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Search: Posts Made By: oldseamerchant
Forum: The Bridge 31st March 2013, 16:40
Replies: 52
Views: 11,385
Posted By oldseamerchant
Thatís understandable Ken as you could not have...

Thatís understandable Ken as you could not have gained the required sea time (coming off deck) at an age much younger than you actually did. Apprentices on the other hand would have earned remissions...
Forum: Clan Line 31st March 2013, 10:10
Replies: 38
Views: 8,318
Posted By oldseamerchant
I think you are being hard on yourself. We all...

I think you are being hard on yourself. We all make mistakes in our career path. You had ambition and there is nothing wrong with that! Better than spending your life thinking 'what could have been'.
Forum: Bulk Carriers 30th March 2013, 15:44
Replies: 365
Views: 113,998
Posted By oldseamerchant
There were one or two berths in Rotterdam that...

There were one or two berths in Rotterdam that required that ship had the ability to ballast down to very little freeboard to enable the ship to keep below the conveyor belt. Any other memories of...
Forum: The Galley 30th March 2013, 14:42
Replies: 161
Views: 45,311
Posted By oldseamerchant
Sailed for several Hong Kong/PRC owners in the...

Sailed for several Hong Kong/PRC owners in the late 70s early 80s whose feeding allowance did not include the Catering staff who had to exist on the inevitable lesser portions served to the rest of...
Forum: The Bridge 29th March 2013, 22:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,198
Posted By oldseamerchant
Paracelle?

Paracelle?
Forum: The Bridge 29th March 2013, 22:01
Replies: 6
Views: 2,198
Posted By oldseamerchant
There was a shoal patch on this route with a...

There was a shoal patch on this route with a chart symbol for 'boiler' situated on it. I seem to remember its name was 'P...?'
Forum: Bulk Carriers 28th March 2013, 22:10
Replies: 639
Views: 132,722
Posted By oldseamerchant
An understatement Robert.

An understatement Robert.
Forum: Coasters 28th March 2013, 08:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
Posted By oldseamerchant
One of the three families making up the...

One of the three families making up the 'Tyronall' which also ran up there.
Forum: Tankers 27th March 2013, 09:56
Replies: 8
Views: 3,224
Posted By oldseamerchant
Essential reading for all those interested in...

Essential reading for all those interested in tankers.
Forum: Coasters 26th March 2013, 11:12
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
Posted By oldseamerchant
The 'Joan T' was regular runner also. The...

The 'Joan T' was regular runner also. The Owner/Master being the father of the lady co-owner of ASL.
Forum: The Bridge 25th March 2013, 18:40
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By oldseamerchant
Not to my knowledge, but I'm sure it has...

Not to my knowledge, but I'm sure it has happened. It is not something people will readily admit to.
Forum: The Bridge 24th March 2013, 11:38
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By oldseamerchant
Fully understand thread title but too much time...

Fully understand thread title but too much time focussing on 'favourites' could have the outcome of losing a position. I've hear it offered as an excuse. Grab what you can when you can and identify...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd March 2013, 17:21
Replies: 56
Views: 11,964
Posted By oldseamerchant
Discharging slops over the side? Has it stopped?...

Discharging slops over the side? Has it stopped? I don't think so! It was a regular occurrence up into the 90s. No specific, dedicated, special pipe. Just over the side in the conventional manner.
Forum: The Bridge 23rd March 2013, 15:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By oldseamerchant
Many thanks Ian, Good response and quite...

Many thanks Ian,

Good response and quite agree.
Forum: The Bridge 23rd March 2013, 13:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By oldseamerchant
Would you care to elaborate.

Would you care to elaborate.
Forum: Bulk Carriers 23rd March 2013, 11:28
Replies: 365
Views: 113,998
Posted By oldseamerchant
Did she perform?

Did she perform?
Forum: Bulk Carriers 23rd March 2013, 10:55
Replies: 365
Views: 113,998
Posted By oldseamerchant
Amazing the way the trade developed. Cape size...

Amazing the way the trade developed. Cape size ships bound for Redcar (55') carried around 14k in each of the 9 holds or if Port Talbot (48') around 12k each hold. Discharge in each two days and a...
Forum: The Bridge 21st March 2013, 15:49
Replies: 86
Views: 37,414
Posted By oldseamerchant
Simply put OM80, a safety management system (SMS)...

Simply put OM80, a safety management system (SMS) is where the owner/manager is required to produce set policies and procedures for the safe and efficient running of his/her ships. For brevity, 'say...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 17th March 2013, 22:35
Replies: 21
Views: 4,252
Posted By oldseamerchant
The sustain and distortion is like something I...

The sustain and distortion is like something I have never heard before.
Mind you Gilmore on the Fender reunion 2004 packed a lot of sustain into his playing.
Forum: Bank Line 17th March 2013, 22:23
Replies: 230
Views: 34,432
Posted By oldseamerchant
Again!

Again!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 17th March 2013, 22:22
Replies: 21
Views: 4,252
Posted By oldseamerchant
Try listening to Leslie West playing 'Theme for...

Try listening to Leslie West playing 'Theme for an Imaginary Western' (NOTG) and penned by Jack Bruce mentioned above.
Forum: Bank Line 17th March 2013, 22:19
Replies: 230
Views: 34,432
Posted By oldseamerchant
You consistently make the statement, you know...

You consistently make the statement, you know this, and therefore must feel vulnerable. I don't care about you!

I am here to talk ships not get caught up in some vendetta you and you ilk are...
Forum: Bank Line 17th March 2013, 21:10
Replies: 230
Views: 34,432
Posted By oldseamerchant
Nothing more distasteful than an 'old bullet...

Nothing more distasteful than an 'old bullet maker' sitting back stoking the flames of unrest.

No need to apologise for your inexperience or questionable qualifications.
If the hat fits wear it....
Forum: Bank Line 17th March 2013, 18:16
Replies: 230
Views: 34,432
Posted By oldseamerchant
Well it may well have been but I can assure you...

Well it may well have been but I can assure you that what you describe was not something I experienced and I spent a long time in foreign ships.
Forum: Bank Line 17th March 2013, 16:37
Replies: 230
Views: 34,432
Posted By oldseamerchant
Another one! 69-73...wow

Another one! 69-73...wow
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