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John, of Portgordon, near Buckie, was offered a place on the Heather Sprig because he had worked on it before and knew the ropes.
He said: "Anton knew the ropes better than anyone and the children were told from the start to stay beside him at all times.
One of mine - Strasbourg - was a good old-timer who knew the ropes, but the other - Mary Tudor - was just four years old and very inexperienced and lively.