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Search: Posts Made By: Geoff Gower
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th May 2019, 20:16
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 3,786
Posted By Geoff Gower
Forum: P & O 28th April 2019, 19:44
Replies: 21
Views: 10,711
Posted By Geoff Gower
However the time had come that P&O or (The...

However the time had come that P&O or (The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company) decided to build a new Turbine Steamer, and she was ordered to be built by Stephen Shipbuilding in...
Forum: The Bridge 22nd March 2019, 18:04
Replies: 57
Views: 5,417
Posted By Geoff Gower
Cruise Line Proposes 60,000 Passenger Cruise Ship Nearly One Mile Long

Freedom Cruise Line International is proposing the largest vessel in maritime history. It will be 4,500 feet long, as wide as 2 1/2 football fields, and 350 feet high. The ship will be the first...
Forum: The Bridge 12th March 2019, 19:32
Replies: 1
Views: 998
Posted By Geoff Gower
Burning ConRo Grande America Sinks in Bay of Biscay

The MV Grande America has sunk in Bay of Biscay in water depth of 4,600 meters, France’s Marine Nationale reported. The agency said ship sank at March 12, at 1526 local time about 180 nautical miles...
Forum: The Bridge 11th March 2019, 19:05
Replies: 1
Views: 998
Posted By Geoff Gower
Royal Navy Rescues 27 from Cargo Ship on Fire in Bay of Biscay

The crew of the HMS Argyll rescued 27 crew members of the roll-on/roll-off containership Grande America who were forced to abandon ship due to a fire on board in the Bay in Biscay overnight.
The...
Forum: The Bridge 4th March 2019, 18:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By Geoff Gower
Hull Cracks & Oil Spills From El Faro’s 46 Year Old Sister Ship

Thursday morning, shortly after mooring in Oakland, the hull of the 1,727 TEU Matson containership S/S Matsonia cracked spilling heavy fuel oil into San Francisco Bay.
The vessel was built in 1973...
Forum: The Bridge 15th February 2019, 17:10
Replies: 7
Views: 2,189
Posted By Geoff Gower
Chopped up Maersk Honam in transit

Maersk has issued photos of the chopped up Maersk Honam which is now bound from Dubai to be rebuilt at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.
The giant 15,262 teu ship was hit by a severe fire in...
Forum: The Bridge 6th February 2019, 12:03
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By Geoff Gower
Scientists Make Unplanned Update to World Magnetic Model as ‘North Pole’ Shifts Towar

Image Credit: National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
Scientists with the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) have made an early update to World Magnetic Model (WMM),...
Forum: The Bridge 14th January 2019, 12:09
Replies: 26
Views: 3,333
Posted By Geoff Gower
CDMVT Cambridge Don's Make Virgins Tremble easy...

CDMVT Cambridge Don's Make Virgins Tremble easy formula to apply to compass
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th January 2019, 11:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Geoff Gower
Burning Car Carrier ‘Sincerity Ace’ Abandoned in the Pacific Ocean

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the active search for one remaining unaccounted for crewmember of the Sincerity Ace.
Good Samaritans from four merchant vessels were able to rescue 16 of the 21...
Forum: The Bridge 7th January 2019, 11:37
Replies: 0
Views: 476
Posted By Geoff Gower
Yantian Express Abandoned in North Atlantic Due to Ongoing Container Fire January 6,

The crew of the containership Yantian Express has been evacuated as the container fire continues to burn on board the ship in the North Atlantica, Hapag-Lloyd said in an update on Sunday.
The fire...
Forum: The Bridge 4th January 2019, 19:27
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By Geoff Gower
MSC giant loses 270 containers overside

The cargo ship MSC Zoe lost scores of shipping containers this week in the Wadden Sea off northern Europe during Storm Zeetje, which packed heavy winds and waves cresting over 30 feet high.
Photos...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd January 2019, 11:19
Replies: 77
Views: 7,442
Posted By Geoff Gower
corrections needed to a magnetic compass

Ship's own madnetism induced by steel from where she was bult and "M<agnetic Variation " the worlds magnetic field are but two.
Forum: The Bridge 29th December 2018, 11:47
Replies: 48
Views: 7,789
Posted By Geoff Gower
Sextant

Still have mine- three circle - bought in 1964 from second hand shop. It sits in its case snuggly beside my desk upon which sits my desk top. Think I will get it out today and practise in the back...
Forum: Say Hello 26th December 2018, 10:43
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Geoff Gower
P&O Group

As stated on here there are many places to look but the main historical data can be found in the P&O website as below, but for individual names you will have to keep searching, incluiding " Googling"...
Forum: Say Hello 25th December 2018, 17:12
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Geoff Gower
Welcome

Have you searched the section " Looking for old shipmates " most likely to find him there.
Forum: The Bridge 23rd December 2018, 12:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By Geoff Gower
Old against current seagoing salaries

Was not like this in my day £50 per month as 3ed Mate !


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Forum: The Bridge 18th December 2018, 21:20
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By Geoff Gower
report later 0 Vessel at sea when lorries tiooed

Police said they were alerted at 7.40am of vehicles having overturned on the ferry as it sailed from Larne in Northern Ireland to Cairnryan.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “During a choppy...
Forum: The Bridge 18th December 2018, 16:14
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By Geoff Gower
P&O ferry emergency: Police scrambled as lorries tip over on ship during ‘extreme wea

Tuesday 18th December 2018 07:30
Emergency services were forced into a major response after six lorries tipped over on a ferry in Scotland amid high winds.
The goods vehicles shifted and caused...
Forum: The Bridge 17th December 2018, 21:29
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By Geoff Gower
Report from Canadian press

Largest waves in the world right now batter boats and offshore oil rigs in Newfoundland Workers on an oil rig peered through dense fog and reported that the waves were cresting higher than 25 metres...
Forum: The Bridge 21st November 2018, 12:08
Replies: 77
Views: 7,442
Posted By Geoff Gower
compass variation

My guess is that due to the East/West passage of the QM, the plus/minus signs are the increment needed to the compass course to allow for the substabntial change in the worlds magnetism field, it...
Forum: The Bridge 16th November 2018, 18:38
Replies: 7
Views: 2,057
Posted By Geoff Gower
I was not looking for any apology. It was simply...

I was not looking for any apology. It was simply a matter that the site is fairly informal and to be honest the search facility is below is basic and it is easier to simply add a new item-perhaps...
Forum: The Bridge 16th November 2018, 11:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,057
Posted By Geoff Gower
[QUOTE=seaman38;2954077]This is the third forum...

[QUOTE=seaman38;2954077]This is the third forum on this vessel, why doesn't everyone use the same forum, as with three there is so much repetition.

The vessel has slipped off the rocks and is now...
Forum: The Bridge 15th November 2018, 18:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,057
Posted By Geoff Gower
Wrecked Norwegian Frigate Was Warned Prior to Collision

Prior to her collision with the Suezmax tanker SOLA TS on Thursday, the Norwegian frigate KNM HELG INGSTAD was repeatedly called over VHF, both by the approaching vessel and by the nearby Fedje VTS...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd October 2018, 11:25
Replies: 32
Views: 4,125
Posted By Geoff Gower
My discharge book number

Issued in Dock Street, London in October 1954 -- R618275
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