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royston grange tien chee, homenaje 40 aos de la tragediaHomenaje a las victimas de La Tragedia del Rio de la Plata Royston Grange Tien Chee 1972 11 de mayo 2012 Montevideo Uruguay por Fernando Pontolillo www.marinamercanteuruguaya.blogspot.com

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rlth. May t97e - rtth.May 2or2M.V. "Royston Grange"Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd.

A service of "Remembrance & Thanksgiving,, in memory of the Crew, Passengers and River plate pilot, who perished as a result of the collision in the River plate, between this vessel and the M.T. "Tien Chee,,, .tO years' ago - Montevideo, Uruguay.en memoria de

IJna ceremonia de "Recordacin y Agradecimiento,, Tripulacin, Pasajeros y prctico del Ro de la plata, quienes perecieron aralz de la colisin en el Ro de la plata, entre este buque y el B.T. "Tien Chee,,hace rto aos

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Montevideo, Uruguay.

were

"Thank you for sharing with us, lost."

as we remember those who

aquellos que perecieron".

"Gracias a c/u por compartir junto a nosotros, al recordar

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* Welcome - Including words by Mr. Michael Houlder * Message - Andrew Beare (son of Arturo Beare,Houlder Bros.)

{. Message - Mario Klisich [ex Houlder

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Reading of te names of those who were lost _ Ian Dickin2 Minutes of silence in memory of those who are no longer with us

"My home" - Germn Villar Reading: RevelationZ1,:

Forrester, Houlder Bros.)

I-7 - Ian Forrester (son of f im

earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beaudfdly dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from tire throne saying: "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every

"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first

am making everything new!" Then he said, ,,Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.., He said to me: "lt is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty, I will iive io drink without cost from the spring of the *"t.. or re. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son." "The Word of the Lord,.. .

mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne ,l'id, ,,1

tear from their eyes. There will be no more death oi

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Reflection: Cynthia Myers Dickin fdaughter of GordonMyers, Houlder Bros.)

Music of "Amazing Grace" - Germn VillarWe

will move to the graveside, where the flowers

will be placed.The Lord's Prayer Final prayer:

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"God, whose days are without end and whose mercies cannot be numbered: make us, we pray, deeply aware of the shortness and uncertainty of human life and let your Holy Spirit lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days; that when we shall have served you in our generation, we may be gathered to our family members who have gone before, having the testimony of a good conscience, in the communion of the Church, in the confidence of a certain faith, in the comfort of a holy hope, in favour with you, our God, and in perfect charity with all. We ask this through |esus Christ our Lord." Amen

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Bienvenida - Incluir palabras del Sr. Michael Houlder

.i. Mensaje - Andrew Beare fhijo de Arturo Beare, Houlder Bros.J.1.

Mensaie.- Mario Klisich (ex Houlder Brcis.

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.lr Lectura delos nombres de los fallecidos -lan Dickin .!. 2 minutos de silencio por aquellos que ya no estn con nosotros

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"My home" - Germn Villar

{. Lectura: Apocalipsis Z1: L-7 -IanForrester (hijoJim Forrester, Houlder Bros.)

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"Despus vi un cielo nuevo y una tierra nueva; porque el primer cielo y la primera tierra haban dejado de existir y tambin el mar. Vi la ciudad santa,la nueva ferusaln, que bajaba del cielo, de la presencia de Dios. Estaba arreglda como una novia vestida para su prometido. y o una fuerte voz que vena del trono y que deca: " Aqu est el lugar donde Dios vive con los hombres. Vivir con ellos y ellos sern sus pueblos, y Dios mismo estar con ellos como su Dios. Secar todos las lgrimas de ellos, y ya no habr muerte, ni llanto, ni lamento, ni dolor; porque todo lo que antes exista ha dejado de existir." El que estaba sentado en el trono dijo: "Yo hago nuevas todas las cosas." y tambin dijo: "Escribe, porque estas palabras son verdaderas y dignas de confianza". y despus me dijo: "Ya est hecho. Yo soy el Alfa y la Omega, el principio y el Fin. Al que tenga sed, le dar de beber del mananiial del agua de la vida, sin que le cueste nada. El que salga vencedoi recibir todo esto como herencia; y yo ser su Dios y l ser mi hijo." "Es Palabra de Dios"..f. Reflexin: Cynthia Myers Dickin (hija de Gordon Myers, Houlder Bros.)

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Msica de"Amazing Grace" - Germn Villarlas flores.

i.Iremos hacia la sepultura, adonde sern colocadas{. "Padre Nuestro" {. Oracin final:

"oh Dios, cuyos das son infinitos y cuyas misericordias no pueden ser enumeradas: Te suplicamos nos hagas profundamente conscientes de la brevedad e incertidumbre de la vida humana; y concede que tu Espritu santo nos gue en santidad y justicia todos los das de nuestra vida; a fin de que, cuando te hayamos servido en nuestra generacin, seamos reunidos con nuestros padres y familiares que cuando hayamos servido en nuestra generacin, seamos reunidos con nuestros antecesores, teniendo el testimonio de una buena consciencia, en la comunin de la Iglesia, en la confianza de una fe cierta,,en el:coiisulo,de,na Santa speranza, en tu favor, nuestro Dios:y,en, perfecta caridad con todo el gnero hum.ano; rEsto te lo pedimos mediante fesucristo nuestro Seor.". lmen

anniversar:y

Andrew BeareGood morning, my name is Andrew Beare and I am Mr. Arturo Beare's youngest son who was LB years old when the accident occurred.Wednesday, May l_0th., IgTZ,was a normal Autumn day in Montevideo, only a bit too warm, no storm was brewing in the area, but as normal during this period, it was very humid.

wanted an early dinner, as the next morning he had to rise

I recall sitting at home that evening with my parents, as we did normally after work chattingr.about different things. At a ,crtain ,stage my. father mentioned that he

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early as the "Royston Grange,, was arriving from Buenos Aires on a northboud voyage.That night a heavy fog formed over the river and at dawn the visibiliW extremely reduced. ryas At around 05:00arn the phone rang and we all woke up, it was a call from a man called ,,Simonetti,, who was the "look-out" at the control tower of the port of Montevideo, who was always in touch with my dad, before the arrival of the different Houlder ships that called into Montevideo. turned to my mother and exclaimed ,,Oh my God.... there is trouble in the river and all I hope is that the Royston is on this side of the incident so we can receive it today as all the load is arranged".When he cut off, he explained that the look_out_man, had told him that there had been an accident and that alr he could see was an orange glow on the horizon, but he had no information on the name of the ships involved.

After speaking very briefly with this man, my father

After a,few minqtes, he again received a phone call in which he was informed that a tanker named "Tien-chee,, bound for Buenos Aires had collided with a British shipcalled "Royston Grange" and as a result of this, there was fire on board both of them.

Help from the of both Uruguayan and Argentine Navies and other vessels in the area was immediately on the spot, but unfortunateiy as alr of us here know, the disaster developed in a tragic way.

Today is a day of remembrance during which we should all meditate and think of all those who are no longer withus, and cherish the good moments we spent

with them.

Thank you all for being here today.

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Andfew Beare -..-

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Buenos d1'. Vti ngmbrg es Andrew Beaie y,soy el hijo menor de Arturo Bearg tehiendorlB aos deread cando ocurri el accidente.

ao, muy hmedo.

otoo en Montevideo, algo ms calurosol pero sin tormentas a la vista, y como es normal en esa poca del

Mircoles, 10 de mayo de 1.972 era un da agradable de

Recuerdo estar sentado en casa con mis padres como hacamos normalmente despus del trabajo, charlando de distintas cosas. En un momento dado, mi padre coment que quera cenar temprano ya que a la maana siguient tena que levantarse temprano ya que el ROySTON GRANGE estba llegando desde Buenos Aires, con rumbo hacia el trtorte.

n ,sobre el,ro v al amanecer la visibiridad estaba extremadamente ..r.i" -,,1,:'';. .t, . .., .., , tl .-,---: r;' ' Alrededor de'las'05100 hs. son er telfono y todos nos clespertamos. Era una llamada de una persona llamada "simonetti" quien era el "vista" en la torre de contror del

puerto de Montevideo, quien siempre estaba en contacto con mi padre, antes de la llegada de los distintos buquesde Houlder's, que hacan escala en Montevideo. Despus de hablar brevemente con este hombre, mi padre se dio vuelta a mi madre y exclamo: "O Dios mo!,....hay problemas en el Ro y lo nico que espero es que el ROYSTON GRANGE ya haya pasado el lugar del incidente para que pueda ,:entrar hoy ya .que toda la carga esta

pronta."Cuando cort, l explico que el "vista" le haba dicho que haba ocurrido un accidente y lo nico que poda divisar era un resplandor color naranja en el horizonte, pero que no tena ninguna informacin sobre los nombres de los buques involucrados. Luego de unos minutos, mi padre nuevamente recibi una llamada telefnica por la cual fue informado que un buque-tanque llamado TIEN CHEE, con destino a Buenos Aires, haba colisionado con un buque de bandera Inglesa llamado 'ROYSTON GRANGE", y como resultado de es