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Search: Posts Made By: Col Robinson
Forum: BP Shipping 4th November 2011, 16:53
Replies: 214
Views: 58,879
Posted By Col Robinson
Sailed with many females during my time with BP...

Sailed with many females during my time with BP but those I remember most are Mary Jane Slaven and another girl called Kerry on their first trip on the Respect 1979/80. Also sailed with Caroline Roe...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th November 2011, 16:11
Replies: 10
Views: 3,311
Posted By Col Robinson
Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the replies. The...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all the replies. The names are coming back to me now along with a lot of memories.
In 1982 I had an unusual trip on the Iranian River Boats. We had joined the Marun at RAK...
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd November 2011, 17:37
Replies: 10
Views: 3,311
Posted By Col Robinson
Iranian Ships Names

Have just read about the "Cut & Shut" of two of the Iranian River Boats but does anyone remember the original BPTC names of these ships & also the VLCC's?
I seem to remember that the Marun was the...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th August 2009, 14:38
Replies: 19
Views: 2,284
Posted By Col Robinson
I take it that 1002 was like 1100X ? I remember...

I take it that 1002 was like 1100X ? I remember going to Los Angeles on the Br. Security and we were told that BP's oil dispersant wasn't good enough. Before berthing we had to agree to buy so many...
Forum: BP Shipping 27th July 2009, 15:49
Replies: 29
Views: 8,759
Posted By Col Robinson
Graham, I can remember the name of Simon...

Graham,
I can remember the name of Simon Tompkins and the connection to Green Shield Stamps is ringing a bell too. But for the life of me I can't put a face to the name.
If it helps any, I was on...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th July 2009, 15:17
Replies: 599
Views: 169,022
Posted By Col Robinson
Hi Mark, I was at the factory same time as you;...

Hi Mark,
I was at the factory same time as you; 4th June - 5th Oct '79 and in Y Class. I can vaguely remember the name but not the face. Seem to remember though there was a guy in your class called...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th June 2009, 16:42
Replies: 75
Views: 15,765
Posted By Col Robinson
Thanks Barnsey & Billieboy for your memories. I...

Thanks Barnsey & Billieboy for your memories. I myself am not a Barrian though; it's just that my Grandparents moved there from Warrington taking my 2 young uncles with them in the late 50's or early...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th June 2009, 21:44
Replies: 75
Views: 15,765
Posted By Col Robinson
For many years my Grandparents ran the Barry Dock...

For many years my Grandparents ran the Barry Dock Hotel aka The Chain Locker; and I have very happy memories of the place. I remember too looking out of the windows at the layed up Birdie Boats....
Forum: BP Shipping 7th June 2009, 16:52
Replies: 30
Views: 4,563
Posted By Col Robinson
Was on the Security twice. First time July - Oct...

Was on the Security twice. First time July - Oct '82; and then again July - November '83. Iron work was still in place then.
Forum: BP Shipping 4th June 2009, 16:04
Replies: 30
Views: 4,563
Posted By Col Robinson
Definately the Security ... would recognise that...

Definately the Security ... would recognise that wrought iron work anywhere.
Forum: BP Shipping 24th November 2008, 15:54
Replies: 13
Views: 2,989
Posted By Col Robinson
I started my penultimate trip on the Respect in...

I started my penultimate trip on the Respect in Brunei. She's already been there for a year or more when we joined. All our power came from a CAT generator in the gantry space and we too recycled...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th February 2008, 00:58
Replies: 80
Views: 17,266
Posted By Col Robinson
I was on leave when I received my letter; and was...

I was on leave when I received my letter; and was one of the many who took the money and ran. I've been ashore ever since but often wonder how things turned out for those who took jobs with the new...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 15th February 2008, 15:28
Replies: 599
Views: 169,022
Posted By Col Robinson
I was at Gravesend from June to October 1979 and...

I was at Gravesend from June to October 1979 and was in Y Class, Dorm 9. Yes I was hungry and skint for most of the time but I have very fond memories of the place, the people and the antics we got...
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