35 Fijians on British oil tanker

The Fijian seamen on board the British oil tanker the Hector Heron. Picture: FILE

On Tuesday, July 15, 1969, 35 Fijian seamen had replaced Chinese crew members as deckhands, engine room staff, carpenters, cooks and stewards on board the Hector Heron, a 12,795-tonne British oil tanker. Fiji Dockworker’s and Seamen’s Union general secretary Taniela Veitata said the tanker was the biggest overseas ship to take on a Fijian crew. […]

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