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Search: Posts Made By: Peter Eccleson
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2019, 09:02
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By Peter Eccleson
What a load of absolute claptrap! Someone clearly...

What a load of absolute claptrap! Someone clearly had it in for him.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th February 2019, 23:46
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Peter Eccleson
The legend is Gordon Banks RIP

The legend is Gordon Banks RIP
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th January 2019, 09:20
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Peter Eccleson
uK Government publishes Maritime 2050 strategy

The Government has published its 2050 Maritime Strategy. An Executive Summary can be found here
...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th December 2018, 01:13
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Paddy Ashdown

Didn't always agree with his politics but the man spoke well on a number of different subjects. Humanitarian and politician.
RIP
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th November 2018, 20:45
Replies: 22
Views: 2,724
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Geoff 10 days before? It happened on Oct...

Geoff

10 days before?
It happened on Oct 30th en route Southampton to Gran Canaria at 0300 hours. Returned to Southampton 6th November.
How could agents known 10 days in advance? Call in Vigo,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th November 2018, 06:43
Replies: 22
Views: 2,724
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Navigator of the Seas stabiliser loss

Royal Caribbean kept the damage to Navigator of the Seas pretty quiet. She allegedly lost a stabiliser in bad weather which damaged her hull and she was taking in water.
RCL reported 'mechanical...
Forum: Royal Navy 4th January 2018, 22:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Seems like Queen Elizabeth will carry the...

Seems like Queen Elizabeth will carry the vertical takeoff version of the F35 now and Prince of Wales will carry choppers.
PoW is 'supposed' to replace Albion and Ocean to maintained our marine...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th December 2017, 06:47
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Automation! What are all the worlds humans going...

Automation! What are all the worlds humans going to do in the future? Spend time creating more humans? ��
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th December 2017, 22:05
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Unmanned or autonomous ships will come....

Unmanned or autonomous ships will come. Technology will catch up with the maritime industry as quickly as within other transport sectors. Look at the way drone aircraft technology has advanced over...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 11th December 2017, 21:32
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Peter Eccleson
RIP Cheggers - died too young. A good entertainer...

RIP Cheggers - died too young. A good entertainer who fought hard against his own 'demons' and never gave up.
Forum: The Radio Room 7th December 2017, 23:32
Replies: 34
Views: 5,243
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Best radio room I sailed with was on Moss Tankers...

Best radio room I sailed with was on Moss Tankers (Cunard) - Radio officers cabin (generous size) with radio room through connecting door. Ericsson console in a large radio room.
Nice layout and...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th December 2017, 23:16
Replies: 79
Views: 10,137
Posted By Peter Eccleson
First QSO with Lisbon radio on s.s. Mitra/GYYW of...

First QSO with Lisbon radio on s.s. Mitra/GYYW of Shell Tankers. 1st R/O was John Ellis, an IMRC R/O who spent most of his voyages on Shell 'M' class ships. Good guy, good ship.
Will always remember...
Forum: Royal Navy 18th November 2017, 23:59
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Peter Eccleson
MoD deny considering sale of Albion & Bulwark

The MoD have commented as 'speculation' rumours that they plan to sell Albion and Bulwark plus 1000 Royal Marine redundancies to fund the new carriers. The sale of these ships would herald the end of...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th October 2017, 13:20
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Sean Hughes - Comedian

Sad news of Sean's death from cardiac arrest at age 51. Great comedian. He had his 'demons' to fight. The 51-year-old reportedly had liver cirrhosis and was rushed to hospital during the night and...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th January 2017, 23:40
Replies: 28
Views: 6,489
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Hi Ken Served from 1973-81 with R&ES. Port ...

Hi Ken
Served from 1973-81 with R&ES.
Port Alfred, Port Nicholson, loaned to Marconi on America Star, Mahsud, Luminous, ACT2/6, Cunard Adventurer/Countess and QE2.
Mike Twomey unfortunately...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd September 2016, 22:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By Peter Eccleson
....and beyond if they can't fix the airport! ...

....and beyond if they can't fix the airport!
Removing mountain tops is a bit drastic
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd September 2016, 21:58
Replies: 27
Views: 4,440
Posted By Peter Eccleson
BBC shipping expert reported potential disaster...

BBC shipping expert reported potential disaster for Christmas retail in Europe and US since Hanjin vessels already stacked with Christmas goods from Far East. Ships being arrested or refused entry to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st August 2016, 23:37
Replies: 27
Views: 4,440
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Hanjin Shipping group in administration

Amazing - overcapacity in the container market leading to a major casualty.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37227560
...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd May 2016, 23:16
Replies: 17
Views: 4,497
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Fitted 3 or 4 of the Sailor main stations ( RRS...

Fitted 3 or 4 of the Sailor main stations ( RRS Charles Darwin, Tankerman etc) in the early 80's. Great kit to work with and really good to install. Their Telex kit was also first class.
Forum: The Radio Room 12th May 2016, 00:05
Replies: 420
Views: 82,010
Posted By Peter Eccleson
[QUOTE=Varley;2001690]#379. I'd agree about...

[QUOTE=Varley;2001690]#379.

I'd agree about the ability of those R/Os that got to sea (not necessarily the inclination but the ability!).

What that statement ignores 'though is the huge wastage...
Forum: Cunard 16th April 2016, 00:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,833
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Numerous uniform styles were trialed during my...

Numerous uniform styles were trialed during my time in Cunard but to my recollection we only ever had 6 buttons on jackets.
As for nationalities etc.....Carnival swops staff between lines especially...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 31st March 2016, 21:39
Replies: 16
Views: 1,784
Posted By Peter Eccleson
And here are some classic Ronnie Corbetts.... ...

And here are some classic Ronnie Corbetts....

A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston by-pass. Motorists are asked to be on the look-out for 16 hardened criminals.

We'll be...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 31st January 2016, 10:34
Replies: 26
Views: 2,455
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Sir Terry Wogan

Sad to hear Terry Wogan, aged 77, died this morning after short battle with cancer. Great broadcaster and entertainer! A real icon.
Forum: Cunard 13th January 2016, 20:25
Replies: 8
Views: 3,841
Posted By Peter Eccleson
Bob Arnott was a great Captain. Remember him...

Bob Arnott was a great Captain.
Remember him well on an early morning stint into the bay below the Pitons off St Lucia on 'Cunard Adventurer'. We were going half ahead into the bay heading for the...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2016, 18:08
Replies: 32
Views: 4,739
Posted By Peter Eccleson
A friend of ours at Colwyn Bay went off 'foreign...

A friend of ours at Colwyn Bay went off 'foreign flag' (Greek) with a 'special' certificate. His father was a skipper with a Greek tramp outfit.
Had a chat with him a year or so later in the Indian...
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