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Search: Posts Made By: David Lorimer
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th September 2019, 21:44
Replies: 175
Views: 46,810
Posted By David Lorimer
I'd forgotten that one altogether but now I...

I'd forgotten that one altogether but now I remember it was pretty scary. To be fair though, I think there might have been an element of prank about it. We were all so much more immortal back then....
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 10th September 2019, 09:12
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By David Lorimer
I was told that Mike passed away several years...

I was told that Mike passed away several years ago. Just posted the same on the Booth Line thread.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 9th September 2019, 21:33
Replies: 175
Views: 46,810
Posted By David Lorimer
I believe Mike Locke passed away several years...

I believe Mike Locke passed away several years ago. Wonderful guy. We met when he stood by the Bernard in dry dock at Val de Caes, Belem, late seventies (er, late sixties???) when I was a junior...
Forum: Ship Research 14th September 2013, 18:01
Replies: 5
Views: 3,744
Posted By David Lorimer
I have several B&W photos taken on board during a...

I have several B&W photos taken on board during a fishmeal trip from Callao to Rotterdam. PM me if these would help.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th May 2013, 13:59
Replies: 205
Views: 32,083
Posted By David Lorimer
Langb agree it seems exposed, but if you can find...

Langb agree it seems exposed, but if you can find the location on Google Earth (imagery 2007) you'll see the tower under construction, with a large fender platform and what appears to be a wall...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th January 2013, 00:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,794
Posted By David Lorimer
Ironic, isn't it. The flagship of the invading...

Ironic, isn't it. The flagship of the invading Argentine fleet thirty years ago, and a flagship designed by the very power being invaded. Sunk by its own rusted-out intakes, no different from an...
Forum: Blue Star Line 21st November 2012, 01:36
Replies: 5
Views: 4,022
Posted By David Lorimer
Engine room fire in Itajai, all the gubbins for...

Engine room fire in Itajai, all the gubbins for supplying cold air to the conair boxes out, so she sailed for Santos, where we arranged for as much as possible of the reefer cargo to be shifted into...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th April 2012, 17:45
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
Text from FT article

Quote
The Titan Salvage-Micoperi proposal involves constructing an underwater platform which would support the wreck after it is rotated and partially raised from the seabed using tanks. Once the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st March 2012, 15:51
Replies: 133
Views: 22,868
Posted By David Lorimer
Would the speed with which temporary repairs were...

Would the speed with which temporary repairs were made - enough to get her underway again - not indicte that most of the fire damage was to generators supplying electricity for lighting and a/c to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd March 2012, 01:05
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
R58484956 From todays paper an eyewitness said...

R58484956 From todays paper an eyewitness said the officers were seen snorting a drug and seemed to be half piss** all the time.


It might help if you mentioned the name of "today's paper"!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th February 2012, 19:58
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
Thank you MadL and langb. It will be very...

Thank you MadL and langb. It will be very interesting to see what sort of proposals are put forward. If, of course, the alternatives are published.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th February 2012, 22:04
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
Perhaps I'm missing something but I find it...

Perhaps I'm missing something but I find it strange that there's been no news regarding appointment of a salvor nor of the preferred method of removal of the wreck. Six weeks after the sinking one...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th February 2012, 01:02
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By David Lorimer
Except, perhaps, for the fact the same link, and...

Except, perhaps, for the fact the same link, and updated ones, have been posted several times over the last five weeks or so.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th February 2012, 00:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By David Lorimer
Hi Stuart, Tks for the link. You may have...

Hi Stuart,
Tks for the link. You may have noticed there's another thread going on this subject. Your contribution would be welcome there.
Rgds
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th February 2012, 13:51
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
ROV images under the hull

http://news.discovery.com/earth/video-exclusive-underwater-damage-concordia-120218.html
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th February 2012, 21:41
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
Thanks Mad Landsman, There have been some...

Thanks Mad Landsman,

There have been some time-lapse clips posted on YouTube, lifted from the Giglionews.it webcams. One of them shows a little tender with a Munck type crane on the foredeck,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th February 2012, 23:30
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
Agree entirely. No matter what the size or type...

Agree entirely. No matter what the size or type of ship, the time required to get boats away has to be paramount in any decision making which might involve the possibility of abandonment. That so...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th February 2012, 00:53
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
The thread has been effectively hijacked by...

The thread has been effectively hijacked by Heiwa, with the support of those who can't resist answering him.

If we can get back on track, there have been several days of - for that port - heavy...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th February 2012, 00:07
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
Mr Briggs, Always good to keep the protractors...

Mr Briggs,
Always good to keep the protractors and compasses clear of the surface, to avoid injury. And to be sure it's the chart table you're on and not the photocopier. S**t happens.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th February 2012, 00:00
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
Barrie Youde, One has to wonder at what...

Barrie Youde,

One has to wonder at what might have happened had she dropped anchor earlier. Almost certainly she would not have reached the shore onto which she capsized to starboard,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th February 2012, 23:45
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
Are we not splitting hairs here? For the...

Are we not splitting hairs here? For the situation in which Costa Concordia found herself NUC lights would seem to be the only choice.

As for "cockpit", JMCG, just a translation issue. Or dost...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th February 2012, 23:57
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
This new video seems to confirm that Capt...

This new video seems to confirm that Capt Schettino was in command and not, as portrayed earlier by the press, running around the bridge in a panic or dining with a bimbo.

I very much look...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th February 2012, 16:42
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
You know, there is an "ignore" button!

You know, there is an "ignore" button!
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th February 2012, 05:31
Replies: 175
Views: 46,810
Posted By David Lorimer
Berwell Adventure, ex Bernard

Anyone have background on this vessel? Or on Lloyd Hughes and the heoirc gang that took her from Galveston to Iquitos? I have a story to tell...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th February 2012, 03:52
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,912
Posted By David Lorimer
In the final sentence, perhaps house arrest could...

In the final sentence, perhaps house arrest could count double and be discounted from prison time. Hell hath no etc.
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