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Forum: Tankers Yesterday, 06:10
Replies: 5
Views: 2,365
Posted By G0SLP
Oh, now there's a memory from the past - I saw...

Oh, now there's a memory from the past - I saw this old girl as an LPG/ammonia carrier, in Ulsan, Korea, back in late 1992/early 1993. She was waiting to load ammonia for the US. No photo, I'm...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th September 2019, 21:10
Replies: 30
Views: 1,138
Posted By G0SLP
British Antarctic Survey staff. (BAS are...

British Antarctic Survey staff.

(BAS are part of NERC, who operate RRS "Discovery" and RRS "James Cook").
Forum: The Radio Room 27th September 2019, 07:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By G0SLP
Correct. 3/8" wide, as opposed to RN/RAN braid,...

Correct. 3/8" wide, as opposed to RN/RAN braid, which is 1/2" wide.
Forum: Ship Research 24th September 2019, 09:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By G0SLP
Oil Majors have an input too - they don't want to...

Oil Majors have an input too - they don't want to charter older tonnage, even though very often there is nothing wrong with the ships, particularly gas carriers. It used to be 25 years old, then 20...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th September 2019, 11:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,783
Posted By G0SLP
Most of us do - getting the jobs done is far less...

Most of us do - getting the jobs done is far less stressful than answering irate emails demanding to know why the Outstanding Jobs list spat out by the computer system is getting longer... (Thumb)
Forum: Royal Navy 30th March 2019, 06:04
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By G0SLP
My children have their names engraved in the...

My children have their names engraved in the ship's bell at the South Shields Flying Angel, where they were all christened. They will be joined by my grandson's name when he is christened there in...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd March 2019, 08:09
Replies: 57
Views: 5,087
Posted By G0SLP
It sounds like something that would be found in a...

It sounds like something that would be found in a Clive Cussler novel plotline. Oh, hang on, there was one such beastie in one of his offerings...
Forum: The Bridge 19th December 2018, 18:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By G0SLP
You're not the only one thinking along those...

You're not the only one thinking along those lines...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th November 2018, 06:03
Replies: 82
Views: 20,863
Posted By G0SLP
The old engine is now at the Anson Engine Museum ...

The old engine is now at the Anson Engine Museum
http://www.enginemuseum.org/doxford.html

More info here
https://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/famous-engine-s-story-captured-on-camera-1-1288910
...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th June 2018, 15:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,493
Posted By G0SLP
He fronted the game show "Fort Boyard", with...

He fronted the game show "Fort Boyard", with Melinda Messenger as the obligatory 'eye candy'.
Forum: Holland America Line 6th May 2018, 12:30
Replies: 2
Views: 1,661
Posted By G0SLP
I saw her on Marine Traffic this morning; not too...

I saw her on Marine Traffic this morning; not too far away from my own ship. (Presently bound for Vada from Antwerp). Didn't realise the significance of her size though.
Forum: The Engine Room 8th February 2018, 21:23
Replies: 75
Views: 27,536
Posted By G0SLP
Or Mates being promoted to Master to get 'em off...

Or Mates being promoted to Master to get 'em off the cargo deck...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th February 2018, 21:21
Replies: 75
Views: 27,536
Posted By G0SLP
I've been asked by my Superintendent to explain...

I've been asked by my Superintendent to explain why I wanted Marine cable for a rewiring job after we had had a small fire in a machinery space store lighting circuit, when, and I quote, "domestic...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd February 2018, 22:04
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By G0SLP
If they are still burning Heavy Oil, then they...

If they are still burning Heavy Oil, then they will have had to fit scrubbers to the uptakes. Would be interesting to know for sure.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd February 2018, 20:39
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By G0SLP
She'll be running on Low Sulphur MGO these days,...

She'll be running on Low Sulphur MGO these days, being in the SECA, but no heating for the self-loading freight is definitely a show stopper.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 20th January 2018, 16:00
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By G0SLP
Used to call there to discharge frozen chickens...

Used to call there to discharge frozen chickens from Brazil. A s**thole of a place...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th January 2018, 14:16
Replies: 34
Views: 5,449
Posted By G0SLP
That was almost certainly going to be the...

That was almost certainly going to be the outcome, once the fires got out of control.

As you say, RIP all.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th January 2018, 19:10
Replies: 23
Views: 8,019
Posted By G0SLP
Just a wee update - the Traquair (built 1982)...

Just a wee update - the Traquair (built 1982) finally went up the beach at Alang in June 2017 - I had seen her in the Gulf in the March. It looks as though Teviot (built 1989) is about to follow -...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 11th January 2018, 18:57
Replies: 6
Views: 4,496
Posted By G0SLP
They think it's all over... ...

They think it's all over...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-42649746

It is now...

Inevitable, of course. Sad, but inevitable.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th January 2018, 13:27
Replies: 34
Views: 5,449
Posted By G0SLP
There's some photos elsewhere on the web now...

There's some photos elsewhere on the web now showing the accommodation block completely burnt on the outside, so what that would do for air supply to the machinery spaces, goodness only knows. In...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th January 2018, 11:45
Replies: 34
Views: 5,449
Posted By G0SLP
It's now being reported that the cargo was crude...

It's now being reported that the cargo was crude condensate - good news in that it won't leave any persistent slick. However, I'm more concerned that the 32 seafarers are still missing, and I fear...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd December 2017, 02:08
Replies: 97
Views: 14,585
Posted By G0SLP
My house was a new build 19 years ago, so I opted...

My house was a new build 19 years ago, so I opted for both a ground spike and a chicken wire 'mat' which I put down and connected up before laying turf in my back garden. Other options for a ground...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2017, 19:06
Replies: 36
Views: 3,739
Posted By G0SLP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonium_nitrate_dis...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonium_nitrate_disasters

Nasty stuff once it gets going
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th April 2017, 19:13
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By G0SLP
Ah, yes, the joys of floating the...

Ah, yes, the joys of floating the safeties...There's a lot to be said for modern Thermal Oil systems, it must be said...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd April 2017, 15:27
Replies: 49
Views: 4,265
Posted By G0SLP
Some reports suggest that two members of the crew...

Some reports suggest that two members of the crew have been saved, so we might get to know exactly what failed. However, she was built in 1993 - that's a long life in a hard trade.

My thoughts are...
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