Read Steve New's interview
Steve was a Cadet Officer at Elder Dempster Lines
Steve New began working for Elder Dempsters in 1962 as an Indentured Deck Officer Apprentice.
In his interview, Steve talks about those early days in the engine room, the dangers of cleaning wheelhouse windows and about why Steve joined the Merchant Navy.
Take a look at Steve's aide-mémoire to his memoirs related to the Patani.
Steve New, on board the Dumbaia, early-1960s talking to a lorry driver. Steve is dressed in the normal deck officers ‘whites’ since at the time he was in charge of the working cargo on the afterdeck – note his soft cap and sandals. (Photo courtesy of Mike Ingham)