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Search: Posts Made By: randcmackenzie
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 28th August 2016, 21:55
Replies: 14
Views: 3,057
Posted By randcmackenzie
"Notable that the original towing bessel Alp...

"Notable that the original towing bessel Alp Forward was not used for the float off, being anchored off Stornowaf."

Well Maybe, and far be it from me to talk to tugboat men, but:

Some years ago...
Forum: J & J Denholm 3rd August 2016, 22:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By randcmackenzie
Yes, Funeral 13.30 Friday 5th in Dingwall. ...

Yes, Funeral 13.30 Friday 5th in Dingwall.

Originally from Fearnmore on the Applecross Peninsula, died at the fine old age of 94, in a home in Inverness.

Condolences to all his family.
Forum: J & J Denholm 2nd August 2016, 22:18
Replies: 35
Views: 11,862
Posted By randcmackenzie
Don't miscall him too much, Dave, I believe he is...

Don't miscall him too much, Dave, I believe he is still going strong, though I haven't felt the need to enquire too closely!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th May 2016, 23:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By randcmackenzie
Yes, all the time I watched I kept saying...

Yes, all the time I watched I kept saying somebody go hard to starboard.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st March 2016, 21:50
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By randcmackenzie
The story of Hoegh Osaka being put aground was a...

The story of Hoegh Osaka being put aground was a media invention.

In fact she had lost all power and steering shortly after she listed, and carried on to ground herself - see MAIB report.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th March 2016, 22:49
Replies: 275
Views: 54,249
Posted By randcmackenzie
The Canadians used to say 'Steel plate on deck...

The Canadians used to say 'Steel plate on deck and top hats in the hold'.

A sorry story all round, especially from a leading company in the vehicle trade.
Forum: The Bridge 22nd February 2016, 21:20
Replies: 45
Views: 7,177
Posted By randcmackenzie
The tonnage hatch was not necessarily aft of No....

The tonnage hatch was not necessarily aft of No. 5 (or the aft hatch).

I was on one ship (Scotstoun of 1965) where it was at the forward end of No.2.

She was trading as a closed shelter decker...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th January 2016, 23:08
Replies: 44
Views: 7,628
Posted By randcmackenzie
I think it was fed in from elsewhere for...

I think it was fed in from elsewhere for authenticity - CQ CQ SOS
Forum: Esso Tankers 21st December 2015, 22:57
Replies: 27
Views: 8,943
Posted By randcmackenzie
Chisholm Trail?

Chisholm Trail?
Forum: BP Shipping 16th December 2015, 23:06
Replies: 15
Views: 2,705
Posted By randcmackenzie
May I politely point out that neither BP nor...

May I politely point out that neither BP nor Shell were shipping companies, they were oil companies who had ships - when it suited them - and their attitudes and approaches were totally different to...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd August 2015, 21:59
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By randcmackenzie
Hello Eric. There is no easy correlation...

Hello Eric.

There is no easy correlation between G/T and deadweight or displacement.

However if you transpose all the dimensions in to metres, it become a little easier.

So, underwater...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th August 2015, 22:58
Replies: 58
Views: 8,171
Posted By randcmackenzie
Was it not Ganumal?

Was it not Ganumal?
Forum: Ship Research 30th July 2015, 22:54
Replies: 9
Views: 3,643
Posted By randcmackenzie
I don't think she was turbo electric - just a...

I don't think she was turbo electric - just a standard geared turbine.
Forum: J & J Denholm 25th July 2015, 22:34
Replies: 9
Views: 4,160
Posted By randcmackenzie
Sorry to hear that. I didn't know him, but knew...

Sorry to hear that. I didn't know him, but knew his name well enough.

Best regards and condolences to all your family.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 23rd July 2015, 23:04
Replies: 398
Views: 68,845
Posted By randcmackenzie
Evening Gents. I've been following this...

Evening Gents.

I've been following this thread with interest, because for a period all our Chinese crews in Denholm ships came from Jah Deen as they called it.

Later, of course, they set up...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th July 2015, 22:53
Replies: 112
Views: 16,069
Posted By randcmackenzie
Ah, yes - punishment ship. The of repeated...

Ah, yes - punishment ship.

The of repeated cry on the Dalma was ' The sack is no threat here!'
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd July 2015, 20:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,890
Posted By randcmackenzie
Skye Sierra

Good evening.

I posted last night on the death of Skye Sierra, otherwise known as Roger Baillie, who passed away very recently, but can't find the post anywhere.

Roger was our Second Mate on...
Forum: J & J Denholm 16th June 2015, 22:27
Replies: 25
Views: 5,955
Posted By randcmackenzie
Bill Coutts was the second mate, from the...

Bill Coutts was the second mate, from the Shetlands. Went on to Master and finally the Sullom Voe tugs I think.

I was relieved by Bargey Botham once, was very pleased to see him, and away ashore...
Forum: J & J Denholm 15th June 2015, 22:22
Replies: 25
Views: 5,955
Posted By randcmackenzie
Tizard, Kev?

Tizard, Kev?
Forum: The Bridge 24th May 2015, 14:59
Replies: 77
Views: 13,865
Posted By randcmackenzie
When Asiafreighter was broken down in the North...

When Asiafreighter was broken down in the North Atlantic, we had a Force 12 or better for a couple of days.

We lay beam on to the seas and were actually quite comfortable, rising and falling over...
Forum: J & J Denholm 24th April 2015, 23:10
Replies: 14
Views: 4,383
Posted By randcmackenzie
Hello Angus. No, that is White Roddy, Black...

Hello Angus.

No, that is White Roddy, Black Roddy's second cousin.

I'd never met him before, but saw him today at the funeral in Broadford, and asked him. E.D. is married to White Roddy's...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd April 2015, 22:45
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By randcmackenzie
It can be more than 30 and hour if they are...

It can be more than 30 and hour if they are handling one in, one out, which they always strive to do if possible.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd April 2015, 22:50
Replies: 22
Views: 3,461
Posted By randcmackenzie
I remember being tied up alongside Ludwig ships...

I remember being tied up alongside Ludwig ships at this time, and they were certainly of higher deadweight, but ore carriers.

Ore Venus, Ore saturn etc etc, on long term charter to Navios/US...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd April 2015, 22:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By randcmackenzie
The Dalma, Dave, don't forget the Dalma.

The Dalma, Dave, don't forget the Dalma.
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd April 2015, 22:37
Replies: 92
Views: 15,891
Posted By randcmackenzie
I thought it was great John T, transparent water...

I thought it was great John T, transparent water up to the dock, never seen that before, 6 o'clock closing, hadn't seen that before either, and friendly people all along the dock on Saturday and...
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