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Search: Posts Made By: NoR
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd March 2018, 13:47
Replies: 48
Views: 5,760
Posted By NoR
What about the private sector workers ? The truck...

What about the private sector workers ? The truck and van drivers, post men and women, and all the rest not to mention the seamen and fishermen round our coasts. This is supposed to be a marine site...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th February 2018, 17:25
Replies: 1
Views: 2,126
Posted By NoR
Ernie Hillier was the bosun's name. I recall the...

Ernie Hillier was the bosun's name. I recall the anchor incident We lost the flukes in Singapore. When we weighed the starboard anchor the flukes were missing.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th February 2018, 09:26
Replies: 398
Views: 70,717
Posted By NoR
What has this to do with the Indo China Steam...

What has this to do with the Indo China Steam Navigation Company ??
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 18th February 2018, 16:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,960
Posted By NoR
They had wire cables strung out between buoys on...

They had wire cables strung out between buoys on the loch. I recall inadvertently sailing into one in the dark. This was in the ship's bosun dinghy we'd been at the pub ( Ardmay House Hotel ?)....
Forum: Model Ships 14th February 2018, 11:42
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By NoR
That's a nice model.

That's a nice model.
Forum: The Engine Room 11th February 2018, 11:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,446
Posted By NoR
You're right my memory played me false. I was...

You're right my memory played me false. I was probably in the Four Sisters half a dozen times in the mid seventies during a sojourn in the Mariners Club.
Forum: The Engine Room 10th February 2018, 16:47
Replies: 14
Views: 3,446
Posted By NoR
Was that the Three Sisters' Bar behind the...

Was that the Three Sisters' Bar behind the Mariners' club at the foot of Nathan Road ?
Forum: The Bridge 5th February 2018, 17:37
Replies: 56
Views: 7,930
Posted By NoR
Flip the Flinders Bar ? It's soft iron so...

Flip the Flinders Bar ?

It's soft iron so why would you do that ?
Forum: Ship Research 8th December 2017, 22:44
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By NoR
Propellor revolutions were occasionally used in...

Propellor revolutions were occasionally used in lieu of streaming a log using historical data of actual distances steamed against engine revolutions.

During my short tenure on X channel ferries a...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th December 2017, 07:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,253
Posted By NoR
A sad wasted life.

A sad wasted life.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd November 2017, 12:25
Replies: 21
Views: 3,261
Posted By NoR
Err no it wasn't. For some daft reason they...

Err no it wasn't. For some daft reason they attempted to tow the wreck all the way to Portland. Why ?? What's at Portland.
Fortunately when the vessel began to sink it was somewhere it could be...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th November 2017, 15:39
Replies: 21
Views: 3,261
Posted By NoR
The fact is that the ship was in a parlous...

The fact is that the ship was in a parlous condition, something that the Spanish authorities should have realised. Therefore to avoid the risk of serious pollution something should have been done. ...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th November 2017, 11:38
Replies: 21
Views: 3,261
Posted By NoR
So you just allow vessels to sink and pollute in...

So you just allow vessels to sink and pollute in the open sea rather than get them to a place where the damage might be contained. Granted that things need to be tightened up but that isn't the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th November 2017, 20:53
Replies: 21
Views: 3,261
Posted By NoR
Refusing port of refuge to a vessel in distress...

Refusing port of refuge to a vessel in distress is an act of such stupidity that it's hard to fathom.

The pollution damage amounted to €4bn. How much less would it have been had the ship been...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd October 2017, 22:41
Replies: 85
Views: 33,280
Posted By NoR
As far as I recall pursers had white backing to...

As far as I recall pursers had white backing to their braid.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd October 2017, 18:38
Replies: 33
Views: 1,743
Posted By NoR
MV Cape York and SS Cape Sable (Lyles) Masters...

MV Cape York and SS Cape Sable (Lyles) Masters accommodation on the port side. Just about everything else I sailed on it was on the Stbd Side side.
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 01:29
Replies: 28
Views: 2,006
Posted By NoR
The aircraft was flying at about 24,000ft in...

The aircraft was flying at about 24,000ft in order to cross the Andes. She was unpressurized so the crew and passengers would have been dependent on oxygen. I have often wondered whether there was...
Forum: Histories 19th September 2017, 08:10
Replies: 28
Views: 5,028
Posted By NoR
The propellor could become damaged necessitating...

The propellor could become damaged necessitating slow steaming to keep the vibration down ?
Forum: The Bridge 15th September 2017, 22:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,425
Posted By NoR
Bearing..???? What's that then ?

Bearing..???? What's that then ?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th September 2017, 20:01
Replies: 57
Views: 4,132
Posted By NoR
Good to hear of somebody getting their priorities...

Good to hear of somebody getting their priorities right. The trouble is that we've come under the thrall of a bunch of pen pushers and graduates.

IMHO practical experience is paramount and there...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th September 2017, 14:45
Replies: 57
Views: 4,132
Posted By NoR
How about having to fill in a Risk Assessment...

How about having to fill in a Risk Assessment every time you lit a cigarette ? That would keep you occupied for a while.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th September 2017, 14:00
Replies: 57
Views: 4,132
Posted By NoR
Reason is what I gave you. Moreover backed up...

Reason is what I gave you. Moreover backed up with lots of experience. Not my fault if you can't see that.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th September 2017, 11:45
Replies: 57
Views: 4,132
Posted By NoR
Bureaucratic BS. Anything to generate another...

Bureaucratic BS. Anything to generate another piece of paper and codify stuff that should be common sense.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th September 2017, 22:14
Replies: 57
Views: 4,132
Posted By NoR
In sixteen years at sea and twenty five years in...

In sixteen years at sea and twenty five years in aviation I never carried out a risk assessment and I never had a serious accident although there was plenty of opportunity for such. I guess my...
Forum: The Bridge 12th September 2017, 08:56
Replies: 16
Views: 2,902
Posted By NoR
You can tow side by side on rivers and inland...

You can tow side by side on rivers and inland waterways ( they push 6+ abreast on US waterways) but not on the open sea. 10 seconds consideration will tell you that.
I reckon if in years past you'd...
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