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Dave McGouldrick
1st January 2007, 15:21
Greetings everyone and all the best for 2007.

I started going to sea in 1970 with Ocean Fleets of Liverpool as a Radio Officer , and now at 54 am still seagoing with Holland America Line as IT Officer.
Looking forward to communicating

Right now enjoying the sunshine in St.Maarten

1st January 2007, 15:54
Hi Dave Happy New Year and welcome,

I'm curious regarding the post of IT Officer, is that a big change from being R/O?



1st January 2007, 16:54
Welcome to SN Dave.

I am sure you will find a lot of things to interest you here.

We look forward to your contributions.



K urgess
1st January 2007, 17:02
Welcome to a survivor.

How did the transition to IT go?

The old school still represented afloat today. Great!

non descript
1st January 2007, 17:47
Dave, a warm welcome to you and a Happy New Year. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer and we very much look forward to your postings. Bon Voyage

1st January 2007, 18:06
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage

Dave McGouldrick
4th January 2007, 18:48
The change to IT was kind of gradual.
HAL gave the opportunity to do a bit of training and hands on with the PCs and network - so instead of just saying cheerio to the R/Os , they kept us first as "comms Officers" and then a few of us went a bit deeper and now if it has a keyboard it's ours.

To quote a mate of mine "If it isn't morse,it has to be binary" - it's all communication.

4th January 2007, 22:24
Hi Dave spent a bit of time with ocean fleets in the early to mid 70s on autolycus, atreaus, mano, degema and the bay boats deckboy to ab wonder if our paths crossed.

Frank P
4th January 2007, 23:23
Welcome onboard Dave, enjoy the site.


bert thompson
5th January 2007, 08:25
Welcome Dave to this wonderful site. Look forward to your postings
Best wishes

5th January 2007, 10:11
Welcome Dave from a cold old sunless England, enjoy the site.