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Search: Posts Made By: Geoff_E
Forum: Ship Research 27th October 2016, 21:51
Replies: 19
Views: 6,884
Posted By Geoff_E
Good evening, I've just come across this thread ...

Good evening, I've just come across this thread having recently returned to the site after a fairly lengthy absence. Can you please tell me how to get a software copy of Beattie's "On the Hooghly"?...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th October 2016, 23:00
Replies: 598
Views: 87,110
Posted By Geoff_E
How the hell did this thread go on for eight...

How the hell did this thread go on for eight years? all over a bloody Cheese Beano. I really think you guys need to get out a bit more often!!
Forum: BP Shipping 14th October 2016, 22:48
Replies: 28
Views: 4,906
Posted By Geoff_E
Only just re-visited after a long absence: SAN...

Only just re-visited after a long absence:
SAN LeFevre was Master of the British Reliance when I joined as 2nd Mate in Curacao (1978?). His "reputation" was well known and huge. He left in Cape Town...
Forum: BP Shipping 31st December 2014, 16:01
Replies: 23
Views: 8,586
Posted By Geoff_E
Second from the left could be George Allan?

Second from the left could be George Allan?
Forum: Tramp Steamers 31st December 2013, 23:52
Replies: 4
Views: 2,949
Posted By Geoff_E
A blast from the past! Just trawling through the...

A blast from the past! Just trawling through the site for the first time in many years.

I was 2nd Mate on Pegu for two trips Europe - West Africa in 1977. At that time she was on a time charter to...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th December 2012, 17:48
Replies: 598
Views: 87,110
Posted By Geoff_E
Work (or Chat?) in Progress

I started this thread in December 2006 - surely cheese beanos aren't that fascinating??
Forum: The Bridge 24th February 2011, 21:42
Replies: 41
Views: 6,080
Posted By Geoff_E
All ships, regardless of size, "twist and...

All ships, regardless of size, "twist and flex"!!
Forum: BP Shipping 11th January 2011, 09:04
Replies: 214
Views: 58,943
Posted By Geoff_E
If I recall things correctly, Anne Rutherford is...

If I recall things correctly, Anne Rutherford is a partner in Briar Maritime. I think she helped to found the company.
Forum: BP Shipping 5th January 2011, 20:41
Replies: 214
Views: 58,943
Posted By Geoff_E
EAM Stroud, mentioned in the first post, became...

EAM Stroud, mentioned in the first post, became Mrs. Liz Davey. She married one Sam Davey (BP Cadet, Sunderland copper, BP 3/0). I sailed with Liz and Sam on the Hazel? where they were both 3/0. I...
Forum: The Bridge 24th June 2010, 22:09
Replies: 76
Views: 8,407
Posted By Geoff_E
I will wait to receive this from them in writing...

I will wait to receive this from them in writing - if/when, then it will be time to draw the line under them (and have my business cards re-printed)!!
Forum: Tankers 5th February 2010, 10:02
Replies: 11
Views: 2,180
Posted By Geoff_E
"Facit" was the one which sprang to my mind too....

"Facit" was the one which sprang to my mind too. They were a BP favourite through until the early '80s. Like Hugh I shelled out on an electronic calculator at the first opportunity.
Never saw or...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd November 2009, 21:12
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Geoff_E
Hello Rodney & welcome to the "madhouse". I'm not...

Hello Rodney & welcome to the "madhouse". I'm not sure you've posted this in the most appropriate Forum. No matter, looked at your profile; I'm sure you'll find plenty of entertainment here, but...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd November 2009, 17:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By Geoff_E
Drydock Inspections

I'm sure this was the norm in many (most) companies:

Vessel enters dock and the dock is pumped dry. I then recall what seemed to be an enduring ritual in BP; that, at the earliest opportunity (and...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 21st November 2009, 21:18
Replies: 19
Views: 4,453
Posted By Geoff_E
Is it only me, or can I scent the malodourous...

Is it only me, or can I scent the malodourous 'niff of litigation on the wind? The sea is, as it ever was, "fit only for fish and fools". I take great pleasure in sharing this site with ladies and...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th November 2009, 21:58
Replies: 31
Views: 3,931
Posted By Geoff_E
This wasn't the way to begin on this Forum and...

This wasn't the way to begin on this Forum and frankly I don't really think we need to hear more from this punter. Thank you, "johnb8219" I saw the original post and won't forget the name. (There are...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th November 2009, 16:26
Replies: 24
Views: 3,909
Posted By Geoff_E
I don't think so; the line was drawn, under what...

I don't think so; the line was drawn, under what had been a very good company, in 1986. The manner of its doing left a very, very sour taste.
Forum: Say Hello 9th November 2009, 21:54
Replies: 11
Views: 2,436
Posted By Geoff_E
You might want to look at her in her latest...

You might want to look at her in her latest config. I last saw her at Shepherd Offshore at Walker several years ago, on a Warranty Survey job. No mistaking the way that the lifeboats overhang (don't...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th November 2009, 21:37
Replies: 27
Views: 3,597
Posted By Geoff_E
Sailed on the "Kiwi" and the saloon was aft. The...

Sailed on the "Kiwi" and the saloon was aft. The "Flag" was the only ship I sailed on with the saloon 'midships; by my time, 1970 onwards, the "8's & 12's" had all been scrapped.
Forum: BP Shipping 9th November 2009, 15:22
Replies: 27
Views: 3,597
Posted By Geoff_E
I think you'll find that on the 'midships 50,000...

I think you'll find that on the 'midships 50,000 tonners, e.g. "British Queen", the engineers did live aft. I don't ever recall the Chief Steward being accommodated other than with the Deck Officers....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th October 2009, 21:16
Replies: 1
Views: 704
Posted By Geoff_E
From the BBC article: The firm has cited a need...

From the BBC article:
The firm has cited a need to simplify its global structure as the reason for re-flagging them under the Danish International Registry.
English translation reads; "we are...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st September 2009, 08:46
Replies: 24
Views: 6,031
Posted By Geoff_E
I think this thread would combine very nicely...

I think this thread would combine very nicely with "Mariner Competence"!

Peanuts & Monkeys? or Certificates bought with Airmiles. Take your pick.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2009, 20:58
Replies: 75
Views: 14,825
Posted By Geoff_E
In plain language the Maltese flag is "Mickey...

In plain language the Maltese flag is "Mickey Mouse". A quick trawl through the shipping press and/or the Paris MOU site shows that up very quickly! A very high quota of sub-standard vessels...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st July 2009, 22:54
Replies: 16
Views: 3,223
Posted By Geoff_E
In these "enlightened" and "non-judgmental" times...

In these "enlightened" and "non-judgmental" times are we allowed to ask how such a well defined feature as the south coast of Norway crept up on this vessel, apparently unseen?
Forum: Ship Research 31st July 2009, 22:21
Replies: 6
Views: 2,542
Posted By Geoff_E
Gentlemen, perhaps I can refer you to the...

Gentlemen, perhaps I can refer you to the following URLs':

http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-15Fr-Bay-Alert.htm

and

http://www.hmsfalcon.com/Gallery/Gallery10/gallery10.htm

I...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th July 2009, 22:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By Geoff_E
Having witnessed the state of the South Venture...

Having witnessed the state of the South Venture Production Platform (ex Irvin? Shipyard, Dartmouth N.S. 2004) - aeons late in completion, I'd have serious doubts.
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