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Brilliant Mike,
what memories . I have some Super 8 movie of me and the missus swimming in there !! The pool was almost at sea level and you could look over to the Straits & see ships passing by . Then off for a meal in the club...

Wish I could turn the clocks back !

Thanks Mike ,
Rick
 

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Rick
So do I got chucked out after a couple of minutes when they found we were on a BP Tanker on time charter. Mind it could also do with the T-Shirts we had printed
French Connection United Kingdom Shell.Somehow the second and third letters got mixed up
 

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Nev,
no wonder you have to work in Kazakhstan !
You've been banned from most other countries !! LOL .

I only managed to be chucked out of one Country & that was Zaire.
I refused to pay the corrupt customs their kickback so they made me persona non grata..... Better than being locked up I suppose. It was a blow because I wanted to return to the ship as the trips were exactly 3 months swinging round the hook/ SBM. No great loss and a nice letter from Shell HQ telling me what a blighter I had been .... :)

Regards,
Rick
 

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Hi Rick,

Yes it was pure magic! Do you remember the food? - that delicious hotplate loudly sizzling and sputtering was a bit scarey with just swimming shorts on :)
Happy memories
Mike
 

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Rick
Its when your young and daft. Will be in Singapore late October so if club is still there might take a trip down memory lane though cunningly disguised.
 

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Late reply Terence !

an SBM is a "single buoy mooring" - often used by VLCC's ( supertankers) to load or disharge offshore without the need of a quay/jetty/berth.

See : http://www.singlebuoy.com/HTML/PDF/SBM%20CALM%20buoy.pdf

but be patient , it'll take a moment or two to load.


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Rick
 

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thanks for the imfo rick just read up on singlebuoy very intresting
i can go to bed now knowing there is a BUOY AT MY SIDE thanks again
terry music man
 

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