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Christmas 2004 Stirling Tay

Christmas 2004 Stirling Tay

Captain Frank (Tullock)
C/E Keith (Elvin)
C/O Nick (Balls)
with the boys from Vila do Conde and Varzim
The chef was Joe Chantre......... Famous for his Christmas cooking

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i he used to stay out the north road, is he still sailing, no seen him in years, was he no on one o the tugs that went to help the tanker braer when she went ashore loaded with 84,500tons o crude oil here in shetland
 

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Last i heard he was skipper on one of the Caledonian boats working for BP
Yes he was mate on the Star Spica when we chased the Braer in vain.
Worst weather in years when we left Lerwick to try and get a line on her.
But they had taken everybody off and by then and by the time they got back it was too late. The rest is history.
We had to go home on the Claire as the airlines were all booked up with journalists and TV crews. Happy days
 

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Nick - is that a tin of Tennants lager i see in your hand !!!! Dont recall that being in Stirlings SMS manuals
 

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You're the only man the ever wrote "Balls" in my cadet portfolio and got away with it. The messroom seemed bigger back then,
 

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