Not happy at Zapata anymore so joined Sealion Shipping in November 1984. I managed to join the TNT Panther which was on the same Conoco charter as I was on with the Venture Service in Great Yarmouth.
Completed fifteen tours between 4-11-1984 and 6-5-1987 mostly from Great Yarmouth but also Aberdeen and Montrose before I transferred to TNT Leopard. During my time on the TNT Panther I did sail on other ships for a trip or two.
Changing companies was like a breath of fresh air. The Americanisation of Offshore Marine was not to my taste. Great Chief Engineers on the ship as well and Eric Armitage became one of my best friends.