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Old 10th January 2008, 13:54
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Did anyone ever sail with Brian Horrod - Master with KSC?

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Old 10th January 2008, 17:47
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Not actually sailed with him but knew him very well. One of life's characters and he and I had some great times together. I understand his wife was very ill when he left KSC.
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Old 12th January 2008, 20:15
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Indeed - I had 3 excellent voyages with him - 2 on Al Ahamadiah and 1 on Al Shamiah.

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Old 12th January 2008, 22:28
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I got to know Brian in Aberdeen where he worked in the Offsore Oil Industry . I last saw him on the Canal di Medi, France 2000, he had retired and sunk his savings in a very large cruiser which he was restoring and planning to voyage to Greece and I have not seen him since then.
Brain was a highly rated consultant and advised on many complicated rig moves.
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Old 19th January 2008, 19:22
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Anybody sail with Toni Bassi - Master K.S.C. ?

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Old 19th January 2008, 21:04
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Hello Moulder,
Maybe I sailed with Captain Bassi but I thought his name was Captain Bassey?
I was a rigger and we went to Bilbao to help sail IBN KHALDOON to Antwerp.
The ship did not complete her maiden voyage as she was gutted by fire..
The details are in the thread 'Looking for some pictures' with my posting in reply to Howard Spittle..
If you are in contact with Captain Bassi [was he a Scotsman?] -please convey best wishes from the riggers who were his crew for 12 days during 1972..
We were very upset when we learned of the loss of that fine ship...
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Old 20th January 2008, 21:33
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Hi Stan,

The chap I sailed with was Toni Bassi - I don't think it was the same skipper that was on Ibn Khaldoon.

I was with Toni on Al Mubarakiah in 1975.

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Old 20th January 2008, 21:54
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Anyone sail with an Electrician (Al Mubarakiah maybe) by the name Tony Farrell from Wallasey.
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Old 20th January 2008, 23:37
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Hello Steve,
Check the thread 'Looking for pictures'.
Baileysan replied to my posting and he is acquainted with Captain Bassi but does not mention his forename..
Coincidentally he was Chief Engineer in IBN KHALDOON at the time we riggers helped sail the ship - Bilbao for Antwerp..
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Old 21st January 2008, 11:25
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Hello Steve,
Check the thread 'Looking for pictures'.
Baileysan replied to my posting and he is acquainted with Captain Bassi but does not mention his forename..
Coincidentally he was Chief Engineer in IBN KHALDOON at the time we riggers helped sail the ship - Bilbao for Antwerp..
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Wotcha Stan,

Yep - saw that post. Baileysan and myself both sailed together on the maiden voyage of Al Mubarakiah in July '74 - I actually completed the whole 13 month guarantee voyage and had a nice lot of leave after that.

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Old 21st January 2008, 14:52
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Hi Steve,
Checking my work diaries I worked on AL MUBARAKIAH in Tilbury Dock on 15th to 19th July 1974 and again on 12th to 16th September 1975 so must have been the times when you first joined and later paid off..
The amount of cargo loaded into those ships was incredible - army tanks - transformers - 20 ton drums of cable - heavy machinery - pipes - and containers... We were always kept very busy in lashing and securing it..
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Old 21st January 2008, 14:59
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Hi Steve,
Checking my work diaries I worked on AL MUBARAKIAH in Tilbury Dock on 15th to 19th July 1974 and again on 12th to 16th September 1975 so must have been the times when you first joined and later paid off..
The amount of cargo loaded into those ships was incredible - army tanks - transformers - 20 ton drums of cable - heavy machinery - pipes - and containers... We were always kept very busy in lashing and securing it..
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Stan
Hi Stan,
Yep - I was onboard when you were there in July '74 and remember those tanks that we were taking out for the Dubai Defence Force - the 3rd mate got a ride in one of 'em in Dubai. I paid off the following year in Antwerp where she drydocked but came back for a day in Tilbury to get my 90 watt quadraphonic gear off. I had a chunk of leave then re-joined her for a further couple of voyages at the Shat-al-arab in the new year of '76. It was the latter voyage that Toni Bassi joined as Master for a while.

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Old 21st January 2008, 18:38
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Thankyou for replying Steve..
A small world indeed!!
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Old 21st January 2008, 20:20
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A small world indeed. It is the same Tony Bassi. He joined the Ibn Khaldoun in Bilboa on his first voyage as Master. We had spent some time down there taking the vessel over from her Spanish owners. The delivery voyage was quite eventful, I left in Antwerp.
Our paths crossed many times after that, mainly in Japan,then he was Master on the the first "big" container vessel Dubai.
A great guy. I still am in touch with him and his wife Ann. I will certainly pass on the gist of this correspondance.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 12:36
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Thanks Tom - it is the one and same then as he was accompanied by Ann on the Al Mubarakiah - her brother (Ken Walton) was an op at Portishead and made me very welcome when I visited the Station of the Nation a few months later.

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Bob; Drifting through the site (the archives actually) I realise yours is a very familiar name - ED's, Palm and One UASC (Addiriyah) saw me in Tilbury. Your familiar figure would always be there when we arrived, with mail and money to pay off! See my posting under other Companies/Ships entitled UASC - am trying to get pictures of ships I sailed in in UASC. Have only found one out of nine. Seems as though you may be the right person to ask. Are you still in Tilbury?
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If you go to Fotolite's website you could find quite a few ship photos. They took over from Skyfotos

Their website is: http://www.fotoflite.co.uk/index.php

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Hello, All.

This is Kevin Roach.. Just discovered and immdeiately signed up with this distinguished site.

- Sailed on the Ibn Battotah .. any one have an idea where she is now? I hear three of the K-Class ships are still plying the high seas under UASC.. Look forward to staying in touch with the "K-Klub".

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Old 24th April 2008, 21:27
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Does anyone remember an Electrician in UASC called Tony Farrell from Wallasey
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Old 25th April 2008, 10:13
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I am sure that one of the "K" class still sailing is the Ibn Bassam. Sailed on her three times in the 80's as Mate so must have a good maintainence job on her LOL....................pete
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Old 7th May 2008, 14:10
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Tony Cameron

Joined KSC/UASC as a Eng Cadet & finished up as 3rd Eng when i was finished in 86
Al Ahmadiah 07/78 - 01/79
Ibn Qutaibah 03/79 - 08/79
Al Kadisiah 07/80 - 01/81
Ibn Zuhr 04/81 -08/81
Al Khalidiah 10/81 - 12/81
Jilfar 12/81 - 03/82
Ibn Rushd 04/82 - 07/82
Tabuk 11/82 - 03/83
Jilfar 07/83 -01/84
Ibn Hazm 03/84 - 08/84
Al Ahmadiah 01/85 - 05/85
Ibn Al Roomi 08/85 - 11/85
Al Shamiah 11/85 - 12/85(Laid up Jebel Ali)
Khalid Ibn Al Waleed 03/86 - 08/86(laid up Antwerp)
Had a Blast with this co & loved every minute.Love to hear from anyone i sailed with.

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Old 18th May 2008, 08:27
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Was radio officer on for a while with these guys. Loved every minute (more or less). Seemed to get stuck on the Gulf-Japan run all the time - although did one memorable trip to South America - yahoo!!

Was on the Al Omariah, Al Gurainiah, Ibn Bajjah (for about 7 months - doing a "tax year"), Ibn Shuhaid, Al Mubarakiah (when she was sold to the Germans) and a few others whose names I've forgotten - will need to dig out the old discharge book when I get home from offshore to see what else I sailed on. That was "little russians", one "big russian" (forgotten the name) that had been converted in Cadiz to a container ship, and "K class"(es).

Most of the names of the lads are long forgotten in the dim distant past.
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Old 26th May 2008, 19:33
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Joined KSC in 1975 and sailed on russian built Feodosia and Behsitza class. Took the first "K" Class Al Mubarakiah from Goven as C/E. Came ashore with KSC thence UASC and spent 5 years in Liverpool office and 9 years in Kuwait. Ended up as Technical Manager. Would love to hear from any of guys who sailed with them. In its heyday it was a great company.
My second ship with ksc was the AL FARWANAH which i joined in London as j/e. She was in drydock for inspection having run aground off Mexico. We took her up to Wallsend for repairs and I'm sure you were the chief engineer (Tom Bailey] and as we had no 2nd/eng you did the watch, Jimmy Dyson was the 3rd/eng.
That was in 1973 but you say you did not join ksc til 1975 so I must be mistaken.
I left in 1986 and met some great characters, JImmy for one, little Jimmy Allen 3/e from glasgow and Graham (sludge ) Philips 4/e to name but a few.

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Old 26th May 2008, 22:19
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Hello Allan,
In case Tom Bailey misses your post I think he will excuse me for replying to it.
Tom was with UASC before 1975 as I made a run job in Ibn Khaldoon during February 1974..Bilbao for Antwerp..
Tom was in the ship during that time..
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Old 27th May 2008, 20:35
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Yes I was Chief on the Farwaniah, I joined KSC long before 1975, I must have been having one of my senior moments. In fact 1975 was when I came ashore as Superintendent with them. I remember you from that voyage. I still keep in touch with Jim Dyson,him and I sailed together a couple of times after Al Farwaniah, He went ashore and took a pub in Tynemouth only retired lately. I see him evey time I go up NE if fact hope to see him in the next few weeks. As you say some great characters. Nice to hear from you. Keep in touch
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Must have ran across each other some time during your time. My memory grows dim with passing years.
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