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Search: Posts Made By: mrcruisine
Forum: BP Shipping 19th July 2019, 08:49
Replies: 19
Views: 2,683
Posted By mrcruisine
4 Bells Rum! wonderful stuff, went down to...

4 Bells Rum! wonderful stuff, went down to Venezeula about 10 years ago doing a vessel survey and found it in duty free at about $3 a bottle, hard to get but mothers milk
Forum: Bank Line 19th July 2019, 08:45
Replies: 26
Views: 3,048
Posted By mrcruisine
Great post, as some rightly put it, every port...

Great post, as some rightly put it, every port had something to like, and I knew fellow Bankliners who knew every port and for each the best place to eat, drink and anything else as well. The joys of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th June 2019, 02:12
Replies: 25
Views: 3,199
Posted By mrcruisine
Totally agree and the link was merely to show...

Totally agree and the link was merely to show what the "informed" press was saying. I have been involved with these type of systems and still am unable to understand why they didnt hit the emergency...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th June 2019, 01:16
Replies: 25
Views: 3,199
Posted By mrcruisine
It will be interesting to see what comes of an...

It will be interesting to see what comes of an inquiry.

This link is interesting https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/incident-at-venice-loss-of-cruise-ship-engine-control

However...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2019, 06:50
Replies: 36
Views: 3,864
Posted By mrcruisine
Methinks You all Protest Too Much

Indeed ships are in the eye of the beholder and God knows I have sailed on ships that looked terrible and some that had great lines. Its a ship with a function, and so that's how it was designed and...
Forum: Bank Line 28th December 2018, 01:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By mrcruisine
I remember the copra run well

Thanks Alan, great memories, having done a Bay of Bengal East Africa service on the Pinebank and the East Africa Asia service on Olivebank, I joined the Weirbank in Rabaul in 1976 and enjoyed that...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th December 2018, 00:26
Replies: 88
Views: 15,521
Posted By mrcruisine
PS these Pielsticks were renowned for crankcase...

PS these Pielsticks were renowned for crankcase explosions and a few deaths of poor engineers and it was crucial to make sure that crankcase oil mist detectors were working and engine shutdown if...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th December 2018, 00:23
Replies: 88
Views: 15,521
Posted By mrcruisine
Machinery Horrors Indeed

Sailed back in late 70's early 80's on very fast reefer ships Polar Colombia and Polar Ecuador owned by Uiterwyk Lines (these were of 6 ex Hamburg Sud ships, with first ship computer, filled a whole...
Forum: Say Hello 10th October 2010, 02:46
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By mrcruisine
Hello from Ex Bankliner

Its been a long while since I first went to sea with The Bankline (real nostalgia ships!) and after so many ships and now I get to work in one of the biggest shipyards in Korea commissioning new...
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