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Search: Posts Made By: Engine Serang
Forum: Ship Research Today, 13:26
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By Engine Serang
Chief Officer keeping the Captain happy, another...

Chief Officer keeping the Captain happy, another step up the ladder. And Chippy up 6 cans. Everyone happy.
Forum: Ship Research Today, 09:39
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By Engine Serang
Master: Chief Officer, tell that cadet to get...

Master: Chief Officer, tell that cadet to get his hair cut.

Chief Officer: Yes Sir. The Second Cook will give him a wee trim when he comes off watch.

Chief Officer: Rawlinson, get your bloody...
Forum: J & J Denholm Today, 08:21
Replies: 253
Views: 52,230
Posted By Engine Serang
Totally out of character M'lud.

Totally out of character M'lud.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd February 2020, 08:33
Replies: 796
Views: 161,881
Posted By Engine Serang
At that time freight rates were so high the...

At that time freight rates were so high the policy was to get the ship out asap and sort problems out later. A minor hiccup like a main engine full of water wouldn't have caused a major stir in Corn...
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd February 2020, 12:52
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Engine Serang
Met Roger once on a Kuwati ship where he...

Met Roger once on a Kuwati ship where he entertained everyone to The Lords Prayer in Pidgin English. The West African version.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th February 2020, 06:54
Replies: 796
Views: 161,881
Posted By Engine Serang
Brian Constable was Chief on the Ibn Battotah and...

Brian Constable was Chief on the Ibn Battotah and I can't speak highly enough of him, great guy. Although he broke my heart measuring and adjusting the cylinder oil consumption, he declared war on...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th February 2020, 10:41
Replies: 796
Views: 161,881
Posted By Engine Serang
The only positive thing I can say about the small...

The only positive thing I can say about the small Russians is that they were bloody good looking ships.
I joined my first small Russian as a young, good looking, technically savvy, hardworking lad...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th February 2020, 00:03
Replies: 796
Views: 161,881
Posted By Engine Serang
They had a well laid out machinery space with...

They had a well laid out machinery space with bags of room for overhauling. I could never find fault with them and would defend them against all comers; me, my Junior and my Donkeyman.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th February 2020, 23:19
Replies: 796
Views: 161,881
Posted By Engine Serang
Brian many thanks for a trip down memory lane....

Brian many thanks for a trip down memory lane. I'll just nip into the garage and put on my boilersuit.
Its over 45 years since I first set foot on a K-Class, Ibn Battotah, and I feel fairly...
Forum: Ships No More 5th February 2020, 09:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By Engine Serang
An 18 minute Smoko. Who the hell did you work...

An 18 minute Smoko. Who the hell did you work for??
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd February 2020, 22:20
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Engine Serang
Escapades??? Perhaps Jolly Japes. What oh,...

Escapades???
Perhaps Jolly Japes.
What oh, old chap, Mike was a bit of a Card.
Forum: Bank Line 30th January 2020, 08:16
Replies: 44
Views: 3,120
Posted By Engine Serang
Renews my faith in Norwegian seamanship, could...

Renews my faith in Norwegian seamanship, could teach the Viking Sky a thing or two.
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd January 2020, 06:58
Replies: 80
Views: 8,812
Posted By Engine Serang
RR aero engines have not been totally trouble...

RR aero engines have not been totally trouble free over the years.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd January 2020, 06:55
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Engine Serang
I don't suppose a wee scoot of WD40 would help?

I don't suppose a wee scoot of WD40 would help?
Forum: The Engine Room 1st January 2020, 15:13
Replies: 34
Views: 3,283
Posted By Engine Serang
The tales I could tell. I always Sellotape a...

The tales I could tell.
I always Sellotape a paper flap over my webcam when not in use.
Forum: The Engine Room 1st January 2020, 09:42
Replies: 34
Views: 3,283
Posted By Engine Serang
Indeed, Mrs Basil sounds like a rock of common...

Indeed, Mrs Basil sounds like a rock of common sense, imagine gadding about Down Town at your age. After dark. In Evening Dress.
Much better to sit at home deciphering text messages and sipping...
Forum: The Engine Room 31st December 2019, 18:26
Replies: 34
Views: 3,283
Posted By Engine Serang
Another engineering advance tested in real time...

Another engineering advance tested in real time and another shipping company delighted to get something for nothing.
You wouldn't stick some half arsed bit of equipment on a commercial airliner...
Forum: Tankers 31st December 2019, 18:21
Replies: 24
Views: 10,181
Posted By Engine Serang
No idea. I asked the same question recently on...

No idea. I asked the same question recently on the Texaco Forum.
Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 16:25
Replies: 80
Views: 8,812
Posted By Engine Serang
The Marconi of marine radar.

The Marconi of marine radar.
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 22:21
Replies: 80
Views: 8,812
Posted By Engine Serang
Ton Class minesweepers had two Foden driven...

Ton Class minesweepers had two Foden driven generators for ship services and a much bigger Mirlees for the pulse system.
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 14:51
Replies: 34
Views: 3,283
Posted By Engine Serang
The QE2 survived the holiday period even with...

The QE2 survived the holiday period even with Hyacinth and Richard Bucket on board.
I know this to be true because I saw it on the Gold Channel.
Forum: The Radio Room 29th December 2019, 11:02
Replies: 43
Views: 4,824
Posted By Engine Serang
Haven't seen a Shirley like that for years.

Haven't seen a Shirley like that for years.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 28th December 2019, 07:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Engine Serang
Regularly get similar calls from Albania and...

Regularly get similar calls from Albania and Romania, if you call back its to a premium number and you will be charged accordingly. I was caught for 19 Euro as I automatically rang back. Lesson...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th December 2019, 16:53
Replies: 80
Views: 8,812
Posted By Engine Serang
Be suspicious of the engineer with a white boiler...

Be suspicious of the engineer with a white boiler suit, Checklists with all boxes ticked, all Planned Maintenance completed by due date and a Log Book without teacup rings, smudges or sweat stains on...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th December 2019, 07:28
Replies: 34
Views: 3,283
Posted By Engine Serang
I also let the steam world down. After 4 steam...

I also let the steam world down. After 4 steam ships I was asked to do a favour and sail for a few weeks on a motorship. I did 5 months on it and was a convert. And I never set foot on a steam ship...
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