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Search: Posts Made By: clarkie59
Forum: BP Shipping 9th July 2019, 20:08
Replies: 37
Views: 11,945
Posted By clarkie59
Was 3/E on her late 70s/early 80s. Not my...

Was 3/E on her late 70s/early 80s. Not my favourite trip, ship was ok C/E not the best man manager and made life uneasy for the engineers. Glad I never sailed with him whilst I was second!
Forum: BP Shipping 16th January 2019, 22:36
Replies: 70
Views: 20,335
Posted By clarkie59
Went there on a few occasions in my time with BP....

Went there on a few occasions in my time with BP. The first was my second interview in 1968 with Don Bootle, my first had been in Bristol with David Heaslip, and then Dan Alcock who grunted and said...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th October 2018, 12:16
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By clarkie59
How many ex chiefs could pass this now?

Been through some old boxes and found a load of these from late 70s to early 80s. I think just after DoT started to provide past papers. Of the 20 odd I have I cannot but think "How the hell did I...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th October 2017, 18:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By clarkie59
Sailed with Phil 3 times. A great guy and boss. A...

Sailed with Phil 3 times. A great guy and boss. A sad loss.
Forum: The Engine Room 31st May 2017, 21:24
Replies: 83
Views: 15,441
Posted By clarkie59
Due to having a cough for quite a time my wife...

Due to having a cough for quite a time my wife insisted that I went to see my GP. As soon as I mentioned my background she sent me for a chest x-ray. Needless to say I cra**ed myself. Fortunately the...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th February 2017, 14:14
Replies: 94
Views: 19,475
Posted By clarkie59
Having passed my Steam 1st Class Cert I needed a...

Having passed my Steam 1st Class Cert I needed a Watchkeeping Certificate to enable me to do time on Motor Ships to get my endorsement, this requirement had only recently come into force, and I duly...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th December 2016, 21:31
Replies: 43
Views: 11,715
Posted By clarkie59
Phil Nevin. Sailed with him 3 times. One as 3/E...

Phil Nevin. Sailed with him 3 times. One as 3/E and twice as 2/E. Recognise him anywhere.
Forum: The Engine Room 26th December 2015, 10:42
Replies: 36
Views: 7,318
Posted By clarkie59
On leaving the sea as2/E with a Combined 1st...

On leaving the sea as2/E with a Combined 1st Class Cert I went into the maintenance and operation of Building Engineering Services. The people I worked with were surprised at my electrical knowledge...
Forum: BP Shipping 16th September 2015, 13:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,562
Posted By clarkie59
A time of my life I will never forget it was one...

A time of my life I will never forget it was one of the best trips I had in the 15 years I had at sea,you werent too hard on me and even gave me a day off for my birthday.
I was the smaller of the...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th September 2015, 18:29
Replies: 7
Views: 2,562
Posted By clarkie59
Just seen this, when were you in Mombasa on the...

Just seen this, when were you in Mombasa on the Holy, I think I may have been one of E/Cs!. I paid off in Aden early 1972
Forum: BP Shipping 8th August 2015, 20:44
Replies: 53
Views: 17,993
Posted By clarkie59
Maurice Cannell was the Old Man concernef. I had...

Maurice Cannell was the Old Man concernef. I had sailed with him when he was Mate on the Holly in 1971. He liked G&T then as well.
Forum: BP Shipping 11th March 2015, 21:51
Replies: 18
Views: 4,914
Posted By clarkie59
2G I was 3/E on the Trident 03/80 to 08/80 so...

2G I was 3/E on the Trident 03/80 to 08/80 so unless you had a 5 month leave I guess we must have met, Phil Nevin was Chief when I joined.
Forum: BP Shipping 4th March 2015, 08:51
Replies: 314
Views: 77,487
Posted By clarkie59
Not yet but I had better get fed when I turn up....

Not yet but I had better get fed when I turn up. I have had to use a bit of pursuasion on Mrs C to come and a weekend in London with a Show and train fares for two does not come cheap!
Forum: BP Shipping 30th January 2015, 11:32
Replies: 314
Views: 77,487
Posted By clarkie59
Pity you are not coming as I think you would have...

Pity you are not coming as I think you would have been the only guy there that I can remember. From memory you relieved me on the Aviator and we almost certainly did our 2nds together at Liverpool.
Forum: BP Shipping 27th January 2015, 20:45
Replies: 314
Views: 77,487
Posted By clarkie59
Looks like a few SN regulars wil be there. I had...

Looks like a few SN regulars wil be there. I had my invite for the evening today as well. See you all there. I wonder how manyof us will recognise anyone!
Forum: BP Shipping 19th January 2015, 23:36
Replies: 135
Views: 46,545
Posted By clarkie59
Your memory is better than mine. The only person...

Your memory is better than mine. The only person in the photo I can name is me and sometimes now a days I forget that as well!
Forum: BP Shipping 19th January 2015, 16:54
Replies: 135
Views: 46,545
Posted By clarkie59
Hopefully another one from a similar era c April...

Hopefully another one from a similar era c April 1985
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd December 2014, 08:09
Replies: 29
Views: 6,287
Posted By clarkie59
Whilst on the Br Aviator spiking cargoes of VLCCs...

Whilst on the Br Aviator spiking cargoes of VLCCs in the Gulf during the summer a visit to the other ship was always a blessing just to cool down. Their engine rooms were cooler than our...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd October 2014, 18:13
Replies: 39
Views: 6,870
Posted By clarkie59
Used one at work the otherday to hear if a...

Used one at work the otherday to hear if a totally enclosed pump was running and fitter looked at me as if I had two heads!
Forum: BP Shipping 18th October 2014, 23:31
Replies: 48
Views: 12,098
Posted By clarkie59
Had Sikadis Curry on a menu once. Food was great,...

Had Sikadis Curry on a menu once. Food was great, just a comedian of a Chief Steward ( I was going to write Grocer but it might upset the Catering Department!).LI cant remember his name or the ship,...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th September 2014, 20:35
Replies: 28
Views: 7,809
Posted By clarkie59
BP Braid

I was at a function recently at which the vast majority were ex seagoing guys of both Merchant and Royal Navy. Quit a few were wearing their old uniforms with both Deck and Engineer Officer Braid as...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th August 2014, 10:59
Replies: 18
Views: 4,574
Posted By clarkie59
18 in total with BP including the 3 years college...

18 in total with BP including the 3 years college etc as Cadet. It was a lot of shillings I missed out on!
Forum: BP Shipping 28th August 2014, 22:16
Replies: 18
Views: 4,574
Posted By clarkie59
This mug "Jumped Ship" 2 months before the...

This mug "Jumped Ship" 2 months before the announcment and therefor missed out on the pay out. Been kicking myself ever since even more annoyed by the fact that 3 months later I split from the woman...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th July 2014, 21:11
Replies: 28
Views: 9,945
Posted By clarkie59
I hope I get invited!

I hope I get invited!
Forum: BP Shipping 29th May 2014, 22:34
Replies: 69
Views: 20,445
Posted By clarkie59
It was working fine when l left 85/86 (can't...

It was working fine when l left 85/86 (can't remember with ot looking for my Dischage Book) and providing full power to the ship. One minor problem when it lost it lub oil when a seal blew out....
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