MV Toisa Cougar
Joined the Toisa Cougar on 09-09-1998 in Macae after leaving the Toisa Conqueror the day before. Can’t remember the circumstances as to why but spent thirty days onboard before being relieved at sea and getting a helicopter ashore from the Campos. Basically employed as a tug keeping tankers away from the SPM. Not a nice job as the seas offshore Brazil are quite rough and the ship is constantly stern on to the sea while keeping the tanker under tension. Had my leave then rejoined the Toisa Conqueror in Aracaju.
After I left Sealion Shipping and over a year later I spent a week on the Toisa Cougar in Piraeus, Greece between 6-9-00 and 13-9-00 preparing it for coming out of layup and starting a new charter with east European crew. Stayed in a hotel at nights along with a Sealion Shipping C/Eng before returning to the UK.