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Search: Posts Made By: rickzek
Forum: The Bridge 10th February 2017, 22:05
Replies: 22
Views: 2,640
Posted By rickzek
yes tunes of glory it was in colour with Alec...

yes tunes of glory it was in colour with Alec with bright ginger hair .
Forum: The Bridge 10th February 2017, 19:07
Replies: 22
Views: 2,640
Posted By rickzek
Punishment

After watching an old film the weekend with Alec Guinnes and John MILLS about an officer striking a subordinate , my grandson asked the question what was the punishment in the merchant navy for the...
Forum: Ship Research 24th December 2016, 12:32
Replies: 37
Views: 3,399
Posted By rickzek
Try looking at sister ships Port Caroline and...

Try looking at sister ships Port Caroline and Port Chalmers built in the 60's .
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 14th December 2016, 19:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,643
Posted By rickzek
It all started with late flights lost luggage ....

It all started with late flights lost luggage . Missed island tours due to weather . May be they are just grumpy old buggers but wouldn't you think twice before doing it again .
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 10th December 2016, 21:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,643
Posted By rickzek
Many thanks for the info my mate gives me daily...

Many thanks for the info my mate gives me daily update on face book which differs from the official statement .
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 10th December 2016, 11:24
Replies: 8
Views: 2,643
Posted By rickzek
A friend of mine was on what should have been the...

A friend of mine was on what should have been the cruise of a life time . It turned into the cruise from hell . The point is how thin are hulls on modern cruise ships if they can be holed by its own...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 9th December 2016, 16:04
Replies: 8
Views: 2,643
Posted By rickzek
Think twice ??

Dec 2 2016 Grand Princess on winter Hawaiian cruise , hit by it's own tender and holed . Cruise abandoned and passengers flown to San Francisco .
Forum: Esso Tankers 26th April 2016, 19:51
Replies: 27
Views: 9,101
Posted By rickzek
You need a scanner and down load it in to a file...

You need a scanner and down load it in to a file on your computer . Then transfer
it to your post . Rick.
Forum: Esso Tankers 7th February 2016, 12:55
Replies: 27
Views: 9,101
Posted By rickzek
finished Esso Glasgow

finished Esso Glasgow
Forum: Esso Tankers 5th February 2016, 23:36
Replies: 27
Views: 9,101
Posted By rickzek
If you are like me and have large fingers you...

If you are like me and have large fingers you need tweezers a good self supporting magnifying glass , a very small pair of scissors and a very sharp blade . The kit comes with a chose of ww11 guns...
Forum: Esso Tankers 5th February 2016, 21:42
Replies: 27
Views: 9,101
Posted By rickzek
I have just finished a Revell model of the ESSO...

I have just finished a Revell model of the ESSO GLASGOW the detail of all the parts and the flags in the kit 1:400 are exceptional . The paint cost more than the kit No/ 05221 .
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 12th February 2015, 15:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By rickzek
Thanks guys , it was a bosun's manual paperback...

Thanks guys , it was a bosun's manual paperback with a blue and white cover .I lost mine in 1972 and had replacement sent to me but it was not as good as the first one and was called the efficient...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 8th February 2015, 17:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By rickzek
Book wanted

Anyone have a copy of the bosuns manual that was issued at the new Gravesend sea training school in 1968 or know how to get reprint .
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th February 2015, 20:36
Replies: 0
Views: 1,027
Posted By rickzek
Athel Line Anco Tankers

Looking for Albert Coombs- pump man and Phil the Olympic limpist carpenter, from Swansea sailed with Athel in the early 70s.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 18th January 2015, 14:26
Replies: 4
Views: 2,203
Posted By rickzek
Hi Tony you would not recognise Tanajib it turned...

Hi Tony you would not recognise Tanajib it turned into a major Aramco camp with 3 new land based gosps and in the port Algosaibi had a new office and stores block built .The old contractor camp got...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 17th January 2015, 22:07
Replies: 86
Views: 32,583
Posted By rickzek
Woken up one Sunday morning to alarms sounding no...

Woken up one Sunday morning to alarms sounding no problem boat drill day
bit odd it was 5.30am. Strolled up to the muster point ,every one thinking the
same thoughts who's bright idea was this ....
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 17th January 2015, 21:45
Replies: 4
Views: 2,203
Posted By rickzek
what price oil

In the 90's Aramco demothballed Zuluf 3 and 4 because oil had reached the dizzy heights of $20 a barrel quickly followed by Mahjan 2 and 3 and started too pile for Saf gosp 3.Is any one out there...
Forum: Shell 24th November 2013, 09:00
Replies: 8
Views: 2,360
Posted By rickzek
Hinea

Her indoors said don't even think about it? buying that is.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 5th September 2009, 09:41
Replies: 41
Views: 13,524
Posted By rickzek
Anyone remember Jonnie Evans a steward from...

Anyone remember Jonnie Evans a steward from Wolverhampton . Last seen on the Cumberland in 1971 in Auckland tied up next to the Otaio.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 30th August 2009, 10:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By rickzek
could be that they no longer needed such a radio...

could be that they no longer needed such a radio aerial with satnav and no need of a RO and morse code.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 29th July 2009, 11:33
Replies: 600
Views: 170,828
Posted By rickzek
Hi Russell, it was a very hot summer as I...

Hi Russell, it was a very hot summer as I remember went canoeing alot at Cliff and in Wales. Had the word peanut on my kit bag when I left .I was a deckie also top floor end dorm can't remember the...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 24th June 2009, 09:40
Replies: 600
Views: 170,828
Posted By rickzek
Was there the summer of 1968 May till September....

Was there the summer of 1968 May till September. First time away from home
and never looked back. Remember Blossoms cafe opposit the ferry for Tilbury.
Met a Welsh guy who lied about his age was 23...
Forum: Shell 7th June 2009, 10:28
Replies: 8
Views: 2,360
Posted By rickzek
Days of long ago and so many that came before and...

Days of long ago and so many that came before and those that went after.
Only ever met up with one of the crew ,That was the Bosun in Curacao.Have only met one former shipmate from NZSCo on this...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 24th May 2009, 12:43
Replies: 23
Views: 4,555
Posted By rickzek
TORRENS has posted a colour photograph of the...

TORRENS has posted a colour photograph of the Turakina in Crusader trim.
The largest reel to reel stero I had ever seen in the crew bar .One of the perks of the Crusader run.Happy days.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 23rd April 2009, 19:24
Replies: 600
Views: 170,828
Posted By rickzek
Cool Just looked up some sites and found the...

Just looked up some sites and found the following.
GSS.Gravesend Sea School 1918 - 1967 peanut not heard off.
NSTS. National Sea Training School. 1967 - 2003. peanut came and stayed.
The story is...
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