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Search: Posts Made By: VTR1000
Forum: The Bridge 25th February 2011, 14:38
Replies: 41
Views: 6,067
Posted By VTR1000
Interesting link here:...

Interesting link here: http://www.worldslargestship.com/
Forum: P & O 17th February 2010, 04:45
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By VTR1000
I know it's nearly a year later ..... but did you...

I know it's nearly a year later ..... but did you ever find him?

If not, I am in contact with him thru Facebook.
Forum: Colliers 27th January 2010, 11:56
Replies: 256
Views: 96,222
Posted By VTR1000
I had my seaman's card taken from me in the early...

I had my seaman's card taken from me in the early 80's, a 99 year ban given by some old biddy in South Shields pool. (Won't go into why!)
Not to be depressed, I took my HGV1 test and ironically...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 13th November 2009, 01:03
Replies: 599
Views: 168,853
Posted By VTR1000
Nope. Who be you then?

Nope. Who be you then?
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th October 2009, 01:26
Replies: 297
Views: 78,999
Posted By VTR1000
Not saying it wasn't good fun but I still...

Not saying it wasn't good fun but I still preferred the Far-Easters.
Each to their own.
(Eat)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd October 2009, 12:41
Replies: 297
Views: 78,999
Posted By VTR1000
Anyway, getting away from the Kiwi coast, anyone...

Anyway, getting away from the Kiwi coast, anyone remember Mark Blood, Alby Jones, Willie Kerr, Tony Yeo, Carl Plunkett, Tony Curtis and others?

ps: I had more fun on the Jap coast than Kiwi.
Forum: Bank Line 5th September 2009, 12:29
Replies: 65
Views: 11,250
Posted By VTR1000
The OCL/P&O box boats used to do Port Chalmers in...

The OCL/P&O box boats used to do Port Chalmers in NZ to Zeebruge in around 29 days ............. way to long for a shoot up the road person like me, Good ships, nice shipmates but way too long at sea...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th August 2009, 06:02
Replies: 297
Views: 78,999
Posted By VTR1000
That is very sad news indeed. Out of the three I...

That is very sad news indeed. Out of the three I only knew Tony, a good guy indeed. Do you know what happened? Did they die together?

RIP and condolences to the families and friends.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd August 2009, 16:59
Replies: 297
Views: 78,999
Posted By VTR1000
A few names I remember .... or should that be...

A few names I remember .... or should that be vaguely remember on this thread, Korkie rings a bell (a few beers we have had) as does Pete Wheatley (Blocker? ), Andy K ... or one of the Crackerjack...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 3rd August 2009, 16:45
Replies: 22
Views: 4,714
Posted By VTR1000
Without knowing the full story and knowing pretty...

Without knowing the full story and knowing pretty much nothing about the cruise/shipping industry today ...... I can only come up with one thing - As the cruise industry gets bigger, fares get...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th June 2009, 02:51
Replies: 16
Views: 4,061
Posted By VTR1000
Unfortunately, it' s what we get for living in...

Unfortunately, it' s what we get for living in the sun Billyboy! (Thumb)
Forum: Say Hello 20th June 2009, 09:52
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By VTR1000
Are they still going then? :) Welcome...

Are they still going then? :)

Welcome aboard. Sailed on Brambleleaf and a couple of Rover boats in the 80's - interesting job but way too much BS for me. Hope you'll enjoy it.
Forum: Port Line 28th May 2009, 02:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,607
Posted By VTR1000
Happened twice during my time at sea, once...

Happened twice during my time at sea, once crossing the Indian Ocean and the Chief Engineer started complaining about the fuel economy not being what it should be. A few hours later one of the deck...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th May 2009, 06:42
Replies: 297
Views: 78,999
Posted By VTR1000
Anti piss up pills??? He must have been a...

Anti piss up pills???

He must have been a joy to sail with!

(Pint) made going to sea what it was
Forum: Say Hello 3rd May 2009, 11:07
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By VTR1000
Welcome aboard April and yes, a famous name...

Welcome aboard April and yes, a famous name indeed. I worked on a P&O container ship of the same name a few years ago. Plenty to see and do on this site to keep you 'busy' for a long time.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th April 2009, 03:30
Replies: 297
Views: 78,999
Posted By VTR1000
Might have had a beer with you before I left. I...

Might have had a beer with you before I left. I think it was the Rem where I missed my flight home on pay-off day. Had to spend a night in some fancy hotel near Heathrow. Cost me too :(
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th April 2009, 04:31
Replies: 297
Views: 78,999
Posted By VTR1000
Puttin' faces to names I can't :(

Loads of names I can remember either meeting or them being talked about but unfortunately very few I can put a face to.

Anyway, below is the list of OCL/P&O ships I 'worked' [=P] on.

Encounter...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th March 2009, 06:49
Replies: 170
Views: 18,496
Posted By VTR1000
A great blocker indeed. Sailed with him on a few...

A great blocker indeed. Sailed with him on a few occasions. If I remember correctly, I sailed with his son Richard too when he was on his first trip - hehe.
Please tell him that Geordie is asking...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th February 2009, 01:22
Replies: 26
Views: 4,044
Posted By VTR1000
Hello Mick, your name sounds familiar and I am...

Hello Mick, your name sounds familiar and I am sure I have sailed with you but I've a memory like a sieve so I can't remember which ship/s. Anyway, if you use the search facility on the top right,...
Forum: Say Hello 1st February 2009, 04:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By VTR1000
Welcome to the site Jim from South Thailand....

Welcome to the site Jim from South Thailand. Always wondered how many ex-salties there are here. Anyway have a good one.
Forum: P & O 24th January 2009, 03:53
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By VTR1000
Sailed with him a couple of times with him on the...

Sailed with him a couple of times with him on the Bay boats. Haven't seen him since but last I knew was living in the Carlisle area so that might be another starting point for you.

Good luck.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 11th December 2008, 04:48
Replies: 22
Views: 6,340
Posted By VTR1000
Added three photos in the 'Port, Docks and...

Added three photos in the 'Port, Docks and Harbours' gallery.

Sorry, don't know how to put the link in.
(EEK)
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 10th December 2008, 06:06
Replies: 22
Views: 6,340
Posted By VTR1000
Was in the Hong Kong Bar last Saturday and Sunday...

Was in the Hong Kong Bar last Saturday and Sunday sampling a few bottles of Tiger. Peter who took over from his father in 1953 is still there and a good conversationalist. Unfortunately in 2004 the...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd December 2008, 07:46
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By VTR1000
Hehe, the 4 floors of .... Was in their...

Hehe, the 4 floors of ....

Was in their myself a few weeks ago, just sheltering from the rain I was. Honest!

(EEK)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th November 2008, 04:48
Replies: 170
Views: 18,496
Posted By VTR1000
Some of those names bring back some fun times. ...

Some of those names bring back some fun times.

It's sad to hear about Gary, what happened there? I remember him down in the Falklands in 1988 on a RFA boat. Our ship had an army truck of which I...
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