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Old 21st January 2011, 12:37
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The G class or Brunei fleet

Just heard that the first of the Brunei fleet of LNG tankers will be heading for a recycling yard in China this year.
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Old 21st January 2011, 14:51
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They have certainly earned their keep, a little outdated today, but an awful lot has been leared on the old "G" fleet!
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Old 10th May 2011, 17:47
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The Bekalang (ex - Gadila) was handed over to her Chinese buyers in April and the Belais (ex Gastrana) today.
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Old 11th May 2011, 08:50
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I sailed on Gari, Gadila and Gadinia. I'm surpised that they have lasted this long. Still, Joe has made billions from this contract. Sorry to see them go.
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Old 17th May 2011, 12:52
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http://www.facebook.com/pages/SS-Belais/184032871646059
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Old 17th May 2011, 21:20
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Thanks for that link Archie2009
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Old 17th May 2011, 21:31
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Just had a look on that facebook link and there's a photo there of the final crew onboard at the breakers yard, all sitting out on the deck with so much PPE on that you can hardly recognise them - boots/boilersuits/hard hats (with chinstraps on!)/goggles/gloves etc.
This on an open deck, with a 'warmed up' and gas free ship.
I'm minded to say something along the lines of "the mind boggles", but that's typical of modern day oil companies etc.

One thing's for sure, the Shell Tankers of today is unrecognisable compared to the old Joe Shell as was when they were built - so much change, and a good chunk of it for the worse.
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Old 5th June 2011, 03:58
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Captain Harry Third

Captain Harry Third.pdf

One of the best Captains that I sailed with.

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Ex Gastrana Gara Third Engineer 1976/77
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Old 9th June 2011, 20:49
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Harry Third

Fully agree Jim. I sailed with Harry on Labiosa in 1976 and Gadinia in 1979.

A fine man and condolences to his family.

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Old 10th June 2011, 22:53
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all sitting out on the deck with so much PPE on that you can hardly recognise them - boots/boilersuits/hard hats (with chinstraps on!)/goggles/gloves etc.
This on an open deck, with a 'warmed up' and gas free ship.
I'm minded to say something along the lines of "the mind boggles", but that's typical of modern day oil companies etc.
Jim,

You have no idea

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Jim,
I left the merch in 1990. Already the HSE B+lls++t was creeping in.
I also noticed that the personnel were also changing -for the worse not the best. Arrogant , big headed jumped up juniors were coming through ticketed to the top but with no experience , but most hell bent on promotion at any cost! Old traditions were ignored . Even some of the senior officers ( who were youngsters) behaved like this Young Chiefs who hadnt earned their stripes -through "serving their time " working through the ranks. However, if you think this is bad, then try the industry I now work in -the Oil and Gas industry! Steeped in HSE B+lls++t! -Especially offshore on the oil and gas platforms, and who are the worst offenders?? The majors like bp, Shell, bg!!!! You wouldn't believe what one has to go through to 1, get a job, and 2, keep your job!!
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Old 21st July 2013, 09:55
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Hi Joe
Did you sailed on the GADINIA on july 1978.
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Old 22nd July 2013, 07:17
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oh dear, I was expecting to hear of the Mosquito fleet ships Gina, Geomitra and so on. I was 2nd mate of Geomitra from Curacao to Newcastle in 19 canteen.
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Thought I was old Bob. I was second mate on Geomitra in 1976, but not the same one! Had my wife with me and had our South China Sea daughter shortly after. A great ship and good company.
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Old 10th December 2019, 02:56
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Hello everyone, can I get all your names that have sailed on the G-Class Gadinia, Gastrana, Gari, Gadila, Gouldia, Genota, Geomitra.

Grateful if you can come back to me before December 20th, 10am (GMT+8) >> thanks!
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13 & 14 Bob and Mac Me also I was on the Gena for 13 months in 1962 pottering around SE Asia from Pulau Bukum.Oh happy days, not much H & S in those days
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Old 10th December 2019, 13:09
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Hello everyone, can I get all your names that have sailed on the G-Class Gadinia, Gastrana, Gari, Gadila, Gouldia, Genota, Geomitra.

Grateful if you can come back to me before December 20th, 10am (GMT+8) >> thanks!
Would be helpful to let us all know why you want this information?
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Old 19th December 2019, 06:54
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Hi! I am currently developing the second edition of 'The Decommissioning of the B-Class' which used to be the G-class. The second edition will give me a chance to update the names of seafarers who went onboard the Gs

sharing you the links of last years event.

https://bn.ambafrance.org/Adieu-to-Bebatik

https://www.bgc.com.bn/2018/04/24/bs...class-vessels/

http://muhibah.com.bn/the-end-of-an-era/
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Old 30th December 2019, 04:54
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Old 13th January 2020, 18:27
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G Class LNG

I stood by the last one - Genota-in La SEyne sur Mer as 2nd Mate and my son also sailed on her in the same capacity. Grandson is only 2, so he's unlikely to follow suit. Later spent 5 years as Pilot in Brunei and really enjoyed the challenge of the stern mooring arrangement at Lumut.
That said, they were truly state of the art and admired by all - especially the Magnavox Satellite Navigator which gave a position every 12 hours if you were lucky - laughable today, but that was just about sufficient for a safe passage of Palawan.
The Good old days? Not quite so sure that the sport of 'cold spotting' was ever either a good idea or even very beneficial either.
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