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Old 22nd October 2009, 05:38
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Cosag Marine Services Ltd of Great Yarmouth

Hello to Everybody!

I am desperately looking for any contact with Cosag Marine Services Ltd of Great Yarmouth. I was searching full internet but unfortunately they are not existing. Who knows - please help me. They had in the past 1973-1976 our vessel MV Bembridge - so I am trying to contact anybody who can help me to restore a history of our vessel from a time when she was working for Cosag Marine Services Ltd. Many thanx in advance Rafal
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Old 22nd October 2009, 16:49
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at a loss to help: There is insufficient information? What was the ship? what did she do to earn a crust and what was your task? Geologists, crew, scientists, oceanographer, passenger or supernumary? I suggest to look at a Lloyds Register of shipping Ships register to obtain some basic details such as: where buily. where registered, made of wood/steel/aluminium, how many crew and engine details and type of vessel.
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Old 22nd October 2009, 16:58
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Rafal, I believe that Cosag Marine Services specialised in marine surveys, mainly for the offshore oil and gas industry. They ceased trading many years ago, but someone here may have worked for them at one time and be able to fill you in a bit more.

Good luck!
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Old 22nd October 2009, 17:08
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This is interesting......It's possible that this company may know
COSAG DIVING LTD

Address:

75 GT MELTON RD
HETHERSETT
NORWICH
Norfolk
NR9 3HB
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Old 22nd October 2009, 17:56
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Hello many thanks for all your posts.

Dear David - I know all these details about our vessel - I do not know only that part of her history related to her service for Cosag - that's why I must find anybody from their team from Great Yarmouth. They were finally selling our vessel in 1976 after a very serious fire in engine room. Please come on our www - so you will know what we know.

Dear Phil, great thanks for your suggestion - so thats why I am looking for any members of Cosag team. I have already one of them and he gave me an e-mail to a next one. One day I will find their management. Anyway it was 33 years ago.

Dear Nick - thanx - I will write them an e-mail.

Greeting to all of you Rafal
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Old 27th October 2009, 20:39
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Cosag Marine was an offshore company from Aberdeen. They were active in the early 1980's but i am fairly sure they were finished by the middle of the decade
Their address was
Cosag Marine Services
Leading Lighthouse
Torry
Aberdeen.

They operated the
Bembridge,
Sperus (ex northren Light "Hesperus", built 1939)
Hydragale
Jesmar, later sold to Jesmar Shipping.

All survey vessels, operating in the North Sea, Medi and West Africa.
Owners were
Mike Davenport and John Lee. After Cosag they went to run small coasters carrying coal.
I dont know what happened after that.
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Old 28th October 2009, 21:23
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Dear Adm, great thanks. You gave me a lot of details. I will try to find that guys. If I will succeed - than I will let you know here. Once again many thanks my friend. You helped me a lot!!! Greeting Rafal
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Old 9th October 2010, 12:51
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We just created a special ddedicated page

Hello,

Our searching is slowly bringing something. We have already created a special page. It is on www.bembridge.pl - you should clock on Cosag Marine Services box. The direct link is here:

http://www.bembridge.pl/cms.php?pid=342

If anybody can help to extend our knowledge - we will be very grateful.

Have a nice weekend Rafal
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Old 20th October 2010, 23:03
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Hello, we published one Deck Log Book from 1975. That time she was owned just by Cosag marine Services. It is most probably the last one what is existing.

So please look at her Deck Log Book:

http://www.bembridge.pl/cms.php?lid=pl&gid=46230

She was involved in British Crude oil and gas searching on the North Sea. She was involved in building of the first British Oil Platform and first under water pipe line too.

Next we will publish her Chief Mate Log Book - from 1975 too. There is a full crew list over there. One day we will find more crew members from Cosag Marine Services time so 1972 - 1976.

Many thanks anybody for any help in that matter.

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Old 28th October 2010, 00:33
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1975 - Chief Officer's Log Book

Hello,

Let me tell you that we have just published a next log book - now made by Chief Mate in 1975.

http://www.bembridge.pl/cms.php?lid=pl&gid=46437

On fourth page there is a full list of her crew during Cosag Marine Services time.

Best greeting Rafal
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Old 25th January 2011, 01:02
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Our Cosag page is now updated

Hello!

I have just finished a last update. There are many changes and many new facts. Maybe someone will help us to develop it more.

The story begin as follow:

The Company Cosag Marine Services Ltd. (from Coastal Aggregates) was founded by Mike Davenport, John Norton Lea and Mike Woodall in 1970. They were all Second Mates with Athel Line in UK before deciding to buy a small trawler for Safety Standby work in North Sea.

The Cosag logo was red, gray and black and shaped like a sonar beam.

Cosag Office was at Ocean House, 89 Northside, Clapham Common, in London.
The Operations Office was at Fellowes Shipyard, Southtown Rd, in Great Yarmouth while there was a small superintendents office at The Leading Lighthouse, Torry, in Aberdeen.

First ship was m/v Max Reimann - trawler built in Rostock, in Eastern Germany in1951.

Next was m/v Tikker (ex 'Sheila Homan' sister ship to Max Reimann)


The rest on Cosag page:

Page is like usually here:

http://www.bembridge.pl/cms.php?pid=342

On the end of that page you will find this call:

IMPORTANT PLEASE!!!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANTHONY THOMPSON - HE WAS ON BEMBRIDGE IN 1974 - 1975 AS A CAPTAIN. HE WAS WITH HIS FORMER WIFE J.THOMPSON.

WE HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT INFO FOR HIM - WE ARE SURE HE WILL BE GLAD TO KNOW IT AND PAY A MIN A CASE OF GOOD BEER TO EVERYBODY WHO WILL HELP US TO FIND HIM

MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP IN THAT MATTER!!!


And it is a really very important notice - no jokes. Anthony will be very happy to know info what we will give him.

Who can help?

Best greeting Rafal
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Old 2nd May 2011, 21:13
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New update

Hello, our crew was extended by Alan Woodrow (Woody). He gave us a lot of new info - all is here:

http://www.bembridge.pl/cms.php?pid=342

and we started to publish some stories from that time:

http://www.bembridge.pl/cms.php?pid=343

Still we are looking for Antony Thompson!!!

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I sailed on the Max Reiman, an ex East German trawler, as a Decca surveyor. Mike Davenport met us on the quay before we were due to sail to put a rig on position off Le Havre in the Bay of Biscay. The first mate was in jail after a night on the piss in Gt Yarmouth and he asked if I would be willing to sign on as a (paid) crew member and take a watch or two as we made our way south. To which I readily agreed. Getting up to the bridge was by way of a vertical ladder to a hatch on the upper deck followed by a short walk in the elements to the wheelhouse. When I asked about the automatic pilot, the skipper reached up to the deckhead and pulled down a hinged bar with a large hole in the end which was then hooked over a spoke in the wheel! Happy days!
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