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Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 17th June 2016, 04:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,862
Posted By cboots
That's sad, all the animals have escaped. CBoots

That's sad, all the animals have escaped.
CBoots
Forum: The Engine Room 24th January 2016, 00:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,569
Posted By cboots
The reluctance of owners to place vessels in deep...

The reluctance of owners to place vessels in deep lay-up these days is largely due to the extremely high levels of debt that these vessels carry and the fact that this debt has to be serviced.
CBoots
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 4th October 2015, 05:09
Replies: 29
Views: 4,686
Posted By cboots
I have never been keen on "what if" histories ...

I have never been keen on "what if" histories but Healy was broadly seen as the heir apparent to Callaghan and should have been the obvious candidate for the leadership in the wake of the '79...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2014, 03:30
Replies: 35
Views: 12,062
Posted By cboots
Fishers of Barrow in Furness used to recruit for...

Fishers of Barrow in Furness used to recruit for them in the UK for them back in the seventies. I was offered a second mate job with them but turned it down. Frankly the money didn't seem too good...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 17th June 2014, 05:31
Replies: 15
Views: 3,101
Posted By cboots
I have not viewed this video but my understanding...

I have not viewed this video but my understanding is that the political establishment of Britain at the time were getting rather concerned that other colonial powers, and would be colonial powers,...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 11th June 2014, 07:33
Replies: 9
Views: 2,226
Posted By cboots
I just loved that series that he did as Alan...

I just loved that series that he did as Alan B'Stard, the arch Thatcherite MP. Was up to the third episode before I realized it wasn't a documentary. With this world of ours facing grim prospects we...
Forum: Say Hello 21st April 2014, 10:12
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By cboots
The only known cure for old age is to die young. ...

The only known cure for old age is to die young.
CBoots
Forum: British India Line 30th April 2013, 04:18
Replies: 19
Views: 5,291
Posted By cboots
There was a Blue Flu second mate arrested and...

There was a Blue Flu second mate arrested and that has been discussed on this site. I have a vague recollection of a British master being arrested - this was all during the "cultural revolution" -...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th April 2013, 03:54
Replies: 34
Views: 6,674
Posted By cboots
For reasons similar to those expressed by...

For reasons similar to those expressed by joebuckham I have not posted on this or other threads for a long time now. However, in view of some of the rather hysterical statements made by a few...
Forum: Royal Navy 18th March 2012, 12:26
Replies: 305
Views: 44,412
Posted By cboots
I was still living in the UK at the time and...

I was still living in the UK at the time and remember the conflict quite clearly. Interesting to read a comment above that most Brits thought the Falklands were somewhere off Scotland; the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th February 2012, 23:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By cboots
Heavens above, for a moment there I thought they...

Heavens above, for a moment there I thought they were going to be built in Scotland.
CBoots
Forum: Tankers 31st January 2012, 23:49
Replies: 11
Views: 4,551
Posted By cboots
G'day wayne VK - I had better not reveal the...

G'day wayne VK - I had better not reveal the actual name of the vessel as it would betray the anonymity of persons that I have not been too flattering about. Suffice to say that it was a British...
Forum: Tankers 30th January 2012, 23:53
Replies: 11
Views: 4,551
Posted By cboots
I remember the incident well as we rounded the...

I remember the incident well as we rounded the Cape a couple of days later homeward bound from the Gulf. The launch brought out newspapers that were full of photos of the casualty. Our captain, a...
Forum: Model Ships 25th January 2012, 00:28
Replies: 35
Views: 15,226
Posted By cboots
I did a couple of voyages on the Envoy as a deck...

I did a couple of voyages on the Envoy as a deck apprentice in the mid-sixties. She was indeed a fine ship though not a particularly happy one as I recall. It was a great run indeed although as a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th January 2012, 02:34
Replies: 114
Views: 16,999
Posted By cboots
Actually in this morning's "Age" the letters were...

Actually in this morning's "Age" the letters were mostly castigating the government with one in particular stating that Julia Gillard was simply being mischievous in raising the matter of cost at...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th January 2012, 08:32
Replies: 114
Views: 16,999
Posted By cboots
Virtually the same article re: Sea Shepherd's...

Virtually the same article re: Sea Shepherd's funding was published in today's "Age" - the Melbourne broadsheet.
Right, okay all you conspiracy theorists, where is the smoking gun? And how do we...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th January 2012, 01:56
Replies: 114
Views: 16,999
Posted By cboots
My apologies but I am breaking my self-imposed...

My apologies but I am breaking my self-imposed silence once more. This business of Watson's alleged gloating over the tsunami and claiming devine retribution etc, was raised last year at which time...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th January 2012, 23:48
Replies: 114
Views: 16,999
Posted By cboots
May I thank the poster above who made a couple of...

May I thank the poster above who made a couple of points in regard to the post of JoK that I would have made myself.
As I have stated before, and as is ably demonstrated by so many of the posts on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2012, 23:45
Replies: 114
Views: 16,999
Posted By cboots
Wow, a Moderator appears, now there is something....

Wow, a Moderator appears, now there is something.
I do not intend to reply to any of the suspect statistics nor the libelous attacks on Paul Watson as there are obviously people on this site who are...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th January 2012, 04:21
Replies: 114
Views: 16,999
Posted By cboots
It really does sadden me that every year at this...

It really does sadden me that every year at this time we are subjected to this ritual of Sea Shepherd bashing from the, "some of my best friends are whales but..." brigade, many of whom display...
Forum: Bank Line 21st May 2009, 12:34
Replies: 36
Views: 3,228
Posted By cboots
As there is no point whatsoever in trying to have...

As there is no point whatsoever in trying to have any sort of serious discussion with those who seek to avoid economic reality, and I have no interest in fairy tales, I shall withdraw and admit to...
Forum: Bank Line 21st May 2009, 03:11
Replies: 36
Views: 3,228
Posted By cboots
I am sorry that certain other members feel that I...

I am sorry that certain other members feel that I am "getting into politics" but any discussion of the demise of the UK flagged fleet cannot avoid the issues and those issues involve actions by...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th May 2009, 02:28
Replies: 31
Views: 3,015
Posted By cboots
I have had a similar experience when there was a...

I have had a similar experience when there was a nasty accident on the factory floor of a client of mine some years ago. Some guys were clowning around late one Friday afternoon and the outcome was...
Forum: Bank Line 20th May 2009, 02:01
Replies: 36
Views: 3,228
Posted By cboots
Alistair has certainly raised a lot of...

Alistair has certainly raised a lot of interesting questions here and ones that reach much further than Bank Line. The demise of the UK flag can be explained, as I have stated on other threads in...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd May 2009, 02:44
Replies: 18
Views: 3,875
Posted By cboots
This assertion has been made somewhere before on...

This assertion has been made somewhere before on this site, perhaps by your good self Billy Boy, and I am really fascinated by it. There were two British general elections in the nineteen eighties,...
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