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Search: Posts Made By: kevinmurphy
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th June 2019, 17:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By kevinmurphy
I beleive that Common Brothers had one of their...

I beleive that Common Brothers had one of their ships limpet mined in USA in the sixties??, it was a RoRo & sat on the bottom very quickly, thankfully in port, so no one injured, as I understand it...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th April 2019, 10:52
Replies: 16
Views: 4,675
Posted By kevinmurphy
Had a quick look on t'internet, and two pages...

Had a quick look on t'internet, and two pages came up www.shippingtandy.com an article by norman middlemiss, only the breif version available, which said they finished in 1974, a further page on...
Forum: The Bridge 9th April 2019, 23:53
Replies: 27
Views: 3,289
Posted By kevinmurphy
I very much doubt that even the best military...

I very much doubt that even the best military chopper pilots could have landed on the vessel given it was rolling heavily.

Offshore helicopter operations are conducted with some weather tight...
Forum: Ferries 24th January 2019, 16:46
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By kevinmurphy
To the best of my knowledge-ISM applies to all...

To the best of my knowledge-ISM applies to all passenger vessels and cargo vessels over 500gt. The EU enforced the implementation earlier on passenger vessels. Thus it applies to landing craft same...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th January 2019, 15:38
Replies: 129
Views: 40,888
Posted By kevinmurphy
I worked for LASSA (Labuan Shipcare Services &...

I worked for LASSA (Labuan Shipcare Services & Agency Sdn Bhd) as third mate(marine technician) the company set up by Capt Sainty (owned by a local Chinese businessman) to take on BP. There were...
Forum: The Bridge 12th April 2018, 22:48
Replies: 54
Views: 8,557
Posted By kevinmurphy
In 1984 I sailed on an ex Lloyd Triestino vessel...

In 1984 I sailed on an ex Lloyd Triestino vessel built in 1952, the passenger vessel "ASIA" except our passengers were now 4 legged wooly items as the vessel was a livestock carrier called the...
Forum: Tankers 14th March 2018, 23:15
Replies: 21
Views: 7,109
Posted By kevinmurphy
In 1985/86 I was working for Labuan Shipcare...

In 1985/86 I was working for Labuan Shipcare (LASSA) in Brunei Bay, we had 10 ships, one of which was a sister ship of the Carribbean Breeze. She was named BT PROMOTER (later converted to FPSO i...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 17th February 2018, 15:14
Replies: 126
Views: 28,228
Posted By kevinmurphy
Unhappy Last exam of the day up at Gosforth-Failed 2nd...

Last exam of the day up at Gosforth-Failed 2nd mates Orals
Back to the digs in South Shields, no one to drink with, those that had been up allready had gone home & the remainers too busy studying...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 10th March 2016, 18:29
Replies: 40
Views: 20,171
Posted By kevinmurphy
Smile The DNV regulations for floating docks, have a...

The DNV regulations for floating docks, have a "guidance note" for renewal surveys that the unit is dry docked if practical for the survey.
Forum: The Bridge 27th September 2015, 10:19
Replies: 71
Views: 12,556
Posted By kevinmurphy
several years ago I was 2nd Mate on a certain...

several years ago I was 2nd Mate on a certain middle east countries national shipping line
(their neighbours are generally never too happy with them) and we were armed (as i found out) with 4x...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th December 2014, 13:22
Replies: 225
Views: 78,470
Posted By kevinmurphy
Do you mean built late 70's Commons had 4 small...

Do you mean built late 70's
Commons had 4 small cargo vessels built 78?? ish in India, Alakram, Balalakram cant remember the others, they were referred to as the Gomba boats, The simon burn was...
Forum: The Bridge 9th July 2014, 18:00
Replies: 20
Views: 4,612
Posted By kevinmurphy
Smile "I don't know, but I don't need to know, i've got...

"I don't know, but I don't need to know, i've got my ticket"
was the phrase I beleive
Kev
Forum: The Bridge 19th December 2013, 23:09
Replies: 28
Views: 6,989
Posted By kevinmurphy
I think you hit the nail on the head young man ...

I think you hit the nail on the head young man
rgdsKev(Jester)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd November 2013, 15:55
Replies: 105
Views: 23,970
Posted By kevinmurphy
Joined the Simonburn in Genoa, June 1980, last...

Joined the Simonburn in Genoa, June 1980, last trip as cadet, He was Master, nice man, well respected in the company, joined with my Tap & shoreleave stopped by the company as I was behind with my...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd November 2013, 15:22
Replies: 25
Views: 6,620
Posted By kevinmurphy
Just Done the Survey, again as mentioned above,...

Just Done the Survey, again as mentioned above, one of the things I liked to get my OOW to use was the RVDU (rectangular Visual Disply Unit) also known as a Window, it sounded more hi-tec to call it...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 4th September 2012, 20:25
Replies: 16
Views: 4,390
Posted By kevinmurphy
hopefully interesting picture of HLV attached

hopefully interesting picture of HLV attached
Forum: The Bridge 10th May 2012, 20:24
Replies: 36
Views: 9,945
Posted By kevinmurphy
Re sitting my Nav Aids course up at Shields...

Re sitting my Nav Aids course up at Shields (1980) due to the intake of 6 pints between the writtens in the morning & my Orals in the afternoon on first attempt (group of Cadets ending Phase 1),

...
Forum: The Bridge 21st July 2011, 19:46
Replies: 24
Views: 5,373
Posted By kevinmurphy
What is the problem with displaying lights 24/7...

What is the problem with displaying lights 24/7 at sea?
Switching lights on and off does cause more problems than not.
Fully agree about alongside , it is actually a byelaw on the Thames that they...
Forum: The Bridge 7th January 2011, 09:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By kevinmurphy
An interesting solution I heard about when on a...

An interesting solution I heard about when on a bridge team management course, was to have a small metal box, lead lined, on the bridge front, when manouvering or when p155ed off with the world, put...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 3rd June 2010, 19:38
Replies: 19
Views: 14,300
Posted By kevinmurphy
We had a large mincing machine called the HOGGER,...

We had a large mincing machine called the HOGGER, below which was the HOGGER TANK, basically chuck a dead carcass in, it was "minced "into small peices, tank held about 400 liquid animals, when we...
Forum: Ferries 30th May 2010, 20:27
Replies: 7
Views: 2,339
Posted By kevinmurphy
Only 3 trading at the moment as one had a fire in...

Only 3 trading at the moment as one had a fire in accommodation while undergoing conversion in shipyard back to Freighter
Forum: Ferries 23rd May 2010, 20:25
Replies: 7
Views: 2,339
Posted By kevinmurphy
You may be a bit suprised at some of the Egyptian...

You may be a bit suprised at some of the Egyptian Ferries, since the disaster couple of years ago they get regularly inspected by a "higher Committee for public safety" I have had(ongoing) some...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 3rd April 2010, 11:29
Replies: 44
Views: 13,568
Posted By kevinmurphy
Having worked on livestock carriers in the 80's,...

Having worked on livestock carriers in the 80's, the average weight of the animals is obtained from weighing the lorries arriving at the port at a weighbridge, or from the holding area, day before...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd December 2009, 22:01
Replies: 225
Views: 78,470
Posted By kevinmurphy
Fine, living & working in Cairo as a surveyor for...

Fine, living & working in Cairo as a surveyor for a marine & engineeering consultancy group, its not bad here, job interesting.
Kev
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th November 2009, 18:29
Replies: 225
Views: 78,470
Posted By kevinmurphy
I releived Warren on the Fernanda F in Feb '82....

I releived Warren on the Fernanda F in Feb '82. He married in Aussie & was working on the tugs in the Spencer Gulf,met him couple of times later at ship parties, sailed with another lad few yrs ago...
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