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"M/S "Emma Jebsen"
A gorgeous Chinese dinner in the Officer's Mess. Seen left to right:
1st. Officer Birger Hauerslev, Electrician Li Chau, 2nd. Engr. Ivar Rathenburg, Chief Officer Christian List Petersen.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


1972-07-090
M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- and here outside on the recreation deck -
Radio Officer Ib Thorsen Hansen in front and 1st. Officer Birger Hauerslev and 1st. Engr. Gerhard Glass behind.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
Officers enjoying around the table
1st. Off. Birger Hauerslev, 1st. Engr. Gerhard Glass, 2nd. Engr. Ivar Rathenburg and Radio Officer Ib Thorsen Hansen.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- Chan Lap Chung gets a haircut from Leung Chi Man -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


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After the haircut they are still good friends , - surprisingly enough!!!
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
Dinner is saved , - Chan Lap Chung hunting sea birds in the Pacific, July 1973.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- back in Mao's China again, - Tsingtao July 1973 -, with PLA soldiers watching the ship -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S Emma Jebsen"
"Emma Jebsen", - 1st. Engineers Day Room - my cabin -, where I spent several years of my life on the China Coast.
Take note of my "Lucky Dragon" hanging from the ceiling.  I still have it, but now it is hanging in my private home.
(Photographed in 1974 by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
"Emma Jebsen" interior.  My cabin - 1st. Engineers Day Room. Another view, - with "Lucky Dragon"!
(Photographed in 1974 by karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- another one of my cabin, - this time in colour -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
 - burning incense sticks are placed on the windlass brake -
Photographed on August 4th. 1974 in the South China sea -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Good Joss!  Sometimes it is OK with a little extra good luck.  In order to get that , it was quite commom that sticks of burning incense were placed all over the ship.  Also it was done after break-downs in the engine - - -
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- another joss stick on the windlass brake -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen
- here a couple of sticks attached to a life buoy -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
Here joss sticks are burned in connection with a celebration for "Tin Hau", - Aug. 16th.1974 -, in the South China Sea
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


"M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- offerings for Tin Hau on the poop deck -
Photographed on August 16th. 1974 in the South China Sea -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- a box full of gifts for Tin Hau -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
Radio Operator Henrik Cederberg and Chief Engr. Ottosen relaxing at my garden furnitures on the recreation deck aft.
(Well, - actually the benches and table are not mine but belongs to Jebsen,- but I made them!)
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
 Chef at work, - Chan Lap Chung cooking in the engine control room.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)





With different groups of Chinese onboard, it was unavoidable, that what was considered delicious for one group, was not necesssarily so great for others - - -
In the engine room we always used only Cantonese people, and they have their own favourites - just like the Swatow- and the Foochow-sailors have theirs - - -
Therefore it sometimes happened that the engine people, - the Cantonese -, made their own cooking on a hotplate in the engine control room, and really enjoyed food like it should be to their taste: Perfect!
In this series of pictures, it is Engine Fitter Chan Lap Chung that took the responsibility for cooking genuine Cantonese food, - and of course we were all invited to join in - - -
 
 



M/S "Emma Jebsen"
 Chan Lap Chung has just been cooking -
Uhmmmmmmmm - - - Perfect!
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- and here our Chinese Third Engineer is stuffing his small belly with some genuine Cantonese home cooking -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- and share willingly with the engine people.
Left to right: Fitter Chan Lap Chung, 2nd. Engr. Svend Aage Tonnesen, 3rd. Engineer, Chief Engr. Ottosen.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


M/WS "Emma Jebsen"
- relaxing in the Officer's day room 1974 -
Left to right: 2nd. Engineer Svend Aage Tønnesen, 2nd. Mate Kent Iversen and 1st. Officer Birger Hauerslev -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- Christmas 1975 -
Chief Engineer Ottosen being served while 3rd. Engineer and Electrician Li Chau are fighting with knife and fork.
(Photography by karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


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Christmas 1975
- roasted suckling pig anyone??? -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
Christmas 1975
- 2nd. Engineer Per Madsen in good mood, - and good company - (Have forgotten their names! )
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


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- Chan Lap Chung caught in acton again, - while cooking behind the main switch board in the engine control room -
(Phoptography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
- fish anyone??? -
- Chan Lap Chung cooking in 1976 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Emma Jebsen"
Relaxing in the Officer's day room in 1977
Left to right: Captain Gustav Flems, (Me!!!) 1st. Engr. Karsten Petersen, Chief Engr. Jens Jensen.
(Submittet by Karl Jensen, - photographer unknown.)
 
 

Click here for part 2 of "Emma Jebsen" Life 2, - "Feeding the Hungry Ghosts"
(Celebrating "Yue Laan" -  the "Hungry Ghost" festival.)

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