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Search: Posts Made By: rabaul
Forum: Bank Line 8th October 2015, 14:02
Replies: 26
Views: 9,855
Posted By rabaul
The report of the grounding - with all the...

The report of the grounding - with all the officialdom that goes with it can be found

http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/WreckReports2002/20910.asp
Forum: Bank Line 2nd September 2015, 12:51
Replies: 23
Views: 5,744
Posted By rabaul
Taken from today's Lloyds List - Swire's are...

Taken from today's Lloyds List - Swire's are increasing their service to PNG - Lae - Swire Shipping has increased the frequency of its services to and from ports in Southeast Asia and Australasia....
Forum: Bank Line 18th June 2014, 16:48
Replies: 78
Views: 16,826
Posted By rabaul
I sailed on the Meadowbank , the Corabank twice ,...

I sailed on the Meadowbank , the Corabank twice , the Moraybank and the Ivybank . As a first trip cadet on the Meadowbank I spent most of my time cleaning , loading or discharging deeptanks. I fitted...
Forum: Bank Line 31st December 2013, 14:11
Replies: 23
Views: 5,744
Posted By rabaul
Alan My understanding is that there has...

Alan

My understanding is that there has been little money to be made in PNG through copra over the last 10 - 15 years.The days of the Government Copra Board gave way to privitisation in the...
Forum: Bank Line 30th December 2013, 13:58
Replies: 6
Views: 2,300
Posted By rabaul
Alistair Thank you - a fine ending to a...

Alistair

Thank you - a fine ending to a magnificent piece of work.

Seasons greetings to you and yours from a rather grey and wet Aberdeen.
Forum: Bank Line 16th July 2013, 16:51
Replies: 63
Views: 26,480
Posted By rabaul
I am really pleased to hear that CB is keeping...

I am really pleased to hear that CB is keeping well. I sailed with him on the Tenchbank 1982 , a fine gentleman.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th March 2011, 19:40
Replies: 18
Views: 2,124
Posted By rabaul
In 1975 after paying off in liverpool after my...

In 1975 after paying off in liverpool after my first trip on the Meadowbank the taxi driver asked for a pound from each of the four of us in the taxi which was handed to the Policeman - a mirror of...
Forum: Bank Line 20th March 2011, 19:08
Replies: 50
Views: 7,274
Posted By rabaul
i did a coastal trip on the Forresbank , second...

i did a coastal trip on the Forresbank , second trip cadet , - over Christmas and New Year 1975 - Liverpool , rotterdam through the Keil canal to Aarhus for ten days or so before heading back to dry...
Forum: Bank Line 20th February 2011, 15:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,427
Posted By rabaul
Spent a day in Freetown on the Beechbank early...

Spent a day in Freetown on the Beechbank early 1977 discharging bales of cotton piece goods loaded some months earlier in Calcutta. We were alongside using union purchase to get the bales ashore onto...
Forum: Bank Line 29th December 2010, 18:45
Replies: 43
Views: 6,506
Posted By rabaul
I visited Suva and Lautoka on the Corabank in...

I visited Suva and Lautoka on the Corabank in 1980 - not to load suger -we were discharging general cargo from Europe - however I remember seeing twenty foot containers on the quayside in Lautoka...
Forum: Bank Line 14th November 2010, 16:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,858
Posted By rabaul
Captain Richard Collinson

Folks

Sad news to share with you - Captain Richard Collinson - there are a number of posts on Ships Nostalgia from him - died early this morning.

I sailed with him on the Corabank during 1980...
Forum: Bank Line 5th November 2010, 22:54
Replies: 34
Views: 4,640
Posted By rabaul
Loading sugar from barges off Pimentel Peru on...

Loading sugar from barges off Pimentel Peru on the Lossiebank -bleeding bags into the holds over christmas and new year 1977/78 - no hurry one barge a day over almost three weeks - we became part...
Forum: Bank Line 31st October 2010, 17:28
Replies: 94
Views: 13,208
Posted By rabaul
When I was with Bank Line in the mid seventies...

When I was with Bank Line in the mid seventies there was a rumour that the - two hit wonder , one man band singer Don Partridge has once been a apprentice in the company. His hits were 'Rosie' and '...
Forum: Bank Line 31st October 2010, 17:13
Replies: 15
Views: 3,073
Posted By rabaul
I did a trip on the Tenchbank in the early 80's...

I did a trip on the Tenchbank in the early 80's on the east coast of the States / South Africa service.

When we use the derricks, and for much of the trip we used shore side cranes and the gantry...
Forum: Bank Line 23rd October 2010, 19:11
Replies: 25
Views: 5,271
Posted By rabaul
I have just returned from a night out eating in a...

I have just returned from a night out eating in a smart resturant where the portions are more suited to skinny super models rather than a 'traditionally built mature scotsmen'. I was surprised to see...
Forum: Bank Line 10th September 2010, 20:14
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By rabaul
Alistair many congratulations - fantastic work...

Alistair many congratulations - fantastic work that will be of interest to many folk for many years.
Forum: Bank Line 1st July 2010, 22:37
Replies: 49
Views: 9,945
Posted By rabaul
I sailed with Charlie Cain on the Beechbank...

I sailed with Charlie Cain on the Beechbank during 1976/77 _ even although I was a deck appy with me being from north of the border we spent a lot of time yacking with each other - I remember being...
Forum: Bank Line 20th April 2010, 19:55
Replies: 38
Views: 6,608
Posted By rabaul
Peter Company digs in Bransholme - what was...

Peter

Company digs in Bransholme - what was wrong with Newland Homes - or Cottingham Road?

The Gardeners Arms - Hull Brewery Bitter- change out of a 5 - followed by Sausage Chips and currie...
Forum: Bank Line 20th April 2010, 19:40
Replies: 37
Views: 4,383
Posted By rabaul
my last visit to mozambique was in the early...

my last visit to mozambique was in the early 1980's - the portugese had gone and the russian were departing - i think it was on the Riverbank - trying to load a hold full of sugar that had been...
Forum: Bank Line 28th March 2010, 14:26
Replies: 206
Views: 38,458
Posted By rabaul
Have you ever tasted anything as welcoming as a...

Have you ever tasted anything as welcoming as a spoonful of crew mutton curry wrapped in a chapati fresh from the deck bhandari at 0530 in the morning after a long night as a 'growing apprentice boy...
Forum: Bank Line 19th March 2010, 18:21
Replies: 52
Views: 10,985
Posted By rabaul
Alistair - this is a magnificent piece of work...

Alistair - this is a magnificent piece of work which will be appreciated for many years to come - very well done

regards

Bill
Forum: Bank Line 8th March 2010, 20:50
Replies: 285
Views: 55,882
Posted By rabaul
Sailed on the Birchbank around this time - joined...

Sailed on the Birchbank around this time - joined in Hull paid off Cyprus after visiting aussie , new zealand , central america - great trip all round

bill
Forum: Say Hello 5th March 2010, 21:21
Replies: 20
Views: 3,424
Posted By rabaul
Good to hear that you are well - I joined the...

Good to hear that you are well - I joined the meadowbank in 1975 as a first trip cadet in wallsend - and enjoyed 5 months with you - including a very special day in Australia and a very enjoyable...
Forum: Bank Line 31st January 2010, 12:36
Replies: 26
Views: 4,040
Posted By rabaul
Being in the lifeboat as it was raised or lowered...

Being in the lifeboat as it was raised or lowered on board the Forresbank, particularly if she as lightship.The overside discharges were positioned directly below the lifeboat davits - say no more ...
Forum: Bank Line 30th January 2010, 21:03
Replies: 26
Views: 4,040
Posted By rabaul
Rats - cleaning holds around the coast of west...

Rats - cleaning holds around the coast of west africa after discharging general cargo from the bay of bengal. As the rubbish was removed from the lower hold the rats would start to appear - I was...
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