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Old 7th January 2016, 00:06
Sparks58 Sparks58 is offline  
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Looking for Dennis Smith R/o UASC

Does any one remember Al Salimiah up the Shat in 1979 waiting at anchor for 3 and a half months whilst the Ayatollah came to power? Especially interested to hear from my first trip JRO Dennis Smith? Nigel
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Old 10th January 2016, 13:00
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Not on the Salimiah but enjoyed Jilfar same place same time. Very relaxing with deck golf most afternoons. Did get a bit desperate for diesel for Gennies, down to 3 tonnes ROB at one time, and had thoughts of rationing but we got a barge of great quality gas oil just in time. One morning I got up early to get my weekly soundings done in the quiet and Mike Hardmeat, Mate, watched me going around the deck being stalked by one of the crew with a big stick thinking he had heard a pirate. We had pirates on board a couple of times during our stay, I believe a fair amount of paint went missing from the forecastle store.
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Old 10th January 2016, 22:28
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Re-post here https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=2902 you will get a better response.
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Old 22nd January 2016, 18:19
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Not on the Salimiah but enjoyed Jilfar same place same time. Very relaxing with deck golf most afternoons. Did get a bit desperate for diesel for Gennies, down to 3 tonnes ROB at one time, and had thoughts of rationing but we got a barge of great quality gas oil just in time. One morning I got up early to get my weekly soundings done in the quiet and Mike Hardmeat, Mate, watched me going around the deck being stalked by one of the crew with a big stick thinking he had heard a pirate. We had pirates on board a couple of times during our stay, I believe a fair amount of paint went missing from the forecastle store.
That sounds like a BSL ship you may have been on, we had a Mike Hardmeat as mate there.
I was on the Halifax Star as 5/E and we got very close to blacking out due to lack of diesel, fortunately the Montreal Star came in and we did a bit of RAS'ing which saved the day and a day later the bunker barge came out.
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Old 22nd January 2016, 21:51
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That sounds like a BSL ship you may have been on, we had a Mike Hardmeat as mate there.
I was on the Halifax Star as 5/E and we got very close to blacking out due to lack of diesel, fortunately the Montreal Star came in and we did a bit of RAS'ing which saved the day and a day later the bunker barge came out.
Mike Hardmeat went to United Arab after Blue Star and was one of the last Brits to get a command.
I last saw him in the 90s at a meeting at Hull Trinity Trinity Hose. Dont know what hes doing now.
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Old 22nd January 2016, 22:44
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Mike Hardmeat lives in Ostend, he is on Facebook.
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