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Search: Posts Made By: Lao Pan
Forum: The Engine Room 31st May 2019, 16:01
Replies: 71
Views: 7,455
Posted By Lao Pan
Are you sure the Russians intended them for ICCP...

Are you sure the Russians intended them for ICCP use - having sailed on a couple of Russian built ships they were just as likely originally designed for hull degaussing for passing through mine...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st May 2019, 12:08
Replies: 349
Views: 93,255
Posted By Lao Pan
Now you are really talking. I'm pretty sure...

Now you are really talking.

I'm pretty sure it's now called the Fight Bar

Another google 360 deg :)...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2019, 09:04
Replies: 71
Views: 7,455
Posted By Lao Pan
replacing 284 hull valves ...upgrading cathodic...

replacing 284 hull valves ...upgrading cathodic protection.

maybe for the last 5 years the valves have been working as sacrificial anodes (?HUH)

...Perhaps they are leaking! - I got some Wood,...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th May 2019, 15:29
Replies: 349
Views: 93,255
Posted By Lao Pan
(Applause) Think you are correct - thought the...

(Applause) Think you are correct - thought the whitish bit was faded yellow - but long time since I have seen both flags in the flesh.
Cranes in the photo look like AEG as per Hyundai built K class,...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th May 2019, 12:03
Replies: 349
Views: 93,255
Posted By Lao Pan
Originally put this link on the other site - in...

Originally put this link on the other site - in the quiz section and nobody recognized it (EEK) probably to much of the (Pint) at the time.

Used to be the Harbour Lights (now the Licky Tomato Bar)...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th April 2019, 10:15
Replies: 55
Views: 6,624
Posted By Lao Pan
Unfortunately now a days, most organizations are...

Unfortunately now a days, most organizations are run by accountants (except in Germany where they are mostly run by engineers - that might tell us something) and they just don't look at the big...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th April 2019, 09:30
Replies: 55
Views: 6,624
Posted By Lao Pan
Yes - But Accountants are trained to look at the...

Yes - But Accountants are trained to look at the minutiae not the big picture. - they saved 40,000 - Drydocking is another budget.

I was at a Nuclear Power Station 20+ years ago where they...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd April 2019, 17:57
Replies: 55
Views: 6,624
Posted By Lao Pan
One thing that has changed is the cost per ltr of...

One thing that has changed is the cost per ltr of Lube Oil - I am not familiar with the Sump capacities on these machines, but say you could reduce the level from 14 tonnes to 10 tonnes per machine -...
Forum: Say Hello 18th March 2019, 16:27
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Lao Pan
Replace each %20 with a space and it works.

Replace each %20 with a space and it works.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th December 2018, 12:26
Replies: 495
Views: 121,868
Posted By Lao Pan
Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas to all Ex KSC & UASC staff - I don't think there were many who left of their own free will.

It seems hard to believe that it was 40 years ago today that I was on the good ship Ibn...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th September 2018, 17:07
Replies: 495
Views: 121,868
Posted By Lao Pan
Reporting back on board after a couple of weeks...

Reporting back on board after a couple of weeks shore leave - can't believe it is 41 years since I sailed from Dubai on the good ship Ibn Al Moataz - destination Heaven :D Ooops that should have been...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st June 2018, 16:26
Replies: 35
Views: 5,491
Posted By Lao Pan
At last a subject I can get my teeth into!

Knew a fellow apprentice who went first trip J/E on the Canberra mid 70's - Never went down the Engine-room once, spent the entire trip unblocking passenger toilets. Only bonus, he reckoned, was he...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st June 2018, 13:34
Replies: 50
Views: 12,153
Posted By Lao Pan
Always took my steaming bonnet to sea with me -...

Always took my steaming bonnet to sea with me - always packed my socks in it - never wore it once. My nephews wore it a lot more than I ever did before they reached the age of 5.

I did hear of a...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th June 2018, 15:31
Replies: 54
Views: 9,141
Posted By Lao Pan
On port watches as J/E the only saving grace was...

On port watches as J/E the only saving grace was to get the Genny back on line before any other engineer got to the Bottom Plates. I usually made it.

On one of the UASC K class at about 10pm in...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th June 2018, 13:04
Replies: 773
Views: 147,714
Posted By Lao Pan
Yep - Went there for the job interview in July /...

Yep - Went there for the job interview in July / August 1977 - Your the sort of Guy we're looking for, can you start tomorrow? :eek:

I've just been watching Mighty Ships Program on the MSC...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th May 2018, 17:30
Replies: 95
Views: 13,616
Posted By Lao Pan
I have been lead to believe that in the early...

I have been lead to believe that in the early days of steam, Engineers wore purple / indigo boiler suits. With boiler explosions and steam leaks the dye created permanent tattooing of the skin, so...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th May 2018, 13:33
Replies: 27
Views: 3,470
Posted By Lao Pan
No way to break this to you gently Bob. From this...

No way to break this to you gently Bob. From this web site: https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-redstone-5

"Microsoft already stated that it plans to release two feature updates to Windows...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 9th May 2018, 12:41
Replies: 495
Views: 121,868
Posted By Lao Pan
Quite possibly the stuff - Always came in a blue...

Quite possibly the stuff - Always came in a blue container anyway.
The thing I still remember is the label that said what it did:
Cleans Compressor Blades
Cleans Intercooler Tubes
Cleans Scavenge...
Forum: The Galley 9th May 2018, 09:01
Replies: 94
Views: 14,427
Posted By Lao Pan
Perhaps the answer to the question posted many...

Perhaps the answer to the question posted many years ago about why ships flour had a different taste, was that it had been pre-treated by the tiny little feet of the ships cockroaches foraging on the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th April 2018, 11:47
Replies: 495
Views: 121,868
Posted By Lao Pan
Never did hold sway with salt tabs - Chiefy...

Never did hold sway with salt tabs - Chiefy Steward almost had a heart attack when he came in to the saloon and found me with 14 rashers of bacon on my plate (Thumb) - Don't think you could have got...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th April 2018, 17:00
Replies: 495
Views: 121,868
Posted By Lao Pan
I'm guessing that's from a Lecky point of view -...

I'm guessing that's from a Lecky point of view - usually at 05:00 I was either in the engine room on watch with the 2/E or in the bar with the 3/E. (Pint)
Never had the pleasure of an Arab Junior -...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 7th March 2018, 13:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,296
Posted By Lao Pan
Here is a tutorial and download link to get all...

Here is a tutorial and download link to get all the Windows 7 games into Windows 10

https://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-7-games-for-windows-10/

i haven't installed this myself but have...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 7th March 2018, 10:16
Replies: 495
Views: 121,868
Posted By Lao Pan
I see what you did there ES - I wus wondering...

I see what you did there ES - I wus wondering where everyone had gone too.
And Gong Shee Wah Tsai for 3 weeks ago.

A question that has puzzled me (not to much) was what happened to all those...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th March 2018, 09:52
Replies: 29
Views: 4,319
Posted By Lao Pan
I had one of the best Sweet & Sour Pork (Hong...

I had one of the best Sweet & Sour Pork (Hong Kong style - what else) in the restaurant ever, it almost knocked your head off with the amount of fresh chillies in it (POP) and the San Mig (Pint) was...
Forum: Shell 22nd February 2018, 12:45
Replies: 32
Views: 4,166
Posted By Lao Pan
Nasi Goreng

I sailed on one ship with a Thai 4th Engineer - Noki - who reckoned he had learned English working in a Chinese Take Away in Liverpool. Said he couldn't see what all the fuss was about with 69 as it...
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