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.