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Search: Posts Made By: Dave Lambert
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2019, 05:09
Replies: 15
Views: 1,935
Posted By Dave Lambert
Sailed on a Wah Kwong tanker with this system....

Sailed on a Wah Kwong tanker with this system. The vessel had very large accommodation for training cadets, although we never carried many. The system went "off" in the Perishing Gulf and we had to...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th December 2018, 03:23
Replies: 88
Views: 14,586
Posted By Dave Lambert
Sailed with similar arrangement. We used to call...

Sailed with similar arrangement. We used to call the space between the engines "death valley". Taking the log down there was done very quickly just in case an explosion door released or something...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th August 2018, 04:57
Replies: 50
Views: 12,262
Posted By Dave Lambert
Speaking of rum. Remember we ran out in West...

Speaking of rum. Remember we ran out in West Ireland on a bulker I was on. The old man managed to source a supply in Limerick and stocked up with a case or two. It was called Salty Dog with a leering...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th February 2018, 02:23
Replies: 75
Views: 27,578
Posted By Dave Lambert
Whilst I will allow I made my fair share of cock...

Whilst I will allow I made my fair share of cock ups in my years in the E.R there were also many which I remember which had nothing to do with my input and in hindsight can be laughed at. One was on...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th September 2017, 01:12
Replies: 46
Views: 4,657
Posted By Dave Lambert
I remember when you always used to have a M.E...

I remember when you always used to have a M.E fuel valve nozzle assy in your boiler suit pocket, wrapped in a clean rag. You used to take it out and give the needle a rub when you had a free moment...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th February 2017, 00:48
Replies: 208
Views: 16,393
Posted By Dave Lambert
Yes originally but now they state "may serve in...

Yes originally but now they state "may serve in the following capacity - Chief Engineer". This is referenced back to STCW where all certificate conditions are laid out. (I'm only s*** stirring...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th February 2017, 23:59
Replies: 208
Views: 16,393
Posted By Dave Lambert
Being naturally a bolshie engineer, there is no...

Being naturally a bolshie engineer, there is no such rank in the Merchant Marine as a "Captain". It is only a conceit or a courtesy. The certificate they hold is a "Masters". Similarly the deck...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th February 2017, 01:46
Replies: 85
Views: 7,292
Posted By Dave Lambert
That was the joy of leaving port. Two position...

That was the joy of leaving port. Two position reports a week - Monday and Friday - no emails or bat phone calls. Telegrams too expensive in gold francs. No one bothered you and you ran the vessel...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st February 2017, 22:17
Replies: 85
Views: 7,292
Posted By Dave Lambert
To keep this going - another ship another time in...

To keep this going - another ship another time in Seattle. Coastguard did an inspection and I took the two ringer round the E.R showed him everything he wanted. Firstly he wanted the Hamworthy sewage...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st February 2017, 22:10
Replies: 85
Views: 7,292
Posted By Dave Lambert
ISPS was not implemented until July 2004. In the...

ISPS was not implemented until July 2004. In the 90's accommodation ladder controls were a lot less stringent. Having said that he should still have made the Master and myself aware of his presence....
Forum: The Engine Room 1st February 2017, 03:41
Replies: 85
Views: 7,292
Posted By Dave Lambert
I was bully beef on a vessel in Vancouver late...

I was bully beef on a vessel in Vancouver late 90,s. 2/E and 3/E were doing deflections on M.E. I was in my office when the old man called me round to his office. Sitting there was a "gentleman" from...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th January 2017, 03:46
Replies: 398
Views: 70,003
Posted By Dave Lambert
Hi Bill, Belated condolences for the passing of...

Hi Bill,
Belated condolences for the passing of Liam.
I sailed with him in 80/81 on the Cluden. I was 2/E. Your Dad was OM, Jeff Coughlin (the Australian Minister for Culture) was Mate. Sid Varma...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th January 2017, 03:34
Replies: 398
Views: 70,003
Posted By Dave Lambert
Hi Richard. Just looked at the website after a...

Hi Richard.
Just looked at the website after a long lay off. Sad to see Alex gone. I sailed with him on the Grena in the mid 80's. Derek was the OM. At the time there were no C/E jobs available so...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th October 2013, 20:17
Replies: 398
Views: 70,003
Posted By Dave Lambert
ICSN and JSM

Interesting to see some familiar names. I was with ICSN and then Jardine Ship Management from '79 to 95.
Richard Wakeley how are things. Long time since the Golfo De Chiriquí and Buenaventura! I...
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