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Search: Posts Made By: ROBERT HENDERSON
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th June 2010, 09:31
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
D.Sutton I agree with you...

D.Sutton
I agree with you 100%. I have refrained from taking part in this debate because in some cases having trawled the internet for information, only the parts that suit their...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th June 2010, 20:10
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
rcraig I watched a documentary on BBC...

rcraig
I watched a documentary on BBC as well as reading up about the incident regarding the Iranian Airliner yoou refer to.
It was not an accident but sheer bloody incompetence.
As for...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd June 2010, 21:00
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
BURNED TOAST I am with...

BURNED TOAST
I am with you all the way on this, an English lad was also purposely shot trying to protect children.
The people inhabiting Israel now are mostly Eastern...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 30th May 2010, 17:28
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
Chris she did not have those motor boats and...

Chris
she did not have those motor boats and the extra deck years ago to affect her stability.
I have browsed thorough the link you gave and recognised the person that was described as the last...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th May 2010, 18:39
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
My thoughts at this sad time are with Jonathon's...

My thoughts at this sad time are with Jonathon's and would like to offer my sincere condolences.

Regards Robert
Forum: The Bridge 7th May 2010, 21:13
Replies: 11
Views: 3,619
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
Binnacle I started with Nicholls...

Binnacle
I started with Nicholls but gave it away when I failed the eyesight test and came on the coast.
When the rules were changed and I started studying again I settled for Dantons...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th April 2010, 12:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
The ferry companies all say that they have spare...

The ferry companies all say that they have spare capacity, call me a cynical old git if you like, but I believe this is an election gimmick as Brown wants to be seen as doing something.

Regards...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th April 2010, 13:42
Replies: 22
Views: 2,426
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
SM Blame Brown the Clown for the dilemma...

SM
Blame Brown the Clown for the dilemma you face, the Sunday Express has (Jester)(Jester)(Jester)

Regards Robert
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th April 2010, 12:13
Replies: 288
Views: 40,414
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
Watching a BBC news report a few nights ago...

Watching a BBC news report a few nights ago regarding this vessel, the reporter described it as a tanker aground on the Great Barrier reef. So I assume the coal was in liquid form.

Regards Robert
Forum: Bank Line 31st March 2010, 13:21
Replies: 63
Views: 6,996
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
My own situation was not the same as Rcraigs, but...

My own situation was not the same as Rcraigs, but in some ways similar. I was Master at the time of the M.V Ilala on Lake Malawi, leaving Monkey Bay I could not turn the ship through the wind even...
Forum: The Bridge 31st March 2010, 10:30
Replies: 123
Views: 35,612
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
I was Mate on the first Everard ship with this...

I was Mate on the first Everard ship with this system, the verge ring as we called was calibrated in degrees, to alter course the verge ring was moved to the new course and it did mean moving it as...
Forum: The Bridge 25th February 2010, 14:52
Replies: 187
Views: 28,331
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
I held two PEC's and never got any financial...

I held two PEC's and never got any financial reward for them. I like Ian enjoyed the ship handling aspect of the job, but then again I could still handle my own ship with a pilot on board.
I could...
Forum: The Bridge 21st February 2010, 11:39
Replies: 19
Views: 2,341
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
You have hit the head on the nail [=P] One of the...

You have hit the head on the nail [=P] One of the problems with trying to learn all seamanship from a book, is the fact that nobody has taught the bloody ship to read, so that it knows what it is...
Forum: Bank Line 16th February 2010, 14:11
Replies: 285
Views: 54,620
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
I had an ex Bank Line Master as mate/relief...

I had an ex Bank Line Master as mate/relief Master on a coastal tanker.
I never hear him mentioned on any Bank Line threads, his name was Frank Parsons.

Regards Robert
Forum: Houlder Brothers 6th February 2010, 11:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,800
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
Very interesting, I wonder what the equivalent...

Very interesting, I wonder what the equivalent costs would be today.

Regards Robert
Forum: BP Shipping 31st January 2010, 17:05
Replies: 49
Views: 6,222
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
I have as Master on coasters, it is not too bad...

I have as Master on coasters, it is not too bad in daylight as there are or were unlit buoys through there, but, I certainly would not attempt in hours of darkness.
I was mate on one of Everards...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st January 2010, 11:58
Replies: 96
Views: 7,838
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
Last night on the news was a more happy note...

Last night on the news was a more happy note regarding rescue workers.
A group of American workers from New York and Virginia had finished work for the day, a local Haitian policeman directed them...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th January 2010, 17:41
Replies: 96
Views: 7,838
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
MJ I did not think you were trying to score...

MJ
I did not think you were trying to score points, unfortunately sometimes the written word does not convey what one is trying to get across.
The main point I was trying to get across was the...
Forum: Coasters 20th January 2010, 17:24
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
Some time in the seventies I relieved the master...

Some time in the seventies I relieved the master of a ship off Dover bound for Lexioes. I cannot remember the name of the ship or any more details as I did not enter in my Dis A book, she belonged to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th January 2010, 17:07
Replies: 96
Views: 7,838
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
I have watched most of the news reports regarding...

I have watched most of the news reports regarding this terrible event in Haiti, I have read many comments in the media and on other websites, most seem to be directed against America, others against...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2010, 10:14
Replies: 31
Views: 8,572
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
The only ship I can remember serving on with...

The only ship I can remember serving on with radial davits was the T.H.V. Triton in the 1950's.
These were for two heavy motor work boats, to launch the bow annd stern outboard a steam winch was on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd January 2010, 11:35
Replies: 1,076
Views: 92,037
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
The second UK flagged vessel to be taken in about...

The second UK flagged vessel to be taken in about the last two weeks, and NOT one British seafarer on either ship. The flag under which I served for fifty years is now a flag of convenience. T he...
Forum: The Galley 26th November 2009, 22:10
Replies: 161
Views: 45,305
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
The best feeding ship I sailed on was Buries...

The best feeding ship I sailed on was Buries Marks La Cordillera with a full female catering staff. The only thing they never seemed to get right was BOT duff, they were great for football practise....
Forum: The Engine Room 24th November 2009, 16:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
Without going into statistics, which as we all...

Without going into statistics, which as we all know can be made to come up with answers to suit the group funding the researcher, I would go along with Nick and suggest the Road Transport Association...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th November 2009, 13:39
Replies: 1,076
Views: 92,037
Posted By ROBERT HENDERSON
A report in today's Independent newspaper state...

A report in today's Independent newspaper state that the Master of the Korean chemical tanker has died of bullet wounds sustained during the hi-jacking of his ship.

Regards Robert
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