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Search: Posts Made By: oldman 80
Forum: Shell 19th June 2013, 06:58
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
Well " load on top " sure was a step in the right...

Well " load on top " sure was a step in the right direction. I always thought it was Chevron who initiated it - but I could be wrong.
However nothing could beat the introduction of Inert Gas and...
Forum: Shell 16th May 2013, 23:29
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
O.K. Duncan - thank you for that clear...

O.K. Duncan - thank you for that clear clarification of your meaning.
I'm with you on that - absolutely 100%

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Forum: Shell 15th May 2013, 13:52
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
Not for me though - just too many losses from...

Not for me though - just too many losses from that era.
Dark, Dark, Days - so they were.
Forum: Shell 15th May 2013, 12:20
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
Sorry guys #29 (Spelling) For Dan Murphies read...

Sorry guys #29 (Spelling)
For Dan Murphies read Dan Murphy.

Was the Kirki a Shell "Discard" - I wonder.
Forum: Shell 15th May 2013, 10:31
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
I reckon it is. When she was sold / discarded...

I reckon it is.
When she was sold / discarded to TOTCO and renamed Siam that is when DSM would have taken on the vessels management and Training of the Thai's.
I seem to recall it was the Thais...
Forum: Shell 15th May 2013, 08:11
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
Hmm - I see. Something "strange" going on /...

Hmm - I see.
Something "strange" going on / went on here, - me thinks.
Forum: Shell 15th May 2013, 02:05
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
Best just ignore him Malky - I think we all know...

Best just ignore him Malky - I think we all know his game.
The type Commissioner Borthwick A.O./ P.S.M. of the Montara Enquiry became particularly switched on to.
Perhaps even "the dots" are...
Forum: Shell 14th May 2013, 23:34
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
"Interesting" - sure is the word. A prominent...

"Interesting" - sure is the word.
A prominent "Notch" at a particularly badly corroded area.
Always a bit of a worry particularly during adverse weather.
Most noticeable standing on centreline...
Forum: Shell 14th May 2013, 05:18
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
Oh yes - you are quite right there Malky. Steam...

Oh yes - you are quite right there Malky.
Steam indeed they were. I can't remember the names of many of the engineers, apart from Andy Milne who was third - and a real good hard working bloke. The...
Forum: Shell 13th May 2013, 22:25
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
It could very well have been. Built 1956 - yes...

It could very well have been. Built 1956 - yes that would be about right. Sister to Bangkok - almost certainly, although I personally did not sail on the Bangkok. Scrapped 1975 - well the Bangkok may...
Forum: Shell 13th May 2013, 06:57
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
Just had another memory recall as a result of #21...

Just had another memory recall as a result of #21 above.
Yes Siam had been French at some time in the past.
She still had on board in the Bosuns store the mandatory (under French legislation) lead...
Forum: Shell 13th May 2013, 05:58
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
That sounds pretty much to me like the identical...

That sounds pretty much to me like the identical sister of the DSM managed ss. Siam - of the mid 1970's era.
Those Thai trainees certainly benefited from the total DSM experience, as indeed did...
Forum: Shell 13th May 2013, 00:58
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
Oh - that is sad news indeed. I last had some...

Oh - that is sad news indeed.
I last had some contact with Malcolm (in Buckie) around 2001, but it was only quite briefly - some email exchanges.
His wife joined the Siam along with two of his...
Forum: Shell 13th May 2013, 00:17
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
NO, YOU ARE WRONG !!!!! VERY WRONG. You may...

NO, YOU ARE WRONG !!!!! VERY WRONG.
You may have sailed on a "Siam" in 1982, but it was not the "Siam" I refer to - it was probably her replacement. The one I refer to was scrapped before 1980. ...
Forum: Shell 12th May 2013, 08:42
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
Well as I said I was never a shell guy. You may...

Well as I said I was never a shell guy. You may well be right and it could have been a Z class vessel - I'm not sure - it was a long time ago now. However the looks are very similar, as depicted by...
Forum: Shell 12th May 2013, 01:37
Replies: 69
Views: 33,299
Posted By oldman 80
I never worked for Shell other than periodically...

I never worked for Shell other than periodically ending up on Charter to them.
The model however I believe I recognise clearly. I sailed on an ex- Shell H class (I believe) back in the mid 1970's...
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