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Search: Posts Made By: DAVELECKIE
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd January 2020, 19:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By DAVELECKIE
From the website 26 oil and 6 gas.The v class and...

From the website 26 oil and 6 gas.The v class and bird class details pages were not available.
Forum: BP Shipping 20th December 2019, 16:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Very sad to hear this. Can only echo what...

Very sad to hear this.
Can only echo what sparkie2182, a great man and character with a great sense of humour.
RIP Syd.
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd February 2019, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 2,689
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Correct! Thanks for that reminder.

Correct!
Thanks for that reminder.
Forum: BP Shipping 30th January 2019, 16:44
Replies: 80
Views: 19,207
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Sailed with Dave Tobin on the Iolair from memory....

Sailed with Dave Tobin on the Iolair from memory. Have had a good think about him after my previous post and believe he joined Iolair as one of the mates. I had left by the time he became Master....
Forum: BP Shipping 30th January 2019, 16:41
Replies: 70
Views: 20,338
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Spent several weeks in Britannic house going...

Spent several weeks in Britannic house going through electrical drawings for the Iolair prior to standing by her at the builders, Lithgows on the Clyde.
One or our kind had a slight accident leaving...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th January 2019, 16:32
Replies: 25
Views: 4,853
Posted By DAVELECKIE
There on the Kiwi from memory. Looks like a...

There on the Kiwi from memory.
Looks like a bird boat in the picture.
Forum: BP Shipping 29th October 2018, 20:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Brian Stott. R.I.P

Just been told that Brian Stott a former BP Leckie passed away last Saturday after a battle against cancer.
Brian still lived in Skipton and always has done as far as I am aware.
Forum: BP Shipping 8th October 2018, 19:18
Replies: 0
Views: 666
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Graham Kennedy Fair

There was an obituary in the South Wales Evening Post today for Graham Kennedy Fair , died suddenly 29th September in Swansea aged 85.
Ex BP Tankers and EM Edwards Gas works.The name did not ring...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 30th September 2018, 18:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By DAVELECKIE
The Kiwi was replaced by the Iolair which I was...

The Kiwi was replaced by the Iolair which I was on and this became the ESV in the Forties and had accommodation for all contractors working in the field. The Kiwi went off to Magnus if my memory is...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th February 2018, 19:30
Replies: 220
Views: 67,217
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Sailed with MJJ on the Renown or the Pride. ...

Sailed with MJJ on the Renown or the Pride.
There were some shanananagins going on which if I went into detail may well embarrass a few people who may well frequent this forum.
Needless to say one...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th January 2018, 17:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By DAVELECKIE
That pilot ladder brings back some scary...

That pilot ladder brings back some scary memories.
Joined the Renown just before Christmas 1978 or thereabouts, a few miles off of Malta about midnight.
Joined with the 3/O, were were taken out on...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th December 2017, 16:27
Replies: 24
Views: 4,633
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Met him at a staff conference and also at the IOG...

Met him at a staff conference and also at the IOG on a tanker for which the name escapes my failing memory banks. A thoroughly good bloke.
Forum: BP Shipping 15th September 2017, 19:31
Replies: 48
Views: 15,478
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Mr Todd obviously behaving himself. Not a puff...

Mr Todd obviously behaving himself.
Not a puff of smoke to be seen!
Forum: BP Shipping 4th August 2017, 19:19
Replies: 35
Views: 9,456
Posted By DAVELECKIE
The French built Pride had two Stal Laval...

The French built Pride had two Stal Laval turbines and from memory was approx. 270000dwt. Sailed on her, very quirky electrics with hundreds of relays just for the boiler controls alone.
Forum: BP Shipping 1st May 2017, 19:14
Replies: 15
Views: 2,932
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Searching the old memory banks I have a feeling I...

Searching the old memory banks I have a feeling I bumped into Malcolm either in Dyce offices or offshore in the Forties in the late eighties early nineties. He could well have been doing a marine...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th April 2017, 19:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,932
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Malcolm Buchanan? Quietly spoken, a real gent...

Malcolm Buchanan? Quietly spoken, a real gent with a great sense of humour. Sailed with him as a mate and old man, memory does not compute what ships [ity/river boats perhaps a vlcc Pioneer].
He was...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th April 2017, 20:00
Replies: 10
Views: 2,689
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Dave Tobin rings a bell with me, may well have...

Dave Tobin rings a bell with me, may well have joined the Iolair as Master around the time I left her 1982 or so. Big tall chap with a beard?
Forum: BP Shipping 9th April 2017, 20:26
Replies: 30
Views: 5,291
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Just watched the video, a very sad end for a...

Just watched the video, a very sad end for a former ship of mine.
Having said that, all of my ships would have gone in similar fashion.
There is one survivor however, the Iolair still working in...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th April 2017, 20:09
Replies: 30
Views: 5,291
Posted By DAVELECKIE
As has been said the Resource did indeed go...

As has been said the Resource did indeed go straight into lay up late75 early 76 and was re engined as a motorship in 82.
I sailed on the Renown from August 79 until end of November 79.
Sailed...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd February 2017, 15:59
Replies: 0
Views: 994
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Gerald Addison. RIP.

Ex BP Shipping passed away Swansea 13th February 2017.
Not a name that rings a bell with me, but saw this obituary in the local paper and thought Gerald's name may be recognised by some on here.
Forum: BP Shipping 24th September 2016, 19:29
Replies: 117
Views: 26,540
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Can remember the hotel was quite flexible...

Can remember the hotel was quite flexible regarding inclusion of drinks with the evening dinner etc. Well appreciated from what I can remember.
I think I was there around mid seventies and cannot...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd September 2016, 19:48
Replies: 117
Views: 26,540
Posted By DAVELECKIE
My memory does' not compute as regards the...

My memory does' not compute as regards the courses at Llandarcy, I do however remember the small hotel atop the hill at Neath where we stayed, not a bad pint and decent food from memory.
I have...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st September 2016, 19:57
Replies: 117
Views: 26,540
Posted By DAVELECKIE
That brought back some memories Phil. The old...

That brought back some memories Phil.
The old instrumentation course at Llandarcy, Gerry Betts the instructor is a name that rings a bell.
Then there was the six week advanced course for 2/E's and...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th August 2016, 19:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By DAVELECKIE
Very sad news. Sailed with him a couple of...

Very sad news.
Sailed with him a couple of times and always had a good laugh with him.
RIP.
Forum: BP Shipping 14th April 2016, 14:02
Replies: 26
Views: 4,571
Posted By DAVELECKIE
All the bird boats except the Kestrel were DC.

All the bird boats except the Kestrel were DC.
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