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Search: Posts Made By: Julian Calvin
Forum: Elder Dempster 1st October 2019, 12:50
Replies: 21
Views: 6,529
Posted By Julian Calvin
Hi Tramper. Interesting mail re your...

Hi Tramper.
Interesting mail re your experience.
One of your ‘sponsors’, John Higgins, is still in Lagos.
Just finished telling him about your mail and he remembers your stay onboard.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th August 2019, 21:43
Replies: 299
Views: 27,102
Posted By Julian Calvin
All they need do now remove the engines and fit...

All they need do now remove the engines and fit masts/sails and the waterways would be much safer
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th March 2019, 14:14
Replies: 99
Views: 13,047
Posted By Julian Calvin
Re #22...

Re #22 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=22) . Also BBC reporting lots of “tilting”.
Wonder if this “tilting” is similar to “rolling”.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th March 2019, 16:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By Julian Calvin
Heard of a guy who, on deciding to return home...

Heard of a guy who, on deciding to return home after working overseas, decided to buy phones for wife and children.
Made the mistake of synchronising all phones with his own.
Had forgotten that...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th March 2019, 14:15
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By Julian Calvin
Come on Phil, if the pic is good enough for your...

Come on Phil, if the pic is good enough for your granddaughter, should be good enough to share with your friends on SN.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st December 2018, 07:22
Replies: 20
Views: 3,470
Posted By Julian Calvin
Change of watch on the frigate likely had some...

Change of watch on the frigate likely had some effect on the resulting encounter. Changeover seemed to take minutes. Did we not all, particularly during stand-by, ensure incoming watch was...
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd November 2018, 08:54
Replies: 32
Views: 9,274
Posted By Julian Calvin
Using a mixture of Bev’s and Nina’s recipe,...

Using a mixture of Bev’s and Nina’s recipe, tackled my first attempt at a Palm Oil chop last night.
This after a groundnut stew last weekend.
After orders from HSE had to stick to cans of Star...
Forum: The Bridge 13th November 2018, 07:16
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Julian Calvin
Citadels

Have some concerns re “citadels” and wonder if others feel the same.
Obviously off Somalia and in unrestricted waters, these have been effective.
However, what about in restricted areas ie...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th July 2018, 21:01
Replies: 55
Views: 5,670
Posted By Julian Calvin
At last, some optimism; but why has it taken so...

At last, some optimism; but why has it taken so long to get some positive news?
Am still being patient and trusting that the magic fairy will make all good again.
Forum: J & J Denholm 5th July 2018, 07:02
Replies: 71
Views: 8,157
Posted By Julian Calvin
On Ocean’s bulker “Hector” loaded in Bahia...

On Ocean’s bulker “Hector” loaded in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, for Yokohama, Japan. Was asked by Master to prepare two routes, one via Cape Horn, one via Cape of Good Hope. Difference was twenty five...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 4th June 2018, 14:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By Julian Calvin
Many thanks Dave, very informative. Other than...

Many thanks Dave, very informative.
Other than this preparation before returning to the builders, who had the unglorious task of staying onboard. Were they unmanned ghost ships at night?
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 4th June 2018, 07:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By Julian Calvin
Gastor/Nestor

Remember meeting one or two guys who stood by on these.
Questions re their stay in Loch Striven;
1. What were the moorings
2. Who was onboard (understand living quarters was portocabin on deck)...
Forum: Elder Dempster 2nd June 2018, 16:46
Replies: 3
Views: 1,636
Posted By Julian Calvin
Pirate attacks/broaching of cargo

Was on ’Sherbro’ in 1980 alongside Apapa 14. (Capt Stan Garside, Mate John Mountain) Heavy rain from 2300 onwards. Went on deck at 0130 to find canoes alongside and one container of used clothing on...
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th March 2018, 21:37
Replies: 14
Views: 2,373
Posted By Julian Calvin
Am investigating. From a chart from the...

Am investigating.
From a chart from the thirties, before reclamation, it was known as ‘Tin Can Island’. This before we had Tennents onboard.
Will report back on this important subject.
As an...
Forum: Elder Dempster 3rd March 2018, 07:05
Replies: 12
Views: 3,002
Posted By Julian Calvin
Fernando Po (now Malabo)

Put on the map during Biafra war.
Did you go there? Any photographs from that time?
Was then a lovely place to stop, particularly after Lagos.
Being very Spanish with work stopping for a lunch...
Forum: Elder Dempster 9th January 2018, 12:53
Replies: 34
Views: 4,958
Posted By Julian Calvin
Apapa Club still going although not used that...

Apapa Club still going although not used that much by anyone. Passed it last Sunday and only six cars parked.
Times have seriously changed.
Remember catching the ferry from near the Flour Mill...
Forum: Elder Dempster 13th October 2017, 21:57
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By Julian Calvin
67-71

Have heard many times of the story when NNS Nigeria was heading up past Apapa quays and shots were fired when an aircraft flew overhead. Five vessels said to have been hit, including the Apapa along...
Forum: Elder Dempster 13th October 2017, 21:49
Replies: 34
Views: 4,958
Posted By Julian Calvin
Welcome back Graham. Am still holding the fort...

Welcome back Graham.
Am still holding the fort in Lagos.
Latest Club that opened this year has an elite bar where you can become a member for only $750k a year ( yes, dollars not naira)
Not quite...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th September 2017, 13:46
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By Julian Calvin
Probably liked the chances of quick promotion or...

Probably liked the chances of quick promotion or the shorter voyages. Round trips to WA were normally two months or less.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 5th September 2017, 11:21
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By Julian Calvin
Is that "shipmate" or "whipmate". You...

Is that "shipmate" or "whipmate".
You obviously impressed somebody!!!!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 16:20
Replies: 212
Views: 13,375
Posted By Julian Calvin
Quote from "a former Director of Ops at US...

Quote from "a former Director of Ops at US Pacific Command"
"Oil tankers are huge and it takes miles for them to change course"
Clearly demonstrates level of knowledge or experience.
Forum: The Engine Room 11th August 2017, 22:39
Replies: 50
Views: 5,818
Posted By Julian Calvin
Attended a 'lowering of the flag' sunset ceremony...

Attended a 'lowering of the flag' sunset ceremony on HMS Ocean.
Very impressive with a very smart escort of Marines or Guards.
Then the music changed to Rod Stuart's "We are Sailing" and the guard...
Forum: The Bridge 8th August 2017, 08:48
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By Julian Calvin
Best quote is "if the GPS fails, ships run the...

Best quote is "if the GPS fails, ships run the risk of colliding or running aground".
Wow, sounds dangerous to be at sea nowadays.
Forum: The Bridge 8th August 2017, 08:04
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By Julian Calvin
e-Loran

Wonderful article published in GCaptain today.
Apparently merchant vessels have no backup navigation system if GPS fails (what planet do some of these guys come from).
Therefore consideration is...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th June 2017, 06:54
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By Julian Calvin
Under the new systems, everything is metered....

Under the new systems, everything is metered. Flow to and from main engines, generators and any auxiliary engines. This goes to a central unit and continuously fed by satellite to a control centre....
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