulk-carriers. Robin joined the Honourable Company of Master Mariners in 1991 and is a Liveryman.
The Loss of the RB Angus, was also the Institute of Seamanship Annual Lecture
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