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Search: Posts Made By: Ian Brown
Forum: J & J Denholm 9th August 2018, 21:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,808
Posted By Ian Brown
Captain Brian French

Hello David.

I noticed this old post of yours concerning Captain Brian French and thought you might be interested in the attached picture I took of him and some other Denholm worthies at the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd May 2017, 14:09
Replies: 68
Views: 2,780
Posted By Ian Brown
Is there a parallel here with Concorde? ...

Is there a parallel here with Concorde?
Supersonic passenger flight was technically possible, even reliable.
But where is Concorde now?
In the museum while its less glamorous but more financially...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th May 2017, 10:23
Replies: 68
Views: 2,780
Posted By Ian Brown
The whole point of merchant ships is to make...

The whole point of merchant ships is to make money.
Ok the crew costs are huge but set against the costs of developing this technology, operating it, insuring it, and keeping it 100% reliable for...
Forum: The Bridge 15th April 2017, 19:15
Replies: 50
Views: 6,875
Posted By Ian Brown
I was INC on her from Sept 68 to Mar 69. I also...

I was INC on her from Sept 68 to Mar 69. I also got in trouble for clumping about on lookout on the bridge wing. We were on a Murmansk run and had been issued with heavy weather gear including...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th December 2015, 18:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ian Brown
When I was Master with Maersk (IOM) in the 80s,...

When I was Master with Maersk (IOM) in the 80s, if the topsides paint work wasn't in good shape you could expect a negative comment from Head Office visitors. When we had a charter that took us past...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th November 2015, 17:32
Replies: 16
Views: 3,081
Posted By Ian Brown
Reading the reported statements released by the...

Reading the reported statements released by the company Ponant, they are a masterful excercise in understatement:

"A statement from the company said the passengers were evacuated as a “precaution”...
Forum: The Bridge 8th October 2015, 20:43
Replies: 26
Views: 6,137
Posted By Ian Brown
Having some experience on these large LNG/C, I...

Having some experience on these large LNG/C, I expect there will be relevant data record of their bridge/er systems including a radar feed and voice recordings from multiple mics inside (and outside)...
Forum: J & J Denholm 17th September 2015, 18:28
Replies: 35
Views: 12,212
Posted By Ian Brown
Yes, that looks like Peter Shaw. He was 2/O on...

Yes, that looks like Peter Shaw. He was 2/O on the Arisaig when I joined in 68.
Forum: BP Shipping 13th September 2015, 16:02
Replies: 41
Views: 8,324
Posted By Ian Brown
I joined the Neass Endeavour off RAK by Grey...

I joined the Neass Endeavour off RAK by Grey Swift launch.
Hand over from paying off 2/O at head of gangway. (Shake hands...How is she?....Fine...Bye)
Then up to the bridge to finish the 12-4 watch...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th July 2015, 16:20
Replies: 16
Views: 3,403
Posted By Ian Brown
Hello Callpor. Glad to hear you concur. ...

Hello Callpor.

Glad to hear you concur.

My experience was those vessels inspected by Oil Majors so I would agree that in that area, the Inspection Regime did improve standards.
Having said...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th July 2015, 15:57
Replies: 16
Views: 3,403
Posted By Ian Brown
In reply to #3 David, good to hear from you....

In reply to #3

David, good to hear from you.
I hope you are enjoying a good summer in that wonderful house of yours.

With PSC inspections, my experience latterly was fairly benign as after...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th July 2015, 08:22
Replies: 16
Views: 3,403
Posted By Ian Brown
I read through your link mentioned in post #1 and...

I read through your link mentioned in post #1 and could not find any mention of the impact of these inspections on the ships crews.
All quite depressing and will add to the present disincentives to...
Forum: The Bridge 19th April 2015, 14:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By Ian Brown
''Dense Mist'' comes between 'Somebody switch...

''Dense Mist'' comes between 'Somebody switch that kettle off!' and 'Maybe we better call the Old Man'
It can be surprisingly thick in the Suez Canal. A few years ago we entered from the Medi end...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th April 2015, 19:09
Replies: 364
Views: 121,254
Posted By Ian Brown
Worst ship for me was a ex Japanes Chemical...

Worst ship for me was a ex Japanes Chemical Tanker called the Dilmun Shearwater. She nearly killed me several times over 3 months. Somehow we got her accepted as a methanol tanker from NZ to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th March 2015, 13:18
Replies: 18
Views: 3,408
Posted By Ian Brown
Are they still using that hair raising method of...

Are they still using that hair raising method of vessels meeting end on and then both altering to stbd when a few ship lengths apart then reversing the helm when passing?
It always seemed a very...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th March 2015, 13:12
Replies: 18
Views: 3,408
Posted By Ian Brown
Or a spill the size of Wales.

Or a spill the size of Wales.
Forum: J & J Denholm 23rd January 2015, 14:43
Replies: 33
Views: 8,394
Posted By Ian Brown
Best bar wind-up I saw was the Lecky one of the...

Best bar wind-up I saw was the Lecky one of the Chemie Boats...
One evening, after a few beers, he claimed that alcohol vapour under pressure could produce enough static electric to light up a bulb....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th January 2015, 13:50
Replies: 275
Views: 54,938
Posted By Ian Brown
I had the pleasure of saiing with Capt. MacKenzie...

I had the pleasure of saiing with Capt. MacKenzie in the past and I believe the ship would never have left the berth without him being satisfied that it was ready for sea.
Forum: J & J Denholm 15th January 2015, 17:51
Replies: 33
Views: 8,394
Posted By Ian Brown
Best Denholms Ship Bar (Officers' or Crew's)

For me the Best Bar was on the Chemical Explorer. Always lively with events and competitions. And the added bonus for the Chief Officer of forward facing ports for keeping on eye on the work out on...
Forum: J & J Denholm 15th January 2015, 17:44
Replies: 181
Views: 44,257
Posted By Ian Brown
Your right. Time to start a new thread subject...

Your right. Time to start a new thread subject for Denholms.
I will go for best ship bar.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th January 2015, 12:10
Replies: 51
Views: 9,672
Posted By Ian Brown
How did you call the 'Quak' on the VHF? Quak...

How did you call the 'Quak' on the VHF?

Quak Quak.....Quak Quak....This is ---
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd January 2015, 17:51
Replies: 51
Views: 9,672
Posted By Ian Brown
Happy New Year to you David. Yes, I did...

Happy New Year to you David.

Yes, I did think of the A.N.T. but it makes sense in Greek, so is ok.
Had to spell it phonetically on vhf during lighterage operations in Gulf of Mexico. Not easy.
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd January 2015, 11:02
Replies: 51
Views: 9,672
Posted By Ian Brown
Worst ship names

It seems to me that ship owners have lost their ability to give ships decent names.
When I went to sea there seemed to be some effort to give ships names that had a certain ring to them.
Now at...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th November 2014, 02:54
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By Ian Brown
For those who can't make the link above, here is...

For those who can't make the link above, here is the report in G Captain;

"Sodebo, a 31 meter carbon fiber offshore racing trimaran collided with a cargo ship in the English Channel at 23:30 last...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th November 2014, 18:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By Ian Brown
Multi Hull yacht Cargo ship collision in Channel.

It will be interesting to see if the French or British authorities make a normal ship collision investigation into this incident in the English Channel.
...
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