Monday, April 30, 2007

Passenger List

I started going through all my newspaper clippings tonight and only managed to get the following names for passengers, I will need to contact the NSRI and see if they can help with a list of names: (There are only 58 names here of the estimated 361) - I will add the Oceanos Crew and the TFC Crew separately.

Adamson Gail
Adamson John
Adamson John Jnr (Baby rescued from Lifeboat in a fire bucket)
Adamson Kari
Adamson Samantha
Allister Audrey
Amez-Droz Anne
Blackie Herman
Boucher Cliff
Boucher Lawrene
Bryceland Gary
Clue Child
Clue Mrs
Clue Robert
Evgeniou Costa
Evgeniou Litsa
Flavio Enrico
Grantham Kim
Grantham Robert
Grove Derek
Grove Jenny
Hicklin John
Hutton-Brown Charles
Hutton-Brown Dulcie
Kemp Rose-Marie
Laidlaw Ian
Laidlaw Karen
McLoughlin Peter
Mountfort Clyde
Mountfort Darryl
Mountfort Samantha
Mountfort Sandy
Niemand Piet
O'Mahoney Michael
Oosthuizen Chantelle
Penny Dale
Penny Eileen
Penny Sian
Putzier Bradley
Putzier Candice
Putzier Margie
Redelinghuys Koos
Robertson Bernice
Roche Lionel
Rooney Jenny
Rooney Mark
Rooney Michael
Rooney Tony
Samoars Sharon
Schultz Baby
Schultz Leon
Schultz Mercia
Smith Gwendolyn
Smith Irene
Smyth Maria
Vink Trevor
Whittaker Debbie
Zanoncelli Susan


Anonymous said...

My name is Mignon Knoetze and I am a survivor of the Oceanos. I was working for South African Airways at the time. A lot of my friends and colleauges where on the Oceanos with me. I got onto the last life boat to leave the Oceanos. Being launched was very traumatic because of the weather but only the beginning of a long cold and frightening night. The life boat was ill equiped for our needs. During the night we tried to board one of the many ships trying to rescue us but because of the bad weather we could not even get close. We where on the life boat until it started getting light. At first light we heard an aircraft flying overhead. The nearest ship to us was the Great Nancy which was a huge oil tanker. The weather had not improved much so when we tried to approach the ship the life boat slammed into the side of the ship and we all nearly landed up in the propellor. We where all hauled up the side of the ship by the crew of the ship using ropes. The crew where wonderful to us and they did everything to make us comfortable with their limited resources. We sailed to Durban on the Great Nancy overnight. We where taken to a rescue centre where we where given something to eat. We where also allowed to make a phone call and checked by doctors before going to a hotel to clean up before being flown home via Johannesburg to East London. My parents and I where on the front page of the Daily Dispatch newspaper in East London. My brothers Etienne and Eugene where a great support to my parents while waiting to hear if I had survived. I would like to mention some other survivors that I do not see on your list who worked for or who are still working for South African Airways in East London. Eugene Sweetnam who has since passed away, Trevor Godden, Leeanne Strauss, Natalie Measures now Du Plessis, Andrew Montfort, Glen Hurn, Kevin Putzier, Merril Binneman. If you want to contact them go to

Anonymous said...

Hi Mignon

Just a quick note to say hi to all back in lovely East London. Now living in England but miss South Africa. I was on the lifeboat with you and remember it so clearly. Take care and if you ever find a good video or photos of the sinking of the Oceanos let me know.

Julie Mills

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie, I am sorry I took so long to answer. East London is still a wonderful place. I have got a lot of newspaper clippings that I can send to you just let me know how and when.

regards Mignon

Anonymous said...

My father, Kevin Putzier, was also on board for the final voyage.

Anonymous said...

I know the Adamson family :)

katy sokolewicz said...

We were onboard when it sank ... and my father was the doctor onboard - Katy, Emma and George Sokolewicz. I am writting a book about the drama and i would love any other information anyone has, pics, news clippings etc to add to it - i am also wanting to write a passenger list in the book to remember everyone that survived with us through this any names would be great. Thanks and look forward to receiving lots of stories and pics and clippings to include in my tribute to the oceanos before her 20th year anniversary :) please email me: