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Search: Posts Made By: Sarky Cut
Forum: BP Shipping 11th June 2012, 19:13
Replies: 48
Views: 9,911
Posted By Sarky Cut
Wharever, would it not be preferable for the...

Wharever, would it not be preferable for the ships to be British flag and British crew, yes or no will do.

And as for the what grumps says about much "yoof" being unemployable perhaps the link...
Forum: Tankers 17th April 2011, 17:02
Replies: 71
Views: 16,826
Posted By Sarky Cut
Hi I remember a news story about a Texaco Tanker...

Hi I remember a news story about a Texaco Tanker where there was an explosion and the midships was blown clean off allowing the 2nd officer the unique position of being in command as the ship sailed...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th February 2011, 02:13
Replies: 37
Views: 5,478
Posted By Sarky Cut
Even longer ago in the days of the BTC it was...

Even longer ago in the days of the BTC it was known as Better Times Coming.

Joined 1962, left in the first tanker war, Mokran was my last ship, now have a good pension coming in every month for...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st November 2010, 11:26
Replies: 234
Views: 32,242
Posted By Sarky Cut
To get back to starting recalcient engines,...

To get back to starting recalcient engines, Petters driving Reefer boxes. On arriving in the states on a cold morning going from ships power to diesel direct drive a can of WD40 worked wonders aimed...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th August 2010, 00:26
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By Sarky Cut
I oG .Was it ever that big? Its all gone now...

I oG .Was it ever that big? Its all gone now anyway.

I thought it was Abadan by the colour of the mud and water but then I may be wrong.
Forum: BP Shipping 14th March 2010, 03:13
Replies: 79
Views: 16,810
Posted By Sarky Cut
I have read through this thread and can only say...

I have read through this thread and can only say that I worked for BP from 1963 through to the Iraq/Iran nastiness, I could not see much future in being on a Iranian flagged ship trading between...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st November 2009, 00:01
Replies: 17
Views: 2,874
Posted By Sarky Cut
Norman Voyager.

The Norman Voyager has failed a coastguard inspection.

Apparantly the crew did not know what they were doing and there was no clear emergency plan.

Well it had to happen at one time or another.
Forum: BP Shipping 14th November 2009, 11:56
Replies: 23
Views: 4,224
Posted By Sarky Cut
Just seen this thread, where does the time go? ...

Just seen this thread, where does the time go?

I sailed with Bill for many years on the Security and also Mr Godfrey C/E.

Bill finally got his Chiefs Certificate and left BP in the big shake...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th November 2009, 02:25
Replies: 27
Views: 3,546
Posted By Sarky Cut
It was all transported in purpose built "kits" if...

It was all transported in purpose built "kits" if I remember rightly and these fitted into a BainMarie if the deck steam was working. It usually was as that also fed the Thermotanks which were the...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th November 2009, 02:06
Replies: 31
Views: 3,882
Posted By Sarky Cut
What a strange fellow! English is not the...

What a strange fellow!

English is not the first language either by the way the post has been constructed.

This would explain the way "black humour" has gone over his little head.

It had its...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th October 2009, 17:58
Replies: 1,076
Views: 90,764
Posted By Sarky Cut
Got to agree with Paul Barford, its not like...

Got to agree with Paul Barford, its not like Poole Harbour in the summer.

But they were experienced sailors, not all those have the sense they were born with and I have known a few sailors in my...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th October 2009, 23:18
Replies: 12
Views: 2,827
Posted By Sarky Cut
I knew Tudor before I joined BP in 1962, he was a...

I knew Tudor before I joined BP in 1962, he was a local man who used to disappear for months on end and reappear for his leaves.

I met him once in my time in BP, in the IOG and he was on one of...
Forum: Ferries 2nd October 2009, 23:38
Replies: 6
Views: 2,171
Posted By Sarky Cut
The ferry transferring is the old Prinz...

The ferry transferring is the old Prinz Philip/Pride of Aquataine.

A real ferry with loads of deck and passenger accomodation.

Famous for doors that partition the cardecks in the event of a...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2009, 21:49
Replies: 11
Views: 4,602
Posted By Sarky Cut
Just seen this slant, mine also were consigned to...

Just seen this slant, mine also were consigned to the deep, there now you canall go to sleep with out worrying about my "shreddies".

I was always impressed by the used but good label as well, just...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd September 2009, 10:40
Replies: 100
Views: 43,484
Posted By Sarky Cut
Yes, it was at Imuijan (sp) Locks after the MV...

Yes, it was at Imuijan (sp) Locks after the MV British Security left an extended DD in Amerstadam due to industrial action in Holland. A National Strike no less.

Oil from the bridge control...
Forum: Ferries 30th August 2009, 16:45
Replies: 25
Views: 6,155
Posted By Sarky Cut
This happened during a test in Dover on a P&O...

This happened during a test in Dover on a P&O Ferry.

1. The system involved in the accident comprises one or more vertical tubes and liferafts. The tube is made up from a series of totally...
Forum: Ferries 30th August 2009, 09:09
Replies: 25
Views: 6,155
Posted By Sarky Cut
May I ask whatyou mean by "coat hanger" welds. ...

May I ask whatyou mean by "coat hanger" welds.

This vessel was originally built as a freight only vessel to service the (one of three) to service the Dover/Zeebrugge run.

A fourth, similar hull...
Forum: Ferries 30th August 2009, 00:45
Replies: 25
Views: 6,155
Posted By Sarky Cut
As an ex-junourlist it is only to be expected for...

As an ex-junourlist it is only to be expected for you to get your facts wrong.

The Pride of Free Spirit, the Spirit of Free Enterprise and the Herald of Free Enterprise that you mentioned all had...
Forum: Bank Line 22nd August 2009, 01:28
Replies: 198
Views: 20,540
Posted By Sarky Cut
I have been to Ango Ango, does that count?(*)) ...

I have been to Ango Ango, does that count?(*))

And Immingham nearly forgot.
Forum: The Engine Room 19th August 2009, 00:54
Replies: 11
Views: 4,602
Posted By Sarky Cut
There was an airstart explosion on the British...

There was an airstart explosion on the British Security 1972.

The cause was hydrualic oil leaking back through the bridge control system, Nifematic/Eriksberg.

The air start pressure was...
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd July 2009, 00:01
Replies: 598
Views: 86,042
Posted By Sarky Cut
Hi Graham, what is really sad is that somebody...

Hi Graham, what is really sad is that somebody still kept it after all these years(*))
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 29th June 2009, 22:52
Replies: 44
Views: 5,572
Posted By Sarky Cut
The old paddle steamers across the Solent never...

The old paddle steamers across the Solent never had these problems to the best of my knowlege, there is however the story that when of the Queens was going out in the summer the old man had to make...
Forum: Royal Navy 4th May 2009, 23:23
Replies: 9
Views: 2,047
Posted By Sarky Cut
Here is the Rames Head before she was towed away....

Here is the Rames Head before she was towed away.

http://i39.tinypic.com/w9z5oi.jpg
Forum: Container Vessels 19th March 2009, 09:09
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By Sarky Cut
How do the companies keep track of the boxes? ...

How do the companies keep track of the boxes?

By computor of course, I hope the system is better than the airport luggage system!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 12th March 2009, 01:11
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By Sarky Cut
Remember my first sunburn well, went to sleep...

Remember my first sunburn well, went to sleep first trip going south in the Bay of Biscay on the Monkey Island, I grieve with you.:sweat:
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