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Search: Posts Made By: Avraham Ariel
Forum: The Radio Room 13th October 2019, 15:11
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Radio Medico

I used CIRM about half a dozen times in the early 1960s while a master with Zim and Black Star Line. I was very satisfied – and grateful – for their service. My best MEDICO story, though, is not...
Forum: The Bridge 28th July 2019, 08:54
Replies: 52
Views: 5,275
Posted By Avraham Ariel
I salute that mate.

I am told only few like him exist nowadays.
That story reminds me of the poem THE MATE that I framed on my office wall when I was a chief Officer in the 1950s. Colleagues can find it on the web by...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th July 2019, 14:22
Replies: 73
Views: 7,604
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Norm, Are you fair dinkum? Do you call a...

Norm, Are you fair dinkum?
Do you call a government that killed over 500,000 local citizens, made more than 2 millions of its own people refugees and destroyed its country -- "The legitimate...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th July 2019, 16:09
Replies: 73
Views: 7,604
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Negotiating? My foot! My dear limey colleague,...

Negotiating? My foot!
My dear limey colleague, didn't Neville Chamberlain teach us the value of negotiating with dictators? I wish Maggie Thatcher would still be with us today. The Ayatollahs would...
Forum: The Bridge 6th July 2019, 16:49
Replies: 52
Views: 5,275
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Gm

Do I have a GM story for you!
In 1970, Maritime Fruit Carriers’ (MFC) m/v Alaskacore was on her maiden voyage with full cargo of refrigerated seed potatoes from Saint John (NB) to Montevideo. Just...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th May 2019, 05:34
Replies: 21
Views: 2,539
Posted By Avraham Ariel
International Code of Signals

I went to sea in 1951 after graduating from Haifa Nautical School, where the Signals Course contained Morse, Semaphore and International Code of Signals. I do not recall ever being in a position...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th May 2019, 04:50
Replies: 16
Views: 2,513
Posted By Avraham Ariel
The Black Gang

Who remembers there were WATER TENDERs too?
I recall sailing with those in 1953, aboard Zim's first transatlantic pax vessel "Jerusalem" (Ex Argentina, ex Bergensfjord, built 1913). I remember them...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd April 2019, 14:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,513
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Can you grease a donkey?

Hi,
Can any friend throw light on the origin of the story about the ship agent interviewing candidates for a donkey-greaer job by asking them “Can you grease a donkey?"
Tks
Forum: The Bridge 11th April 2019, 23:54
Replies: 57
Views: 5,111
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Passover and Easter

Varley,
Sorry for my belated reply, as I was traveling to The New World to spend Passover with my daughter, who, BTW was co-author of our book "Plotting the Globe" (see...
Forum: The Bridge 8th April 2019, 16:59
Replies: 57
Views: 5,111
Posted By Avraham Ariel
The best Biblical wine story

For the best Biblical wine story, which happened about 4000 years ago, that is ca. 700 years before Moses, I suggest you refer to Genesis, chapter 19, verses 33 to 38.
I can't say it was Cognac,...
Forum: The Bridge 6th April 2019, 11:47
Replies: 57
Views: 5,111
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Cognac

Cognac is French, as you know, and my favourite brand is Remy Martin. There's no Israeli cognac. There's Israeli "brandy", which Moses took a bottle of to Pharaoh, when the negotiations of the "Let...
Forum: The Bridge 5th April 2019, 16:11
Replies: 57
Views: 5,111
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Thumbs down 60,000 pax vessel

I can't comment about gin as I am a cognac person, but talking of huge cruise vessels, it came up already over 20 years ago. At that time the project (con job if you ask me) was called Freedom Ship...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th March 2019, 05:27
Replies: 36
Views: 3,610
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Cabin with a balcony

I did not ASK for one, but PAID for one as I cannot sleep with windows completely shut. One cannot open a window/porthole on those ships, as is the situation with most modern hotels. Recently at...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2019, 07:06
Replies: 36
Views: 3,610
Posted By Avraham Ariel
"MSC Bellissima"

There's nothing wrong with that ad. The "most beautiful" refers to her name, not to her look. Great gimmick!
As to comments about her (and in fact most cruise ships) let us not forget those are...
Forum: Ship Research 20th January 2019, 13:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Lloyd's Signal Stations.

Thanks to all contributers. While I am still waiting for the correct answers I have also written to Lloyd's, but they are very busy, hence notoriously slow.
I have found on the web that the last...
Forum: Ship Research 17th January 2019, 20:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Lloyd's Signal Stations

Can any member please help with following questions?

1. Where was first Lloyd’s signal station located and when was it established?

2. Where was last Lloyd’s signal station located and when...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd December 2018, 05:08
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Schooner EMANUEL LOST IN 1934 - engine details

Subject : Schooner EMANUEL LOST IN 1934
I am researching the 1934 loss‪, without trace‪, of the schooner EMANUEL ex "Johanna Elisabeth"‪.‬ A relevant extract from 1934 Lloyd‪'‬s Register is...
Forum: Ship Research 7th October 2018, 13:30
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Translation from Danish to English

Thanks for the effort, but it looks like a product of Google Translate....
It seems I'll have to be patient and wait for a genuine Viking to come along.
Tks anyway.
Forum: Ship Research 5th October 2018, 20:29
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Schooner Emanuel at Aarhus Sept 1933

Can any reader please translate the attached news clipping dated 25-09-1933 from Danish to English?

Tks

Abe Ariel
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2018, 09:39
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Mea culpa. I did not think all readers would...

Mea culpa.
I did not think all readers would be interested in my questions.
To clear all suspicions, I am researching a 140 GRT schooner lost in 1933 with all hands and no trace. She did not carry...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th July 2018, 09:34
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Marine Radio Regulations early 1900s

I require information about marine radio regulations that prevailed in Europe in the early 20th century. Can a person well conversant with the history of marine radio communication provide me with an...
Forum: Ship Research 9th July 2018, 07:35
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Avraham Ariel
schooner “Emanuel” (ex “Johanna Elisabeth”)

I am about to complete my research of the loss without trace of the schooner “Emanuel” (ex “Johanna Elisabeth”) in the Bay of Biscay, in 1934.
Details of that vessel are in an extract from LRS...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th May 2018, 14:58
Replies: 37
Views: 9,131
Posted By Avraham Ariel
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Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd September 2016, 00:31
Replies: 37
Views: 9,131
Posted By Avraham Ariel
Black Star Line

I first came across this website in late Aug 2016.
I must say that reading those memoires amazed and amused me.
Considering I logged much more Black Star Line (BSL) sea-time than any of the...
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