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Search: Posts Made By: robinhood_1984
Forum: Say Hello 28th December 2017, 17:35
Replies: 8
Views: 3,740
Posted By robinhood_1984
Hello Mo, I'm Jordan Seifarth. This post was only...

Hello Mo, I'm Jordan Seifarth. This post was only just now brought to my attention by a friend.

As you know, my website went off line many years ago and I gradually spent less and less time...
Forum: Coasters 31st May 2016, 03:43
Replies: 33
Views: 6,519
Posted By robinhood_1984
Depends what era you're thinking of. I worked on...

Depends what era you're thinking of. I worked on 3 German coasters and 1 British one between 2000-2004 and on all of them there was a Captain and Mate, 2 Deckhands and a cook. No engineers.

When...
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th April 2016, 21:29
Replies: 12
Views: 7,631
Posted By robinhood_1984
I was looking through the link provided to the...

I was looking through the link provided to the Blue Star Line website and browsing the crew lists and it would seem that most/all of the ships had British crew, or West Indies crew with British Isles...
Forum: Ship Research 14th March 2016, 16:51
Replies: 187
Views: 79,449
Posted By robinhood_1984
The 1972 Goole built Superiority that sailed as...

The 1972 Goole built Superiority that sailed as such between 1972-86 and then became Alva from 86-88, Lobo 88-2000 and Lotus from 2000-2009 when she was broken up in Aliaga in Turkey. Here is a photo...
Forum: Tall ships 17th January 2016, 22:21
Replies: 104
Views: 37,896
Posted By robinhood_1984
My German father always told me he sailed on the...

My German father always told me he sailed on the Passat in the 60s when it was used as a training ship. He did his trailing at the Schleswig-Holstein Seemannschule in Lubeck-Travemunde, eventually...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 5th May 2015, 11:53
Replies: 14
Views: 3,430
Posted By robinhood_1984
I wonder, on some of the earlier lists, why are...

I wonder, on some of the earlier lists, why are some ships classed as "British Flag" and others as "United Kingdom"? I had wondered if "British Flag" was used for Australia vessels back then, but on...
Forum: Say Hello 17th February 2015, 17:18
Replies: 11
Views: 2,699
Posted By robinhood_1984
Certainly makes sense. I wonder how many masters...

Certainly makes sense. I wonder how many masters were taken prisoner like this, especially in the early days when a U-bout would often give supplies or even tow a lifeboat towards land before the...
Forum: Say Hello 17th February 2015, 16:17
Replies: 11
Views: 2,699
Posted By robinhood_1984
Reading the attachments above, it states that the...

Reading the attachments above, it states that the master was taken prisoner and the rest of the crew given cigarettes and reached land safely. Why would the master have being taken prisoner by the...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 6th January 2015, 19:27
Replies: 27
Views: 8,978
Posted By robinhood_1984
During my time on coasters we always cleaned our...

During my time on coasters we always cleaned our own hold, but then a coaster is a bit different to a huge bulk carrier. After discharge we'd usually proceed to sea with the hatches open slightly for...
Forum: The Bridge 5th December 2014, 18:52
Replies: 200
Views: 36,243
Posted By robinhood_1984
Thanks to all those who responded to my query...

Thanks to all those who responded to my query about ABs progressing to officers.

Another question if I may. Back in the days of our merchant navy and the "pool" was it also the norm for officers...
Forum: The Bridge 30th November 2014, 02:17
Replies: 200
Views: 36,243
Posted By robinhood_1984
I wonder if the unofficial world of uncertified...

I wonder if the unofficial world of uncertified crew on British coasters was confined to Britain in those days? When my dad, who is German, went to sea at the age of 14 in 1964 he did two years on...
Forum: The Bridge 29th November 2014, 15:39
Replies: 200
Views: 36,243
Posted By robinhood_1984
How often, if ever did an AB for example before...

How often, if ever did an AB for example before the demise of the British merchant navy ever progress up to officer level? I ask because every coaster I've worked on, just about every Captain and...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd November 2014, 23:03
Replies: 200
Views: 36,243
Posted By robinhood_1984
In the above example of the Maersk vessels, how...

In the above example of the Maersk vessels, how is it decided in the first place that the minimum safe manning level is 13 crew? If a ruthless modern shipping company like Maersk willingly chose to...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th October 2014, 10:50
Replies: 76
Views: 16,134
Posted By robinhood_1984
I was visiting my uncle last night who is and has...

I was visiting my uncle last night who is and has been for many years a ham radio operator and he has a "G" call sign but said that the British "G" register has been full for years now and new...
Forum: Coasters 13th August 2014, 00:42
Replies: 11
Views: 6,235
Posted By robinhood_1984
This is true but as a truck driver and someone...

This is true but as a truck driver and someone who tried working on coasters, at least the truck stuck on the M5 actually employs a British driver, rather than a ship that may or may not be British...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th July 2014, 20:44
Replies: 30
Views: 6,829
Posted By robinhood_1984
As has been said above, it does have ill effects....

As has been said above, it does have ill effects. Many, if not most trucks here in North America, unlike Europe, are not fitted with independent heaters in the truck to keep the cab warm while the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th July 2014, 19:23
Replies: 9
Views: 2,880
Posted By robinhood_1984
Did the Stena Alegra remain under the British...

Did the Stena Alegra remain under the British flag for the duration of her charter in New Zealand and if so, I wonder if she sailed with what would probably be a mostly or entirely non-British crew...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th June 2014, 21:39
Replies: 32
Views: 12,562
Posted By robinhood_1984
Do Arklow Shipping still employ any Irish/British...

Do Arklow Shipping still employ any Irish/British AB's or has all that come to an end now? Back in the early 2000s I was in touch with their office about a job but one thing led to another and it...
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