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Search: Posts Made By: rodhaigh
Forum: J & J Denholm 13th July 2018, 13:02
Replies: 71
Views: 8,587
Posted By rodhaigh
RE Longest voyage My first trip to sea was in...

RE Longest voyage
My first trip to sea was in the 'British Caution' at the time of the so called Suez Crisis'.
Outward from the UK (Tyneside) we called in at Tenerife for bunkers, Then Capetown for...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th April 2013, 16:21
Replies: 32
Views: 5,363
Posted By rodhaigh
I have heard that the Great Wall of China was...

I have heard that the Great Wall of China was built by Emperor Nasi Goreng to keep the rabbits out. No?
Cheers
RodH
Forum: BP Shipping 6th January 2011, 14:30
Replies: 45
Views: 8,685
Posted By rodhaigh
Graham, We have been in contact before, but...

Graham,
We have been in contact before, but here are my details re BP and seagoing career with them.
Apprentice 1956-1960
Caution 1956-57
Workman 57-58
Power 58
Sailor 58-59
Advocate 59
Lady...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th January 2011, 13:38
Replies: 220
Views: 61,469
Posted By rodhaigh
Had a few drinks with Anne Rutherford over Xmas...

Had a few drinks with Anne Rutherford over Xmas and she told me she was the first female Nav App with BP, although she never finished her apprenticeship with them due to some percieved problem with...
Forum: Tankers 9th December 2010, 16:20
Replies: 11
Views: 3,703
Posted By rodhaigh
The Zenatia lost a man overboard in the Eastern...

The Zenatia lost a man overboard in the Eastern Med. in '59 or '60. WQe were part of the search and there's a photo of me somewhere in this site with a lifebelt we 'rescued'.
Forum: Tankers 9th December 2010, 16:12
Replies: 64
Views: 22,987
Posted By rodhaigh
I was an 18 yr old apprentice on the 'British...

I was an 18 yr old apprentice on the 'British Power' on voyage from the Gulf to the Bay of Bengal when we passed the 'Stanvac japan' just after her accident.
A salutory lesson for a young lad...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th May 2010, 15:09
Replies: 125
Views: 25,687
Posted By rodhaigh
TSell..British Caution was my first ship in...

TSell..British Caution was my first ship in 1956-7, She could have been a ghost ship, as trundling round the Cape at 8 knots she wasn't sighted in port much.
In the 9 months I was in her she carried...
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd April 2010, 04:33
Replies: 18
Views: 3,096
Posted By rodhaigh
The last time I played football in Kandla, we...

The last time I played football in Kandla, we managed to keep our thrashing down to 1-0 which we thought was pretty good.
They only had 8 men on the field, no boots and one of them had one arm!...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th March 2010, 09:57
Replies: 18
Views: 3,096
Posted By rodhaigh
Memories of Kandla. Trev remembers a procession...

Memories of Kandla. Trev remembers a procession of women carrying tryas of ballast down the jetty. They were there, doing the same thing, in the early 60's, probably for the same construction....
Forum: BP Shipping 25th March 2010, 21:15
Replies: 18
Views: 3,096
Posted By rodhaigh
A trip up Kandla Creek

A couple of weeks ago I had the "good fortune" to make a trip out and in to Kandla in the Gulf of Kutch, a port I hadn't visited since 196? in the British ??????. It is now a bustling port with a...
Forum: The Bridge 25th March 2010, 20:54
Replies: 123
Views: 36,104
Posted By rodhaigh
Gents, As a pratising compass adjuster myself,...

Gents,
As a pratising compass adjuster myself, I found this thread very interesting.
The use of the instrument is declining, along with the knowledge of its foibles, however there are still many...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st February 2010, 15:13
Replies: 56
Views: 8,650
Posted By rodhaigh
Dennis, Thanks for your recollections. It...

Dennis,
Thanks for your recollections. It reminded me of the first 'Tree'class vessel that I saw. I think it was the 'Birch', but am not sure. She was in Abadan on her maiden voyage and mixed...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th January 2010, 12:14
Replies: 49
Views: 6,419
Posted By rodhaigh
My one and only experience of transiting the HITW...

My one and only experience of transiting the HITW (as far as we knew a 'no go' area) was in-bound in the early '60s in one of the 12's coming to the end of her shelf life.
The passage through was...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th January 2010, 14:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,940
Posted By rodhaigh
Sailed with your Dad on the British Faith (I'm...

Sailed with your Dad on the British Faith (I'm almost sure) in the early '60's and met him again here in N Tasmania in the early '80's when I went aboard a visiting BP vessel in Bell Bay.
But you...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th January 2010, 13:41
Replies: 31
Views: 3,984
Posted By rodhaigh
A bit late on this thread, but I must say that I...

A bit late on this thread, but I must say that I know who this guy is. He was 3rd Eng. on the British Viscount in 1964. Operating under a pseudonym here
Best wishes for 2010
Rod H
Forum: BP Shipping 10th August 2009, 11:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By rodhaigh
SM, That's the one and ta v. much. Its as...

SM,
That's the one and ta v. much.
Its as amusing now as when I first saw it 'n' years ago ('n' is a number too large to publish)
Thanks again!
Rod H(==D)
Forum: BP Shipping 10th August 2009, 10:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By rodhaigh
The Master resigns

G'Day to you all.
I have been reminded of a comical letter of resignation written by a ship's Captain, who is explaining to his employers that all he was doing was telling the cadet to hoist a...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th April 2009, 15:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,351
Posted By rodhaigh
Took a voyage on a tanker in the mid-nineties (as...

Took a voyage on a tanker in the mid-nineties (as a supernumery), after almost 30 yrs away from them.
Felt quite at home when I saw them taking ullages with a wooden float on a piece of knotted...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th April 2009, 14:06
Replies: 41
Views: 6,663
Posted By rodhaigh
Hi, I'd forgotten about the film 'Fire down...

Hi,
I'd forgotten about the film 'Fire down below' but remember seeing it a number of times.
If I remember rightly, I believe the vessel involved was the 'British Princess' while she was laid up in...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th January 2009, 12:27
Replies: 28
Views: 8,548
Posted By rodhaigh
Anne Rutherford now runs her own (v. successful)...

Anne Rutherford now runs her own (v. successful) marine consultancy company, Briar Maritime, along with her husband, also a master mariner, out of Ulverstone, Tasmania.
I worked with her for a...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th January 2009, 14:49
Replies: 598
Views: 87,947
Posted By rodhaigh
Read this thread through and I'm amazed at the...

Read this thread through and I'm amazed at the memories of some of the contributors. I thought I only remembered the poor tack that was served up in many of the vessels I served in.
My first ship...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th January 2009, 18:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,830
Posted By rodhaigh
Jack Lambert

Spent about 25% of my apprenticeship in the British Might with Jack Lambert as Mate.
He used to like playing chess during the morning 4-8 after stars.. good quality navigational training we had in...
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