Captain Ken #9 - The China Boats
Captain Ken Owen had a long career at sea which included sailing as master with Overseas Containers Limited (OCL), P&O Containers and P&O Nedlloyd. Ken is now retired and in 2020 he started writing a monthly article for publication using the pen name 'Captain Ken' in the Mellor Church Outlook magazine.
A number of articles that Ken has written are about his time at sea and he has very kindly agreed that we can share them here.
This is the ninth article that we have reproduced on the PONLHeritage site and this one covers his visits to ports in the People's Republic of China where the crew were presented with copies of Mao Tse-tung's Little Red Book. The article finishes with some recollections provided by a friend of Ken's who used to visit him on board our container ships in Hong Kong in the late 1980s/early 1990s.
(This article was first published in the September 2020 edition of the Mellor Church Outlook Magazine).
Peninsular Bay (in the later P&O Nedlloyd livery)
For further articles in this series:
Captain Ken Owen has kindly provided us with a new series of articles which will be published on a regular basis here. If you are interested in reading other articles that he has written which we haven't yet used then please feel free to go to mellorchurch.org/outlook-magazine/.