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Search: Posts Made By: ARGK342
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th October 2015, 19:20
Replies: 75
Views: 19,541
Posted By ARGK342
Very sad news indeed. I did two trips with Bob on...

Very sad news indeed. I did two trips with Bob on the Castleton and the Camden. He was an easygoing chap who was always nothing less than pleasant.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th October 2015, 19:15
Replies: 75
Views: 19,541
Posted By ARGK342
John Faber was his name. An ex Shell cadet. I...

John Faber was his name. An ex Shell cadet. I recall John roaring and complaining about the actions of the Nigerian customs department after they found a "fault" with our bond while at Bonny. He was...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th July 2014, 10:43
Replies: 75
Views: 19,541
Posted By ARGK342
Rod, this incident happened before my time with...

Rod, this incident happened before my time with the company but I do recall hearing about it [something to do with a Muslim being told his meal had in fact been pork ?]. (EEK)

I'm...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th July 2014, 10:39
Replies: 75
Views: 19,541
Posted By ARGK342
Hi Harry. For a few seconds there your post had...

Hi Harry. For a few seconds there your post had me thinking I was losing my mind. (Jester)
I was on the Castleton, maybe 1978, when Ned [and his wife] were on board. The 4th Engineer,...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th March 2014, 02:12
Replies: 13
Views: 3,862
Posted By ARGK342
Hi Geoff, I joined Egidia at Manchester. We went...

Hi Geoff, I joined Egidia at Manchester. We went to Swansea then Glasgow for 3 weeks over Christmas. Manchester, Marseille, Aden, Bombay, Karachi, Bombay, Karachi, Bombay and then back to KG5 at...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th July 2013, 12:25
Replies: 90
Views: 24,752
Posted By ARGK342
Keith was a fellow junior engineer on the trip to...

Keith was a fellow junior engineer on the trip to Bombay I was on. I believe he'd been with Ben Line prior to the Egidia.
We were at Meadowside, Glasgow over Christmas and New Year. The Chief...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd May 2010, 13:48
Replies: 57
Views: 8,830
Posted By ARGK342
My first trip at sea was on the M.V. Stonegate...

My first trip at sea was on the M.V. Stonegate [Turnbull Scott] and I have to say................I absolutely DETESTED Doxford engines.

I seemed to spend half my time fighting scavenge fires on...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd May 2010, 13:36
Replies: 75
Views: 19,541
Posted By ARGK342
Yep. I recall you well Tom. ...

Yep. I recall you well Tom. (Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd May 2010, 13:34
Replies: 75
Views: 19,541
Posted By ARGK342
Worked the engine room with both Ross and John. ...

Worked the engine room with both Ross and John.

Fair to say both enjoyed 'a dram'. (==D)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd May 2010, 13:31
Replies: 75
Views: 19,541
Posted By ARGK342
Hello !. Good to hear from you Bob. ...

Hello !. Good to hear from you Bob. (Thumb)

Many a pint or bottle[s] of 'Nederburg Grand Premier Cabernet Sauvignon' we shared at 4am after coming off watch. (Jester)
...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th January 2008, 20:19
Replies: 90
Views: 24,752
Posted By ARGK342
The second ship I sailed on [4th Engineer] was...

The second ship I sailed on [4th Engineer] was the M.V. Egidia however, I fear it would not be the one spoken of by the other chaps on here.

I believe she was originally known as the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th January 2008, 20:00
Replies: 208
Views: 83,332
Posted By ARGK342
The collision took place while manouvering. The...

The collision took place while manouvering. The Engine-room log actually read "SBFIER" , slight bump felt in engine room. The main cause of the fire was the other ship involved pulling free from the...
Forum: Tankers 11th January 2008, 15:09
Replies: 18
Views: 9,028
Posted By ARGK342
I was on the S.S.Castleton [Gatx Oswego] which...

I was on the S.S.Castleton [Gatx Oswego] which was a reasonable sized ship herself. We tied up beside the Bellamya and I was astounded at her size.

We managed a trip aboard her and were surprised...
Forum: Tankers 10th January 2008, 14:13
Replies: 14
Views: 9,772
Posted By ARGK342
Blandford Shipping was sold to Gatx-Oswego...

Blandford Shipping was sold to Gatx-Oswego [General American Transport Corporation].

I was an engineer on both of the ships with the 'pyramid superstructure' that GATX had during the 70's.
...
Forum: Say Hello 10th January 2008, 14:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By ARGK342
Can't say the name rings any bells with me, but I...

Can't say the name rings any bells with me, but I served as a Junior Engineer on the Stonegate during 1977.

An absolute nightmare of an engine room. (EEK)
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