Myself as C/O of the SOUTHBANK in 1960 with the Lascar deck crew. The men either side of me claimed to be graduates, needing to work as seamen. Serang on the extreme left.
This is an old 1937 wage and provision scale for Lascar Seamen. Water may have been stipulated ” as required” but it was under strict lock and key for issue twice per day!
The Serang and the Chinese ‘ Chippy’