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Search: Posts Made By: makko
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 24th March 2008, 01:56
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
Kiwi, An astute analysis with which I concur. I...

Kiwi,
An astute analysis with which I concur. I believe, and this from a "family" tradition person, that all went out of the window when it stopped being Holts or China Steam and became "Ocean...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 18th June 2007, 05:08
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
John, Regarding locked doors........I still...

John,
Regarding locked doors........I still can´t do a No.2 with the door shut......at sea, cabin door always open unless sleeping and never close the bathroom door.......Blue Funnel habit? or does...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 14th June 2007, 05:53
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
John, Not just on the deck side - standards...

John,

Not just on the deck side - standards were very high in the engine dept. In the training workshop in Odyssey, there was a lathe with a wooden bed! The bl**dy thing didn't run concentric...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 13th June 2007, 01:41
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
Geoff, James, John, That is a good point...

Geoff, James, John,

That is a good point also. On the RoRo's we had a total crew of 28 - The Norwegian vesels ran with 15, and I am talking about 1984!

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 4th June 2007, 23:59
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
Geoff, Remember that I was engine room side,...

Geoff,

Remember that I was engine room side, so I can claim no special knowledge. Onboard, it was business as usual, and so when the end came it was all very sudden and unexpected. Right up till...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 4th June 2007, 15:41
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
Geoff, You raised a valid point. I was a proud...

Geoff,
You raised a valid point. I was a proud third generation Blue Flu and what Eldersuk says is the bottom line. Without wishing to appear maudlin, I am jotting a few lines that BF'ers inherently...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th March 2007, 16:24
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
I remember the kit list we were given when we...

I remember the kit list we were given when we were to go deep sea for the first time, it was probably drafted when the company started and never changed! (No socks, only stockings!) I will have to...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 24th March 2007, 17:14
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
I belive that lifeboat down at sea was suspended...

I belive that lifeboat down at sea was suspended after a couple of incidents where the boat was lost! The boat would be swung out but not lowered during BoT sports. However, during Lloyds Surveys,...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 18th March 2007, 00:42
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
I have just spoken with my father.It was his...

I have just spoken with my father.It was his birthday on the 14th March - 71 years old! He confirmed the Pyrrhus line. O'neil, Stephenson, Naylor, Dagleish and Dalgleish, all remembered. BF was a...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th March 2007, 18:42
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
Allan, Naylor is the name! Definitely a...

Allan,

Naylor is the name! Definitely a larger than life figure! I doubt that he is still around. Apparently deported from Japan after knocking out most of the Tokyo police force and wrecking a...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th March 2007, 22:48
Replies: 88
Views: 17,033
Posted By makko
I was with Blueys- I note the emphasis on safety....

I was with Blueys- I note the emphasis on safety. This was probably after the Pyrrhus burnt out (61?). Was this the work of Dennis N? It was great fun to attend his fire fighting course at Aulis -...
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