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Search: Posts Made By: OzBoz
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th July 2019, 02:34
Replies: 73
Views: 5,774
Posted By OzBoz
It's high time for a massive upgrade to the...

It's high time for a massive upgrade to the pipelines from Saudi Arabia to ports on the Red Sea and Tel Aviv. These pipelines already exist, and yes, it would cost billions, but when you consider...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th July 2019, 02:21
Replies: 73
Views: 5,774
Posted By OzBoz
Peace time rules of engagement. Fire only in...

Peace time rules of engagement. Fire only in self defense, not in defense of another vessel.
Forum: Ship Research 19th July 2019, 00:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By OzBoz
In my time the red B flag was only hoisted while...

In my time the red B flag was only hoisted while loading or unloading explosives, ie oil cargoes. I was never quite sure for who's benefit.
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 00:42
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By OzBoz
"...a unique identity assigned to the ship at...

"...a unique identity assigned to the ship at construction and retained for life, regardless of the ship's name or country of registry."

"When a ship switches registration it must be assigned a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2019, 02:13
Replies: 36
Views: 3,196
Posted By OzBoz
They stole the plans of this vessel when they...

They stole the plans of this vessel when they designed it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YUiBBltOg4
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 1st March 2019, 02:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By OzBoz
Lorna, Have you tried Ancestry.com. There are...

Lorna, Have you tried Ancestry.com. There are several Thomas Grogans mentioned there, with one looking promising (for a starting point anyway)

1851 Scotland Census.
Thomas Grogan aged 12, Born...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 25th January 2019, 05:36
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By OzBoz
He's mentioned here at...

He's mentioned here at https://www.wrecksite.eu/peopleView.aspx?AldfrErBL46xMPLUSuXn48ruA== along with all his shipmates who died after the Florentino was sunk by U94.

More information on the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th December 2018, 02:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By OzBoz
A bit more info here, ...

A bit more info here,

https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/Shipspotting.com

Looks like the site is derelict, and very vulnerable to hacking. I wouldn't risk it.
Forum: Shell 12th December 2018, 12:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By OzBoz
Hi James, I'd be very interested in seeing...

Hi James,

I'd be very interested in seeing any pics you have from Hemiplecta at that time.

Cheers
Brian
Forum: Shell 23rd November 2018, 00:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By OzBoz
Hi James, Were you on board in Avonmouth before...

Hi James,
Were you on board in Avonmouth before she headed out to Singapore via the Gulf? I remember the ship was to be used to open the "new" oil basin. The guest of honor was Princess Alexandra....
Forum: Shell 19th November 2018, 01:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By OzBoz
Hemiplecta and Geomitra

Hi gang,

Anyone aboard from either of the the above tankers in 1964 when the Hemiplecta towed the Geomita from the mouth of the Pladju river up to Singapore. I was Hemiplecta's Third Mate at the...
Forum: Royal Navy 16th November 2018, 12:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By OzBoz
Here's a start. ...

Here's a start.
https://www.navybooks.com/british-warships-and-auxiliaries-2018.html
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th April 2018, 06:18
Replies: 40
Views: 7,560
Posted By OzBoz
Pete8, Your original post stated that all you...

Pete8,
Your original post stated that all you wanted the STB for, was to record programs for later viewing. My smart TV (LG) has the facility to record whatever is playing, via a USB socket on the...
Forum: The Bridge 1st January 2009, 02:35
Replies: 59
Views: 5,943
Posted By OzBoz
I'm not so sure. I have picked up a whisper...

I'm not so sure. I have picked up a whisper that, at the flick of a switch the whole system can be encoded, similar to pay TV, and that all US warships etc are already fitted with the decoding...
Forum: The Bridge 31st December 2008, 23:44
Replies: 59
Views: 5,943
Posted By OzBoz
Enri, When I served my time, in the early 60s,...

Enri,
When I served my time, in the early 60s, we had none of the modern electronic aids available today, so celestial nav was a very big part of our duties. Yes, it was difficult to learn at...
Forum: The Bridge 30th December 2008, 13:10
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By OzBoz
Once I swallowed the anchor and came ashore, I...

Once I swallowed the anchor and came ashore, I ended up in ATC with the Department of Aviation in Oz. The crazy stories one comes across are very similar in both industries. There must be a common...
Forum: Shell 11th December 2008, 23:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By OzBoz
Oscilla 1963

Seeing the photo posted by Pat Kennedy, of the Oscilla going down the slipway at Cammell Laird's, brought back a few memories for me.

I joined the ship a couple of months after the launch while...
Forum: Say Hello 10th December 2008, 02:27
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By OzBoz
Thank you all for the warm welcome. I'm sure I...

Thank you all for the warm welcome. I'm sure I am going to enjoy being a member of this community. Just a quick glance at the topics, and I'm back at sea again already.

Cheers

Brian
Forum: Say Hello 9th December 2008, 20:58
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By OzBoz
A quick hello

Hi everyone.

Recently discovered this site (why did it take so long) and decided "These are my sort of people"

I was a tanker man with Joe Shell from 1960 to 1966 first as an apprentice then as...
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