28th May 2008, 21:36
Howdy all out there!
New to the site as from yesterday, still finding my way round.
I'm an ex Esso engineer, from 1967 to 1970 then a couple of trips with SAF marine. Then followed a thirty year stint on the oil rig supply vessels, mainly North Sea, but also North & West Africa. (Tunisia & Cameroons). I took voluntary redundancy in 2004, thought 30 yrs was long enough in the North Sea!!
Since then, I've worked on the river Tees dredgers, but had to give that up in 2006, as my wife was diagnosed with cancer. (she died last year)
Now I have a great job as a maintenance person at our local hospice!

Bruce Carson
28th May 2008, 21:39
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, bertiboy.
It won't take you long to become familiar with our site--make yourself at home and join in our discussions at any time.
Good to have you onboard.


28th May 2008, 21:42
Thanks Bruce!

non descript
28th May 2008, 21:45
bertiboy, Whilst words alone cannot make up for what you have lost, and my thoughts and prayers are with you, may I extend a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community: enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage.

28th May 2008, 21:54
welcome on board, sorry about your sad loss, murdomac

Steve Woodward
28th May 2008, 22:27
Welcome to SN from Suffolk, enjoy your time with us

K urgess
28th May 2008, 22:33
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire.
Find your way around the ship and enjoy the trip.
Beware it's very addictive.

de paor
28th May 2008, 22:59
Good on you.A great job you are doing.Lost my wife 6 years ago and I admire your outlook regards jim

29th May 2008, 01:28
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

29th May 2008, 15:22
Greetings Bertiboy and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

29th May 2008, 21:54
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.