Marasia's ensigh by A. Mantilla


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Fire
I was only one trip onboard the "Indico" but it was an unforgettable voyage around Africa. I joined the vessel in Livorno (Italy). Few hours after leaving we had a fire in the hold 4, and we needed to make an emergency call in Barcelona.

Fire
The fire started on the bottom of hold 4 due to the breaking of a drum with hydrogen peroxide, which heated up wooden boxes with tractor's spare parts until fire broke up.

Fire
We stayed one week in Barcelona, whilst the hold was completely discharged, the firemen extinguished the fire and the hold was loaded again.

Cross of the Line
After that our next call was at Las Palmas for bunkering, and from there directly to Capetown (South Africa). The trip on that slow vessel took us 21 days,but it was short with some partys onboard as the Cross of the Line,

Cross of the Line
where the wife of one of the Mates and the Engine's Cadet were given a name


Cross of the Line
and the ceremony finished with water for everybody, with the ship's pump running and water everywhere.


Disguish party
Or disguish party where there were tankers and babys,


Disguish party
romans, chinese girls and neptuns,


Disguish party
and also a very bad workshop


Soaking
And we were always ready for a joke, as here when we were ready for a photo during an apéritif,


Soaking
when suddenly water started falling down from nowhere


Soaking
and everybody was soaked


Soaking
what did not stop us to stand again for a new photo and continuing with the apéritif.




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