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Search: Posts Made By: Ken Wood
Forum: Shell 14th June 2019, 13:04
Replies: 20
Views: 3,937
Posted By Ken Wood
Sailed on Gari and Geomitra. Good trips, everyone...

Sailed on Gari and Geomitra. Good trips, everyone friendly and helpful. Could not fault them.
Forum: The Bridge 30th January 2019, 10:48
Replies: 26
Views: 3,346
Posted By Ken Wood
Don't get ideas above your station. (Whaaa)

Don't get ideas above your station. (Whaaa)
Forum: The Bridge 23rd January 2019, 12:52
Replies: 26
Views: 3,346
Posted By Ken Wood
Why not blame the ageing population, we get...

Why not blame the ageing population, we get blamed for everything else!
Forum: The Bridge 30th December 2018, 13:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,826
Posted By Ken Wood
Started off at £11 per month, plus 1/- a month...

Started off at £11 per month, plus 1/- a month dobie allowance. After a year my pay was increased to £13 per month but my 1/- was "consolidated". Tight fisted buggers!
Forum: Fishing Vessels 31st August 2018, 12:58
Replies: 25
Views: 2,829
Posted By Ken Wood
The British boats were fishing legally, outwith...

The British boats were fishing legally, outwith the 12 mile restricted zone. The French boats surrounded them and tried to force them away in what was an obviously planned operation. Their actions...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 6th July 2018, 12:37
Replies: 24
Views: 3,277
Posted By Ken Wood
R.I.P. We must also remember the remarkable acts...

R.I.P. We must also remember the remarkable acts of heroism by some of the rescuers.
Forum: The Bridge 2nd May 2018, 12:51
Replies: 103
Views: 11,589
Posted By Ken Wood
Different exam requirements and qualifying...

Different exam requirements and qualifying requirements. For example, astro navigation was not a home trade requirement.
Forum: Ship Research 9th April 2018, 13:01
Replies: 14
Views: 2,487
Posted By Ken Wood
Curaçao was home from home for me, and many...

Curaçao was home from home for me, and many others who sailed with Shell. It was always "Curaçao for orders". Unfortunately this also applied to the ship's mail. Often it would take two or three...
Forum: The Galley 6th April 2018, 13:15
Replies: 57
Views: 8,184
Posted By Ken Wood
Anything in a basket, except the soup of course.

Anything in a basket, except the soup of course.
Forum: The Bridge 17th February 2018, 08:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By Ken Wood
When I took my Master's, we were warned that one...

When I took my Master's, we were warned that one particular examiner had no idea about heeling error, so when he asked if the compass in the exam room had heeling error, we would tip it over to an...
Forum: Shell 27th October 2017, 13:08
Replies: 4
Views: 1,951
Posted By Ken Wood
There is/was a website called Helderline,...

There is/was a website called Helderline, dedicated to Shell tankers. Worth a look if it still exists.
Forum: Say Hello 30th July 2017, 10:59
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Ken Wood
Used to see Prince Louis often in the Moray...

Used to see Prince Louis often in the Moray Firth. I heard she was not very sea kindly.
Forum: The Bridge 17th July 2017, 13:40
Replies: 35
Views: 4,974
Posted By Ken Wood
Did my spell in the engine room as a deck...

Did my spell in the engine room as a deck apprentice in Shell. Only for experience mind you. Must admit I didn't like it, all that noise and light at 4am, unnatural!
Forum: The Bridge 30th June 2017, 13:23
Replies: 33
Views: 3,460
Posted By Ken Wood
Used to try all sorts as a keen 2/o, planets on...

Used to try all sorts as a keen 2/o, planets on the meridian etc. approaching Sunda Strait one time, we were unable to take sights for a few days due to weather.
During my watch the moon appeared...
Forum: The Bridge 21st June 2017, 13:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,867
Posted By Ken Wood
Aren't we lucky. We will soon have two...

Aren't we lucky. We will soon have two sooper-dooper state of the art carriers to show the world how it's done. Apart for the planes that is. But if we've no planes, we can't lose any. Health and...
Forum: The Bridge 21st June 2017, 13:11
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Ken Wood
We've still got a few goats to use up, but I...

We've still got a few goats to use up, but I think we are clean out of virgins. Damn, it's getting dark already, and it's only 1215 hrs.
Forum: Ben Line 5th April 2017, 19:10
Replies: 21
Views: 3,183
Posted By Ken Wood
Also known as Thomson spheres.

Also known as Thomson spheres.
Forum: The Bridge 22nd February 2017, 18:56
Replies: 32
Views: 3,395
Posted By Ken Wood
Problem was some skippers used to run along a...

Problem was some skippers used to run along a Decca line approaching or leaving port. Very dangerous.
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd February 2017, 18:53
Replies: 23
Views: 2,309
Posted By Ken Wood
What else would you do with him? (Jester)

What else would you do with him? (Jester)
Forum: Shell 18th January 2017, 13:00
Replies: 1
Views: 1,918
Posted By Ken Wood
Pension Liaison Officers

Shell is proposing to withdraw funding for the PLOs as they are seen to be too expensive to train, and are an anomaly that other companies do not provide. I have never had any dealings with these...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th November 2016, 17:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By Ken Wood
Robbed in Glasgow once, unlucky. Twice,...

Robbed in Glasgow once, unlucky. Twice, irresponsible. Saw Alec Salmond wearing an identical chain and fob the other day. Looked very nice, and Alec looked very smug. (*))
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th September 2016, 18:46
Replies: 36
Views: 3,114
Posted By Ken Wood
The crew quarters on Britannia were disgraceful....

The crew quarters on Britannia were disgraceful. Mind you, the size of the crew belonged to s bygone age. They have done alright chartering Hebridean Princess. Foreign trips would still be done by...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 29th August 2016, 18:39
Replies: 14
Views: 3,084
Posted By Ken Wood
The whole set up was appalling. No crew on board,...

The whole set up was appalling. No crew on board, only one towing vessel, unable to ballast down or drop anchors, towing on a lee shore with a well forecasted gale. The owners should be shot.
The...
Forum: Royal Navy 13th August 2016, 14:11
Replies: 65
Views: 5,752
Posted By Ken Wood
Well we will not need giant carriers, with or...

Well we will not need giant carriers, with or without planes, or nuclear submarines. That gives the greatest part of defence? Spending back to the UK.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 20th April 2016, 04:28
Replies: 2
Views: 3,850
Posted By Ken Wood
Glad to hear Semac 1 has gone. I've nothing but...

Glad to hear Semac 1 has gone. I've nothing but bad memories of that barge. Unable to cope with anything except good weather, and manned by personnel with no North Sea experience and with a gung-ho...
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