A voyage beset by unfortunate 'incidents'. Departed London on Friday 13th. Major engine breakdown off the Canary Islands. Ship taken in tow by East German salvage tug. Repaired at Las Palmas. Cargo shifted in heavy weather off the Cape of Good Hope and restowed at Durban. Junior engineer officer committed suicide in Kobe. Collided with a coastal tanker off Manila........
Second Officer ~ April 1968 - August 1968 ~ Commander: Captain Kingswood
Far East - non-stop service to Yokohama.
The cargo deep tanks had been converted to oil fuel bunkers in order to extend the ship's range.