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Search: Posts Made By: Paul J Burke
Forum: The Galley 12th September 2010, 07:18
Replies: 107
Views: 20,692
Posted By Paul J Burke
Yes, hard to believe these days that bacon eggs...

Yes, hard to believe these days that bacon eggs and chips was "standard fare' on the Kiwi Coast, day in day out, and on many other ships no doubt ??? That was for breakfast too, so the dieticians...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th April 2010, 00:26
Replies: 288
Views: 40,570
Posted By Paul J Burke
Unhappy re grounding

The whole thing that strikes me about this grounding in broard daylight, is that no-one could have been on the bridge, or whoever was supposed to be there, was obviously sound asleep!!! How could...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th April 2010, 06:23
Replies: 288
Views: 40,570
Posted By Paul J Burke
re salvage

Yes, a great job by the salvors to get the Shen Neng 1 off the reef before the weather "blew up", which was expected any day.Looking at the ship on T.V. it looked like it was ready to sink!!! I...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 28th February 2008, 07:31
Replies: 12
Views: 3,026
Posted By Paul J Burke
I was lucky enough to buy this excellent...

I was lucky enough to buy this excellent publication at Leslies bookshop in Lyttelton,on a recent visit on Sapphire Princess.It certainly brings back a lot of fond memories of ships i was on.This...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 18th January 2008, 06:56
Replies: 45
Views: 15,124
Posted By Paul J Burke
In the latter years, the Able Tasman, owned by H...

In the latter years, the Able Tasman, owned by H .C. Sleighs, was the main Coffs Harbour-N .Z runner, but quite a few Union Coy ships used to load there as well.I went there on the Karetu, and loaded...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 11th November 2007, 00:47
Replies: 13
Views: 7,979
Posted By Paul J Burke
Yes Hammerfan, i can recall the days prior to the...

Yes Hammerfan, i can recall the days prior to the Roster System coming into play. you lined up like cattle, and the Skipper or Mate would eye the candidates up and down, before making a selection.I...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th September 2007, 08:05
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Paul J Burke
What tonnage will these vessels be??? they would...

What tonnage will these vessels be??? they would have to be between 80,000-100,000 tons to carry 13,000+boxes-surely???
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2007, 08:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By Paul J Burke
Welcome aboard the good ship "Nostalgia" Tingari,...

Welcome aboard the good ship "Nostalgia" Tingari, from an ex "Tuggie" of 23 yrs. cheers .Paul Burke
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th July 2007, 07:55
Replies: 257
Views: 23,181
Posted By Paul J Burke
Please excuse my ignorance Nev, but where are...

Please excuse my ignorance Nev, but where are Kotka and Baku??? they sound like Indonesian or Malaysian names??? cheers .Paul
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 26th June 2007, 10:21
Replies: 14
Views: 2,670
Posted By Paul J Burke
I was also saddened to hear the passing of...

I was also saddened to hear the passing of Pincher Martin recently.i sailed with Bill on Aotearoa and also Union Aotearoa.The next time i caught up with Pincher, was when he was living in the Tweed...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th June 2007, 09:48
Replies: 92
Views: 10,707
Posted By Paul J Burke
Yes, considering the ship is so far up on the...

Yes, considering the ship is so far up on the beach already,explains the abscence of Tugs. They seem to be confident of a refloat later this week.It will be interesting to watch the attempt.!!!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th June 2007, 05:12
Replies: 92
Views: 10,707
Posted By Paul J Burke
I have seen several photos of the grounded Pasha...

I have seen several photos of the grounded Pasha Bulker on T .V etc, but what amazes me is ,that there isnt a Tug in sight??? am i missing something ??? please enlighten me.i heard that Salvage Tugs...
Forum: Wrecks 4th June 2007, 09:56
Replies: 64
Views: 24,151
Posted By Paul J Burke
I was lucky enough to see the Runic at "close...

I was lucky enough to see the Runic at "close quarters" when aboard the U .S. S Coy ship Karetu ,when en route to Brisbane. It was a sad sight alright.I believe the Master was Capt Sendall, who ended...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 25th May 2007, 08:00
Replies: 20
Views: 4,675
Posted By Paul J Burke
Iron Sirius must have been a Pilots nightmare...

Iron Sirius must have been a Pilots nightmare alright, esp when coming alongside, how on earth would he line the berth up??? what happened to the accomodation block, and what was the accomodation...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd May 2007, 04:53
Replies: 109
Views: 10,665
Posted By Paul J Burke
It was a great tragedy to see the burning hulk on...

It was a great tragedy to see the burning hulk on T .V last night, after seeing the Cutty Sark in person ,18 months ago at Greenwich.If it was arson, lets hope the perpetrators are brought to...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th May 2007, 09:01
Replies: 104
Views: 15,612
Posted By Paul J Burke
I also suffer from Tinnitus in the left ear...

I also suffer from Tinnitus in the left ear only.we had to wear ear muffs in the engine room, but couldnt wear them on deck, as we had to be in radio contact with the Bridge. i put it down to the...
Forum: Blue Star Line 10th May 2007, 08:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By Paul J Burke
An unusual looking ship alright.i never knew...

An unusual looking ship alright.i never knew there was a Geelong Star, and thats after working in the Port of Geelong for 23 years!!!
Forum: Ship Research 5th May 2007, 08:07
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Paul J Burke
Looks like Chusan to me, as funnel is quite...

Looks like Chusan to me, as funnel is quite distinctive. As for the Port, it looks like Singapore in the early days.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st May 2007, 04:30
Replies: 257
Views: 23,181
Posted By Paul J Burke
Hong Kong,Singapore and Manila.Manila was a great...

Hong Kong,Singapore and Manila.Manila was a great run ashore in the bar areas of Mabini St and Del Pilar St. Most of them are gone now, but what great memories!!!
Forum: Say Hello 25th April 2007, 10:14
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Paul J Burke
Thats a fine "Resume"Jim, enjoy the voyage on...

Thats a fine "Resume"Jim, enjoy the voyage on Shipsnostalgia,cheers .Paul
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd April 2007, 02:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By Paul J Burke
Another mysterious fact has come to light re the...

Another mysterious fact has come to light re the "ghost ship". articles of clothing were found neatly folded in the stern area of the vessel. this must surely discount the event of being swamped by...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st April 2007, 09:54
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By Paul J Burke
The main thing that baffles me is the fact that...

The main thing that baffles me is the fact that you can see fenders hanging over the side.The sail is damaged, yet all the safety gear, lifejackets etc are still on board.its certainly a strange...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 17th April 2007, 03:34
Replies: 12
Views: 3,365
Posted By Paul J Burke
I had the pleasure of touring the Fishing Museum...

I had the pleasure of touring the Fishing Museum in Fleetwood approx 15 months ago, and it brings back home the tough life the fishermen endured over the years. sadly to say ,quite a few boats only...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th April 2007, 01:54
Replies: 123
Views: 11,191
Posted By Paul J Burke
Yes, its incredible in this day and age with all...

Yes, its incredible in this day and age with all our "space age technology" Sat Nav, Radar etc that these tragedies can happen.surely to goodness a competent and qualified navigator would never allow...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 30th December 2006, 09:51
Replies: 8
Views: 3,406
Posted By Paul J Burke
I was surprised to see Union Auckland did so many...

I was surprised to see Union Auckland did so many trips to Nauru and Banaba-formerly Ocean Island. how did Union Coy become involved in the Phosphate trade??? perhaps Butters could explain this.I...
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