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Forum: Tall ships 20th November 2019, 00:47
Replies: 104
Views: 35,157
Posted By JET
Hi Norm, Thanks for resolving my question...

Hi Norm,

Thanks for resolving my question about signing off at Penarth.

Regards, John
Forum: Tall ships 18th November 2019, 11:56
Replies: 104
Views: 35,157
Posted By JET
Hi Andrew, Thanks for confirming your sighting...

Hi Andrew,
Thanks for confirming your sighting of the Pamir at Penarth, apparently the tug had towed her round from Falmouth.

Regards, John
Forum: Tall ships 14th November 2019, 11:59
Replies: 104
Views: 35,157
Posted By JET
We have just raised our glasses in celebration...

We have just raised our glasses in celebration after the funeral of our good friend William Henry (Harry) Suters, who crossed the bar on Sun 3rd Nov 2019 at Geelong, Vic, after a very eventful and...
Forum: The Bridge 8th June 2018, 09:59
Replies: 29
Views: 5,937
Posted By JET
When the unmanned ship approaches or leaves port,...

When the unmanned ship approaches or leaves port, what happens with regard to pilotage of the vessel?

Will there be a pilot sitting in a darkened air conditioned room somewhere, controlling the...
Forum: Say Hello 21st May 2018, 13:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By JET
Bob, I think that the person that you are...

Bob,
I think that the person that you are referring to is Mike S

Regards, John
Forum: Ship Research 30th May 2016, 13:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By JET
Keith, That would have been Aug 1964, having...

Keith,
That would have been Aug 1964, having just completed trials and handed over to Geest, the Geestbay was moored for a few days at the New Fresh Wharf downstream of London Bridge for publicity...
Forum: Ship Research 29th May 2016, 13:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By JET
As first seagoing employee of Geest Industries I...

As first seagoing employee of Geest Industries I stood by the construction of Geestbay at Amsterdam in 1964.

John
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th August 2015, 10:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By JET
And who could forget Arthur's skills as a used...

And who could forget Arthur's skills as a used car salesman. Always amusing.
I have just looked at the small poster hanging in my workshop which reads,
Supplied by Arthur Daley, the name to trust...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 18th July 2015, 10:02
Replies: 18
Views: 3,136
Posted By JET
Harvey, Like you and probably hundreds,...

Harvey,
Like you and probably hundreds, thousands, millions of others, we are all getting invitations to participate and I suspect are mostly waiting to see how it goes with the adventurous...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd June 2015, 10:33
Replies: 19
Views: 3,146
Posted By JET
Jim, I can remember an event on the Geestbay...

Jim,
I can remember an event on the Geestbay (fitted with Flume tanks), running before the storm with heavy seas on the aft quarter and she rolled slowly to Port, slow enough to allow the contents...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd May 2015, 08:20
Replies: 20
Views: 3,470
Posted By JET
The company operating the mine sites of Tom Price...

The company operating the mine sites of Tom Price and Paraburdoo, shipping out iron ore and pellets from Dampier, was known as Hamersley Iron in those days, which was owned by Rio Tinto.
BHP shipped...
Forum: Ship Research 7th May 2015, 03:50
Replies: 13
Views: 2,331
Posted By JET
This will be 'Starboard and Port Side' in Text...

This will be 'Starboard and Port Side' in Text Talk. Obviously the previous sequence of Port and then Starboard no longer applies.

John
Forum: The Bridge 9th March 2015, 08:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
Posted By JET
Just think how many thousands of cattle/sheep...

Just think how many thousands of cattle/sheep these things will be capable of carrying in a few years time and they won't need all those lifeboats.

John
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th June 2014, 05:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,827
Posted By JET
Chris, I don't remember ever seeing this...

Chris,
I don't remember ever seeing this document during my time with Bowaters (59-63). Any passengers travelling aboard the ships at that time would definitely not be presenting tickets to the...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st March 2014, 14:57
Replies: 20
Views: 8,315
Posted By JET
As Ian said, the S. C. had three boilers. ...

As Ian said, the S. C. had three boilers.

John
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2013, 06:32
Replies: 12
Views: 7,065
Posted By JET
Hi Graham, The NZSC named ships all had buff...

Hi Graham, The NZSC named ships all had buff coloured funnels until most probably the bean counters decided that it would be cheaper to have uniformity of colours with the Federal named ships. The...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st October 2013, 02:31
Replies: 4,191
Views: 795,600
Posted By JET
Thanks ML, that item shows a bit more light onto...

Thanks ML, that item shows a bit more light onto who actually was the 'Helmsman'.

John
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th October 2013, 14:42
Replies: 4,191
Views: 795,600
Posted By JET
Re Schettino, why did he order the 'helmsman' to...

Re Schettino, why did he order the 'helmsman' to plot a close route for next time. When did a helmsman take on the responsibility for plotting a ship's course? Maybe the role of helmsman has changed...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th October 2013, 09:01
Replies: 17
Views: 3,683
Posted By JET
The unit on the Otaio was installed during...

The unit on the Otaio was installed during building at John Brown's but was never operated or commissioned during Voyages 1 & 2, so it was just a museum piece at that time.
How reliable was it...
Forum: Port Line 4th June 2012, 07:18
Replies: 66
Views: 20,808
Posted By JET
Bob, Can't remember the exact time but it was...

Bob,
Can't remember the exact time but it was a bit longer than 18 days on the Rangitane in Jan/Feb 1956 when the Port engine crankshaft twisted.

Regards, John
Forum: The Engine Room 7th December 2011, 07:59
Replies: 24
Views: 3,951
Posted By JET
The quickest way to stop a Doxford - Permanently,...

The quickest way to stop a Doxford - Permanently, is to compress water between a pair of opposed pistons when kicking the engine over on air.

John
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st November 2011, 11:43
Replies: 14
Views: 2,158
Posted By JET
'Linking in' the washing machine to the air pump...

'Linking in' the washing machine to the air pump drive arm, following Full Away, was standard procedure on steam recip jobs.
John
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 13th October 2011, 06:51
Replies: 81
Views: 25,481
Posted By JET
Nobody has mentioned, as yet, the Bowater ships...

Nobody has mentioned, as yet, the Bowater ships that were frequent users of the Canal.

John.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th October 2011, 05:26
Replies: 295
Views: 70,226
Posted By JET
It would appear from the most recent photos that...

It would appear from the most recent photos that the 10 degree list to Port is now an 18 degree list to Starboard. Maybe this was the result of transferring fuel from the Port to Starboard tanks...
Forum: Say Hello 1st March 2011, 06:59
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By JET
With all those circumnavigations around the...

With all those circumnavigations around the globe, it sounds like it was a 'Magic Roundabout'. When did Florence come on the scene?

Regards, John
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