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Old 25th January 2015, 20:00
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Doh! I should have checked before I posted that question. For some reason (possibly a mental confusion with the 6-Day War) my memory thought it was a 6-year war in 1967 and not 8 years long.
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It was also very good daily rate of $7500 (approx. £3750) from the Italian charterers of the ship. Six weeks or so of that kind of money at that time would have made Mr. Bibby very happy. To put it in some perspective, my annual salary as C/O at that time was about £4800.
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First Shipment of Mubarraz Crude

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I can confirm that after trials, the maiden voyage was special. We went to Rastanurah to load a special cargo for the Sheik of AbiDabi (spelling?)
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It's Abu Dhabi!

If this was 6 June 1973, I suggest you loaded in the UAE not Saudi as this would 'fit' with his highness the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan attending the ceremony for the first shipment of Mubarraz crude oil and later visiting Japan - to see

NB: I may have been one of your students at Brunel Tech (Rad 177).
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Old 9th February 2015, 20:31
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Neil just got back on this site and have seen your reply. I paid off the Staffordshire at Rastanura, the ship then went on to Thailand. Alan Kennedy relieved me as Electrical Officer. Alec would be the Cheif Engineer and Mike Horn would be the old man. I must admit I do not remember any of the other names at that time.
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Old 18th February 2015, 20:39
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Its a small world as I was trawling the sight when I saw a post from a lekie. Coincidence as I recognise the name Mike Horn.
I met him in my post seafaring career ( Lekie Reardon Smith Line 1969-1973) running my own retail newsagents business in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
I was attending NFRN ( National Federation of Retail Newsagents ) meetings in Alnwick, Northumberland approx. 1980 when I met Captain Mike Horn of Bibby Line who if I remember rightly was running his family newsagents in Alnmouth, Nr Alnwick.
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It's Abu Dhabi!

If this was 6 June 1973, I suggest you loaded in the UAE not Saudi as this would 'fit' with his highness the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan attending the ceremony for the first shipment of Mubarraz crude oil and later visiting Japan - to see

NB: I may have been one of your students at Brunel Tech (Rad 177).
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Thanks for supplying all that excellent detail on that particular voyage.

The first class I took when I joined Brunel was RAD180, you were a bit earlier than that although you were probably there in your second year or perhaps doing radar.

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Old 3rd November 2015, 17:11
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Hi My Name Is Ruth Scully My Father Sailed On The Devonshire In June 83 To October 83 Where Sadly He Died.did You Sail With Him?if So I Would Love To Hear Any Stories You Have About Him.thanks X
Hi Ruth I sailed with your old man on the dev the trip before he passed I remember coming to Liverpool with Steve Parry to visit your ma .. he was a big man blonde unkempt hair ex Bp who always looked after the junior ratings we saw him as a father figure .... Who wherever he ended up will still be grafting and always going on about his family and his daughters ....daviddavies135@btinternet.com
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Biby Line

I joined "Warickshire"in 1960.
Served on several of their vessels.
A great company, but left when the Rangoon run and trooping ended.
Didn't fancy their expansion in new areas (bulk/gas carriers etc.
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Old 21st December 2015, 16:26
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Hi to all, just joined the group, I was in Bibs as r/o from early 70 to late 72, still have gazettes from then and have recognised some names.
Rob Owens if anyone remembers from that period.

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hi all just found this site hidden away ...sailed with bibbys 75...80 sips were worcestershire hampshire australian bridge berkshire yorkshire....berkshire ray ummins alias captain pugwash....haha sailed with so many good lads any one remember me
Hi Ray. I only saw this website today and recognised so many names from the past. We were at Riversdale at the same time. You were close mates with Paddy Moore and I hung around with Jebb Kitchen. I still keep in touch with Jebb - would you believe he is still with Bibby Line and is now the MD. I met Andy Smith a few years ago but haven't spoken with him in a while. Hope you keep well and out of trouble - we were bad lads back then! I seem to remember you had to fork out for someone else's new gnashers once....
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Not sure whether you are all aware that there is a Bibby Line for Seafarers forum page on Facebook - this can be found at the following

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1695156350732675/

73's

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Not sure whether you are all aware that there is a Bibby Line for Seafarers forum page on Facebook - this can be found at the following

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1695156350732675/

73's

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Geoff, just joined the face book Bibby Line Group and already exchanged messages with two ex ship mates.
It was a great tip Geoff, thanks

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Old 20th April 2017, 15:57
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Help! I was a RO with Bibbys 1950-1953. Can anyone tell me the name of the radio superintendent at that time. I have racked my brains trying to remember. Cheers, Roger
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Help! I was a RO with Bibbys 1950-1953. Can anyone tell me the name of the radio superintendent at that time. I have racked my brains trying to remember. Cheers, Roger
Would it be George Nutter. I know he was super in 1960.
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Old 21st April 2017, 11:44
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Would it be George Nutter. I know he was super in 1960.
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John, Yes that's the man. I remember him well and had half guessed it was Nutter but couldn't be sure. When I was editing the ROA Newsletter and Journal. His name had come up in one edition and I got a letter from a lady whose mother had been in the lifeboat following the torpedoing of a ship on which George had been returning home after a long spell of wartime duty abroad. He was the senior officer in the boat and took charge, They were rescued and she was full of admiration for him. Many thanks for your help. Best regards, Roger
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