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Search: Posts Made By: Jim Glover
Forum: BP Shipping 16th October 2019, 07:32
Replies: 25
Views: 3,976
Posted By Jim Glover
Joined BP Tankers in 1970 as Junior Engineer...

Joined BP Tankers in 1970 as Junior Engineer (British Light & Courage) Joined Shell Tankers until 1980 Bought share in a fishing boat for 10years.For the last 39 years have worked as a Dive/lay...
Forum: Shell 19th June 2018, 18:39
Replies: 69
Views: 31,098
Posted By Jim Glover
I can remember the incident on the Valvata as it...

I can remember the incident on the Valvata as it was yesterday. As 5/E on the 12-4 I was going down the ladders into the engine room when I saw the poor fireman running up the other stairs...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th June 2018, 19:17
Replies: 54
Views: 9,944
Posted By Jim Glover
First trip on Shell tanker Valvata I was on watch...

First trip on Shell tanker Valvata I was on watch on the 12-4.3/E instructed me to cut back drain lines on fwd T/A that was supplying power to the main switchboard.The only tool available at the time...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd April 2018, 23:39
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Jim Glover
Thistle bond and cement boxes,no Burning gear on...

Thistle bond and cement boxes,no Burning gear on Shell Tankers back in 1970
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd November 2017, 19:30
Replies: 175
Views: 29,918
Posted By Jim Glover
If only the techs of today would carry shifters,...

If only the techs of today would carry shifters, tape measure pen and notebook,now they are only interested in their I phones,
Forum: The Engine Room 15th August 2017, 04:38
Replies: 30
Views: 2,961
Posted By Jim Glover
On the Shell tanker Hemiplectica port boiler shut...

On the Shell tanker Hemiplectica port boiler shut down 0600hrs,to plug an air heater tubeI was sent into the boiler and was like a furnace,they had to pull me out through the manhole due to the...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th August 2017, 02:56
Replies: 208
Views: 16,955
Posted By Jim Glover
Caught many a time on the 12-4 having my lunch on...

Caught many a time on the 12-4 having my lunch on the poop deck after a field day. What a lot of bullshit of having to change for lunch and the race down the Engine room at 11'45 for a handover. We...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th May 2017, 18:43
Replies: 83
Views: 14,865
Posted By Jim Glover
very true about using earmuffs

very true about using earmuffs
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd February 2017, 10:32
Replies: 94
Views: 17,872
Posted By Jim Glover
Went to the surveyors office for ny pre sea...

Went to the surveyors office for ny pre sea grading in Aberdeen.Issued with a 2B as I served my time as turner and fitter at John M Henderson's Kings Works Aberdeen.My first ship was the |Bp tanker...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th February 2017, 15:20
Replies: 94
Views: 17,872
Posted By Jim Glover
DTI Orals

I too can remember Mr Jensen and Mr Blacklaws ,it was rather a formidable experience going to the BOT in Aberdeen for exams and orals.No matter how prepared you were they always tried to catch you...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th January 2017, 23:49
Replies: 21
Views: 3,566
Posted By Jim Glover
Now you need 3 point contact going up and down...

Now you need 3 point contact going up and down ladders (HSE),it was definitely the quickest way to the engine room plates when the engineers alarm sounded, feet up onto the railings and whoosh! I do...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd August 2016, 15:00
Replies: 44
Views: 10,154
Posted By Jim Glover
Enjoy your retirement, spent 10 years at the...

Enjoy your retirement, spent 10 years at the seine net fishing out of Peterhead on the INS boats Treasure and Liberty
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd June 2016, 07:59
Replies: 15
Views: 2,806
Posted By Jim Glover
I joined BP in 1970 for 1 year,came ashore for 3...

I joined BP in 1970 for 1 year,came ashore for 3 months and joined Shell.Both companies very similar in the way they ran there ships .Only didfference was BP had electricians,and Shell had the 3rd...
Forum: Shell 13th March 2016, 19:36
Replies: 18
Views: 9,768
Posted By Jim Glover
Always looked forward to receiving them onboard...

Always looked forward to receiving them onboard back in the 1970's
Forum: Houlder Brothers 13th March 2016, 19:25
Replies: 114
Views: 32,892
Posted By Jim Glover
I was onboard with Comex back in 1990.on the...

I was onboard with Comex back in 1990.on the Magnus Repair job ,Gunter Straub and Alan Seilly offshore managers.a lot better to work then.
Forum: The Engine Room 17th December 2015, 18:26
Replies: 36
Views: 7,049
Posted By Jim Glover
Spent 7 years as 3rd Engineer with Shell on VLCC...

Spent 7 years as 3rd Engineer with Shell on VLCC and Gas Tankers , never had any training at all in marine electrics or fault finding.Its amazing how quickly one learnt and was up to speed with it...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st November 2015, 20:31
Replies: 46
Views: 11,959
Posted By Jim Glover
Oh yes special ship indeed. Joined in Durban 45...

Oh yes special ship indeed. Joined in Durban 45 years ago as Junior Engineer. After a couple of trips to the Gulf and back to Durban spent 8 weeks floating repairs. Dorman Long were contracted...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th October 2015, 18:15
Replies: 41
Views: 8,395
Posted By Jim Glover
Joined British Light in 1970 as 1st trip Junior...

Joined British Light in 1970 as 1st trip Junior Engineer at Dubai after spending 3 days at the Ambasador Hotel . First job on the 12-4 was soot blowing, say no more .Dubai was untouched in those days...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th July 2015, 23:17
Replies: 9
Views: 2,867
Posted By Jim Glover
Sailed on the Shell tanker Hemiplecta as 4/E in...

Sailed on the Shell tanker Hemiplecta as 4/E in 1973 .Water Book was an A4 Jotter ,the most important piece of documentation onboard that vessel.I think the Evaps were Caird & Rayner and spent most...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th July 2015, 23:09
Replies: 364
Views: 121,710
Posted By Jim Glover
I also sailed onboard British Light first trip at...

I also sailed onboard British Light first trip at Dubai 1970 ,say no more .
Forum: The Engine Room 18th February 2015, 21:18
Replies: 364
Views: 121,710
Posted By Jim Glover
British Light & Plagiola

British Light & Plagiola
Forum: BP Shipping 15th September 2014, 17:07
Replies: 76
Views: 14,598
Posted By Jim Glover
Remember the movies well when I sailed with BP...

Remember the movies well when I sailed with BP and Shell ,best time was on the 12-4 watches and 8-12.1st reel before dinner and the rest after the grown ups had left the saloon.It was always...
Forum: Shell 3rd February 2014, 18:47
Replies: 165
Views: 82,397
Posted By Jim Glover
If the Blimp Pump stopped there was a certain...

If the Blimp Pump stopped there was a certain procedure for putting it back into operation .Was it shut the Steam supply and exh valve.Open the exhaust valve and then slowly open the steam...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th November 2013, 04:56
Replies: 13
Views: 3,104
Posted By Jim Glover
Stayed in the Ambassador for three days in 1970...

Stayed in the Ambassador for three days in 1970 before joining the British Light as first trip J/E,little did I know what was waitng for me .Still at sea ,I personally prefer the old days compared...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th October 2013, 03:23
Replies: 47
Views: 11,911
Posted By Jim Glover
I was on the Seaway Eagle ,Acergy Eagle ,and...

I was on the Seaway Eagle ,Acergy Eagle ,and Seven Eagle as a Dive/lay Tech
supervisor for 14 years.my locker was full of every tool imagined as lots of tools ie shifters.tape mearsures ,hammers etc...
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