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Search: Posts Made By: mofnotmuff
Forum: BP Shipping 29th September 2019, 20:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By mofnotmuff
I left school in May 1980 ,I had a place at NSTC...

I left school in May 1980 ,I had a place at NSTC in September and so was allocated a YTS place by local careers office at a local garage until I was due to go to Gravesend. I was a dogs body serving...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th September 2019, 11:50
Replies: 31
Views: 6,092
Posted By mofnotmuff
Not sure about the club class ! After all rank...

Not sure about the club class ! After all rank has its privileges so no doubt officers got this
I know we stayed overnight in either Pusan or Ulsan then flew to Osaka then BA to Heathrow via Tokyo...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th September 2019, 20:18
Replies: 31
Views: 6,092
Posted By mofnotmuff
From memory we loaded in the gulf and discharged...

From memory we loaded in the gulf and discharged Kaohsiung and then proceeded to Pusan for clean out and then onto Ulsan for scrapping. Not an enjoyable trip as the bosun was constantly drunk (he got...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st March 2019, 21:08
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By mofnotmuff
Spent a brief time here undergoing repairs on...

Spent a brief time here undergoing repairs on British Forth in 1982, paid off here having joined in Singapore
Forum: BP Shipping 15th January 2018, 19:53
Replies: 49
Views: 9,599
Posted By mofnotmuff
On the Reso in Suez Canal late 83. We hit the tug...

On the Reso in Suez Canal late 83. We hit the tug escorting ship in front in thick mist. Chewed a big gash starboard side above water line. We had to anchor when we exited Red Sea and wait for nod to...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th January 2018, 20:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By mofnotmuff
He was a good skipper but I have to say I had him...

He was a good skipper but I have to say I had him plumb LBW once and he pulled rank big style and refused to walk
Forum: BP Shipping 10th January 2018, 22:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By mofnotmuff
Joined resolution in Le Havre and sailed for gulf...

Joined resolution in Le Havre and sailed for gulf where we loaded and headed to Brunei bay. We were told oil was for Japan if straights of Hormuz blocked during war. We arrived and were the only ship...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th May 2017, 21:52
Replies: 26
Views: 3,434
Posted By mofnotmuff
Sad to watch as renown was my first trip joined...

Sad to watch as renown was my first trip joined RAK April 81 load ras tanura and Mina then slow steam to Europoort then back to gulf through suez then load umm said for discharge Egypt the back to...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th September 2015, 18:42
Replies: 41
Views: 8,224
Posted By mofnotmuff
Brings it all back

Prepare to join British Renown at Rak the telegram said a few days later I was off to join my first ship via Heathrow and the Ariel Hotel.On landing at Dubai we went to the Grand Met where we stayed...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 31st December 2013, 21:29
Replies: 10
Views: 3,441
Posted By mofnotmuff
Hi gavin i sailed with you on the forth we joined...

Hi gavin i sailed with you on the forth we joined singapore paid off south shields! Have a few photos of us in bugis st i bet you havent got the curly perm any more?!
All the best
mof seaman 3...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th June 2013, 17:15
Replies: 24
Views: 5,699
Posted By mofnotmuff
JAM Taylor - he was skipper of the Dart when i...

JAM Taylor - he was skipper of the Dart when i joined in trinidad in sept 81, he was reluctant to send me ashore for treatment when i cut my finger (probably on cost grounds). it started to smell a...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th February 2011, 16:20
Replies: 48
Views: 8,925
Posted By mofnotmuff
Kwinana(I think?) 84 on the spey - "Rolf Harris...

Kwinana(I think?) 84 on the spey - "Rolf Harris is a pervert as he ties his Kangaroo down" written in large letters on jetty - priceless!
Forum: BP Shipping 20th February 2010, 18:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By mofnotmuff
British Skill was my last BP ship although i...

British Skill was my last BP ship although i never set foot on her - had orders to join her in 85 in kwinana but decided to pack it in - fortunately before the cull of 86. Good to see the photos...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd November 2009, 19:07
Replies: 22
Views: 7,092
Posted By mofnotmuff
I sailed with Ron Jevons who was Chief Steward on...

I sailed with Ron Jevons who was Chief Steward on Br Resolution - joined Le Harve paid off Brunei Bay Lay up - we had both being from Middlesbrough in common
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd April 2009, 21:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By mofnotmuff
On the "Shoush" in the gulf in 83 I was on...

On the "Shoush" in the gulf in 83 I was on evening 8 - 12 watch with only a T shirt and shorts on - it was a bit nippy so i went for a duffel coat. They were all locked away due to our location - I...
Forum: Say Hello 10th February 2009, 21:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By mofnotmuff
David small world - my first ship was...

David

small world - my first ship was British Renown - the 270 000 ton version - joined RAK in 81

cheers
Forum: BP Shipping 12th August 2008, 20:19
Replies: 80
Views: 17,227
Posted By mofnotmuff
The ship in question was "British Trent" - she...

The ship in question was "British Trent" - she was registered in Bermuda and had british and irish officers and a sierra leonne crew and 2 wives on board. she was outbound from anwerp in thick fog,...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th March 2008, 20:26
Replies: 15
Views: 4,420
Posted By mofnotmuff
thanks for that - i have also been contacted by...

thanks for that - i have also been contacted by email from an SN member who has given mee solid advice

cheers
Forum: BP Shipping 27th March 2008, 21:15
Replies: 15
Views: 4,420
Posted By mofnotmuff
BP shipping pension

can anybody help, I worked for the company between 1981 and 1985. I cant remember if i was in a pension scheme - did one exist? - if so any clues how i can contact the company to see if i can...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th March 2008, 21:54
Replies: 80
Views: 17,227
Posted By mofnotmuff
thanks to all who have contributed - it makes me...

thanks to all who have contributed - it makes me glad i jumped when i did - i left BP and did 1 trip with BUE dive ships out of leith, 2 months off the rough gas field with occasional run to grimsby...
Forum: Say Hello 11th February 2008, 20:00
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By mofnotmuff
Saying hello

Great site, the memories are flooding back. I worked for BP 1981 - 1985, I sailed on 5 river boats and 4 vlcc,s - i would be interested to hear from anyone i sailed with - i had the nick name of mof...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st February 2008, 20:39
Replies: 83
Views: 11,623
Posted By mofnotmuff
I served on Dart Forth Esk Spey and Tay whilst...

I served on Dart Forth Esk Spey and Tay whilst with BP - I also served on shoush (ex british surveyor)during "the" gulf war when Mokran Minab and Marun used to come alongside to tranship kero up to...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th January 2008, 19:58
Replies: 49
Views: 15,947
Posted By mofnotmuff
How about the one about the deck boy tasked to...

How about the one about the deck boy tasked to empty the engine room gash bins, when he got to the control room he found a gash bin full of oil and metal, he duly hauled it up to the poop(no mean...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th January 2008, 20:18
Replies: 80
Views: 17,227
Posted By mofnotmuff
What happened in 1986?

I have seen references to BP shipping staff being made redundant/ given notice in 1986 - I left the company in 1985 after 5 years and 9 ships and have not kept in touch with anybody I sailed with and...
Forum: BP Shipping 18th January 2008, 18:07
Replies: 31
Views: 6,092
Posted By mofnotmuff
only people on patience in 83 would have been...

only people on patience in 83 would have been korean labour from breakers yard - she was scrapped november 82
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