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Search: Posts Made By: Chouan
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th February 2009, 19:35
Replies: 158
Views: 12,358
Posted By Chouan
But we are not to blame, otherwise all of our...

But we are not to blame, otherwise all of our youth would be like that, and they're not. It is their parents. Not all parents, and certainly not society in general, or, again, all of our youth would...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th February 2009, 17:33
Replies: 158
Views: 12,358
Posted By Chouan
Its not the "don't smack", because almost...

Its not the "don't smack", because almost invariably there is violence in these kids' homes. They are smacked, but only when they irritate their parents, or parent. If they annoy anybody else their...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 26th February 2009, 21:54
Replies: 153
Views: 22,366
Posted By Chouan
Possibly. A pendant is something that is...

Possibly. A pendant is something that is suspended from something else, same root as pendulous or pendulum, or suspend. A pennant is a particulary long flag, but, was originally a flag hung from a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th February 2009, 15:03
Replies: 158
Views: 12,358
Posted By Chouan
Dreadful entirely. Yet some members still think...

Dreadful entirely. Yet some members still think that there is nothing wrong with people using the word Paki, that it is somehow not offensive or racist.
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 23rd February 2009, 22:52
Replies: 153
Views: 22,366
Posted By Chouan
Tricing pennants, to be pedantic.

Tricing pennants, to be pedantic.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd February 2009, 09:57
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By Chouan
Scandalous action by the Russians. They could...

Scandalous action by the Russians. They could take legal action through the courts if the issue was a commercial one, or diplomatic action with China if the problem was more serious.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th February 2009, 22:31
Replies: 20
Views: 3,658
Posted By Chouan
Perhaps they could divert some of the millions...

Perhaps they could divert some of the millions from the RAF Vulcan to help save her?
Or, if she really meant anything to the thousands of people who waved her off from Southampton they could have a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th February 2009, 09:48
Replies: 1,076
Views: 91,911
Posted By Chouan
If they don't have a internationally legally...

If they don't have a internationally legally recognised exclusion zone, yes. But of course the Israelis can get away with anything, and we, for some bizarre reason, seem to like their aggression, and...
Forum: Royal Navy 8th February 2009, 15:53
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By Chouan
I'm not arguing about the right to have them, its...

I'm not arguing about the right to have them, its the wearing of them inappropriately, ie when ribbons only should be worn.
Forum: Royal Navy 30th January 2009, 10:23
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By Chouan
Surely the look of the ship is immaterial; what...

Surely the look of the ship is immaterial; what is important is whether the unbeleivably expensive technology can do the job it is supposed to do, or whether the MOD has been sold another expensive...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 29th January 2009, 19:48
Replies: 1,090
Views: 187,809
Posted By Chouan
Members do, however have the ability to block...

Members do, however have the ability to block posts for themselves, ie. so that they can't see posts from members whose posts they don't wish to see. Posts #97 and #109 in this thread both refer to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th January 2009, 11:10
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By Chouan
Since when do people wear full decorations on...

Since when do people wear full decorations on working uniforms? I thought that the convention was to wear ribbons only, unless at a ceremonial occasion, such as being on a ceremonial parade, not...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 29th January 2009, 10:56
Replies: 1,090
Views: 187,809
Posted By Chouan
"If you are referring to your post # 52 , then...

"If you are referring to your post # 52 , then you haven't described anything."

I'm sorry, I thought I did. I'll refresh your memory.

“"Sir John Hunter:
1974, later renamed Cast Kittiwake,...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 28th January 2009, 22:38
Replies: 1,090
Views: 187,809
Posted By Chouan
Sorry, my mistake, I'd always thought, clearly...

Sorry, my mistake, I'd always thought, clearly erroneously, that the 'Glen and the 'Hunter became the Kona and the Helm.

"What do you mean - one of Bill's invisibles ?."

I am one of 7 or 8...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 28th January 2009, 13:53
Replies: 1,090
Views: 187,809
Posted By Chouan
"There is, however,an abundance of tragic history...

"There is, however,an abundance of tragic history and compulsive evidence of retro repairs to the type and class.BW"

I can't see how this statement can be classed as fanciful. Unfortunately, I'm...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 27th January 2009, 13:08
Replies: 1,090
Views: 187,809
Posted By Chouan
When I was on her she was called the "Kona"; she...

When I was on her she was called the "Kona"; she was managed and manned by Denholms, along with the Sir Alexander Glen, then called "Helm", which was in equally poor condition, I was told by those...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 26th January 2009, 22:06
Replies: 1,090
Views: 187,809
Posted By Chouan
I thought, on reflection, that she was...

I thought, on reflection, that she was unseaworthy, when I left her. I told my father, a retired Superintendant Engineer, of her condition and he was horrified that such a vessel should be still...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 26th January 2009, 15:21
Replies: 1,090
Views: 187,809
Posted By Chouan
See my post No.52 for details of repairs, etc to...

See my post No.52 for details of repairs, etc to the Sir John Hunter/Cast Kittiwake/Kona. I was 2/O on her when she was the "Kona" and because of the inspection routine, according to standing orders,...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd January 2009, 20:19
Replies: 34
Views: 8,315
Posted By Chouan
Edwin Goodridge was the only actual survivor, in...

Edwin Goodridge was the only actual survivor, in that he and the cadet were the only two who survived the sinking by the Michel. They were both handed over to the Japanese along woth oher prisoners...
Forum: The Bridge 7th January 2009, 20:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,724
Posted By Chouan
One ship I was on with my wife, I forget which,...

One ship I was on with my wife, I forget which, but it was a Denholm's OBO,she was on the monkey island one early afternoon in the Red Sea with the 4th's wife when they both came down in some...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th January 2009, 12:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Chouan
So Health and Safety procedures aren't a complete...

So Health and Safety procedures aren't a complete waste of time then.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th January 2009, 13:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By Chouan
It was a bvgger that one, exactly in the way of a...

It was a bvgger that one, exactly in the way of a direct run from Suez to Hormuz!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2009, 15:20
Replies: 42
Views: 3,852
Posted By Chouan
Done.

Done.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd January 2009, 22:41
Replies: 1,076
Views: 91,911
Posted By Chouan
Of course. Or British tourists, or business...

Of course. Or British tourists, or business people, or indeed, British people of any persuasion at all, apart from what they are.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th December 2008, 10:41
Replies: 1,076
Views: 91,911
Posted By Chouan
But the origins of Somali piracy is as Redreggie...

But the origins of Somali piracy is as Redreggie suggests. Once they started making serious money out of it they became as selfish and capitalist as the rest of us.
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