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Search: Posts Made By: G0SLP
Forum: The Engine Room 13th May 2020, 14:32
Replies: 30
Views: 3,042
Posted By G0SLP
Capetown Castle, 1960 ...

Capetown Castle, 1960

http://www.marinediesels.info/Horror%20Stories/cape_town_castle.htm

I have sailed with one or two folk who were there...

Mark
Forum: The Engine Room 13th May 2020, 14:28
Replies: 153
Views: 60,785
Posted By G0SLP
Yes, the two Georges used to try and outdo each...

Yes, the two Georges used to try and outdo each other for pedantry whilst in the workshops - but it did sort of prepare us for some of the (perceived)odd ways of certain senior officers when we did...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th May 2020, 19:16
Replies: 30
Views: 3,042
Posted By G0SLP
Can't do that with modern dual fuel (ie LNG)...

Can't do that with modern dual fuel (ie LNG) engines - no indicator cocks. You do a slow turn on air before the start proper. Mind you, as an old-fashioned chap, I insist on 2 full turns on the...
Forum: Passenger Liners 10th April 2020, 01:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By G0SLP
I'm presently alongside in San Juan, Puerto Rico,...

I'm presently alongside in San Juan, Puerto Rico, doing a very slow discharge of LNG. Been here for 10 days now, and will be at least 3 or 4 more before we sail. We have a shore truck coming to us...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd November 2019, 14:39
Replies: 35
Views: 10,031
Posted By G0SLP
Hello Buck, Shayne and Duncs I took over...

Hello Buck, Shayne and Duncs

I took over from John Rogers a few times, including my first trip both in the Company and as Chief Engineer (February 1990). My condolences; he was a good man.

The...
Forum: The Bridge 30th October 2019, 19:21
Replies: 46
Views: 5,509
Posted By G0SLP
Flinders bars, Greg

Flinders bars, Greg
Forum: Tankers 20th October 2019, 06:10
Replies: 5
Views: 3,637
Posted By G0SLP
Oh, now there's a memory from the past - I saw...

Oh, now there's a memory from the past - I saw this old girl as an LPG/ammonia carrier, in Ulsan, Korea, back in late 1992/early 1993. She was waiting to load ammonia for the US. No photo, I'm...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th September 2019, 21:10
Replies: 30
Views: 3,174
Posted By G0SLP
British Antarctic Survey staff. (BAS are...

British Antarctic Survey staff.

(BAS are part of NERC, who operate RRS "Discovery" and RRS "James Cook").
Forum: The Radio Room 27th September 2019, 07:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By G0SLP
Correct. 3/8" wide, as opposed to RN/RAN braid,...

Correct. 3/8" wide, as opposed to RN/RAN braid, which is 1/2" wide.
Forum: Ship Research 24th September 2019, 09:58
Replies: 22
Views: 3,291
Posted By G0SLP
Oil Majors have an input too - they don't want to...

Oil Majors have an input too - they don't want to charter older tonnage, even though very often there is nothing wrong with the ships, particularly gas carriers. It used to be 25 years old, then 20...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th September 2019, 11:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,877
Posted By G0SLP
Most of us do - getting the jobs done is far less...

Most of us do - getting the jobs done is far less stressful than answering irate emails demanding to know why the Outstanding Jobs list spat out by the computer system is getting longer... (Thumb)
Forum: Royal Navy 30th March 2019, 06:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By G0SLP
My children have their names engraved in the...

My children have their names engraved in the ship's bell at the South Shields Flying Angel, where they were all christened. They will be joined by my grandson's name when he is christened there in...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd March 2019, 08:09
Replies: 57
Views: 8,034
Posted By G0SLP
It sounds like something that would be found in a...

It sounds like something that would be found in a Clive Cussler novel plotline. Oh, hang on, there was one such beastie in one of his offerings...
Forum: The Bridge 19th December 2018, 18:51
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By G0SLP
You're not the only one thinking along those...

You're not the only one thinking along those lines...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th November 2018, 06:03
Replies: 82
Views: 26,103
Posted By G0SLP
The old engine is now at the Anson Engine Museum ...

The old engine is now at the Anson Engine Museum
http://www.enginemuseum.org/doxford.html

More info here
https://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/famous-engine-s-story-captured-on-camera-1-1288910
...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th June 2018, 15:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By G0SLP
He fronted the game show "Fort Boyard", with...

He fronted the game show "Fort Boyard", with Melinda Messenger as the obligatory 'eye candy'.
Forum: Holland America Line 6th May 2018, 12:30
Replies: 2
Views: 3,152
Posted By G0SLP
I saw her on Marine Traffic this morning; not too...

I saw her on Marine Traffic this morning; not too far away from my own ship. (Presently bound for Vada from Antwerp). Didn't realise the significance of her size though.
Forum: The Engine Room 8th February 2018, 21:23
Replies: 75
Views: 31,908
Posted By G0SLP
Or Mates being promoted to Master to get 'em off...

Or Mates being promoted to Master to get 'em off the cargo deck...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th February 2018, 21:21
Replies: 75
Views: 31,908
Posted By G0SLP
I've been asked by my Superintendent to explain...

I've been asked by my Superintendent to explain why I wanted Marine cable for a rewiring job after we had had a small fire in a machinery space store lighting circuit, when, and I quote, "domestic...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd February 2018, 22:04
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By G0SLP
If they are still burning Heavy Oil, then they...

If they are still burning Heavy Oil, then they will have had to fit scrubbers to the uptakes. Would be interesting to know for sure.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd February 2018, 20:39
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By G0SLP
She'll be running on Low Sulphur MGO these days,...

She'll be running on Low Sulphur MGO these days, being in the SECA, but no heating for the self-loading freight is definitely a show stopper.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 20th January 2018, 16:00
Replies: 14
Views: 2,338
Posted By G0SLP
Used to call there to discharge frozen chickens...

Used to call there to discharge frozen chickens from Brazil. A s**thole of a place...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th January 2018, 14:16
Replies: 34
Views: 6,483
Posted By G0SLP
That was almost certainly going to be the...

That was almost certainly going to be the outcome, once the fires got out of control.

As you say, RIP all.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th January 2018, 19:10
Replies: 35
Views: 10,031
Posted By G0SLP
Just a wee update - the Traquair (built 1982)...

Just a wee update - the Traquair (built 1982) finally went up the beach at Alang in June 2017 - I had seen her in the Gulf in the March. It looks as though Teviot (built 1989) is about to follow -...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 11th January 2018, 18:57
Replies: 6
Views: 4,833
Posted By G0SLP
They think it's all over... ...

They think it's all over...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-42649746

It is now...

Inevitable, of course. Sad, but inevitable.
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