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Search: Posts Made By: OilJiver
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 11:10
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By OilJiver
Thought "permission to come alongside" was in...

Thought "permission to come alongside" was in there somewhere?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th August 2019, 16:08
Replies: 299
Views: 24,725
Posted By OilJiver
Entirely agreed (Well – second bit anyway). Even...

Entirely agreed (Well – second bit anyway). Even someone like me, who prefers being at the trailing edge of technology, can recognise benefits of some of the up to the minute applications, and the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th August 2019, 21:42
Replies: 42
Views: 2,978
Posted By OilJiver
Thanks Harry, very interesting article. Many...

Thanks Harry, very interesting article.

Many issues in the later years but as shown, plenty failings attributable to historical matters.

“…… British shipbuilding’s fundamental weaknesses –...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd August 2019, 13:37
Replies: 42
Views: 2,978
Posted By OilJiver
“…arrogance of most British Shipbuilders in the...

“…arrogance of most British Shipbuilders in the late 40's and 50's…” Unbelievably plain to see in some cases.

Somewhere I have a document titled, “The Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Limited –...
Forum: The Bridge 21st July 2019, 12:36
Replies: 52
Views: 4,099
Posted By OilJiver
There was a wine bar in/near Posterngate around...

There was a wine bar in/near Posterngate around that time Dannic. Must have been the closest hostelry to the Marine Office, because I went directly in there after being given the same news as you!
...
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 22:34
Replies: 52
Views: 4,099
Posted By OilJiver
Nice story Sid, thanks. Your man sounds very...

Nice story Sid, thanks.

Your man sounds very much like the same gent I’m thinking of. So maybe I have the name wrong. (Long time since etc).

As a 16 year old when first going to Posterngate...
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 13:59
Replies: 52
Views: 4,099
Posted By OilJiver
Apologies Sid. I know we should be on the...

Apologies Sid.

I know we should be on the Bridge, but Serang is responsible for deflection elsewhere.

I was referring to Oral exam at Hull for, Certificate of Competency as Second Class...
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 11:44
Replies: 52
Views: 4,099
Posted By OilJiver
Almost 40 years since similar sweats when up for...

Almost 40 years since similar sweats when up for Orals @ Hull. Though DTI Examiner there had a reputation for being even handed. (Unlike his allegedly fearsome colleague on the Tyne).

So cannily...
Forum: Bank Line 14th July 2019, 23:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,212
Posted By OilJiver
For me John, a tough decision once upon a time, -...

For me John, a tough decision once upon a time, - Singapore or there. River transit notable, but would probably go Singapore. (Though neither place anything like now).
Forum: The Engine Room 12th July 2019, 21:53
Replies: 50
Views: 5,353
Posted By OilJiver
Great tale! Thanks Waldziu. OJ

Great tale! Thanks Waldziu.

OJ
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2019, 14:24
Replies: 40
Views: 2,484
Posted By OilJiver
Heavy wooden weather deck doors do look great...

Heavy wooden weather deck doors do look great when well preserved Genejay.
Not so great when shipping green stuff though!
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 6th July 2019, 12:24
Replies: 24
Views: 2,315
Posted By OilJiver
Remarkable courage of many, with some losing...

Remarkable courage of many, with some losing their lives trying to save others. A tragedy, worsened by lack of justice for the victims and their families.
RIP
Forum: The Engine Room 30th June 2019, 13:24
Replies: 20
Views: 3,720
Posted By OilJiver
Wonder when they’ll get the hang of the SI...

Wonder when they’ll get the hang of the SI system??
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th June 2019, 20:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By OilJiver
Many thanks Steve. Read the article with...

Many thanks Steve. Read the article with interest. (Wonder which intrepid outfit took on the SIs??)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th June 2019, 21:28
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By OilJiver
Very interesting pics from very different times...

Very interesting pics from very different times Pat. Many thanks for posting them. I know that CL have had mixed fortunes over the years (not least of which the Costa debacle). Despite the loss of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th June 2019, 21:36
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By OilJiver
Spent a bit of time in numerous ship repair...

Spent a bit of time in numerous ship repair facilities – none exactly state of the art. (particularly one in UK on other side of the Mersey). But as they say in the business, “if you’ve got a hole...
Forum: The Bridge 9th June 2019, 11:07
Replies: 44
Views: 5,037
Posted By OilJiver
V funny Bob. Sad such jovialities (and similar)...

V funny Bob. Sad such jovialities (and similar) now mostly consigned to the past.
Forum: Say Hello 6th June 2019, 20:38
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By OilJiver
Blue tabs ES.

Blue tabs ES.
Forum: The Radio Room 31st May 2019, 13:39
Replies: 345
Views: 89,623
Posted By OilJiver
Nice story LP.

Nice story LP.
Forum: Container Vessels 31st May 2019, 10:21
Replies: 17
Views: 3,900
Posted By OilJiver
Take a bit of stopping Steve.

Take a bit of stopping Steve.
Forum: Manchester Liners 26th May 2019, 21:01
Replies: 44
Views: 21,158
Posted By OilJiver
Sue, if you’re still looking for information re...

Sue, if you’re still looking for information re Manchester Challenge, a recent thread may be of interest.
See - Latest Shipping Technology, 1960s. You’ll find it in Forum, Ship’s Nostalgia, TV...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2019, 16:48
Replies: 35
Views: 3,464
Posted By OilJiver
My understanding is that he is being re-assigned...

My understanding is that he is being re-assigned elsewhere? Whatever, to be removed from post is a big big deal and his career is stuffed.

Someone somewhere, has a big sad on about something, for...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th May 2019, 21:33
Replies: 35
Views: 3,464
Posted By OilJiver
Agreed. (Peculiar smell……)

Agreed. (Peculiar smell……)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th May 2019, 19:13
Replies: 35
Views: 3,464
Posted By OilJiver
Guess you reckon a bit more to it than meets the...

Guess you reckon a bit more to it than meets the eye maybe Steve...?
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2019, 10:54
Replies: 84
Views: 11,072
Posted By OilJiver
Skilly, great pics and really interesting posts. ...

Skilly, great pics and really interesting posts.
Many thanks,
OJ
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