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Search: Posts Made By: Wanstead
Forum: The Bridge 22nd July 2010, 09:31
Replies: 61
Views: 9,794
Posted By Wanstead
We are indeed off thread but, this is Ships...

We are indeed off thread but, this is Ships Nostalgia and we should be permitted a little extra license to address a 'digression' which is clearly of interest to some and has provoked safety issues...
Forum: The Bridge 21st July 2010, 12:58
Replies: 76
Views: 8,918
Posted By Wanstead
The real problem is that the NI needs money and...

The real problem is that the NI needs money and to achieve this it needs to extend the membership net. They have declared that the average age of the members with Master's tickets is 53 and the vast...
Forum: The Bridge 21st July 2010, 10:31
Replies: 76
Views: 8,918
Posted By Wanstead
The next topic on the NI agenda will be the trend...

The next topic on the NI agenda will be the trend stop those who have actually held command and quite rightly use the title referring to themselves as Captain on the grounds that it demeans those who...
Forum: The Bridge 21st July 2010, 09:54
Replies: 61
Views: 9,794
Posted By Wanstead
There seems to be two staunch advocates (PK &...

There seems to be two staunch advocates (PK & Jmcg) of the three below and two above even on the strength of a photograph submitted by Hank which clearly shows two below. I cannot even begin to...
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2010, 10:58
Replies: 61
Views: 9,794
Posted By Wanstead
Yeah, right! My rationale is not borne...

Yeah, right!


My rationale is not borne out of Blue Flu traditions as I never sailed in them.
I still stand by the safety implications of too many turns below the lip.
Forum: The Bridge 14th July 2010, 09:41
Replies: 61
Views: 9,794
Posted By Wanstead
I thought I posted this several days ago. I am...

I thought I posted this several days ago.
I am having difficulty with agreeing posts 26 & 27 above.
The position of the topping lift lead block to the bitts is all important. The lead needs to be...
Forum: The Bridge 14th July 2010, 09:32
Replies: 76
Views: 8,918
Posted By Wanstead
Exactly! In days gone by we have always assumed...

Exactly! In days gone by we have always assumed MNI flagged up that the individual was the holder of a Master's. There will be people using MNI now who will not have Master's but quite content to let...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 12th July 2010, 11:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,087
Posted By Wanstead
Derbyshire might not be welcome in some quarters!...

Derbyshire might not be welcome in some quarters! Although, I think it is worth considering. It will lay to rest a lot of negativity.
Forum: The Bridge 12th July 2010, 09:09
Replies: 76
Views: 8,918
Posted By Wanstead
Would not disagree. I do not have the...

Would not disagree.

I do not have the article to hand but the final paragraph in the summation of the changes gives a clear signal that decisions on membership acceptance will be final and...
Forum: The Bridge 7th July 2010, 09:04
Replies: 61
Views: 9,794
Posted By Wanstead
A sweeping statement. Any system requires...

A sweeping statement. Any system requires procedures. All this talk about two or three turns above or below the lip is fine as long as everyone concerned knows it and individuals to not exercise...
Forum: The Bridge 6th July 2010, 11:53
Replies: 61
Views: 9,794
Posted By Wanstead
When a derrick is topped up to it's full extent...

When a derrick is topped up to it's full extent there is hardly any weight! The smallest of the sailors could hold it.
Forum: The Bridge 5th July 2010, 16:28
Replies: 61
Views: 9,794
Posted By Wanstead
The point I was making was that whatever is...

The point I was making was that whatever is decided upon must be adhered to. Accidents happen when people leave turns off and the subsequent user expects a certain amount.
Imagine lowering a derrick...
Forum: The Bridge 5th July 2010, 12:24
Replies: 61
Views: 9,794
Posted By Wanstead
ref Monkeys face (triangular plate) common in...

ref Monkeys face (triangular plate) common in tramps

Cleats were outright dangerous.

Most important was to have a system. OK in certain companies that carried permanent staff but, can you...
Forum: The Bridge 1st July 2010, 12:06
Replies: 49
Views: 8,659
Posted By Wanstead
No! They correct a Coefficient 'B'

No! They correct a Coefficient 'B'
Forum: The Bridge 30th June 2010, 13:51
Replies: 47
Views: 7,470
Posted By Wanstead
Rope Stopper: Against the lay Wire Stopper: Cow...

Rope Stopper: Against the lay
Wire Stopper: Cow hitch and with the lay
Forum: The Bridge 25th June 2010, 13:40
Replies: 76
Views: 8,918
Posted By Wanstead
Thin end of the wedge. Time to move on.

Thin end of the wedge. Time to move on.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th June 2010, 16:19
Replies: 722
Views: 131,016
Posted By Wanstead
Read somewhere recently that Tony Woodley (Union ...

Read somewhere recently that Tony Woodley (Union man) spent the first 4 years of his working life in the Bluey's. Unable to establish in what department. Anyone know.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 17th June 2010, 16:03
Replies: 204
Views: 38,900
Posted By Wanstead
Peggy Gadfly's Victoria Road. That's pretty rough...

Peggy Gadfly's Victoria Road. That's pretty rough Roger!
Forum: Bulk Carriers 17th June 2010, 11:22
Replies: 1
Views: 1,733
Posted By Wanstead
Can we read into this that maybe the young lady...

Can we read into this that maybe the young lady was asleep (need to sleep sometime) and it was a training issue with the deck officer?
Forum: The Bridge 14th June 2010, 10:17
Replies: 76
Views: 8,918
Posted By Wanstead
That's not good. I was aware that there was some...

That's not good. I was aware that there was some dilution in general standards over the recent years but have never looked into it in any depth.
Forum: The Bridge 11th June 2010, 13:37
Replies: 76
Views: 8,918
Posted By Wanstead
Surely those who do not possess a Master Mariners...

Surely those who do not possess a Master Mariners will only be allowed Associate Membership (AMNI). I understand this to be the current position.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 11th June 2010, 11:08
Replies: 116
Views: 14,061
Posted By Wanstead
A little digression but is there anywhere in...

A little digression but is there anywhere in Liverpool where The Derbyshire incident is recognized? A plaque or similar
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 11th June 2010, 11:04
Replies: 116
Views: 14,061
Posted By Wanstead
I was referring to the Sub to which Pat Kennedy...

I was referring to the Sub to which Pat Kennedy has kindly addressed.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 10th June 2010, 15:56
Replies: 116
Views: 14,061
Posted By Wanstead
I assume those interested in this venture would...

I assume those interested in this venture would want the ship returning to the Mersey.
Best of luck. We do not seem to have much success with preserving nostalgia here on Merseyside. What happened...
Forum: Container Vessels 10th June 2010, 11:27
Replies: 91
Views: 36,807
Posted By Wanstead
Unfortunately, they are not paying their way!

Unfortunately, they are not paying their way!
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