Nukunevu: Atoll of Death
--‘The evidence which had swayed the Court against Hatchi Misu Corporation’s application to open a land fill for their materials was that the ash contained most of the toxic chemicals... More > found on the planet. There was no convincing evidence run to show that the ash, which has a radio active content, is chemically stable.’--
Susan Ahern follows the activities of two international bagmen in the world wide toxic waste trade disposal aboard the eco cruise vessel Ariadne on its way to remote Nukunevu atoll
...Ship immobilised at Nukunevu Atoll severe tropical storm approaching stop situation most perilous Stop have put down armed attempt to take over ship. Dead includes five drivers and three crew members Stop Geiger counter aboard confirms your lab tests stop seven men suffering radiation sickness...< Less
Sell the Pig and Buy Me Out
A cast of sturdy characters’ existentialist of the working classes’ –senior ordinary seaman O’Rourke ‘Western Ocean man and would be hard knock’; the murderous... More > Captain Jake; Busti the elderly Egyptian galley boy; drunken Chief Mate Cartrite; Dingbat the ancient alcoholic Welsh engineer; Hesta the Padre’s wife, and Clarrie the ancient and classically camp chief steward re seen through the eyes of first trip apprentice James Howard and his dotty inspiration Prudence back in Britain as James picks up the ethics of his nautical trade.< Less
Scrotie's Saga: Wydinyerwood and The loss of the Lurcher
Laura MacNoon, beneficiary of the fabulously wealthy MacNoon Trust. Marine archeologist, and local Marine Manager brings the ‘Lurcher ’to Wydinyer in search of the wrecks of historic... More > galleons reputed to lie on the offshore Effingham Islands.
Back in London the new Chairman of the Family Trust, Demetrie, is using Laura’s venture to float a dubious share issue. Laura and Demetrie, the chairman, and her cousin’s lover, are in conflict. Laura hopes that by chartering the ship to a Taiwanese film company she can complicate the share issue.< Less
The Last Voyage of the Lunar Queen
The Lunar Queen, the last of her line, is being driven out of the travel market by jumbo jet travel. Captain James Howard, temporarily unemployed, lands the job of trying to keep her in business by... More > tapping the new backpacker market.
The ship’s owners are divided into factions. Young bi sexual, masochist Deputy Chairman Arabella Lagan opposes James’ appointment “ A waste of our money and his time”. Uncle Hubert, the Chairman wants “ the old girl gingered up.”
Aboard ship the complications for James pile up. Bible Bill the Commander composes sermons for his Sunday Services in between groping unwary female crewmembers. James falls in love with the surgeon beautiful Polish exchange doctor Tatyana. The Purser and the Hotel Manager run rings round the now besotted James as arrangements are made for the final voyage.
Briefly back in London to report James falls into pony crop wielding Arabella’s heated grasp.< Less