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Search: Posts Made By: Basil
Forum: Ship Research 18th August 2019, 09:14
Replies: 18
Views: 7,977
Posted By Basil
Wiki: 9 December 1958: Shackleton MR.1 VP254 of...

Wiki:
9 December 1958: Shackleton MR.1 VP254 of No. 205 Squadron RAF crashed into the South China Sea. All 10 on board killed.
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 11:05
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Basil
Not nautical but, at the wedding of D1, I...

Not nautical but, at the wedding of D1, I reminded our new SiL always to remember to say "Sorry" - because it would be the only way he would have the last word! :)
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 28th July 2019, 13:01
Replies: 24
Views: 2,319
Posted By Basil
Thanks, Hawkey01. Hadn't noticed that on Win10.

Thanks, Hawkey01.
Hadn't noticed that on Win10.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 27th July 2019, 17:42
Replies: 24
Views: 2,319
Posted By Basil
Truly shocking, dreadful event.

Truly shocking, dreadful event.
Forum: Bank Line 26th July 2019, 14:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By Basil
Tsk, tsk! :sweat:

Tsk, tsk! :sweat:
Forum: Ship Research 23rd July 2019, 22:29
Replies: 25
Views: 2,624
Posted By Basil
Hah! Very amusing. Re the Seagull outboards;...

Hah! Very amusing.

Re the Seagull outboards; where I served the second half of my apprenticeship in The Cowal Engineering Co. in Gourock we overhauled those. Always done by 'Big John' who was an...
Forum: Tall ships 23rd July 2019, 22:24
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Basil
Great video. Just looking up at a print of a...

Great video.
Just looking up at a print of a painting of the sail training topsail schooners, Sir Winston Churchill and Malcolm Miller in which I sailed as volunteer crew. Recollect our captain...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd July 2019, 12:55
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Basil
I'd say the OP has it.

I'd say the OP has it.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 23:04
Replies: 73
Views: 4,937
Posted By Basil
Yes, as you say " . . . but see no reason to...

Yes, as you say " . . . but see no reason to intervene . . chairman Donald Tusk said on Friday after an EU summit."

Anything else is not the EU official line.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 22:57
Replies: 73
Views: 4,937
Posted By Basil
True. I thought that avoiding war was what we...

True. I thought that avoiding war was what we paid our poloticians for and, when they failed, what we paid our military for.

That's not very well argued, is it? :)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 22:54
Replies: 73
Views: 4,937
Posted By Basil
Regrettably, happens in airlines as well. When...

Regrettably, happens in airlines as well. When it happened to me I was lucky to be in a financial situation where the personal effect was containable.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 08:54
Replies: 73
Views: 4,937
Posted By Basil
Hunt: "We are not looking at military options." ...

Hunt: "We are not looking at military options."
Great opening negotiating position!
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 21:55
Replies: 52
Views: 4,103
Posted By Basil
Recollect a colleague who'd been a marine...

Recollect a colleague who'd been a marine architect trying to explain metacentric height etc to me. Don't think I ever actually understood it. (Whaaa)
Forum: Say Hello 16th July 2019, 17:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By Basil
No it isn't! :D

No it isn't! :D
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th July 2019, 22:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By Basil
Some Cammell Laird built ships also did the...

Some Cammell Laird built ships also did the measured mile in the Clyde, as did Blue Flue ships built at Caledon in Dundee, at least the two new ships I joined in Caledon did, as did the Cunard cargo...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th June 2019, 22:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By Basil
Recollect, in the 80s, wearing an Egyptian...

Recollect, in the 80s, wearing an Egyptian gallibaya at a pool in the ME. An inexperienced expat made a disparaging comment which came close to Bas blotting his copybook. (EEK)
Forum: Ship Research 24th June 2019, 10:17
Replies: 53
Views: 3,753
Posted By Basil
Can't remember - probably bread and milk. With...

Can't remember - probably bread and milk. With hindsight, probably unsuitable but no rum ;)
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 22:29
Replies: 53
Views: 3,753
Posted By Basil
Posted this 10 years ago: Departing the...

Posted this 10 years ago:
Departing the Carribbean eastbound with a cargo of bananas we had Dr No (of tarantula on Connery's chest fame) shown on a screen attached to the mizzen.
After dinner and...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th April 2019, 21:02
Replies: 345
Views: 89,627
Posted By Basil
Absolutely epic! Wish I'd been there.

Absolutely epic! Wish I'd been there.
Forum: The Engine Room 7th April 2019, 12:18
Replies: 75
Views: 26,290
Posted By Basil
Bally heck! Thinking on your feet. Imminent...

Bally heck! Thinking on your feet. Imminent disaster DOES tend to concentrate the mind (EEK)
Forum: The Engine Room 26th March 2019, 20:16
Replies: 55
Views: 5,794
Posted By Basil
It appears that the two B737 Max aircraft which...

It appears that the two B737 Max aircraft which were recently lost was probably due to a false indication of excessive pitch angle (alpha) causing the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th March 2019, 11:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2,208
Posted By Basil
graham_t, from your Stolt Surf report: Yup! ...

graham_t, from your Stolt Surf report:

Yup! One of my beliefs: If you have a system that's worked for years, don't change it!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th March 2019, 11:04
Replies: 99
Views: 11,013
Posted By Basil
Sounds likely. Well done the engineers for...

Sounds likely. Well done the engineers for getting the donks running again - Phew!

The insightful comment from Chillytoes and the news video of unsecured furniture (no turnbuckles) sliding around...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th February 2019, 10:17
Replies: 23
Views: 2,298
Posted By Basil
johnBP1, Yes, the Shack loss rings a bell. I'd...

johnBP1, Yes, the Shack loss rings a bell. I'd considered asking for maritime at the end of my training, but a trip in a Beverley put me off large piston multis - what a racket! Nearly as bad as...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th January 2019, 17:14
Replies: 23
Views: 2,298
Posted By Basil
johnBP1, When did you meet the Argosy crew and...

johnBP1, When did you meet the Argosy crew and have you a note of any names?
I was flying them through Gan to and from Singapore & HK doing electronic work such as calibrating Instrument Landing...
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