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Search: Posts Made By: gypcoll
Forum: Fishing Vessels 17th October 2019, 22:06
Replies: 9
Views: 2,913
Posted By gypcoll
I first went to sea in 1958, most captains at...

I first went to sea in 1958, most captains at that time were war served, most heavy drinkers, and who could blame them. They must have been astounded at the behaviour of us youngsters, enjoying the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 6th October 2019, 08:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,860
Posted By gypcoll
Not good practice to try to recall these numbers,...

Not good practice to try to recall these numbers, they can hook you up to a premium line, that can cost hundreds if you use the phone
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th October 2019, 22:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,860
Posted By gypcoll
Every time the phone rings i am suspicious, these...

Every time the phone rings i am suspicious, these people are constantly trying to rip us off. I had one a few days ago, and it was very clever questioning and trying to gauge my age, she was supposed...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th September 2019, 10:50
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
Posted By gypcoll
Can you just imagine being at sea on one of...

Can you just imagine being at sea on one of these, and getting in a position where you have to order the helm hard over while at full speed, would cause a few soiled knickers i suspect
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th August 2019, 11:26
Replies: 73
Views: 7,519
Posted By gypcoll
Breaking news at the moment, it looks like the...

Breaking news at the moment, it looks like the Iranians have seized another tanker, nationality unknown at present
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 22:07
Replies: 73
Views: 7,519
Posted By gypcoll
ref 27, this is the only response i can find...

ref 27, this is the only response i can find from the EU,lovely wide comfortable fence to sit on i believe, God knows how they perceive the word UNITED Europe, nothing further from the truth
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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 10:27
Replies: 73
Views: 7,519
Posted By gypcoll
Interesting that the tanker seized at Gibralta...

Interesting that the tanker seized at Gibralta was on a EU directive backing the blocking of oil to Syria, and as a result we have this situation in the Gulf with a British registered tanker, this...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2019, 19:14
Replies: 73
Views: 7,519
Posted By gypcoll
British tanker seized

Well, it looks like we could have big sparks in the Gulf, the Iranian guards have just seized a British tanker as hostage, so watch things developing
Forum: BP Shipping 13th July 2019, 13:47
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By gypcoll
foreign crews got me thinking back to my time...

foreign crews got me thinking back to my time early sixties, don't think i ever sailed on a ship that did not have foreign members, Dutch Pole German Maltese etc, in fact i was on a South American...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 13th July 2019, 11:41
Replies: 9
Views: 4,187
Posted By gypcoll
I was there in 58, never heard the expression...

I was there in 58, never heard the expression *peanuts*, we were greeted with the expression *you aint never going home new boy*, there were no cadets in my time, you could be made leading hand,...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 17:52
Replies: 53
Views: 4,963
Posted By gypcoll
At sea from 1958-65, apart from the Union Castle...

At sea from 1958-65, apart from the Union Castle boat , never ever had the luxury on trampers of a film show, 4 small cans of beer per day, if it did not run out, that was it, however, would i do it...
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd June 2019, 10:19
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By gypcoll
Its all down hill now to Xmas, sorry to spoil...

Its all down hill now to Xmas, sorry to spoil your day folks
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st June 2019, 15:38
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By gypcoll
Glad to hear they got caught, and hope they get...

Glad to hear they got caught, and hope they get everything they deserve, peddling misery for the people who have unfortunately got trapped in this filthy habit, Malaysia has the answer, death...
Forum: Ben Line 5th June 2019, 14:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By gypcoll
As someone who came ashore in 1964, i had never...

As someone who came ashore in 1964, i had never heard of flume tanks, however i have done some searching on the intertnet, and by all accounts are a failure. What is fitted on box boats these days to...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd May 2019, 08:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By gypcoll
Was on the Baltic Trader running out of Hamburg...

Was on the Baltic Trader running out of Hamburg and down to Genoa to supply the yanks 6th fleet, had one complete hold of Becks beer, while in Bremen we had to put a shore security bloke down the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2019, 09:23
Replies: 40
Views: 4,776
Posted By gypcoll
I always think i would like to know the full...

I always think i would like to know the full facts, there will no doubt another part to the story, and we are as usual being fed the part they don't mind us knowing. Just my thoughts on it
Forum: Ellerman 17th May 2019, 09:44
Replies: 18
Views: 7,421
Posted By gypcoll
I sailed on three Ellerman Payani ships, the...

I sailed on three Ellerman Payani ships, the Andalusian, Egyptian, Lancastrian, all in the early 60s. My memory fades with advancing years, but i am sure i remember, apart from a full English...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th March 2019, 16:44
Replies: 99
Views: 13,088
Posted By gypcoll
I will be interested in how the drill for...

I will be interested in how the drill for lifejackets and lifeboats was performed, i have never sailed on one of those pigeon lofts, but on most it seems the entertainment crew carry out the drill,...
Forum: The Bridge 14th January 2019, 08:07
Replies: 26
Views: 3,226
Posted By gypcoll
I always used the phrase, variation East,...

I always used the phrase, variation East, compass least, variation West compass best, and then of course you have the deviation, gypcoll
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th January 2019, 17:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By gypcoll
Well, it was certainly lucky the Bramble bank was...

Well, it was certainly lucky the Bramble bank was there, would have been unlucky in deep water, definition of luck i suppose, gypcoll
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 22nd December 2018, 10:43
Replies: 0
Views: 584
Posted By gypcoll
Commodore J F Oakley

commodore J F Oakley, This may have been posted before, but is the first time i have read this. I sailed under J F Oakley in late 59-60 on the Stirling Castle, and from little contact i had with...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th November 2018, 10:49
Replies: 302
Views: 64,532
Posted By gypcoll
I sailed on the Baltic trader 1960-61, 15 months...

I sailed on the Baltic trader 1960-61, 15 months in total. unusually she was on the Medi run, home port was Hamburg, there was one other UBC boat on the same run, same home port, good little ship,...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 27th October 2018, 10:38
Replies: 31
Views: 13,227
Posted By gypcoll
Great post Harry, i went to sea in 1958, not a...

Great post Harry, i went to sea in 1958, not a lot had changed since your days. Some ships were hungry, but i must have been lucky, because i always fed well at sea, maybe not fussy, as at home after...
Forum: Ellerman 25th October 2018, 18:51
Replies: 189
Views: 45,379
Posted By gypcoll
Hi Bailybloke, i served on 3 Papayani boats in...

Hi Bailybloke, i served on 3 Papayani boats in the 60s, the Lancastrian, the Egyptian plus the Andalusian, would appreciate photos for memories of happy days of long ago, many thanks KT
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd October 2018, 22:33
Replies: 35
Views: 5,660
Posted By gypcoll
I remember well the 56 hr week, i joined as deck...

I remember well the 56 hr week, i joined as deck boy in 1958, nice shiny new deck knife and spike, all the terminology from my time at Gravesend, where did i go ?, straight to the messroom as peggy....
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