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Old 8th November 2019, 20:52
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Originally Posted by andyD148 View Post
I was on the crew that took Trident to Brunei Bay for lay up. We worked like trojans all day to tie her up with bullwires alongside another VLCC, whilst the BP Shipcare officers largely stood and watched us all day and made no move to help, as I recall. BP Shipcare, doddle of a job.
Trust me it was no doddle ! One of the first jobs I had was replacing all the crankshaft white metal bearings on the Tridents Emergency Generator engine as the sump was full of water and someone had tied the dipstick down to stop it blowing out of the sump ! Must add I was not there when the Trident arrived but shortly afterwards. I take it you never worked in the lay up unit before ? apart from taking a ship there !
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