Places we visited…


A trip up the Shatt-El-Arab waterway sometimes occurred on Bank Line vessels. The author was there on the 1958 built CRESTBANK to discharge grain from Australia.

A view of Basra city centre years ago and before the wars.

See the book called, ” Voyaging with Icons” for accounts of life in the Bank Line travelling the world.

1 thought on “Places we visited..Basra

  1. In May 1961 M V Teakbank discharged a total of 11,420 tons of bulk wheat ex Sydney Australia.
    At the time I was 2nd Mate on this vessel.


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