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Search: Posts Made By: Foca
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th September 2019, 11:48
Replies: 175
Views: 45,407
Posted By Foca
Supermercado Booth

In the 1980's the company decided in their wisdom to open two Supermarkets one in Manaus and one in Iquitos….to be stocked direct from UK via Booth line ships.
Sounds good on paper and it did have...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 10th September 2019, 09:19
Replies: 175
Views: 45,407
Posted By Foca
Mike Locke

Hi David
Quite sad to hear about Mike.......yes indeed he was a nice chap. It was getting bad in Santos when I was there, we had a container broken into one night whilst we were at anchor and...
Forum: Passenger Liners 8th September 2019, 10:07
Replies: 85
Views: 24,078
Posted By Foca
Peter Meter

Just remembered what the last measure was "Bar Room betting only!!"
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 6th August 2019, 18:52
Replies: 18
Views: 6,690
Posted By Foca
Thanks for a very interesting website, which is a...

Thanks for a very interesting website, which is a credit to you Paul......often wondered when I used to do weather charts at sea...if you had a nice R/O who would not mind getting all the codes for...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th August 2019, 08:36
Replies: 175
Views: 45,407
Posted By Foca
I remember Mike Lock well, but I never sailed...

I remember Mike Lock well, but I never sailed with him.....I did sail with his cousin Charlie Lock, who was 2nd Engineer on the "Dunstan" in 1965...like a lot of Booth men seem to dropped out of site.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd July 2019, 11:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Foca
dhoti

I used to wear one when I worked on Supply Ships in the Gulf to sleep in...Indian crew bought me one think in Hindu they are called dhoti
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th June 2019, 18:56
Replies: 175
Views: 45,407
Posted By Foca
Memories of Booths

During my 13 years in Booths, mostly spent on the UK and US runs..except for six months I spent in Lagos in the cement queue on the "Dominic ", but that's a story for another time. We did have some...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th June 2019, 13:13
Replies: 175
Views: 45,407
Posted By Foca
Everyone I sailed with always said it was the ice...

Everyone I sailed with always said it was the ice in the drinks that caused to bad heads......!!
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 15th June 2019, 15:40
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By Foca
Dmc tz25

Hi David
I have the TZ25 which I have had for ages with no problem, then all of a sudden it wanted to format my SD card, I thought it was my Windows 7, but I had the same problem with the SD card...
Forum: Passenger Liners 14th June 2019, 19:39
Replies: 85
Views: 24,078
Posted By Foca
Quite right......I only sailed on her for 7...

Quite right......I only sailed on her for 7 months to finish my sea time for 2nd Mates, will never forget the ship and the good times I had onboard.
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 14th June 2019, 19:35
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By Foca
I had the same problem a while back,check this...

I had the same problem a while back,check this helpful article out:

https://howtorecover.me/how-recover-files-sd-card-without-formatting
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 14th June 2019, 19:20
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By Foca
Are you using Windows 7?

Are you using Windows 7?
Forum: Passenger Liners 14th June 2019, 14:01
Replies: 85
Views: 24,078
Posted By Foca
Reina del Mar...Crossing the line 1959

Reina del Mar...Crossing the line 1959
Forum: Passenger Liners 14th June 2019, 10:29
Replies: 85
Views: 24,078
Posted By Foca
Reina Del Mar

Just some pictures I found in my files that might be of some interest
Two Reina's in Callao
Panama Canal
Caracas Bay
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th June 2019, 08:56
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By Foca
Talking about things that have been demolished,...

Talking about things that have been demolished, on train journeys to London I always used to look forward to seeing the radio masts of Rugby radio, and think of all the phone calls I made through...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 8th June 2019, 19:04
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Foca
I have used Firefox for years and there are...

I have used Firefox for years and there are various add on you can use to cut out the crap...with Kaspersky Internet Security every thing seems to work ok
Forum: The Bridge 2nd June 2019, 08:34
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Foca
Thanks for that Chris.....I was very interested...

Thanks for that Chris.....I was very interested to hear what you had to say about vessels having full digital libraries now of latest publications. Into my 80s now,but memories of my seagoing days...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st May 2019, 16:06
Replies: 345
Views: 90,606
Posted By Foca
Royal Albert Dock London

As a young cadet in the fifties, I remember one night being invited ashore by two AB's.....our first port of call was the "Round House" just outside the gate....what an eye opener for a young country...
Forum: The Bridge 31st May 2019, 15:39
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Foca
Nemedri

Abbreviation for Northern European and Mediterranean Routing Instructions. This book, published by the British Admiralty, lists all areas that still contain sea mines, as well as recommended routes....
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 31st May 2019, 15:31
Replies: 175
Views: 45,407
Posted By Foca
Animal Skins

I do remember carrying animal skins from the Amazon, used to come in two varieties, wet and dry.The wet ones stunk to high heaven. Frozen cargo we carried most were the Blue Water Catfish, also in...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th April 2019, 12:50
Replies: 175
Views: 45,407
Posted By Foca
I took the "Berwell Adventure"ex "Bernard" to...

I took the "Berwell Adventure"ex "Bernard" to Iquitos, with a full cargo, for the newly opening oilfields in the Peruvian Jungle.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th February 2019, 14:17
Replies: 175
Views: 45,407
Posted By Foca
Castries St. Lucia My name is "Mary Pickford"...

Castries St. Lucia
My name is "Mary Pickford" was the lovely lady in Castries(Castries City now) who used to sell Limacol and Bay Rum in old beer bottles…..also for the fans hot pepper sauce,...
Forum: The Bridge 24th December 2018, 11:17
Replies: 48
Views: 6,026
Posted By Foca
First Sextant

I was just thinking of my first sextant which I bought after passing 2nd Mates, from a surplus place somewhere in Glasgow. It cost the sum of £12 and came in a large box. Ex Admiralty Hezzanith...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 7th December 2018, 15:36
Replies: 175
Views: 45,407
Posted By Foca
Christmas in Guanta, Venezuela

Christmas at Guanta Venezuela
Must have been around 1968/9 I was on the "Viajero" on the New York run, we were carrying a lot of Plywood back to San Juan Puerto Rico in those days. We left Port of...
Forum: Passenger Liners 6th December 2018, 14:00
Replies: 85
Views: 24,078
Posted By Foca
I think the Bar you mention in Cristobal was the...

I think the Bar you mention in Cristobal was the "Dog House Bar"......seem to remember 10c for a small beer...and I have had many a thick head after doing the canal transit.
Remember a tale about...
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