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Search: Posts Made By: Nogginthenog
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 24th December 2019, 16:42
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Nogginthenog
Most people associated Martin with West Ham and...

Most people associated Martin with West Ham and Spurs and of course England but he actually played 232 games for Norwich from 75- 80 and was much loved in Norfolk.
RIP
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 13th December 2019, 19:37
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By Nogginthenog
Ekofisk

Ekofisk is one of the oldest platforms in the North Sea, I spent my last 20+ years working life on Ekofisk and Eldfisk projects on the marine side installing platforms , pipelines etc etc. Anyone out...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 1st October 2018, 15:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By Nogginthenog
Mathieson - The Sea Lion was a crane barge, it...

Mathieson - The Sea Lion was a crane barge, it also had a full pipelay system but it had never been used.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 29th September 2018, 16:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By Nogginthenog
BP Forties , Kiwi, Sealion,Bedford Dolphin.

Hi
I was working for Brown & Root ( Eumech) in 77 -79 in the Forties field during the early days of hook up. We used to shuttle from the Kiwi to on whatever platform we were designated. I also...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 20th September 2018, 18:09
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Nogginthenog
Not such a good picture of the Hecules. ...

Not such a good picture of the Hecules.

http://www.oilrig-photos.com/picture/number1980.asp

A Pathe News story of the Hugh Gordon

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/pipeline-to-natural-gas
...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th August 2018, 17:47
Replies: 35
Views: 6,011
Posted By Nogginthenog
When I left school in 1966, I wanted and had the...

When I left school in 1966, I wanted and had the qualifications to join P&O as a navigating cadet. My memory might be a bit corroded now but if I remember right you had to buy books and uniforms...
Forum: The Bridge 9th August 2018, 18:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Nogginthenog
CMA CGM Ships vhf calling.

Just wondering if the CMA CGM ships use the full title when making VHF calls.
I see the new ship to be inaugerated in september is going to be called CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery now thats one...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 25th July 2018, 10:07
Replies: 46
Views: 14,907
Posted By Nogginthenog
Martin I see quite a few cruise ships call in...

Martin
I see quite a few cruise ships call in at Invergordon,my memories of Invergordon are that there is not much there- is it a starting off place for Distilleries tours and visiting Inverness.
Forum: Tugs 3rd May 2018, 21:10
Replies: 78
Views: 41,876
Posted By Nogginthenog
Just found this story about Jackson Marine boats...

Just found this story about Jackson Marine boats hope the previous posters are still around seeing as the last post was over a year ago.
This thread brought back lots of memories for me. I remember...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 3rd May 2018, 18:20
Replies: 28
Views: 5,244
Posted By Nogginthenog
Hi Engine Serang, if you’re doing the Norwegian...

Hi Engine Serang, if you’re doing the Norwegian fjords on the Britannia she calls into Stavanger for the day on 15th May and the 29th May, Give me a shout via PM if your onboard- I will give you the...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 28th April 2018, 20:35
Replies: 28
Views: 5,244
Posted By Nogginthenog
Haven’t really decided when & where the next...

Haven’t really decided when & where the next cruise might be. It all depends on the time of the year and the port calls that are of interest.
I think it might be on one of the smaller ships like...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 28th April 2018, 09:56
Replies: 28
Views: 5,244
Posted By Nogginthenog
Wife loved it and mentioned about taking another...

Wife loved it and mentioned about taking another cruise, even after being seasick on the way back from Savona to Barcelona when the ship was rolling from the long 3-4m swell on the beam.
While we...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 12th April 2018, 13:00
Replies: 28
Views: 5,244
Posted By Nogginthenog
Just got back from the 3 night cruise on the...

Just got back from the 3 night cruise on the Costa Mediterranea, had a wonderful time any although not particularly looking for found no compaints with food, attitude of staff , cabin etc. Bought the...
Forum: Ship Research 28th March 2018, 12:27
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Nogginthenog
It appears that it was built in 1865 and scrapped...

It appears that it was built in 1865 and scrapped in 1902.
C&W Earle of Hull built a lot of ships for the Wilson Line in that period it may have been built by them.
Hull Maritme Museum might be...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 24th March 2018, 12:03
Replies: 46
Views: 14,907
Posted By Nogginthenog
For those of you who are Marco Polo fans the ship...

For those of you who are Marco Polo fans the ship is currently moored up in Amsterdam since 3rd Nov according to Marinetraffic.com but she has a full itinery for 2018.
http://www.marcopolocruises.net
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 23rd March 2018, 11:19
Replies: 28
Views: 5,244
Posted By Nogginthenog
Thanks for the heads up gentlemen. It seems to...

Thanks for the heads up gentlemen.
It seems to be a reoccurring theme in some website reviews that you get what you pay for which is only to be expected.
I have paid for a Premium cabin which...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 23rd March 2018, 00:36
Replies: 28
Views: 5,244
Posted By Nogginthenog
Smile Going for Costa cruise.

As a treat for my wifes 50th birthday I booked a 3 night cruise in early April on the Costa Mediterranea out of Barcelona to Marseilles then Savona before returning to Barcelona. I did ask her awhile...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 26th February 2018, 18:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By Nogginthenog
Thanks Taff I just wished the type written ink...

Thanks Taff
I just wished the type written ink hadn’t faded so much. I guess I could always find an old typewriter and re type it.
By the way I’m an avid reader of your Bahia Blanca adventures and...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 23rd February 2018, 00:17
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By Nogginthenog
Boston Deep Sea Fishing

I thought I would share this photo of a reference letter I have framed from Boston Deep Sea Fishing dated 1914 for my great grandfather who they had to lay off because of trawler losses during the...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 31st January 2018, 21:27
Replies: 10
Views: 4,010
Posted By Nogginthenog
I’m afraid that most cruiseships and their...

I’m afraid that most cruiseships and their passengers remind me of Torremollinos on Sea. No style or class from either nowadays and we get 180 a year visiting us.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 22nd January 2018, 21:36
Replies: 0
Views: 1,364
Posted By Nogginthenog
Pioneering Spirit lay rates.

I see the Pioneering Spirit has been pipelaying in the Black Sea for a while now. Anybody know what daily layrates they have been achieving. I donít know if they are doing J lay or S lay. I imagine...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 6th January 2018, 12:56
Replies: 31
Views: 19,322
Posted By Nogginthenog
According to Marine Traffic it looks like she is...

According to Marine Traffic it looks like she is laid up in Mobile Alabama and has been for quite a while.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 5th January 2018, 15:57
Replies: 54
Views: 22,101
Posted By Nogginthenog
I remember those Mckee boats, a neighbor of mine...

I remember those Mckee boats, a neighbor of mine was ships manager - a Geordie named Wally ??? . Did a wind and waterline thickness survey for him on the Bon Entent I think it was. The forepeak was...
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