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Search: Posts Made By: MikeBrown
Forum: P & O 8th May 2019, 18:58
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By MikeBrown
Thanks Kevin I left her in January 1980 in Doha...

Thanks Kevin
I left her in January 1980 in Doha I believe. I know it was somewhere that wouldn’t allow booze in the suitcase. Self & Mrs B did serious damage to a bottle of Tia Maria before we left....
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd May 2019, 23:59
Replies: 70
Views: 17,960
Posted By MikeBrown
I’m not too sure about the ‘looking after you’ in...

I’m not too sure about the ‘looking after you’ in transit. When we flew home after the Ambassador fiasco, half the crew were flown home BA cattle class, and the remainder flew Aeroflot! One wag told...
Forum: P & O 29th April 2019, 22:53
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By MikeBrown
Old records

Whilst trying to sort out my records I find that I have lost my records for two ships.
One, from late 1978, was Kubbar ... a Kuwaiti registered ship managed by GCD / Strath Services, and the second...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st July 2013, 21:30
Replies: 17
Views: 4,295
Posted By MikeBrown
"I'll just mention the Master AG Smith, sounds...

"I'll just mention the Master AG Smith, sounds like someone one would like to sail with."

Possibly - but he wasn't in command? The Fleet News strikes again!

I've just about finalised the last...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st July 2013, 18:39
Replies: 17
Views: 4,295
Posted By MikeBrown
Cool I would respectfully suggest that his comments...

I would respectfully suggest that his comments are taken with a pinch of salt. I have seen the results of formal internal inquiry and no evet of a similar nature is shown in any of the statements.
...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th June 2013, 21:29
Replies: 28
Views: 7,342
Posted By MikeBrown
Hi Just found this thread. Are you still...

Hi

Just found this thread. Are you still seeking information? I am as I was on the 'Architect'.

Cheers

Mike
Forum: BP Shipping 30th June 2013, 21:06
Replies: 17
Views: 4,295
Posted By MikeBrown
Cool British Ambassador

Hi Guys

I have made various references to the "British Ambassador" in past posts but I have now put my view of the sinking on the internet.
...
Forum: Say Hello 26th March 2013, 14:59
Replies: 8
Views: 2,836
Posted By MikeBrown
Hi I sailed as 2/O on the following ships...

Hi
I sailed as 2/O on the following ships around the times mentioned:
Wild Avocet (1975)
Strathaird (1976)
Strathmuir (1976/1977)
Wild Curlew (1977)
Wild Marlin (1977/1978)
Kubbar (1978)...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th May 2010, 20:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By MikeBrown
Indeed it was .... I was 2/O for my sins!

Indeed it was .... I was 2/O for my sins!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th May 2010, 21:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By MikeBrown
Interesting. I was on an oil tanker that sank....

Interesting. I was on an oil tanker that sank. She was fully loaded with 42000 of Arabian crude. The cuase was a flooded engine room (long story) but all the cargo tanks remained intact. Being that...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th June 2009, 19:48
Replies: 106
Views: 14,062
Posted By MikeBrown
Hi guys I was u3/O on the Curlew in late...

Hi guys

I was u3/O on the Curlew in late 1969, UK & Near continent, and 2/O on the Gannet in 1974. That trip was cut short when a mooring line snapped whilst berthing in Swansea. They don't 'arf...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th May 2007, 21:03
Replies: 26
Views: 5,095
Posted By MikeBrown
I did mine in Sept 68 - what a hoot!!! Some guy...

I did mine in Sept 68 - what a hoot!!! Some guy who taught electronics was an absolute genius. He hepled to design the Decca Navigator! Couldn't teach for a fart!!!! We conned him into letting us...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd November 2006, 19:11
Replies: 103
Views: 37,350
Posted By MikeBrown
Newbie here ..... I can confirm the Br Ambassador...

Newbie here ..... I can confirm the Br Ambassador did sink. Minor correction - it was 600m from Iwo Jima. It was also bl&&dy cold and wet - especially in the lifeboat. I was 2/O at the time. An...
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