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Search: Posts Made By: trevflstn
Forum: BP Shipping 30th September 2019, 18:18
Replies: 25
Views: 3,924
Posted By trevflstn
Joined BP as a Deck Cadet (as we were called that...

Joined BP as a Deck Cadet (as we were called that week) in 1972. Reached the dizzy heights of 2nd Mate and left in 1982.
Spent a year working on building sites as a labourer, never been fitter or...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th March 2016, 21:32
Replies: 8
Views: 2,050
Posted By trevflstn
Mobil Raven, Mobil Tern. One was meant to have a...

Mobil Raven, Mobil Tern. One was meant to have a ghost that turned all the lights out when you were on the bottom plates.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2016, 16:33
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By trevflstn
Glad to see the UK Border Force actively...

Glad to see the UK Border Force actively patrolling the UK border.
Forum: BP Shipping 9th April 2015, 19:01
Replies: 27
Views: 7,030
Posted By trevflstn
Sorry to hear of his passing. Sailed with Peter...

Sorry to hear of his passing. Sailed with Peter on the Commerce in 1978.
As I think was mentioned in the professional second mate thread it was his encyclopaedic knowledge of ships and shipping that...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th March 2015, 18:03
Replies: 46
Views: 8,262
Posted By trevflstn
All signed up. Apart from a couple of operator...

All signed up. Apart from a couple of operator malfunctions all went well. I hope
Forum: Bank Line 15th September 2014, 18:52
Replies: 45
Views: 8,371
Posted By trevflstn
As one of the poachers turned gamekeepers,...

As one of the poachers turned gamekeepers, reached the dizzy heights of 2/O with BP then 25 years in Customs and its later incarnations. I think they are called the Border Force this week.
Customs...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th September 2013, 16:52
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By trevflstn
Did my Mates ticket at Lowestoft College...

Did my Mates ticket at Lowestoft College (interesting place to say the least) and were told some stories of the very early survival courses by the instructors.
The one that sticks in the mind is...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th September 2013, 14:53
Replies: 78
Views: 13,811
Posted By trevflstn
I think the guy centre front row is Capt. Mike...

I think the guy centre front row is Capt. Mike Dunning. I should know as I sailed with him twice (Commerce and Trident) but cannot be certain as time is taking its toll on the grey matter.
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd September 2013, 22:08
Replies: 59
Views: 14,860
Posted By trevflstn
Graham Knew Bob Giltjes- Vincent quite well as...

Graham
Knew Bob Giltjes- Vincent quite well as I also sailed with him on the Energy (he was 2/O, I was cadet).
Co-incidentally I also sailed with Capt. Mike Dunning twice, the Commerce and then...
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd September 2013, 12:19
Replies: 59
Views: 14,860
Posted By trevflstn
Sailed with Peter on the Commerce in 1978. As you...

Sailed with Peter on the Commerce in 1978. As you say a nice man and his knowledge of ships was amazing.
We saw a little dot on the horizon a long way astern, Peter identifies it and sure enough...
Forum: BP Shipping 16th May 2013, 21:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,901
Posted By trevflstn
I distinctly remember a visitor to the British...

I distinctly remember a visitor to the British Norness on 22nd May 1975 (Know exact date because paid off next day) who had come to visit the Captain, Doug Buckley, who had just been promoted to...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st February 2013, 19:25
Replies: 43
Views: 12,157
Posted By trevflstn
I was 2/O in the Commerce in 1978 running mostly...

I was 2/O in the Commerce in 1978 running mostly Bejaia - Trieste which in reality meant days on end anchored off Bejaia.
The O/M was Mike Dunning and he used to confuse the locals by wearing a...
Forum: BP Shipping 12th August 2012, 19:55
Replies: 15
Views: 6,008
Posted By trevflstn
Whether this throws any light on dates etc. i am...

Whether this throws any light on dates etc. i am not sure. I did two 6 week trips , one after the other, as extra third mate to allow the mate to go on to daywork supervising the replacement of the...
Forum: Say Hello 25th March 2012, 20:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By trevflstn
Greetings from an ex BP 2nd Mate and also an ex...

Greetings from an ex BP 2nd Mate and also an ex Dover Collection Customs Officer. Have seen it from both sides, but all friends here now(most of the time)
Forum: BP Shipping 6th September 2011, 18:52
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By trevflstn
In the mid seventies sailing from Lagos, Pilot on...

In the mid seventies sailing from Lagos, Pilot on the bridge. Body of a man came floating down river past us. Told the pilot, called port control. Total response was "So what". Life meant very little...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th January 2011, 22:42
Replies: 220
Views: 61,548
Posted By trevflstn
Graham I was first trip cadet on the Grenadier...

Graham
I was first trip cadet on the Grenadier joining in Wilhelmshaven on 8th October 72 and can guarantee there were no female cadets on board at that time. If any had just paid off I am sure they...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th December 2010, 21:05
Replies: 220
Views: 61,548
Posted By trevflstn
As far as I can remember one of the first, if not...

As far as I can remember one of the first, if not the first female cadet, was Nina Baker in about 1972.
Never sailed with her but heard she was very good at her job.
Forum: BP Shipping 26th March 2010, 22:55
Replies: 18
Views: 3,096
Posted By trevflstn
Visited Kandla in 1973 on the British Fern. All I...

Visited Kandla in 1973 on the British Fern. All I remember is a bloke sitting on a gantry supervising lots of women carrying pans on their heads. The pans were full of ballast to feed a concrete...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th November 2009, 21:51
Replies: 26
Views: 9,435
Posted By trevflstn
Sailed on the British Esk with Captain Cliffe...

Sailed on the British Esk with Captain Cliffe (otherwise known as Jasper) who had a habit of repeating what was said to him.
One evening in the middle of a very bouncy North Sea sitting watching a...
Forum: Say Hello 27th October 2009, 22:46
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By trevflstn
Hello Steve Fairly sure I sailed with you on...

Hello Steve
Fairly sure I sailed with you on the Norness, I was a Deck Cadet on there from Jan to May 1975 paying off in Angle Bay. I have got some photos of the drydocking in Nagasaki somewhere...
Forum: BP Shipping 12th April 2009, 23:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By trevflstn
The one we used was the Bay View. Only the locals...

The one we used was the Bay View. Only the locals were allowed knives and forks. We all learned to use chopsticks pretty quick or you went hungry.
Sizzling fried prawns and chicken with cashew nuts...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd March 2009, 23:36
Replies: 58
Views: 15,893
Posted By trevflstn
The incident refered to definitely happened on...

The incident refered to definitely happened on the Renown in, I believe, 75 or 76 . I was on the Renown in early 77 as extra 3rd mate while the mate was on daywork renewing all the tank anodes. As...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd March 2009, 22:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By trevflstn
Hello Sam and welcome to SN. My dad was on...

Hello Sam and welcome to SN. My dad was on Cumberland during the battle of the River Plate and I am sure I spoke with you about a year ago while out walking the dog in Capstone Park.
I said I would...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th February 2009, 12:09
Replies: 31
Views: 5,621
Posted By trevflstn
Remember him well from the seventies. Quite a...

Remember him well from the seventies. Quite a character to say the least. There was a rumour that there was a certain bugle call that meant the customs black gang were on their way down to the...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th January 2009, 21:48
Replies: 135
Views: 42,716
Posted By trevflstn
Not sure if it the right ship or not. Time plays...

Not sure if it the right ship or not. Time plays strange tricks on the memory and as mentioned it was a bit of a wreck in Brunei.
Thanks anyway
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