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Search: Posts Made By: Dave Wilson
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd September 2008, 13:14
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
Lucky escape!

Lucky escape!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd September 2008, 12:59
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
No I know why I did not make it.

No I know why I did not make it.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd September 2008, 10:13
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
jimmys, Seems to be a pardox here somewhere. If...

jimmys,
Seems to be a pardox here somewhere. If BF (as you knew them) are in it then OK. However, the general thought is that the mangaement has been on a downhill slope since the 1960s. God only...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd September 2008, 16:28
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
Diversification and style of management.

Diversification and style of management.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd September 2008, 14:54
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
And therein lies the problem

And therein lies the problem
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd September 2008, 11:49
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
In general I would agree but it does help to be...

In general I would agree but it does help to be connected. One of my Conway colleagues was not particularly well endowed with 'the grey matter' but he did have an Uncle who was Master.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd September 2008, 10:03
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
You might have something there! Still, there...

You might have something there!
Still, there were no ships which cut a more pleasing sight when they passed you at sea.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 21st September 2008, 21:14
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
As my previous post posts indicated I was...

As my previous post posts indicated I was unsuccessful. I was assured by Blue Star that they were every bit as good and I did not give it another thought. I think your first rejection stays with you...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 21st September 2008, 09:34
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
I can recall my interview in India Buildings and...

I can recall my interview in India Buildings and it was a very intimidating affair.
On paper I had everything they needed but there was something in the back of my mind as I walked back to Lime...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 19th September 2008, 13:00
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
Interesting post. I seem to recall I have...

Interesting post.
I seem to recall I have posted on this topicbefore.
I applied to join BF, it was my first choice, and they rejected me.
Conway did not help. Was it the Wigan accent? I'll never...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th September 2008, 10:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,978
Posted By Dave Wilson
I would suggest that smaller ships maintain the...

I would suggest that smaller ships maintain the existing service and the 'iceing on the cake' (larger ships) be reduced to say once a week
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th September 2008, 11:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,978
Posted By Dave Wilson
Do they need such large craft in Winter seasons? ...

Do they need such large craft in Winter seasons?
I would like to see it maintained but on a smaller shipsize basis
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th September 2008, 11:23
Replies: 64
Views: 13,394
Posted By Dave Wilson
I was referring to the previous posts REAL which...

I was referring to the previous posts REAL which I underlined.
Youknowwarrameanlike la?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th September 2008, 11:05
Replies: 64
Views: 13,394
Posted By Dave Wilson
Really!! Call me a cynic. Too many years in...

Really!!
Call me a cynic. Too many years in Ship management.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th September 2008, 09:14
Replies: 64
Views: 13,394
Posted By Dave Wilson
Based on what?

Based on what?
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 15th September 2008, 14:04
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
Bill, Thanks for that. Probably the best...

Bill,
Thanks for that.
Probably the best credentials to have. Enthusiam without the seagoing baggage to sidetrack you.
Dave
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 15th September 2008, 13:26
Replies: 722
Views: 122,376
Posted By Dave Wilson
BillH, Sounds interesting! May I enquire as...

BillH,
Sounds interesting!
May I enquire as to whether you were an Engineer with the Blue Funnel. Are we to treated to any special inside knowledge?
Dave
Forum: The Galley 13th June 2008, 11:33
Replies: 703
Views: 98,062
Posted By Dave Wilson
Tabasco with everything!!!

Tabasco with everything!!!
Forum: The Bridge 13th June 2008, 09:51
Replies: 29
Views: 3,863
Posted By Dave Wilson
Mike, Just a thought about Port Swettenhan and...

Mike,
Just a thought about Port Swettenhan and 'Running Moors'. It was common in that port to employ a tug to assist with unberthing to unravel the mess due to the anchors been badly positioned.
Forum: The Bridge 12th June 2008, 21:57
Replies: 71
Views: 14,317
Posted By Dave Wilson
Hugh, I do not think there is anyone in doubt...

Hugh,
I do not think there is anyone in doubt of your vast experience but the thread is about the interface between VTS operators and Pilots. I have been involved in many cases in Europe where this...
Forum: The Bridge 12th June 2008, 20:05
Replies: 71
Views: 14,317
Posted By Dave Wilson
Mark, How very true. Dave

Mark,
How very true.
Dave
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th June 2008, 12:56
Replies: 32
Views: 4,256
Posted By Dave Wilson
What do you expect from the MCA? This...

What do you expect from the MCA? This organisation is responsible for turning the British Flag into the FOC that it is today.
MCA involvement is akin to giving Dracula the keys to the Blood Bank!
Forum: The Bridge 11th June 2008, 19:12
Replies: 29
Views: 3,863
Posted By Dave Wilson
Mike, I guessed it was Port Swettenham! All...

Mike,
I guessed it was Port Swettenham!
All the best
Dave
Forum: The Bridge 10th June 2008, 22:16
Replies: 29
Views: 3,863
Posted By Dave Wilson
Mike, Running Moor's were practiced in most...

Mike,
Running Moor's were practiced in most parts of the world for reasons given, and Port Swettenham comes to mind further East. The point I was making is that many only experience this Moor in...
Forum: The Bridge 10th June 2008, 14:41
Replies: 29
Views: 3,863
Posted By Dave Wilson
Running Moor This method of mooring is so often...

Running Moor
This method of mooring is so often considered to be used exclusively by relatively small cargo ships anchoring in a seaway (creek) with restricted space to swing. This same 'mooring...
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