The Gillie's introduction

The Gillie
4th October 2008, 19:04
First went to sea in 1971 as an engineer? with BP and on the mighty supertanker that I sailed on was given the nickname of the Gillie which I have used as a nom-de-plume ever since

Came to this site by looking for some information on the British Diplomat, but am now wondering what I have let myself in for.

I'm, no sorry I'm The Gillie.


K urgess
4th October 2008, 19:10
Welcome aboard, Gillie.
You'll find plenty of BP lads in the crew.
It's very addictive so explore the ship with care and enjoy the ship.

4th October 2008, 19:18
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.

Many of us are confused here so you will be in good company. :)

non descript
4th October 2008, 19:23
The Gillie, being confused is all part of the scheme... a warm welcome to you on your first posting, thank you joining the community; please enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your further postings. (Thumb)

4th October 2008, 20:20
The Gillie,

A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

4th October 2008, 21:10
A Gillie is a Scottish gamekeeper, an honourable profession, just like an engineer. There are different spellings ie Ghillie, ghilly, gilly. I am confused.

To sail on a VLCC as an engineer makes you slightly confused, more than slightly!!



Steve Woodward
4th October 2008, 21:22
Welcome to SN from a very wet and windy Suffolk, enjoy your time with us

bert thompson
4th October 2008, 22:22
Welcome Gillie
Do hope you enjoy all that is on offer in this wonderful site
Best wishes

7th October 2008, 04:56
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

7th October 2008, 09:51
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer