Cast Otter

John Finlay
15th January 2009, 00:30
Hello I am fairly new on here.

I was onboard the Cast otter from 1983 to 1986 serving as AB.

Bob Cotter was captain and Wilfe Scott was the bosun.

Is there anyone around who was on the ship during the same period.

It would be good to hear from anyone.

I am still at sea today with Subsea7 on a pipelay vessel.

John Cassels
15th January 2009, 19:11
Hello I am fairly new on here.

I was onboard the Cast otter from 1983 to 1986 serving as AB.

Bob Cotter was captain and Wilfe Scott was the bosun.

Is there anyone around who was on the ship during the same period.

It would be good to hear from anyone.

I am still at sea today with Subsea7 on a pipelay vessel.


Never actually sailed on her but I was the Port captain in Antwerp at the
time. Bob was my cousin ( 2nd.removed ) Walter would be the cheng and
Dick Hyushe the mate.
Were you on board when we loaded that $4 M motor yacht in Antwerp ?.

John Finlay
15th January 2009, 19:56
Yes John I recognise your name I think I saw you onboard once or twice.

You are spot on Walter was Ch/eng and Dick was the mate.

I remember the expensive yacht, we got a small payment for cleaning the hull on the way across the atlantic.

Peter Galbraith (Pedro) was also another of the AB's there, I recently met him after many years. Barra John was his brother who was also good friends with Bob Cotter. Barra John sailed on the Husky at the same time.

Anyway it was good of you to reply and I hope you are keeping well.

paddywhack1967
20th January 2009, 18:03
Never actually sailed on her but I was the Port captain in Antwerp at the
time. Bob was my cousin ( 2nd.removed ) Walter would be the cheng and
Dick Hyushe the mate.
Were you on board when we loaded that $4 M motor yacht in Antwerp ?.Hi John i think i was on the otter with u.I was on between 28/6/86 to 9/9/86.If my memory serves me right,capt cotter gave us thirty cases of beer when we were told we were getting replaced with polish crew.Remember wilf scott as bosun.Rgds pat o connell

janathull
30th January 2009, 05:14
Sailed with Bob Cotter on Troll Lake. a real gentleman. janathull

Kingham SJ
10th March 2009, 17:21
high john its been a long time since we sailed together cast otter, rockness.Ileft denholms 1991 well walked off truthfully. now working for the railway regards s kingham AB

Kingham SJ
24th November 2009, 15:55
Hello I am fairly new on here.

I was onboard the Cast otter from 1983 to 1986 serving as AB.

Bob Cotter was captain and Wilfe Scott was the bosun.

Is there anyone around who was on the ship during the same period.

It would be good to hear from anyone.

I am still at sea today with Subsea7 on a pipelay vessel.

Hi john got your last message. Alls gone silent, are you still away, read something in the papers about subsea in a spot of bother. hope your jobs ok. speak to you later. regards big simon

J.J.Millar
14th September 2011, 23:26
Hi All, I was mate on the 'Otter' with Bob Cotter and sailed on her right up until she was handed over in Antwerp. Chief was Harry'Green Decks'.
Given time 'll remember some of the others.

I'm still sailing on container boats with Alpha Ship of Bremen and probably my last contract before I pull the plug.



John Millar

Malky Glaister
15th September 2011, 00:39
Bob Cotter was a proper gent, sailed with him on a Troll boat about 1980

regards Malky

J.J.Millar
15th September 2011, 22:45
Hi John,

I was Mate on the 'Otter' when the crew was changed and the Brits were sent home, a sad day. If I remember Decaln Brookes was 2/E.

I'm still sailing but with a German container company although getting ready to retire next year.

Take care, John Millar

Kingham SJ
16th September 2011, 11:18
Hi John. I remember you from the Otter,Polish crew took over on arrival in Antwerp. 1year later visited the Otter in antwerp,Bob was the old man, but alas German Officers were taking over.
Good ship good Crew form top to bottom.Had a brief mess fron John Finley but that was a few years ago.

welbray27
3rd October 2011, 15:11
hello,a question did anyone of you has sailled on cast beaver,or cast polarbear.

Kingham SJ
3rd October 2011, 15:36
Hi welbray27. Not that Im aware, I think those ships were crewed under other nationals,but correct me if Im wrong.

John Cassels
3rd October 2011, 20:06
Gentlemen , cast Beaver was one of the first Cast generation ships . cant
remember who she was crewed by , it's too long ago.

cast polarbear ( together with the Caribou ) had all Croatian officers and crew.