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Forum: BP Shipping 25th April 2018, 16:23
Replies: 3
Views: 2,063
Posted By twogrumpy
Sad news indeed. I first met Kevin at the BP...

Sad news indeed.

I first met Kevin at the BP celebration at Greenwich a few years back, that is two from that table now departed, Kevin and Pat Diamond.
Forum: BP Shipping 18th April 2018, 15:32
Replies: 219
Views: 60,088
Posted By twogrumpy
In no way claiming the one I was talking to was...

In no way claiming the one I was talking to was typical, but being polite, I would say she certainly did not see it as being long term employment.
Forum: BP Shipping 17th April 2018, 15:16
Replies: 219
Views: 60,088
Posted By twogrumpy
I do have to wonder if the powers that be in Big...

I do have to wonder if the powers that be in Big Panic House ever wondered if the whole exercise was worth the trouble.(Pint) It must certainly left some masters scratching their heads about how to...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th April 2018, 17:30
Replies: 40
Views: 7,736
Posted By twogrumpy
Virgin installers drilled a hole in my front...

Virgin installers drilled a hole in my front garden wall for next doors installation, contacting Virgin I said this was not on and I wanted the wall repaired.

They said they would get it patched...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th April 2018, 15:40
Replies: 17
Views: 3,290
Posted By twogrumpy
That is exactly how many of us felt about the...

That is exactly how many of us felt about the Mitsubishi R boats, including of course the Trident.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th April 2018, 16:53
Replies: 40
Views: 7,736
Posted By twogrumpy
The commonly used way round the cavity wall...

The commonly used way round the cavity wall problem is to run a length of plastic conduit down the outside wall and drill straight through, going this route on bungalows does not stand out too much....
Forum: BP Shipping 10th April 2018, 17:22
Replies: 17
Views: 3,290
Posted By twogrumpy
Well the Eyties certainly did not bring a great...

Well the Eyties certainly did not bring a great deal of "Light" into our otherwise dull lives, a sea of darkness more like.

The Americans had a habit of calling the Tenacity, Tena City.
...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th April 2018, 15:00
Replies: 17
Views: 3,290
Posted By twogrumpy
Quite agree, in addition I personally find it...

Quite agree, in addition I personally find it difficult to work up any interest at all in the post 86 fleet, other of course than those ships that were a hangover from my time.(Cloud)

Whatever...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th April 2018, 12:03
Replies: 40
Views: 7,736
Posted By twogrumpy
No, only because the better half has control of...

No, only because the better half has control of the cordless and it is well out of my reach, but as nobody wants to speak to me anyway (thankfully) it is no great problem.:@
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th April 2018, 15:26
Replies: 40
Views: 7,736
Posted By twogrumpy
My powerline adapter worked OK with my TalkTalk...

My powerline adapter worked OK with my TalkTalk box, the operation of which is rather slow, though to be fair the box was slow even when connected to the router using ethernet, so not a fault of the...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th April 2018, 09:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,290
Posted By twogrumpy
These names hardly send the blood coursing...

These names hardly send the blood coursing through many a former seafarers veins.
Forum: BP Shipping 1st April 2018, 15:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By twogrumpy
Not similar to the NAAFI acronym is it? No...

Not similar to the NAAFI acronym is it? No Ambition And ****all Interest.

I leave NAFTA to your imagination.(Pint)
Forum: BP Shipping 29th March 2018, 11:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By twogrumpy
Interesting documents ALBY a good find.

Interesting documents ALBY a good find.
Forum: BP Shipping 14th March 2018, 16:00
Replies: 32
Views: 6,006
Posted By twogrumpy
If my memory serves me correctly this is what we...

If my memory serves me correctly this is what we knew as the Gulli Gulli Man, and strange to say having done a search the memory was right.

"We had on board the ubiquitous 'gulli-gulli' men. These...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th March 2018, 18:08
Replies: 32
Views: 6,006
Posted By twogrumpy
Way way back before I joined BP, we took this...

Way way back before I joined BP, we took this picture of the Port Said bum boats attending to RFA Blue Ranger.
Forum: BP Shipping 9th February 2018, 16:33
Replies: 134
Views: 41,792
Posted By twogrumpy
Another reminder of those long hot days in the...

Another reminder of those long hot days in the Bay.

Found this while turfing out junk in the loft. It is from a charity cook book, not a menu from certain "establishments" in the town.
Forum: BP Shipping 6th February 2018, 15:52
Replies: 100
Views: 44,388
Posted By twogrumpy
I believe the board was attacked by hackers a...

I believe the board was attacked by hackers a while back Arfa, not sure what problems it caused if any.
Forum: BP Shipping 10th January 2018, 15:31
Replies: 24
Views: 4,015
Posted By twogrumpy
Yes Chris, crossed lines. It is available...

Yes Chris, crossed lines.

It is available here.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/01/09/captain-george-king-obituary/

Possibly not readable by non subscribers.
Forum: BP Shipping 10th January 2018, 15:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By twogrumpy
Anyone for cricket? Brunei Bay lay up unit.

Anyone for cricket? Brunei Bay lay up unit.
Forum: BP Shipping 10th January 2018, 15:04
Replies: 24
Views: 4,015
Posted By twogrumpy
From the Telegraph today, sorry the pictures did...

From the Telegraph today, sorry the pictures did not come across.

"That BP was undoubtedly the best run tanker company in the world", got that bit right then.

Captain George King, who has died...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th January 2018, 17:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By twogrumpy
New arrivals.(Applause)

New arrivals.(Applause)
Forum: BP Shipping 26th December 2017, 16:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By twogrumpy
We limped in to Corunna several months after the...

We limped in to Corunna several months after the incidents on the Shell ships you mention, luckily it was not us who had the explosion in this instance.
The associated publicity on our arrival did...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th December 2017, 17:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By twogrumpy
Grain 52

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPxxcTS_6TE

No doubt this has been posted previously, but as they say, a second chance to see.........
British Skill, first ship to berth at the new Kent Refinery....
Forum: Royal Navy 5th December 2017, 10:23
Replies: 39
Views: 7,873
Posted By twogrumpy
Good One.(Applause)

Good One.(Applause)
Forum: Royal Navy 4th December 2017, 20:13
Replies: 39
Views: 7,873
Posted By twogrumpy
Wiggy gets a mention here along with others. ...

Wiggy gets a mention here along with others.
https://www.navy-net.co.uk/community/threads/nick-names.33108/
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