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Search: Posts Made By: garry Norton
Forum: J & J Denholm 14th July 2018, 10:17
Replies: 71
Views: 8,190
Posted By garry Norton
I remember doing Vancouver to Auckland on the...

I remember doing Vancouver to Auckland on the Waihemo as a cadet doing about 9 knots I think it took over 30 days, may be those more intelligent than me may be able to correct me
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 5th June 2018, 09:44
Replies: 29
Views: 3,748
Posted By garry Norton
As a kiwi living in the UK I do not have a high...

As a kiwi living in the UK I do not have a high opinion of the UK government but the people I find very good, the government both local and federal I find is made up of people who are not willing to...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st June 2018, 08:05
Replies: 35
Views: 5,524
Posted By garry Norton
Recently returned from Miami to Southampton on...

Recently returned from Miami to Southampton on Norwegian Jade and twice had our bathroom flooded with sewage from flood back from vaccum system. I did not see any notices about putting any unnormal...
Forum: Bank Line 13th May 2018, 15:05
Replies: 147
Views: 41,385
Posted By garry Norton
In all the Bank Line posts I see no reference to...

In all the Bank Line posts I see no reference to the Rose Bank was this a bad boys ship, I did one voyage on it UK/Pacific Islands/ Australia/India/South Africa the back to the UK on B.A.flight. The...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th February 2018, 17:24
Replies: 398
Views: 69,962
Posted By garry Norton
Bula Cole was a Kiwi ex U.S.S.Co and now lives in...

Bula Cole was a Kiwi ex U.S.S.Co and now lives in Australia
Forum: The Bridge 17th February 2018, 09:58
Replies: 8
Views: 1,947
Posted By garry Norton
The Flindlers Bar is to correct the soft iron...

The Flindlers Bar is to correct the soft iron effect of the ship so does not need to be corrected when you cross the magnetic equator similar to the Kelvin balls
Forum: The Bridge 4th February 2018, 14:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By garry Norton
While in the Marine Department in the British...

While in the Marine Department in the British Solomon Islands when we did a annual survey of local vessels we swung their magnetic compasses and corrected them with magnets as we were near the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st January 2018, 16:53
Replies: 398
Views: 69,962
Posted By garry Norton
Post 338. Nick, I think I was 3/O on the Muse...

Post 338.
Nick,
I think I was 3/O on the Muse on the Japan coast on that voyage and left on the Hong Kong return to sit my Mates Certificate.
I find these days time wise I get things mixed up and...
Forum: Ship Research 18th January 2018, 14:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By garry Norton
From memory the Rosebank had degaussing gear...

From memory the Rosebank had degaussing gear behind a grill in the hatches which had to be cleaned behind when we loaded wheat in Geraldton,Western Australia.The Australian inspectors were very...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd September 2017, 16:32
Replies: 398
Views: 69,962
Posted By garry Norton
When I called at Nauru on the RCS Belama I was...

When I called at Nauru on the RCS Belama I was told that there was several ex Indo-China mates there as pilots but at that time they were on leave.Later I recruited some of our surplus sea staff form...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 10th August 2017, 14:04
Replies: 398
Views: 69,962
Posted By garry Norton
I put in my resignation from Jardines when I was...

I put in my resignation from Jardines when I was charged full fare for my wife travelling on our honeymoon when a lady from the sydney office was charged only half fare.You needed to have a Masters...
Forum: Shell 24th May 2017, 09:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,639
Posted By garry Norton
Yes normally the tanks were repaired around...

Yes normally the tanks were repaired around Christmas time so we had time at home for Christmas
Forum: Shell 23rd May 2017, 20:55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,639
Posted By garry Norton
Shell NZ

Is there anyone from Shell NZ there ie Maurea
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th May 2017, 17:07
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By garry Norton
It was normal practice in Jebel Ali Port to...

It was normal practice in Jebel Ali Port to remove cranes from the berth position before berthing to avoid the possibility of a vessel making contact with a container crane. Things must have changed...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd May 2017, 14:29
Replies: 22
Views: 2,922
Posted By garry Norton
The new site does not want me as I can not...

The new site does not want me as I can not register so will stop where I am.
Forum: United States Navy 6th February 2017, 16:48
Replies: 8
Views: 2,376
Posted By garry Norton
She handles quite well but her sat nav did not...

She handles quite well but her sat nav did not tell her correct position in the Jebel Ali channel
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 21st November 2016, 09:03
Replies: 3
Views: 2,049
Posted By garry Norton
I am not aware of any lapel pins for the...

I am not aware of any lapel pins for the U.S.S.Co. I do not have any U.S.S.Co. badges etc, if I had I would send them to you.
Garry Norton
Forum: Nautical Colleges 25th May 2015, 23:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By garry Norton
Nautical School Auckland

Any members attended the Auckland School in the Ferry Buildings.
Forum: Bank Line 3rd March 2015, 21:52
Replies: 42
Views: 10,970
Posted By garry Norton
We spent 3 years in the Marine Department Honiara...

We spent 3 years in the Marine Department Honiara as well as a short period as pilot for that port. After leaving went back through the islands on the Rose Bank.In 2000 spent a few months as marine...
Forum: The Bridge 22nd January 2015, 04:19
Replies: 187
Views: 28,359
Posted By garry Norton
How long is a piece of string.It is a little like...

How long is a piece of string.It is a little like a pilotage exemption which varies from port to port, type of vessel and country it is being issued in. Of the different ports I have worked in it...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th January 2015, 21:13
Replies: 275
Views: 54,653
Posted By garry Norton
I was taught it was practise to drop both anchors...

I was taught it was practise to drop both anchors before beaching
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2015, 01:40
Replies: 275
Views: 54,653
Posted By garry Norton
Ro/Ro vessels and car carriers often seem to heel...

Ro/Ro vessels and car carriers often seem to heel over several degrees in wind and on heavy turns and it can be nearly impossible to work out the GM accurately as the information given from the shore...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 26th November 2014, 03:25
Replies: 102
Views: 47,815
Posted By garry Norton
The Solomon Islands sent some crew members to...

The Solomon Islands sent some crew members to Nauru Shipping Company in the 1970's when they were reducing their government fleet.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th November 2014, 02:43
Replies: 398
Views: 69,962
Posted By garry Norton
www.mastermariners.org.nz has several ex Indo...

www.mastermariners.org.nz has several ex Indo China Steamship officers in it.
Dale Cole is in Australia still.
The Web site is rather long but their names are in the members list for Auckland and...
Forum: Container Vessels 31st August 2014, 09:09
Replies: 1
Views: 1,683
Posted By garry Norton
Vega Auriga

The Vega Auriga called into Tauranga this weekend after being banned from Australia.It is being inspected for defected which they are supposed to fix in 24 hours like th e Rena.
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