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Search: Posts Made By: TommyRob
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th October 2019, 22:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By TommyRob
In these days of digital it must surely be an...

In these days of digital it must surely be an easy matter for national telecoms to block the numbers related to such calls from entering the network. Why is this not done?
Forum: Say Hello 30th August 2019, 14:29
Replies: 21
Views: 7,959
Posted By TommyRob
Broken up Oct 1957 - time flies!

Broken up Oct 1957 - time flies!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th August 2019, 01:15
Replies: 44
Views: 5,394
Posted By TommyRob
Well her sister Olympic had a long and productive...

Well her sister Olympic had a long and productive life. As for employment practices I agree their attitude was deplorable and indefensible.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th August 2019, 12:03
Replies: 44
Views: 5,394
Posted By TommyRob
Thanks for that Searover. I think the criticisms...

Thanks for that Searover. I think the criticisms of corporate lethargy could have been made across the whole of our manufacturing sector but I cannot recall accusations of badly made product directed...
Forum: Ship Research 9th May 2019, 10:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By TommyRob
I seem to recall the Koningins left at 12.00 and...

I seem to recall the Koningins left at 12.00 and were alongside for discharge at 18.00.
Forum: Ship Research 20th April 2019, 14:22
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By TommyRob
Another factor, steel was very much a political...

Another factor, steel was very much a political football and was denationalised in 1961. It may be that the charter market took a knock as the old BISC shortened its positions to the extent that some...
Forum: Ship Research 19th April 2019, 09:40
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By TommyRob
Thanks SM - I did wonder if it was later than...

Thanks SM - I did wonder if it was later than that. In 61 we were never having it so good with the other Harold - Macmillan.
Forum: Ship Research 19th April 2019, 00:15
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By TommyRob
We are talking 1961 - 62 here. What is this...

We are talking 1961 - 62 here. What is this Nairobi agreement and what did it entail as regards shipping? It sounds as if it ought to be important but I have not heard of it.
Forum: Ship Research 5th April 2019, 15:03
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By TommyRob
We had the Iron Ore at Harwich and the Daghestan...

We had the Iron Ore at Harwich and the Daghestan in The Blackwater. I too would be curious as to why. I must admit I had forgotten all about that time but it would surely have been a period of...
Forum: The Bridge 29th March 2019, 01:34
Replies: 57
Views: 5,021
Posted By TommyRob
.....or the old adage there's no such thing as...

.....or the old adage there's no such thing as bad publicity?
Forum: Bank Line 26th March 2019, 23:19
Replies: 4
Views: 2,292
Posted By TommyRob
Sad to see the hate mail even then for this...

Sad to see the hate mail even then for this compassionate action.
Forum: Ship Research 18th March 2019, 23:53
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By TommyRob
I remember the Kathleen very well. She was one of...

I remember the Kathleen very well. She was one of Knight's smaller tugs and usually towed lighters probably of wood pulp or timber from The Thames to The Medway and vice versa. Some shiphandling was...
Forum: The Bridge 6th March 2019, 16:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By TommyRob
The template for US enquiries following this sort...

The template for US enquiries following this sort of incident has been long established. A) clear the regulatory authority, B) acknowledge that inspections are up to date and meet statutory...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd March 2019, 14:29
Replies: 36
Views: 3,525
Posted By TommyRob
The thing of beauty at Southampton was Sophia...

The thing of beauty at Southampton was Sophia Loren who performed the naming ceremony.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd February 2019, 20:46
Replies: 28
Views: 2,574
Posted By TommyRob
Yes, the bridge between the theoretically...

Yes, the bridge between the theoretically impossible and the actuality. For years Bumble Bees were regarded as an inexplicable aerodynamic absurdity yet even the simplest country folk knew they could...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st February 2019, 11:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By TommyRob
A flagged out company will undoubtedly view its...

A flagged out company will undoubtedly view its 12% or so NI employers' contributions as a very worthwhile saving and arrange its affairs accordingly. John Fraser is bang on the mark. You can buy out...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th December 2018, 12:08
Replies: 41
Views: 4,193
Posted By TommyRob
Rightly so, it's complete nonsense.

Rightly so, it's complete nonsense.
Forum: Blue Star Line 10th December 2018, 14:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By TommyRob
A knowledgeable, warm and genial man in...

A knowledgeable, warm and genial man in correspondence. Sad to hear the news. RIP Tony.
Forum: Say Hello 19th May 2018, 17:27
Replies: 13
Views: 2,721
Posted By TommyRob
Pic here ...

Pic here

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/657050/title/glaisdale/cat/500
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 9th January 2017, 14:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,820
Posted By TommyRob
Would that be the fortnight somewhere between...

Would that be the fortnight somewhere between Panama and Brisbane?
Forum: Ferries 3rd January 2017, 21:01
Replies: 38
Views: 4,139
Posted By TommyRob
I know it shouldn't happen but is it possible...

I know it shouldn't happen but is it possible because of its height the loose vehicle caused the ramp to lower?
Forum: Bank Line 3rd January 2017, 19:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By TommyRob
Rotterdam Pilot on the Corabank

Excuse me if the clip is known but if not this may be of interest





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2aeeLiY3is#t=1.877578
Forum: Bank Line 2nd January 2017, 22:19
Replies: 10
Views: 2,593
Posted By TommyRob
Thanks gents - wonderful stuff!

Thanks gents - wonderful stuff!
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 2nd January 2017, 14:47
Replies: 88
Views: 10,765
Posted By TommyRob
Retro analysis may not always be good but in some...

Retro analysis may not always be good but in some instances it is. HMS Glorious is a case in point where the establishment clearly sought to protect some of its own by misinformation and...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 1st January 2017, 20:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By TommyRob
I was sorry to hear this. There is something...

I was sorry to hear this. There is something elemental and stirring in choir singing and these were top notch. Probably best known in the west for their renditions of martial soundtracks accompanying...
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