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Search: Posts Made By: Stephen J. Card
Forum: Ship Research 21st July 2019, 16:16
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Michael, If you are 'in distress' ANY flag...

Michael,

If you are 'in distress' ANY flag will do! If I was a ship in trouble and I needed to hoist a flag upside down, I would use the first one I could find!

I do not know what ...
Forum: Ship Research 21st July 2019, 16:10
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Michael, Quite easy. You would never found...

Michael,

Quite easy. You would never found a UNION JACK on board any British ship. They are never used... no purpose whatsoever.

What you will find is a RED ENSIGN (or a BLUE ENSIGN). ...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2019, 23:18
Replies: 53
Views: 1,954
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Well, let's have a look at the situation after...

Well, let's have a look at the situation after Brexit.

Stephen
Forum: The Bridge 19th July 2019, 22:49
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Up for Mate's in Glasgow. One candidate was...

Up for Mate's in Glasgow. One candidate was giving us all 'gen' on how to pass writtens and orals. He had lots of experience. Had to have had. He must have failed about half a dozen...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2019, 22:37
Replies: 53
Views: 1,954
Posted By Stephen J. Card
"No British citizens on board the ship" ...

"No British citizens on board the ship"

Officers/crew could be any nationality.
Forum: The Bridge 19th July 2019, 20:04
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Yes, and we are happy when that angle of list is...

Yes, and we are happy when that angle of list is LESS than 15 degrees!
Forum: The Bridge 19th July 2019, 15:59
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Was there a time when your ticket was 'valid' ...

Was there a time when your ticket was 'valid' for life, not this revalidation every 5 years.

When you find the Coastguard exam on www, please let us know. We can have a bit of fun!
...
Forum: The Bridge 17th July 2019, 20:23
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Try YouTube. Several good clips 'stability'. ...

Try YouTube. Several good clips 'stability'. Two or three are EXCELLENT. Others are so bad the lecturers should be sacked! Good graphics too.
Forum: Ship Research 17th July 2019, 14:53
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Stephen J. Card
And also if not gas free!

And also if not gas free!
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th July 2019, 13:11
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Stephen J. Card
How about 'Texas Strawberrys' a...

How about 'Texas Strawberrys'

a favourite.... 'Cargo & Custard'
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th July 2019, 11:16
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Stephen J. Card
J&J Denholm ships had it once in a while. Made...

J&J Denholm ships had it once in a while. Made it about a month ago... just for nostalgia. The middle piece fried... baked beans, bacon. Have not done it for years. Tasty for sure, but I...
Forum: Ship Research 16th July 2019, 21:21
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Stephen J. Card
For a foreign vessel entering a UK port, the...

For a foreign vessel entering a UK port, the correct flag is a small red ensign on the yard arm, never a Union Flag. The Union Flag is only flown on land and also on RN vessel as the stem...
Forum: The Bridge 15th July 2019, 21:12
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
John, yes if you have a ticket the Liberians...

John, yes if you have a ticket the Liberians will give you on of theirs. So no problem. In my case I had a Mate FG and Masters written part. No enough sea time to do the orals. However,...
Forum: The Bridge 15th July 2019, 14:42
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
My Liberian Cert shows the EXAM number. If ...

My Liberian Cert shows the EXAM number. If you had a UK cert and you want to have a Liberian you could and their certs are required on their ships. Everyone knows this. Say if, and I...
Forum: The Bridge 15th July 2019, 14:24
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Right. All written answers with some multiple...

Right. All written answers with some multiple choice. The thing is the vast amount of questions. On a DOT paper you might have seven or eight questions and you must answer four or five. The...
Forum: The Bridge 15th July 2019, 12:16
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Well, they must have been good to get me through!...

Well, they must have been good to get me through!

We know that results from the examinations are either PASS or FAIL. You don't know if you had 70% or 100% or in the 69% or 0%. ...
Forum: The Bridge 14th July 2019, 23:01
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Yes. :-) Master Class 1. Class of...

Yes. :-)

Master Class 1. Class of Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. Best in the UK!
Forum: Ship Research 13th July 2019, 16:45
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Ah, but you might have been confused if you saw...

Ah, but you might have been confused if you saw the address.... DEVONSHIRE!

1965. All schools were desegregated. Went from a 100% white school to a 95% black school. We didn't think about...
Forum: Ship Research 13th July 2019, 12:39
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I ordered teak to make two gangway rails. The...

I ordered teak to make two gangway rails. The teak arrived the same day Chippy was going away on leave. So, set to work make them. Shaping, fixing onto the gangway. No problem. The Old Man...
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2019, 10:20
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Some apprentices or cadets used to enjoy doing...

Some apprentices or cadets used to enjoy doing the 'brightwork'. When you enjoy doing something it ceases to be work!
Forum: The Bridge 12th July 2019, 01:24
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
She was renamed MEXNA! I sat Masters ...

She was renamed MEXNA!

I sat Masters up at Glasgow, but I could not do orals because I still needed another nine months sea time. I was thinking about joining Uiterwyk Line and their...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th July 2019, 11:28
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Gott in Himmel!!!!! Excellent trivia! ...

Gott in Himmel!!!!! Excellent trivia!

Thanks.

Stephen
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th July 2019, 18:33
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I found that cost of ink is MORE than a whole...

I found that cost of ink is MORE than a whole new printer WITH ink!
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 12:09
Replies: 41
Views: 2,305
Posted By Stephen J. Card
LOL. I thought ALL lifeboats from every...

LOL.

I thought ALL lifeboats from every ship in the world had Lister engines!!!

First time I started on was when I was 11. Told me how to keep my thumb to avoid a broken one! Bert...
Forum: The Bridge 7th July 2019, 00:16
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Remember being told about the stability problems...

Remember being told about the stability problems with that class. The worst condition was when full load bananas and the No. A Deck was the problem. See the photo. Quite obvious! Funny......
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