9th November 2006, 10:45
I am trying to locate an old school chum and ship mate. We went to Graham Sea Training School in Scarborough from 1961 to 1966 and we both joined Bank Line, we sat second mates at Boulevard School in Hull in 1970 and He joined United Baltic shortly after. He was best man at my wedding in 1972 and I lost contact with him shortly after that. He had a nick name with United Baltic of Lapsy(?) apparently it was Finnish for baby face.
If any one can help I would be grateful.
9th November 2006, 14:19
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10th November 2006, 08:41
Thing he was in Cable & wireless Marine, now Global marine Systems Ltd.
10th November 2006, 09:30
Last time I saw Dave was in the 80,s he was Mate on one of the RoRo,s think it was Baltic Progress after that I heard he went Master with Crescent Shipping on some sort of specialized Tanker.
15th December 2006, 17:57
Anyhow the Finnish word for a child is LAPSI :)
16th December 2006, 20:16
Dave told me the Finnish girls called him that because of his baby face
5th February 2010, 18:52
Lapsi and I were pals in the 70s.I last heard he was skipper of a cable layer.If anybody has info as to his whereabouts please post it as I dearly love to be in touch with him and his family again.Baltic Valiant.U.B.C.Regards Mick.
4th April 2010, 13:01
Dave was called Lapsi because Davy became Davy Baby hence to the Finnish lapsi.He got the nickname whilst 3rd Mate in Baltic Valiant in Kotka, Finland.
5th April 2010, 08:37
Dave Jeffrey is Master with Global Marine. Sailed with him a couple of times when he was on the Wave Venture and the Cable Retriever.
If you go into Global Marine's website there is a photo of him in the personnel section.