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Old 20th August 2013, 00:19
drewg drewg is offline  
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1970 - 1989
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 11
it's funny swinging the lamp - but was always easy talking to you then as it is now.

I did lightering (v lightening) with Mobil in later years and was always blown away by how awful British crew (politically correct term for ''white crew'') were when things were easy. Then how brilliant they were when the chips were down.
We did as i recall, every Brit was called 'white crew' cos colour didn't count at sea.
Times change as do sensitivities, but i still think we had it right.
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