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Search: Posts Made By: Biggles Wader
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th September 2019, 09:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By Biggles Wader
And thank you for your sensible answer. It seems...

And thank you for your sensible answer. It seems to be a development of the rather crude generation system I can remember which was a Walker log used to twist a dynamo rather than a distance counter.
Forum: Bank Line 6th August 2019, 14:04
Replies: 19
Views: 2,060
Posted By Biggles Wader
I sailed with Davis a couple of years after that...

I sailed with Davis a couple of years after that when he was Mate. I dont remember Carla(Whaaa). He had a great turn of phrase----
F_ing Dick---Some silly born bastard thinks hes on his daddys...
Forum: Bank Line 6th August 2019, 08:13
Replies: 19
Views: 2,060
Posted By Biggles Wader
I sailed with both of them at later dates on...

I sailed with both of them at later dates on different ships. Happy days/Different life
Forum: Bank Line 26th July 2019, 13:04
Replies: 19
Views: 2,060
Posted By Biggles Wader
Great set of pics. I cant believe they used to...

Great set of pics. I cant believe they used to pay us to go to places like that and swan about in the lifeboat. Did much the same loading copra at Vavau.
Forum: Bank Line 18th July 2019, 13:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By Biggles Wader
Thats more like it. Early eighties pic there and...

Thats more like it. Early eighties pic there and the IRA blew it up in 1992 killing three people. These days there is a large gerkin there. Quite appropriate really considering what happened to the...
Forum: Bank Line 18th July 2019, 08:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By Biggles Wader
That is a different Bury St in your link. The old...

That is a different Bury St in your link. The old Bank Line offices were part of the Baltic Exchange building and I believe were destroyed in the IRA bombing. Ive not been there in many years but I...
Forum: Bank Line 13th June 2019, 18:34
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Biggles Wader
Enjoyed that. I sailed with the same people, just...

Enjoyed that. I sailed with the same people, just with different names. I think we all did.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st February 2019, 12:16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By Biggles Wader
This is a bit of creative accounting I think as...

This is a bit of creative accounting I think as Dubai owns both companies involved here. P&O ferries has been owned by Dubai for many years. The flagging out is a different issue and keeps the ships...
Forum: Bank Line 20th November 2018, 15:57
Replies: 147
Views: 40,444
Posted By Biggles Wader
188791I sailed with Farquar McKenzie on the...

188791I sailed with Farquar McKenzie on the Nessbank. Always a gentleman. I will try and post a pic
Forum: Bank Line 5th October 2018, 17:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,093
Posted By Biggles Wader
Bank Line nostalgia site

Looks like this site is going belly up. "This site has expired" says a red caption on it.
Forum: Say Hello 7th June 2018, 15:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,834
Posted By Biggles Wader
Perhaps a formal complaint to EMI motors would be...

Perhaps a formal complaint to EMI motors would be in order asking whether they are aware and approve of their employee spamming the internet like this?
Forum: Say Hello 18th May 2018, 17:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Biggles Wader
I have great memories of Fremantle from the 70s...

I have great memories of Fremantle from the 70s and visited on Willowbank and Clydebank. Great beaches and fun times in the town
Forum: Bank Line 13th April 2018, 10:59
Replies: 14
Views: 3,741
Posted By Biggles Wader
Maplebank ran up a reef in Fiji in about 1975 at...

Maplebank ran up a reef in Fiji in about 1975 at full speed. Ouch. Took a week or two to get her off but she was repaired and sailed for another ten years.
Welcome to the site Bankline 17. I did a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th February 2018, 09:48
Replies: 21
Views: 3,009
Posted By Biggles Wader
Well it wasnt Friday night at the Smugglers Inn,...

Well it wasnt Friday night at the Smugglers Inn, more like the warm up act at the Cockney Pride.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd February 2018, 14:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By Biggles Wader
And dated two years ago. So did they build it?

And dated two years ago.
So did they build it?
Forum: The Bridge 17th September 2017, 18:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By Biggles Wader
We used to have something called a Kent clear...

We used to have something called a Kent clear thinking screen.When the brain was getting a bit fogged up you could just look through this magic machine and all would become clear.I think they were...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd September 2017, 08:21
Replies: 16
Views: 2,612
Posted By Biggles Wader
I thought the same.Would this method of towing be...

I thought the same.Would this method of towing be normal practice?To me it looks like an accident waiting to happen especially given the route across open seas like Biscay.
Forum: Ship Research 2nd June 2017, 07:53
Replies: 21
Views: 8,235
Posted By Biggles Wader
As a 14 year old local lad I used to walk my dog...

As a 14 year old local lad I used to walk my dog around the docks and recall going aboard one of those salvage vessels in the Wellington dock for a cup of tea and a chat with the crew.The dog was...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 11th May 2017, 10:56
Replies: 54
Views: 21,555
Posted By Biggles Wader
No knickers?That was the Commando...

No knickers?That was the Commando surely?(*))(Gleam)
Best go to Marsden for some real Grot.
Forum: Royal Navy 21st March 2017, 18:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Biggles Wader
Much enjoyed.Many thanks.

Much enjoyed.Many thanks.
Forum: Royal Navy 16th February 2017, 20:53
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By Biggles Wader
Another vote for Chatham if you can get...

Another vote for Chatham if you can get there.Needs a whole day though.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th January 2017, 18:49
Replies: 44
Views: 3,415
Posted By Biggles Wader
I think its a sledgehammer to crack a nut and I...

I think its a sledgehammer to crack a nut and I suspect we wont agree.I would,however,be prepared to change my opinion if there was some rigorous research which showed a clear benefit from more...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th January 2017, 16:48
Replies: 44
Views: 3,415
Posted By Biggles Wader
I sound like I dont approve of education and...

I sound like I dont approve of education and qualifications which couldnt be further from the truth,I just dont approve of the inevitable mission creep that goes with compulsion and regulation.How...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th January 2017, 16:24
Replies: 44
Views: 3,415
Posted By Biggles Wader
You can of course be proscecuted currently for...

You can of course be proscecuted currently for failing to obey the maritime law irrespective of license or qualifications.I believe the skipper of the yacht/ship collision in the solent was fined a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th January 2017, 14:51
Replies: 44
Views: 3,415
Posted By Biggles Wader
Thats not a bad idea as it would introduce some...

Thats not a bad idea as it would introduce some intelectual structure to the issue.Insurance companies look at real risk rather than what we all believe and base their decisions on that....
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