Hello From East Coast Canada

Alan Roger
7th January 2007, 22:32
Just a quick note to introduce myself. I have been @ sea now for almost 9 years and have a valid 4th class unrestricted engineer's liscense with a 2nd class restricted endorsment. I am currently writing my 3rd class unrestricted papers. I am currently employed with Norbulk shipping under a 5 year charter with Irving Oil and the ship I am on is owned by Vroon. I started with Irving under Kent Lines in October 1998on the Irving Eskimo and the Irving Artic. I am currently serving on the MT Acadian as 4th engineer.

benjidog
7th January 2007, 22:45
Welcome to SN Alan from the North of England.

I hope you enjoy the site. There is plenty to see here and some very well-informed members.

We look forward to your contributions.

Regards,

Brian

Bearsie
8th January 2007, 00:06
Welcome aboard Alan :)

Graham McMorine
8th January 2007, 00:29
Just a quick note to introduce myself. I have been @ sea now for almost 9 years and have a valid 4th class unrestricted engineer's liscense with a 2nd class restricted endorsment. I am currently writing my 3rd class unrestricted papers. I am currently employed with Norbulk shipping under a 5 year charter with Irving Oil and the ship I am on is owned by Vroon. I started with Irving under Kent Lines in October 1998on the Irving Eskimo and the Irving Artic. I am currently serving on the MT Acadian as 4th engineer.

Hi Alan, A very good welcome to the fold. I Myself have only been a member for a couple of days and find it really absorbing. There is so much of interest here, enjoying every session I am on.
I was in Sydney and St. Johns in late September last year, wonderful places, made all the better as it was a holiday on the cruise ship SEA PRINCESS.(Thumb)

skymaster
8th January 2007, 00:49
Welcome aboard Alan from a fellow Canadian living in Ontario.I know you will enjoy the site.

Mike

Derek Roger
8th January 2007, 02:05
Welcome on Board @ last Alan . Dad
Now that I am retired you can take over the Watch . Derek
I will post some of your pics tomorrow until you get the " hang of the Site "

gdynia
8th January 2007, 09:11
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage

R58484956
8th January 2007, 09:35
Hiya Alan welcome from the south of England, thanks for signing on and enjoy the site and good luck with your exams.

Frank P
8th January 2007, 10:30
Welcome onboard Alan, enjoy the site.

Frank

Gulpers
8th January 2007, 11:10
Alan,

Is this a "Roger" takeover bid?
At least we've got someone to keep an eye on your old man now! (Jester)

Seriously though, a warm welcome to the site from me too!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

CRoger
8th January 2007, 21:08
Hi There Alan Happy Christmas and and a guid New Year from Scotland for 2007.
This is becoming a Family Site.
Makrana is now in the Back Yard ready for Winter Overhaul.
Cheers from Inverness

Alan Roger
8th January 2007, 22:04
Happy New Year to you as well CROGER ! I am only guessing but I will bet you will have more snow for your winter overhaul than us out this neck of the woods. All the best to everyone Cheers!

Coastie
8th January 2007, 23:50
A big warm welcome aboard from us here on Anglesey, Alan.

tanker
9th January 2007, 14:36
Welcome aboard from Italy.
Gp

Irvingman
5th February 2007, 18:28
Hi Alan,(Thumb)
Sailed with Kent Line from '81 to '91 on The Ocean, Canada, Nordic ,Eskimo, Arctic, Aime and Ours Polaire. Was Chief eng on the Eskimo late 1990. I gather all the old ships are gone but I am picking up on some new names The Acadian, Nor'Easter, Great Eastern. Had some great trips, mostly East Coast States and Canada to the Carribean with a few runs through the canal to the West coast and South America. Give my regards to Courtney Bay(Thumb) (Thumb)

JoK
6th February 2007, 23:22
Escorted the Ours Polaire many times in the ice. She was getting long in the tooth then.
Were you on the Nordic when she collided with the dock in Cornerbrook in '92? It was a sight to behold.

Irvingman
7th February 2007, 12:19
The Polaire certainly was long in the tooth although a great ship and I loved coasting around Newfoundland. She was the only engine room controlled ship I ever sailed on and manouvering in ice could be fun!! The only bad memory was when the Newfie crew decided to have seal meat for the evening meal, someone had brought it from ashore (bottled I think, pickled?)and the smell was horrendous - the Chief Eng's cabin was just along from the galley(EEK) (EEK)
I left the company in 1991, so missed the Cornerbrook incident on the Nordic. She was generally fairly manouverable, and most of the "Old Men" were good ship handlers, I have seen here taken into some fairly tight spots on occassions. What happened on this occassion?

JoK
7th February 2007, 13:23
I was on the Terry Fox, we had escorted the Nordic in to Cornerbrook. We took a swipe along the wharf face to break it out then sat off and waited for the Nordic to dock.
I was off watch, it was a gorgeous sunny afternoon, so there was a bunch off us on the after deck watching the Nordic.
She is steaming ahead to the dock, all attention is riveted to the propeller which was not going astern, finally muttering was heard, 'Astern, old man, astern" Finally the prop kicked astern-way too late. The ship hit the dock bow first with a lot of momentum. It was a sight to behold, honest to God, like slow motion.
The ship is bearing down, all you could see were line-handlers running like mad down the dock, the huge timbers being thrown in the air as the ship hit. I'm talking 15 feet in the air. I felt for the Skipper, he had to keep power on to get there and I am assuming the track didn't allow him to get turned soon enough and they hit.
When we took them out they had a nice gash in the forepeak, since they had unloaded, was high enough to allow them to move to another port to repair
( I assume).

You know, I look at all the pictures here and think of all the neat things that I have seen and have no pictures of, I feel like slapping myself on the forhead and going "DOH".

Irvingman
7th February 2007, 14:38
I feel for the Old Man too, most of them were great guys. Kent Line had a fairly low turnover of sea staff during the 10 years I was there. A lot of the Old Men had been Mates or 2nd Mates when I joined as 3rd Eng in 1981 and we rose up to the top together.
You never have a camera when the best shots are there to be taken!

JoK
7th February 2007, 16:37
I neglected to say it was in ice. You probably got it, but others would not.

JoK
7th February 2007, 16:39
You must have met Loughnane and Captain Miller, then.

Irvingman
7th February 2007, 16:57
There was a Captain Alfie Miller, from the West Coast who I sailed with several times though only once as Old Man, we dry docked the Polaire in Rimouski about 1989.
Then there was Bob Miller in the Office as Operations Manager, older though, would have been close to retiremant in 1990.
Loughnane? Don't know that name.